ASALEM is situated directly on the spectacular Bay of Abraäo. Our proximity to the ocean offers rare, intimate glimpses of sea creatures such as starfish, crustaceans and turtles, as well as abundant schools of fish. The forest brings frequent visitors, including monkeys, squirrels, fireflies, blue butterflies and a wide variety of exotic tropical birds.

Help us choose fresh fish for our dinner, brought by local fishermen directly to our private waterside sundeck. We also offer fruit from our own trees, as well as herbs and vegetables for sumptuous and healthy meals.

Asalem is deliberately rustic. We favor the magic of candlelight and gas lamps. There are nights so clear that the Milky Way itself will light your evening walks.

Enjoy our collection of photography and Brazilian art books. We also host regular events that enrich life at Asalem, such as lectures by visiting writers, artists, and cultural thinkers.

But perhaps best of all, you're welcome to do nothing at all. The environment we strive for at Asalem is one of personal sanctuary and respect for the islands environment.