Nestled in between quaint fishing villages on a private peninsula along Brazil’s alluring Emerald Coast, Ponta dos Ganchos is a haven for beach lovers who appreciate laid-back elegance, romance and seclusion. The award-winning Relais & Châteaux resort features 25 private bungalows that reflect a rustic-chic style that is in complete harmony with the natural surroundings. Each room offers the utmost in comfort and technology, including Egyptian cotton linens, fireplaces, Wi-Fi Internet, flat-screen TVs and large wooden decks with sea views.
In December 2008, Ponta dos Ganchos opened 5 new villas – four Emerald Villa Bungalows and one Special Emerald Villa Bungalow – which have elevated the resort’s level of sophistication, privacy and exclusivity.
The new bungalows feature dry saunas and Jacuzzis with sea views, personal spa areas with massage tatamis, wine cellars, and private decks and plunge pools, as well as music systems, Internet connections, and flat-screen televisions. The Special Emerald Villa Bungalow also includes an in-villa fitness center.
Guests who stay in any of the property’s accommodations have access to a host of activities which suit every level of interest including a fitness center, clay tennis court, heated indoor pool, billiards, cinema and hiking trails. Water enthusiasts can kayak or sail around the peninsula or take advantage of an off property excursion such as diving or deep-sea fishing. Those seeking relaxation will want to book a spa treatment at the resort’s Christian Dior Spa, three private tents overlooking the water.
The cuisine at Ponta dos Ganchos is thoughtfully designed to delight the most discerning palates, from an inventive tasting menu at breakfast to a variety of sophisticated international dishes at dinner. Meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included in room rates and are available at any time, offering guests flexibility and freedom in their dining options. Guests wanting a more exclusive dining experience can book a private dinner on the island, an intimate dinner for two on a small, sumptuously decorated island connected to the resort by a candle-lit bridge.
Located twenty-five miles from Florianopolis, the capital of Santa Catarina, Ponta Dos Ganchos can be reached via a fifty-five minute flight from Sao Paolo, an hour and thirty minute flight from Rio de Janeiro or a two hour flight from Buenos Aires. In order to maintain an atmosphere of complete tranquility, minimum age requirement at Ponta dos Ganchos is 18 years old.