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Why we like it
- All the resort's cabañas have private decks with hammocks overlooking the sea
- Santa Catarina's natural emerald splendour of forest and sea serves as the backdrop for Ponta dos Ganchos, one of Brazil's most exclusive hideaways
- A superb, heated infinity pool overlooks the ocean from an elevated position
- Other facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness centre, cinema, bar, lounge, games room, ocean-front tennis court and nature trails. Arvoredo Island, the best site for scuba diving in South Brazil, is nearby
- The restaurant is a la carte, with menus celebrating the shellfish for which the region is famous.
- The resort is open to guests aged 18 and above
The Ponta dos Ganchos spa using products by Germaine de Capuccini has three small pavilions, each with a private garden and a view of the sunset, the channel or the Bay of Ganchos
The Hotels you (Charlie Lockwood) selected were superb in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, what a pleasure it has been to stay in the Belmond Hotels, everyone was so helpful, and the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires was equally superb
- TW, London
Ponta dos Ganchos is an exclusive resort located on a privately-owned peninsula, surrounded by the exuberant Emerald Coast. Known as one of the most exclusive beach resorts in Brazil, stands where the waters of the Emerald Coast meet the lush rainforest vegetation in a dazzling display of colour and light.
The resort's twenty five charming cabañas lie in perfect harmony with the breath-taking scenery. Dotted amongst the lush greenery, they are designed in rustic-chic style, their exteriors dominated by hardwood facias and huge expanses of glass. Inside the rustic theme contrasts with a slick, contemporary feel, exemplified by clean lined furniture and high design fittings. Meanwhile, simple fabric accents and natural light soften the overall feel.
The cabañas' outdoor spaces are simply superb - lovely hardwood decks surrounded by lush greenery create peaceful, private spaces.
Best time to be there
Before you visit Brazil decide what you want to see: Brazil is a continental country, with large temperature variations from north to south. Visit the Pantanal from July to December, the Amazon Jungle from March to August, Rio de Janeiro from September to May and the Northeast year round.
Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro (British Airways)
14 hours 15 minutes
GMT -3 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an infected area
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