17 Photos that will have you Island Hopping to Ilha Grande

Have you heard of Ilha Grande? It’s an island off the state of Rio de Janeiro. A 3 hour drive from Rio city, and a 30 minute boat ride will get you there. On Ilha Grande you’ll find a beautiful wild paradise. The island itself is ringed by beaches and has jungle within its depths. There are no cars on Ilha Grande, so you’ll be forced to relax and enjoy your time amongst the beautiful shades of blue and green.

Me, Matt and a group of amazing friends spent 4 luxurious days on Ilha Grande, island hopping, beach discovering and scuba diving. I wish I could describe in words the beauty of the island… but I kinda suck at writing… so here are 17 photos that will have island hopping over the Ilha Grande before this post is out!

Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Lookout
Jungle lookouts over the beautiful island
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Old Tree
Basking in the glory of this wonderfully old tree
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Lagoa Azul
Lagoa Azul – have you ever seen water this crystal clear? And that colour? Wow.
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Logoa Azul Boats
See this line up of boats? That was considered busy…
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Lagoa Azul Drone
There were always secluded spots you could escape to.
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Crystal Clear Water
Just incase you doubted how clear that water was…
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Boat Ride
Using our own private boat to hop around all the beaches
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Beach Harbour
So many places to explore
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Beached Boats
Finding our own paradise.
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Beach Babe
Exploring high and low.
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Secluded Beach
We didn’t have to share this with anyone.
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Beach Walk
Why yes, I do enjoy long walks along the beach
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Scuba Diving Couple
Of course a spot of scuba diving never goes astray
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Scuba Diving
So much unique life underwater
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Bananal Drone
The beautiful beach at Bananal – where we stayed.
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Bananal
Beautiful golden hour on the beach of Bananal
Ilha Grande Rio de Janeiro Brazil Sunset
The sun sets on another beautiful day at Ilha Grande

So what do you think? Are you totally convinced? Which picture was your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

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