Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort is located on a privately-owned peninsula, surrounded by the exuberant Emerald Coast. Known as one of the most exclusive beach resorts in Brazil, the property enjoys direct flights from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires. Here the waters of the Emerald coast meet the lush rainforest vegetation in a dazzling display of colour and light. 25-sophisticated and charming bungalows lay in perfect harmony with the breathtaking scenery.
Ponta dos Ganchos 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. In close proximity to the resort, one can also experince Arvoredo Island, the best site for scuba diving in South Brazil. Addition boat trips include Anhatomirim Island and the Baía dos Golfinhos (Bay of Dophines).
The 25 bungalows decorated in a rustic, yet contemporary style range in size and amenities, but all provide privacy and comfort. From the simple cabin-like Luxo accommodations featuring handmade hammocks on the wooden decks to the more elaborate Special Villas with Jacuzzis, dry saunas and private plunge pools, all accommodations are well-appointed and include luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, fireplaces, Wi-Fi Internet and flat-screen TVs.
In 2008, the resort added four larger Emerald Villa Bungalows and a Special Emerald Villa Bungalow—accommodations so lavish you’ll be tempted to stay inside throughout the length of your stay. With a private infinity pool that seems to flow into the ocean below, the Special Emerald Villa Bungalow is a splurge that includes a personal spa area with massage tatami mats as well as a dry sauna and small downstairs fitness room from which you can watch the sun set over the blue water. Although paying a steep price for the Special Emerald Villa Bungalow is tempting, the Emerald Villa Bungalow, without the private fitness center, and even the lower-tiered Villas offer similar amenities and a high-level of comfort at a more reasonable price tag.
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Close to the resort is the best site for scuba diving in South Brazil, Arvoredo Island, in addition to excellent destinations for boat trips, such as Anhatomirim Island and the Baía dos Golfinhos.
The district of Governador Celso Ramos is just 25 miles (40 km.) from the state capital Florianópolis, and is a region immersed in history and tradition, with its small fishing villages whose inhabitants are descendents of the first immigrants from the Azores to settle along the Santa Catarina coast. It is a slice of the old-fashioned Brazil of colonial times, where the most important elements of life are traditional activities such as fishing, embroidery and oyster and mussel farming.
Children: No guests under the age of eighteen, both in order to maintain the peace and tranquillity guests expect and also because of the nature of the local terrain.
Dining: Chef Luis Salvajoli strives for the perfect blend of traditional recipes and Brazilian ingredients with international haute cuisine, achieving results that combine simplicity with delicious flavors.
To accompany the exceptional menu, there is an extensive wine list offering more than 240 different labels, with examples from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, the United States, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
None of the mealtimes have predefined cut-off times. Guests choose what and when to eat, with no time constraints.
Tip: Do not forget to try the resort’s signature cocktail, The Hook, made with cachaça Gancheira, especially produced for the Ponta dos Ganchos Resort, and Phisalys, a fruit native to the Amazon, which is exceptionally smooth and aromatic, the perfect combination for the Cantinho da Veleza.
Activities: The following activities do not involve any extra cost and can be arranged at any point during your stay: fishing from the beach or island, tennis, walking, cinema, fitness center, kayaks, snorkeling, sailing, heated indoor swimming pool, and games room.
How to get there:
Private transfers from the airport to Ponta dos Ganchos Resort can be arranged on request. The trip from Florianópolis Airport to the Resort takes approximately 50 minutes and the roundtrip transfer costs R$380.00 ($182 USD) per couple. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange transfers.
Located only 25 miles (40 km) from the state capital of Florianopolis, the district of Governador Celso Ramos is a region immersed in history and tradition.
A small fishing village whose inhabitants are descendents of the first immigrants from the Azores; the area represents a slice of the old-fashioned Brazil of colonial times, where the most important elements of life are traditional activities such as fishing, embroidery and oyster and mussel farming.
Hotel Address: Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort Rua Elpídio Alves do Nascimento, 104 Ganchos de Fora Governador Celso Ramos , Santa Catarina 88190-000 Brazil Web Site: www.pontadosganchos.com.br
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