The SpaceThe Island is unique. Our rooms are unique. In a 18th Century old restored building, decorated with furniture and artefacts of the early 20th centuries, mostly original of the Ilha, arranged and used in an unconventional and imaginative way, the 25sqm Aloe Arborescens Double Room has a ceiling supported by beams and joists 200 year old in precious iron wood, beautiful to watch and perfect for relaxing. Guest AccessGuests have access to all renovated areas, terraces, verandas. The entrance yard welcome spot is excellent for sitting and sipping tea; the roof terrace has a 360 degrees view of the Ilha, being one of the highest spots and making guests enjoy incredible sunsets westwards and sunrise eastwards, with panorama on both sea sides of the island. Interaction with GuestsWe feel that guests are friends and so are treated, little formality but good education, help in anything they might need and we can provide, sitting at the same table for meals joining oher guests, friendly talks on the history, customs and problems of the island and region. Bruno loves advising on possible activites (many) and good eating restaurants and spots. Who wants can ask for sailing programmes with him in the JDA 24" sail yacht or with traditional dhows. The NeighborhoodThe island is small and full of historical buildings, churches, areas, above all the oldest European building, chapel, and the biggest fortress south of the Equator, both built in the 16th Century. International and local restaurants, coffee and beer shops, local beach restaurants and a few gift shops and local markets are spread in various areas of the island. Disco is available during the weekend. Getting AroundYou need no car in the Ilha, you can move freely and safely anywhere also in the deep of the night. Cars can stay in the public way at no cost, if equipped with camping and long trip gears we can organize garage parking at 100 Mtn/night with the extra possibility of a plug connection for fridges. Bicycles can be rented and bike rides with a guide organized. Also dhow trips to the sorrounding islands and to the mainland are available. Other Things to NoteWhat can impact JDA guests is one of the 8 holiday packages that the house offers to people staying 3-4-6 nights, half of the packages with sailing trips. Please, ask us for them and we'll send a full description.