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.
This luxurious hotel‘s nine suites are divided into master suites and luxury suites, each one with exclusive décor inspired by the name of the room. The breezy rooms preserve the simple vibe of the town yet modestly succeed in impressing with luxurious touches, such as furniture designed by Brazilian artists. The rooms and the hotel itself are decorated with local artworks in addition to several pieces by French artist, Jacques Reys and English artist, Margaret Mee. Delicate mosquito nets woven in the south of Bahia offer protection from the inevitable tropical blood-suckers and Egyptian cotton sheets seal the deal on this upscale boutique hotel.
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.
Wooden decking and breezy rooms create a tropical ambience that perfectly fits with the surrounding Atlantic Forest at the Santa Clara Hotel. This hotel has wonderful sea-view suites, some with jacuzzi tubs that provide an idyllic retreat right in the center of the hotel. The hotel provides amenities such as a restaurant with fresh, flavorsome meals, a bar with a solid range of drinks, a reading lounge, a spa, and a sauna. There is also a kiddie pool among other family friendly options.
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.