The Best Boutique Hotels in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Pousada Maria Bonita Noronha is a two-story boutique complex with stylish suites and a pool
Pousada Maria Bonita Noronha is a two-story boutique complex with stylish suites and a pool | Courtesy of Pousada Maria Bonita Noronha /
Philipp Meier

Fernando de Noronha is one of the most unreachable spots in South America, and there’s more wildlife than people here – but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. These hotels are pockets of luxury in this protected marine park – and they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

Fernando de Noronha, off the northeastern tip of Brazil, is a volcanic archipelago consisting of 21 mostly uninhabited islands, and home to a marine park that boasts the highest concentration of dolphins in the world. Visitors are limited to 500 per day, and there are only around 5,000 locals, so Noronha is never crowded. Nonetheless, there are some hotel gems, and we’ve pulled together the best for you here.

1. Pousada da Villa

Boutique Hotel

Pousada da Villa
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Painted in bold turquoise, with bright-white doors and window frames, and kitted out with cushioned rattan-chairs on the veranda, this holiday lodge-like guesthouse has a glamorous and exuberant feel. The cozy, roomy interior features modern furniture and Brazilian paintings and crafts, and all rooms come with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, wifi, minibar and king-size or twin beds. Breakfast is available, and you can rent a buggy to explore Noronha at your own pace.

2. Pousada Maria Bonita Noronha


Pousada Maria Bonita Noronha
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Tucked away amid lush greenery, a kilometer from Vila dos Remédios in northeastern Noronha, Maria Bonita is a two-story boutique complex offering stylish suites and a decadent breakfast buffet. Each room features a rattan ceiling, air conditioning, minibar and flat-screen TV, while some have a balcony. Feeling too lazy for the beach? Work on your tan from the comfort of a poolside recliner.

3. Pousada Atobá

Boutique Hotel

Pousada Atobá
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Set on a hill amid flora, Pousada Atobá basks in tropical landscaped grounds, with tiled, safari tent-shaped roofs and bold turquoise and white walls. Rooms are white and bright, with rich wood paneling and wildlife-themed soft furnishings. Beyond your room, a chic plunge pool and hammocks lie nestled among lush foliage, while golden Cachorro Beach – where you can spend an afternoon swimming and snorkeling in crystal waters, or enjoying stand-up paddleboarding or surfing – is a stone’s throw away.

4. Pousada Solar dos Ventos

Boutique Hotel

Pousada Solar dos Ventos, Fernando de Noronha
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Pousada Solar dos Ventos is made up of eight spacious chalets that combine a rustic wooden setting with modern furnishings such as a huge double bed, a well-stocked minibar and a private balcony with a hammock. Enjoy the buffet-style breakfast on the outdoor terrace while taking in the ocean views and extraordinary landscapes. This stunning boutique hotel is just a short walk from Sueste Bay, a great snorkeling spot.

5. Pousada Morena

Boutique Hotel

Pousada Morena, Fernando de Noronha
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One of the highlights at Pousada Morena is the infinity pool that overlooks the crystal-clear ocean and its rocky peaks in the background. Around the pool are comfortable loungers and palm trees that create a peaceful setting in which to sunbathe and enjoy the natural surroundings. The rooms are decorated in a modern style with dark furnishings and white walls and bed linen. The buffet-style breakfast includes bread, pastries, cakes and tropical fruits, and is worth waking up for. Reception can organize excursions and island activities.

6. Tesouro de Noronha

Boutique Hotel

Tesouro de noronha
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Close to the town in a quiet corner, the main appeal of Tesouro de Noronha is its land- and seascape-inspired, Brazilian-style interior design. Think seashells in the desk lamp base, octopuses and crabs on the pillowcases and oars on the bright-white walls. Helpful staff and comfy four-poster king-size and twin beds make you feel at home, while the views from the cool air-conditioned rooms – of the pool, or the joystick-shaped Morro do Pico – will remind you that you’re definitely on vacation.

7. Noronha 350


Noronha 350
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Just a 10-minute walk from Conceição Beach, Noronha 350 is a rustic hostel with both private suites and dorms – an eight-person all-female room, and a 10-person mixed dorm. We’d suggest opting for the suites, which come equipped with a TV, minibar, king-size or twin beds, plus a roll-out bed each. There’s an on-site cafe and living room, which has a TV and darts board, and dinner is shared at wooden slab tables in the spacious kitchen.

Planning to travel more of Brazil? Read our guide to the best boutique hotels in Trancoso, Bahia, and book your stay on Culture Trip.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Sarah Brown.

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