On the island there are several levels of accommodation to suit all requirements and budgets. For the international traveller, there are full-service 2 and 3 bed, 2 bath apartments to choose from, an excellent full-service hotel and a number of pousadas (bed and breakfast type accommodation). For longer term stays, furnished or partly furnished homes are also available.
Itamaraca Beach Residence
Located next to the Yacht Club, with easy access near the central roundabout, this modern beach-front development of 16 x 3 bed, 2 bath full-service apartments attracts both international and top end Brazilian clients to its top quality accommodations.
Direct access to the beach, pool, off-street parking, and an excellent level of equipment is standard in all units. Pilar town square is only a short distance away, and English is spoken.
Manga Verde Beach Residence
Similar to IBR above in design, with both 2 bed and 3 bed full-service apartments available, this new beachfront development is situated within walking distance of the Fort and Hotel, next to the kite surfing school.
With a big grass area in front, this development again offers top quality accommodation, with a pool, off street parking and direct beach access to tranquil waters. English, and many other languages, spoken.
Orange Praia Hotel
This is the only one true hotel on the island, located at the southern tip of the island near the Fort.
Featuring a selection of en suite room styles and sizes, full à la carte restaurant with buffet and petisco (snack) menu options, bar, large swimming pool and leisure areas, conference facilities, tennis court, kids play area, football pitch, etc. Some English spoken.
Pousada Ruins do Pilar
Located in Pilar town square (which can be busy and lively at times), this is an old, but now fully renovated, pousada which also fronts the beach.
Pools and gardens, excellent gazebo overlooking the beach, some English spoken, and has a library of English language books.
While it may be simple in nature, it does serve a very nice breakfast.
Pousada Refugio do Forte
Close to the beach and the main road, at the Fort end of the island, with some facilities, rooms are comfortable and clean, has pool and facilities. May suit the more budget-conscious.
Pousada Vento Leste
Located on the main road towards the Fort, this is a cheaper alternative for those wanting basic but reasonable accommodation. Also has pool and games room, short walk to the beach.
There are a few others located in different parts of the island, some only open during the season (September to March). However the ones listed above are the main ones.