Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil

There’s now more reason to visit Brazil’s southern coast. Ponta dos Ganchos has opened five new luxury villas—Emerald Villa Bungalows to be exact. One, we hear, is even more spectacular than the others; so much so that it has been given the prefix “Special.” The Special Emerald Villa Bungalow measures 3,210 square feet (in comparison, the four other villas have 2,455 square feet of space, still nothing to sneeze at).


The Special Emerald Villa's pool deck faces the Atlantic Ocean

For those who enjoy having the spa experience come to them, the Special Emerald Villa has a personal spa area equipped with massage tatamis, whirlpool bathtub, dry sauna and chaise lounges. There’s also a private outdoor deck with an infinity pool positioned to feel like it’s almost an extension of the Atlantic Ocean.

Inside, entertaining is a snap, particularly when guests have access to a wine cellar stocked with reds, whites, rosés and Champagne. There’s also a 60-inch flat-screen TV, part of an expansive home-theater system the villa boasts.

Maybe the most impressive feature of the villa is at the top. There, a self-sustaining garden provides a cross-ventilation system that helps cut down on the need for guests to use fans or air conditioning.

With the addition of the five villas, Ponta dos Ganchos, a Relais & Châteaux resort, now features 25 private bungalows, all overlooking the ocean. Luxury travel advisors can contact Director of Sales and Marketing Virginia Peluffo ([email protected]; 011-55-48-3262-5000).



The Villa is the only one on property with a private fitness center.

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