Ponta dos Ganchos, Santa Catarina
|Rua Eupidio Alves do Nascimento, 104, Ganchos de Fora, Santa Catarina, BRAZIL.|
Description: Ponta dos GanchosPonta dos Ganchos Resort is located on a privately-owned peninsula that juts out from the southern Brazilian coast between picturesque fishing villages, making it one of the most exclusive beach resorts in Brazil. For adults only, Ponta dos Ganchos Resort is a peaceful and way off the beaten path boutique hotel.
A single hop from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires, this romantic hideaway makes dreams a reality: 20 sophisticated and charming bungalows in perfect harmony with the breathtaking scenery. Here the waters of the Emerald coast meet the lush rainforest vegetation in a dazzling display of colour and light.
This privileged location guarantees guests total privacy, while the luxurious bungalows provide them with the rest and comfort they deserve. Impeccable facilities, the exquisite cuisine and quality of services.
Type of rooms: Ponta dos GanchosAll 25 bungalows offer sea view, hammock on the veranda, split air conditioning, ceiling fans, 32 inch plasma tv, DVD player, king size bed by Cia. Do Sono, Egyptian cotton sheets, Wi-Fi internet, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, walk-in wardrobe, digital safe, turn down service, mini bar, fireplace.
Additional information: Ponta dos Ganchos
Ponta dos Ganchos offers a fitness centre, cinema, business centre, restaurant, bar, lounge, games room, tennis court, heated swimming pool, massage tents, SPA by Christian Dior and nature trails.
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 centre, kayaks, snorkeling, sailing, heated indoor swimming pool, and games room.
Other activities involve additional cost and should be confirmed in advance.
Golf: The golf course is at the Plaza Itapema Resort and has nine holes spread over an area of 180,000 square yards (150,000m²). The course is between the sea and the mountains and offers lakes, trees and hills as natural obstacles. The course is open 365 days a year and has equipment for hire and private instructors.
The hotel provides private airport transfers.
Some bungalows have Jacuzzis.
Children: This hotel does not allow children. Children over 12 years old are only allowed on Mother's Day and Christmas.
Number of rooms: 25
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2001/2006/2008.
Period of closure: open all year usually.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.Smoking policy: no preferences.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, mastercard, Diners Club, American Express.
GPS Coordinates: 27° 18' 18.62'' S 48° 33' 4.35'' W
Nearest airport: Florianopolis (FLN) - 62km., 50min.