Set beside the cobbled streets in the historical city centre of Paraty, Casa Turquesa is a charming boutique that draws from its colonial roots for decor inspiration. Yet there is nothing old or aging here – the exposed brickwork, wooden beams, and carefully-chosen colour theme of turquoise and yellow give the rooms a fresh, breezy feel. The rooms are named after colours – the white room is one of the most sought after for its terrace with dreamy views. The staff provides an exclusive service with a wealth of local knowledge and travel tips for Paraty.
Rua Dr. Pereira nº50, Centro Histórico, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, +55 (21) 3371 1037
Ideally located near to the historical centre of Tiradentes in Minas Gerais, Solar da Ponte maintains its colonial appeal through traditional decor of stone-paved floors, rustic tables and chairs, and simple furniture. Finishing touches such as framed paintings, shelves of aging books, and a fireplace charmingly bring the past to the present. The huge garden where ancient trees reside make for a pleasant place to relax or to simply observe whilst enjoying a classic Minas Gerais breakfast of regional cheese, fresh bread, and a variety of fruit.
Solar da Ponte, Praça das Mercês, s/n – Centro, Tiradentes, Minas Gerias, +55 (32) 3355 1255
Campos do Jordão is the mountain retreat of São Paulo, famed for its cooler climate and Swiss-style restaurants serving arguably the best fondue in Brazil. Apple House is a charming, Alpine-themed boutique with picturesque decor of sloping pine ceilings, authentic fireplaces, and large windows overlooking the mountain views. Guests can enjoy a diverse breakfast of both hot and cold foods before enjoying the many activities nearby such as hiking, mountain climbing, and horse riding.
Clinging to the tropical sides of a hill that overlook what could be mistaken for a Caribbean sea, Alizées Moreré in Bahia offers the ultimate paradisaical escape. Each of the rooms has a thatched roof and a wooden decking that peers through the thick vegetation and stretches out over the blindingly blue sea. The humid breeze licks over the faces of those who enjoy the complimentary breakfast outside. The staff are extremely attentive and will go that extra mile to ensure guests have an unforgettable stay.