Ponta dos Ganchos
Nr Florianopolis, Brazil
Ponta dos Ganchos is a romantic paradise hideaway set on a stunning private peninsula near Florianopolis, surrounded by the ocean and lush jungle on Brazil's magnificent south coast. Perfect for honeymooners or couples looking to unwind and be pampered.
At a Glance
One of the most exclusive beach resorts in Brazil
Voted best South American Resort by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers 2015
Picturesque location set on a forested peninsula with stunning views out across the bay
Very personalized service and attention to detail. Understated luxury
All the resort's cabañas have private decks with hammocks overlooking the sea
We especially love the sumptuous Da Vila bungalows which have their very own plunge pool, great for relaxing by in the afternoon
A paradise retreat for couples and honeymooners - open to guests aged 18 and above
Ponta dos Ganchos, nestled in a secluded bay amongst lush vegetation and emerald green waters, has 25 delightful ocean view bungalows and villas designed by an award-winning Brazilian architect, many with saunas, private plunge pools and Jacuzzis. Rooms are simple in decor yet luxurious with large beds, comfy sofas and neutral colors. Classic hardwoods and glass combine to create a light, spacious feel and bathrooms have oversized showers.
The restaurant at Poncha dos Ganchos serves delicious local seafood dishes and the wine list is impressive. Kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards can be taken out to explore the many beautiful coves in the area. In the winter months, between July and October, one can also take a trip to Imbituba to see Southern Right whales.
Relax beneath the tropical palms, indulge in relaxing treatments at the Spa Ponta dos Ganchos, doze off in a hammock or stroll along the pristine deserted beach front. Guests are invited to head over to the hotel’s private island to enjoy a romantic evening drink or a candlelit dinner.
Please note that Ponta dos Ganchos does not accept children under the age of 18 years.
Ponta dos Ganchos offers 25 stunning bungalows and villas that blend perfectly into the hillside above the main resort, all with fabulous views of the ocean. Anhatomirim bungalows offer split-level bedrooms, living rooms and verandas. Da Vila and Esmeralda bungalows are larger and feature Jacuzzis and large open terraces. Villas boast even more space, gardens, private plunge pools, fitness centers and even wine cellars. All rooms except the Anhatomirim bungalows have a plunge pool.
Ponta dos Ganchos is an adults-only resort and welcomes guests over the age of 18.
Ponta dos Ganchos features an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness center, relaxing spa, tennis court, beach dining area, restaurant and private cinema.
Activities at Poncha dos Ganchos include boat trips, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking, horseback riding, snooker, swimming, hiking, tennis, volleyball and gym.
Location & Directions
Nr Florianopolis, Brazil
Ponta dos Ganchos is situated in Governador Celso Ramos, a fishing village on the coast of Santa Catarina state, in the south of Brazil. It's 45km north of Florianópolis, 650km from São Paulo and 1100km from Rio de Janiero.
When to go
High season is generally December to April when it's warm and humid. The coastal location ensures that temperatures rarely exceed 30°C and generally do not fall below 13°C (nighttimes in July). Even in winter (June-September), when rates are lower, daytime temperatures usually reach 21°C. Rainfall is a possibility throughout the year, but January and February often experience slightly heavier showers.