After the prison closed in 1994, tourists began travelling to the island and small guesthouses started to open up. The majority of accommodation is in Abraão where the ferry arrives on the North East of the island, however we opted to stay on the North West side in Praia Vermelha (Red beach).
Our guesthouse was Vila Pedra Mar, a luxury villa with three suites, with breakfast and a three course dinner included in the price! Praia Vermelha is a small fishing village, with only a few restaurants open in the day and not much going on at night, perfect for relaxation and peace and quiet.
We often ate lunch at Christian’s, a small restaurant right on the beach with a really friendly owner and great food.