Why we like it
- All rooms and suites have private outdoor spaces, some with their own pools
- Pousada Casas Brancas overlooks the bay of Buzios only two hours from Rio and is a popular weekend escape for the city's hip 'cariocas'
- The restaurant serves modern Brazilian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine
- Other facilities include a trendy beach lounge, an aerobic gym and many chic open spaces, including a wonderful veranda from which to marvel at tropical sunsets
About Casas Brancas
Casa Brancas is a chic Mediterranean-style pousada typical of the region. Nestled in the hills overlooking the stunning bay of Búzios, the hotel is a little slice of paradise, with Mediterranean architecture, multilingual staff and a refined, laid-back atmosphere.
The hotel's 32 cosy rooms are individually decorated and tucked away around small courtyards and terraces, nearly all offering superb ocean views. Their white-washed exterior walls, curved into organic shapes, conceal calm, homely interiors, where cool, muted décor provides a backdrop for elegant carved wooden furniture and accent colours in greens and reds. All have cooling stone floors and huge windows to let the coastal light flood in.