The beach house in Itapema!
Itapema was my favorite part of our trip. Why you ask? Well, this is where we spent a whole week on the beach! The beach house is in a gated community with one hotel. Although the house was very big, our host was worried we wouldn't have enough room, so we stayed in a suite at the hotel. Really, it was like a little duplex. So, every morning we would get up and head to the breakfast buffet and my girls would have cake for breakfast.
This is the view from our front door!
Next, we would head down to the semi-private beach to indulge in the beautiful water, jump waves, find sand crabs, and build sand castles.
If we became a little tired or hungry, we would just head to the private cabana reserved for our group and ask the waiter for Sorveche (ice cream) or aqua, or guarana (Kirk's favorite Brazilian soda) or salgue na espiga de milho (corn on the cob) or whatever else they might have available to eat or drink.
After the beach, we would all head back to our rooms to get cleaned up. Once we were all showered and de-sanded, we would head up to the house for lunch. Elsa's cook is amazing and we always had yummy things to eat! Oh and the desserts....fantastic!
After lunch, I would usually take Olivia back for a nap, and the other kids would play or go exploring.
After nap time we would head back out either to the pool, back to the house for some more playing, or maybe over to the hotel gift shop for some souvenirs. In the evening we would go back to the hotel for the dinner buffet. One night they even had a live band and dancing. Again, plenty of cake for the children to eat!
WHAT A LIFE!!