Angra dos Reis was until recently a hidden gem only known by the Brazilian elite, whose mansions are spread out through the lush green mountains over the coast. Within it’s most notorious gated community, Frade, the Hotel Fasano Angra dos Reis is an ode to Brazilian “coolness": architect Thiago Bernardes managed to designed a very contemporary building that blended perfectly with the local landscape, provided ocean views to all rooms and looks and feels elegant, cool and organic all at the same time. Make sure to charter a boat, the 365 islands of Angra are breathtaking.

Affiliations: The Leading Hotels of the World

Rooms: 60 Suites and Rooms

Best time of the year: Year-Round

Local Airport: SDAG - Angra dos Reis Airport (small airplanes, no commercial flights).

Airlift to Local Airport: Depending on aircraft, between 30 mins to 1h from São Paulo (CDM or CGH), 15 to 25 mins from Rio de Janeiro (JCP or SDU).

From Airport: 25 minutes drive.

Surf Spots nearby: Praia Brava (mediocre wave), Cepílio and Laranjeiras (1h south), Amendoeiras (20 mins on an island by boat), Laje do Dramin (dangerous slab, 25 mins behind an island), Aventureiros and Lopes Mendes (1h by boat at Ilha Grande).

Dining: Fine Dining Restaurant (Crudo) + Beach Restaurant with outdoor terrace (Praia) + 02 Poolside Bar + Lobby Bar

Facilities & Services: Large SPA + 03 Swimming Pools + Kids SPA & Swimming Pool + Tennis Court + Gym + Kids Play Room + Private Helipad

Meetings & Events: Meeting and conference room (200 pax) + Boat Trips + Golf Course + Hiking + Nearby Waterfall