The Dom Pedro Baia could do with a good lick of paint, if appearances are anything to go by. All the same, that is no reason for the reception staff not to offer a smile when they see new guests arriving... Our initial experiences here were not particularly pleasant, but a holiday is about more than just first impressions. The establishment belongs to the Dom Pedro hotel chain, which also owns several other hotels on the island. It was opened in 1972, and although the external architecture is not very easy on the eye, the facilities inside are more up to scratch. The Dom Pedro Baia is open all year round.