There are few places in the world where you can still put your feet up in a hammock overlooking a white sand beach, listening to the sound of gently lapping waves and relaxing in the knowledge that you are entirely alone. Adara is the perfect paradise for those who find even the hustle and bustle of Beloi to be too much. With a population of less than 200 and only one place to stay overnight, Adara is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature. While most of the island has fairly decent cell phone reception, Adara has practically none. Use this as an opportunity to leave emails unanswered and don a mask and snorkel instead, paddling out a mere 50 meters to hover over the awe-inspiring walls and drop-offs famous on the West side of Ataúro. Enjoy your stay at Mario’s Place, where you can meet the hilarious and island-famous Mario (and his adorable son, Henrique), an Adara local who started the first accommodation option in his village in 2016 and was instrumental in creating the tara bandu marine protection systems around the island. You can ask to be introduced to the world-famous wawata topu, the women freedivers of the island. From Adara, you embark on beautiful coastal walks and explore nearby Atekru, Iliana, Doro, or Vatuu. Don’t miss out on this special location during your visit to Ataúro!