Fifa World Cup Fever: : Five Luxury Brazilian Resorts
In South America, many resorts have taken advantage of Brazil’s natural beauty, creating holiday getaways that are unrivalled in beauty and extravagance. In celebration of the FIFA World Cup, thousands are heading over to South America to get involved in the action. For those visiting during this busy World Cup period, an indulgent and relaxing getaway could be just what the doctor ordered.
Here we explore five luxury Brazilian resorts –
1) Ponta Dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort
Located along Brazil’s spectacular Emerald Coast, Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort offers visitors an unmatched luxury holidaying experience. There are plenty of activities to enjoy, including first-class spa facilities and treatments, snorkelling or diving along the Emerald Coast and sunbathing on unspoiled white beaches. For those looking for something even more entertaining the World Cup coincides with the whale spotting season, so guests can lay back and witness this spectacular event from the comfort of your own private balcony! To create a completely stress and hassle-free experience, Guests do not even need worry about packing their own sandals as Brazilian Havaianas are provided.
While staying in the Especial Vila Esmeralda Bungalow – the hotel’s most spacious accommodation – guests will experience indulgence like never before. The lavish amenities include an open-plan bedroom, an ensuite with double sinks and rainfall shower, a revolving television and home cinema, a private wine cellar, a Jacuzzi and sauna set, and ocean-facing bay window with a glass roof, and a basement level basting a private home gym! Finally, each room includes a Nespresso coffee machine, so you can quench your thirst for caffeine whenever you like. Anyone fortunate enough to be staying at Ponta Dos Ganchos is sure to have an experience he/she will never forget.
2) Hotel Unique
This hotel’s name says it all! There is no other building quite like it. Ruy Ohtakeu was the architect who designed this distinctive boat-like shaped hotel in São Paulo. He has created a magnificent escape that allows guests to avoid the hustle and bustle of tourists in town for the World Cup. The cuisine at the rooftop restaurant, Skye, is created by the French culinary genius Emmanuel Bassoleil. Diners can enjoy their meal while gazing out over the crimson rooftop pool to the panoramic views of Ibirapuera Park and the São Paulo skyline.
Each Unique Suite has been designed to mimic the curved exterior of the building, with the floors seamlessly curving into walls. The interiors have all been decorated in neutral tones to promote a clean and calming feel. Hotel Unique is the perfect destination for travellers craving an elegant escape from the hype surrounding the World Cup.
3) Kenoa Resort
If it is privacy and exclusivity that you are craving, then the Kenoa Resort is your answer. This unique “eco-chic” design resort offers guests a secluded sanctuary that is framed by a pristine golden coastline and kilometres of virgin Atlantic outback.
The Kaamo Restaurant is designed to be the focal point of the entire resort. Diners are treated to enchanting views of the oceans while they enjoy the delicious cuisine prepared by renowned chef César Santos. Guests are also welcome to visit the Kenoa spa for additional pampering. This “wellness sanctuary” offers guests an array of relaxing treatments and also has a personal trainer available to guide guests through detoxing and strengthening routines.
Guests staying in the lavish Kenoa Villa will leave feeling completely refreshed. It boasts of a private heated infinity-edged plunge pool, an indulgent Japanese ofuro bathtub, an isolated outdoor garden and tranquil views of the waves crashing on the shore that can be viewed of your king-sized bed. What more could anyone dream of while in Brazil?
4) Belmond Copacabana Palace
Extravagance and opulence are the words that spring to mind when describing the Belmond Copacabana Palace. This Art Deco Resort is superbly located overlooking the Copacabana Beach, making it an ideal place to reside whilst on holiday in Brazil for the World Cup. Guests are treated like royalty from the moment they arrive through the door. The Belmond Copacabana Palace has even customised a World Cup Package for guests choosing to stay during the World Cup period which includes daily breakfast at the Pérgula Restaurant and welcome amenities.
The Belmond Copacabana Palace Penthouse Suite is the pinnacle of luxury in Rio de Janeiro. The interior has been fitted with lavish trimmings from precious works of art, to exotic carpets, to opulent French fabrics. The bathrooms are made of marble, and the master bedroom includes a separate shower and very generous bath. Use of a private pool, terrace and wet bar are offered exclusively to guests of the penthouse floor. Finally, a butler service is also available upon request to ensure your every request is met.
5) UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa
When staying at the UXUA Casa guests have the luxury of choosing to participate in a variety of activities. These include horseback riding along the beach, Bahian cooking lessons and playing a round at the Terravista Golf Course which boasts picturesque views of the ocean. For a more tranquil experience, guests can relax by the pool or the beach while sipping on delicious tropical drinks. Or if you prefer, the staff at UXUA will even deliver these drinks right to your own doorstep.
Any stay at the UXUA is not complete without at least one visit to UXUA’s incredible spa. It offers an exclusive range of spa treatments and products that use organic and handmade ingredients. This indulgent ethos is carried through to UXUA’s restaurant, where the menu offers delicious organic Bahian cuisine. Chefs are also available to help you take complete advantage of your fully-equipped kitchen, so you can relax and enjoy your restaurant-quality meal from the comfort of your own casa.
For any traveller who is looking for a calming, restful five star holiday escape, the Zé e Zilda casa is the perfect match. It has 3 bedrooms spread throughout, one on the ground floor and one on the top floor of the main house, and then a third bedroom is located in the private garden suite. Each room comes with an ensuite bathroom to ensure guests are treated to maximum privacy. A rustic table has been included outside to offer guests a private al fresco dining area. Guests will return home completely refreshed and rejuvenated.
Are you heading over to Brazil for the World Cup? Or have you travelled to Brazil before and have any other recommendations we can add to our list?
This blog was originally posted on Samsonite Australia’s Blog.