Set on a magnificent peninsula, Pontas dos Ganchos is one of Brazil’s finest coastal properties, surrounded by emerald waters with its own sandy cove, this resort of just 25 private villas is renowned for its understated luxury and impeccable service.
Soak up the sophistication at this secluded slice of paradise, offering sumptuous accommodation and superlative service.
Escape to one of 25 private villas, many with private plunge pools, saunas, and whirlpool tubs.
Head over to the hotel’s private island for a romantic candlelit dinner à deux.
Located on Brazil’s glorious southern coast, 50-minutes by car from Florianopolis Airport.
This exclusive Brazilian hideaway has been voted one of the planet’s best hotels by the Leading Hotels of the World group. Occupying a private peninsula on southern Brazil’s Emerald Coast, the hotel is surrounded by charming fishing villages, oyster farms and verdant rainforest. Boasting its own sandy bay and private island, this upscale resort is infused with relaxed, romantic, and unpretentious luxury. Celebrated for its superlative service, quality of accommodation and cuisine, it’s a marvellous destination to relax and recharge. Each of the 25 private villas enjoy an ocean view, King-size bed with Egyptian cotton linen, generous living area, private deck, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV, safe, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine and wine cellar. All are tastefully furnished in a soothing palette of neutrals and naturalmaterials. Children over 14-years are only hosted on special occasions, such as Mother’s Day, Christmas, and New Year. Aside from this, the hotel does not accept bookings for those under 18-years. Entry level Anhatomirim Bungalows feature a split-level bedroom and living room, with two decks and a hammock. Or for a private heated plunge pool, and sauna, trade up to an Especial Anhatomirim. For a separate bedroom and living room, book an Arvoredo Bungalow, which also includes a sauna and heated pool. Alternatively, Da Vila Bungalows feature open plan living, with a sauna, and whirlpool tub overlooking the ocean, while the garden includes an infinity pool. Or for more space book an Especial Da Vila Bungalow. Esmeralda and Especial Esmeralda Bungalows are the top of the range accommodation. Both are generously sized with cosy fireplaces. The latter also includes a treatment room and private gym. Guests are free to dine when they choose and there are no fixed dining times, so breakfast is a relaxed affair with a wide choice of hot and cold dishes. Guests can also choose continental breakfast served in their bungalow. The main restaurant has an enviable reputation for classic recipes given a contemporary makeover, showcasing the best of Brazil’s delicious flavours. The wine list is extensive and includes both old and new world labels, along with a selection of local wines. Pontas dos Ganchos produces its own wine in Tuscany and food and wine pairings are a feature of the hotel. Two days a week, guests can feast from the Seafood Grill on fresh local seafood, fish, and vegetables, or for tasty comfort dishes, head to Pátio Casqueiro for relaxed garden dining. A highlight of the hotel is the opportunity for private dining on the island. Hosting just one couple a night, this romantic and intimate setting is the ideal location to celebrate a special occasion. Flame-lit beach dining is also available, restricted to three couples a night, or guests can opt to dine in the Veleza Corner in a private romantic nook overlooking the ocean. As one of the country’s leading destinations for oyster cultivation, oyster tasting is also on the menu. For indulgent pampering the resort features a Spa by Sisley Paris, where treatments are given against a backdrop of wonderful ocean views. There is also an onsite gym, tennis court, cinema, and indoor pool. For the more adventurous, Pontas dos Ganchos offers a range of experiences which include scuba diving, snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding, yoga, helicopter and motorboat rides and fishing boat excursions served up with oysters and sparkling wine.
When to visit
Enjoy watching the sun set over the ocean from your private plunge pool.
Plan your tripPlan your trip
Pontas dos Ganchos is 50-minutes by car from Florianopolis Airport. Buenos Aires, San Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are all under 2-hours flying time from Florianopolis.
Florianopolis Hercílio Luz Airport is the nearest airport to Ponta dos Ganchos and is served by several domestic carriers from Rio and São Paulo. Ponta dos Ganchos is a 40-minute drive from the airport.
Cooking masterclass at Ponta dos Ganchos
This fantastic foodie experience will give you the opportunity to cook alongside Ponta dos Ganchos' chef, José Nero, creating some mouthwatering seafood dishes and local Brazilian specialities.
Oyster Tasting at Ponta dos Ganchos
Santa Catarina is considered one of the best destinations in Brazil for oyster cultivation. Tuck into some of the coast's finest oysters in the serene surroundings at Ponta dos Ganchos for the ultimate tasting session.
Private beach dinner at Ponta dos Ganchos
Indulge in a romantic tasting menu dinner on the beach at Ponta dos Ganchos, listening to the lapping of the waves and surrounded by torch and candlelight. Each course is paired with a different wine, and designed to use the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Special Island Dinner
The ultimate romantic surprise awaits at Ponta dos Ganchos' very own private island. Enjoy a magical candle-lit meal for two under the stars. A dedicated waiter will be there to serve your every need and each course is paired with a different wine.