With its preserved colonial charm and natural wonders, Paraty has become a favorite hangout for artists and writers seeking tranquility and inspiration, and a hotspot for travellers and holiday-makers looking for a slice of paradise. The best boutique hotels in the region have successfully commercialized these qualities, creating a wonderful retreat for those looking for the full holiday package.
Based in the historical city center of Paraty, Pousada do Ouro offers rooms and a setting that respect the original colonial exterior and internal exposed brickwork. The rooms are airy and spacious with shutters on the windows that open out onto the cobbled streets below. The hotel offers a range of excellent amenities such as a sauna and a spa with a comprehensive list of treatments. The outdoor swimming pool provides a peaceful retreat.
This stunning guesthouse gets just about everything right, from its friendly, family-owned environment that makes guests feel at home to stunning views overlooking the glorious coastline. The hotel is located just a short boat trip or taxi ride from the main historical center of Paraty and offers a superb retreat to truly get in the holiday mood. The 10 rooms are airy, fresh and comfortable; the only downside being that you might never want to leave. The swimming pool is a notable highlight with dreamy views of the turquoise ocean.
Seemingly built with its natural surroundings in mind, Pousada Estrela do Mar resembles a modern-day wooden farmhouse, and is cozy without being too cute. The swimming pool is an excellent feature and receives plenty of the day’s hottest sun for topping up your tan yet plenty of wooden overhangings to cool off in the shade. Simple, airy rooms and open corridors create a casual ambience and the breakfast is in a league of its own: a wide selection of fresh fruits, several types of breads, cakes, cereals and juices will ensure guests never start the day hungry.