Today we are taking you on an adventure to the stunning resort of Ponta dos Ganchos. The resort is a luxury and romantic hideaway where exclusivity and personal touches combine to seduce its guests . Ponta dos Ganchos is not short of breath taking views, and we’ve handpicked the best ones.
Located on a private peninsula, very close to Florianópolis and Sao Paolo, Ponta dos Ganchos is surrounded by the stunning waters of southern Brazil’s Emerald Coast. Residing in the municipality of Governador Celso Ramos, Ponta dos Ganchos is in a region that is immersed in history; close by are little fishing villages that are occupied by descendants of the first Azorean immigrants to inhabit the Santa Catarina coast.
With a dramatic and secluded backdrop of verdant rainforest edged by a sandy bay, its not wonder guests find themselves completely enveloped in the resorts subtle luxury and tranquillity. Comfort and relaxation is guaranteed in one of the resorts 25 sophisticated and charming bungalows. Each bungalow has simple but stand out décor with soothing neutral colours and fine Egyptian cottons.
Ensuring serene relaxation, Ponta dos Ganchos also offers a state-of-the-art fitness centre, cinema, business centre, restaurant, bar, lounge, games room, oceanfront ocean-front tennis court, heated swimming pool, massage gazebos, SPA and nature trails.
One of our villas of choice is the resorts beautiful Special Villa. The openness of the villa means guests are constantly greeted by breath-taking sunsets. The bedroom and living room are integrated into a single exclusive and modern space that is approximately 2000sq ft. Other great features of the villa include the double bathroom, sauna with a sea view and fitted spa bath enclosed by glass ceiling and doors, which allows in lovely natural lighting.
The best feature however is priceless view from the wooden balcony, just imaging sitting in the infinity pool taking in the incredible surroundings stretching from the small island in front of the beach to the fishing village at Ganchos do Meio.
Our other villa of choice is the Emerald Villa, and what we would call the ultimate in sophistication. Spread over a great 2460sq ft area, the integrated bedroom and living areas provide modern finesse and complete comfort in your 600 thread Egyptian cotton sheets. Guests also have a wonderful sea view from the dry sauna and whirlpool bathtub, as well as a spa area with massage tatamis.
Step out for some air onto the private deck where you sit comfortably in your Chaise Longues or relax in your fan-shaped infinity-edge plunge pool. If you’re feeling romantic you can also pop open a bottle of wine from the wine cellar as you watch the sun gleam on your surroundings.
One amazing thing about this resort is there are no set mealtimes or sets locations for you to eat; food is brought to you whenever and wherever. In addition, the menu changes every day, so guests will never get bored of the food and can expect innovate dishes created by Chef Luis Salvajoli, that blend the very best local and regional products to offer an amazing experience with a unique personality. If you actually feel like eating in the restaurant you can, which is set on the beach and carved from Amazonian woodwork with open balconies that look out to sea.
You can chill out at the resorts game room where you can get drinks, fruit shots, breakfast or just have a small gathering if you are with friends. Those who are daring enough should try a caipirinha, it’s made with Cachaça Gancheira, Brazilian spirit and physalis.
There are so many activities to choose from that we’d literally be here all day listing them, so make sure when you arrive you grab the ‘Experience Guide’ so you can make your own choice. However we do recommend going scuba diving; an instructor will give you basic theoretical and practical training, then you’ll go for a 40 minute dive in the sea to a depth no more than 12 meters. If you want some treasured memories don’t forget to bring your underwater camera.
It wouldn’t be a true island trip without a visit to an island hideaway; Praia de Fora is the pride and joy of the more adventurous locals and a deserted hideaway in the middle of Ganchos bay. It is a prime location for surfers and fishermen, because of its pristine and unspoilt scenery. You can access it by a trail through the rainforest that starts from the beach at Ganchos de Fora. Enjoy the sunset as you and your loved one walk along the beautiful white sand in privacy.
The sheer comfort of each of its facilities, awing views, the perfection of the cuisine and the quality of its services makes Ponta dos Ganchos a fantastic and must visit resort.