Luxury Hotels in Brazil

We love the contrasts when it comes to luxury Brazilian abodes, from full-on glamour in Rio to effortlessly beautiful pousadas on the coast. But whether it’s a Pantanal safari lodge or a restored colonial mansion, the passion for Brazil’s culture and surroundings comes across at each of these hand-picked hotels.

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Location: Bahia | Brazil

When Wilbert Das, creative director of Italian fashion label Diesel, opened UXUA Casa, it’s safe to say we were pretty excited. Cool, quirky and situated right on Trancoso’s historic square, this boutique gem comes complete with beautiful rooms, a café, a spa and a beach lounge that is a haven for relaxation.

Best for: Honeymoon, Chic Design, Romantic, Seriously special

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

Location: Sao Paulo & Southern Brazil | Brazil

Location Location Location. This wonderful hotel has an unbeatable setting right next to Iguazu Falls, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, where howler monkeys hop from tree to tree. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is a five-star hotel in a five-star location.

Best for: Setting & Views, Seriously special, Romantic, Water activities

Fasano Rio

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

At last! Something cool and contemporary in Rio de Janeiro. This sleek, sophisticated hotel blends chic Art Deco touches with modern luxurious living, and with a prime spot on Ipanema Beach, the Fasano is already the new darling of Rio’s hotel scene.

Best for: Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Overlooking the long, curving sweep of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, the elegant white 1920s facade of the Belmond Copacabana Palace is a city landmark. Exuding old-school glamour with impeccable service, superb cuisine and opulent luxury, this is a glamorous icon in a dazzling city.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Chic Design, Seriously special

Casa Turquesa

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Brimming with heritage and Brazilian charm, Casa Turquesa is a charming luxury guesthouse that occupies an 18th-century townhouse that has been painstakingly restored. It sits elegantly among the quaint cobbled streets. With just a handful of elegant rooms, this is one of our favourite hotels in the picture-perfect town of Paraty.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Setting & Views, Boutique Hotel, Honeymoon

Fasano Sao Paulo

Location: Sao Paulo & Southern Brazil | Brazil

Considered to be one of São Paulo’s most elegant hotels, Fasano Sao Paulo is the brainchild of the eponymously named family, who had been running some of the city’s finest Italian restaurants for over a century. The look of the Fasano may be one part gentlemen’s club and two parts upscale retro hotel, but the feel is undoubtedly contemporary chic, confirmed by being a favourite haunt of the local glitterati.

Best for: Chic Design, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness, City Hotel

Cristalino Lodge

Location: The Brazilian Amazon | Brazil

Cristalino Lodge sits beside the Cristalino River, in a private forest reserve that covers more than 28,000 acres in one of the most wildlife-rich parts of the Brazilian Amazon. Only accessible by boat, this eco-lodge, which has been named as one of the world's best by Condé Nast Traveller, has been carefully designed to integrate harmoniously with the surrounding jungle, and offers characterful accommodation and beautiful views.  

Best for: Lodge, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure, Water activities

Butterfly House

Location: Bahia | Brazil

Though the exteriors may have succumbed to the encroaching jungle, with the thatched grass roofs completely shrouded by palm fronds, the Butterfly House’s interiors are determinedly boho-beach chic. It may be a bit of a mission to get to, but trust us when we says it’s worth it - turn onto a dirt road, weave between the freshwater lagoons and peel away the coconuts palms to reveal this stylish boutique eco-hotel flanked by one of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches.

Best for: Honeymoon, Beach, Romantic, Service & Hospitality

Fazenda Barranco Alto

Location: The Pantanal | Brazil

A family-run farm with over 100 lakes, 400 different kinds of birds but just four bedrooms, the Fazenda Barranco Alto is a remote working ranch turned eco lodge in the wildlife-rich floodplains of southern Pantanal.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Villa Bahia

Location: Bahia | Brazil

Two gorgeous 17th and 18th-century colonial houses in the heart of Salvador's historic centre, Pelourinho, have been combined into one gorgeous luxury hotel: Villa Bahia. Relive the heyday of the Portuguese empire in rooms redolent with history at this boutique Brazilian retreat.

Best for: Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Food & Wine, Cultural Immersion

Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery is a luxury hotel in the bohemian Santa Teresa district of Rio de Janeiro. Housed in a restored coffee plantation mansion, the hotel enjoys an exclusive location behind imposing iron gates, and offers a more authentic slice of Brazil in a beautiful setting, with fantastic views over Guanabara Bay. 

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Honeymoon, Food & Wine

Windsor California

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Combining a relaxing, traditional atmosphere with a prime location on the iconic Copacabana Beach, Windsor California is promises the best of both worlds. Rio’s famous attractions are on your doorstep, and you can even take in views of Christ the Redeemer as you relax by the rooftop pool, caipirinha in hand.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach, City Hotel

Jaguar Houseboat

Location: The Pantanal | Brazil

From your base onboard the Jaguar House Boat, explore the beautiful, remote, wildlife-rich Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and go on memorable river safaris to spot the elusive jaguar in its natural habitat.   

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Wildlife & Nature, Setting & Views, Cruise

Casa Paraty

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Do as the Brazilians do and rent yourself a beach house for an exclusive, luxury holiday that’s more affordable than you might think. Casa Paraty is a four bedroom restored colonial mansion complete with swimming pool tucked away behind an understated exterior and walled garden in one of our favourite coastal towns in Brazil.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Private Villa, Family-friendly, Private Groups

Caiman Lodge

Location: The Pantanal | Brazil

For an unforgettable safari, Caiman Lodge is offering something totally different. Sitting right beside the wildlife-throbbing wetlands of Brazil’s Pantanal, a stay at the two exclusive lodges is like having your own luxurious holiday home. From here you’ll take to the water on canoe as the passionate naturalist guides introduce you to this exotic wilderness.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Reserva do Ibitipoca

Location: Minas Gerais & Brazil's Heartland | Brazil

The centrepiece of the Ibitipoca Reserve - an ambitious 3000-hectare private preservation and sustainability initiative - is Fazenda do Engenho, one of Brazil’s finest small hotels. Dating from 1715, the traditional farmhouse has been rebuilt. Travel into Brazilian history, relax and indulge with great service, delicious regional food and beautiful countryside.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Beach, Off the Beaten Track

Fazenda Catucaba

Location: Sao Paulo & Southern Brazil | Brazil

Fazenda Catucaba is a true rural idyll situated amongst countryside and rolling hills halfway between Sao Paulo and its sister hotel, Pousada Picinguaba, on the coast. The hotel sits in over 1,000 acres of countryside, including an operational organic farm, rivers and lakes, with expansive views from the mountaintops. 

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Aram Yami

Location: Bahia | Brazil

Set overlooking the serene blue waters of the Bay of All Saints, this extraordinary hotel exudes luxury, in a combination of colonial charm and elegant boutique style. The location, in Salvador da Bahia’s beautiful old town, is perfect for immersing yourself in Brazilian culture.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Landscapes & Scenery, Boutique Hotel, Family-friendly

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Location: The Brazilian Amazon | Brazil

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is a unique, environmentally-sensitive boutique hotel buried deep in the Amazon jungle, offering in-depth tours of the natural and cultural heritage of the area with expert guides as well as supreme relaxation on deck, accompanied by a caipirinha or two...

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Off the Beaten Track, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism

Pousada Picinguaba

Location: Sao Paulo & Southern Brazil | Brazil

A throwback to the days before mass tourism, Pousada Picinguaba is set in Serro do Mar National Park, with enchanting panoramic views of turquoise bays and luscious green islands. Midway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, this colonial hotel brings together the charm of its natural surroundings with the tranquillity of a spa retreat.

Best for: Setting & Views, Romantic, Barefoot, Hideaway

Emiliano Rio

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

The chic Emiliano Rio emulates the city’s ‘joie de vivre’ while offering an intimate sanctuary from the hustle and bustle. Located opposite the sweeping sands of iconic Copacabana Beach, a striking façade of intricately designed panels houses this top-class design hotel, where the staff go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

Best for: Chic Design, Beach, Spa & Wellness, Luxury Hotel

Estrela D'Agua

Location: Bahia | Brazil

The sleepy village of Transoco was re-discovered by hippies in the 70s, and hasn’t really changed much since then! Estrela D’Agua continues the laid-back vibe, with hammocks dotted around the brightly-coloured pousada, and thatched bungalows overlooking a stunning white sand beach. All this combines with Relais and Chateaux hospitality, for the best in bare-foot luxury.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel

Pousada do Toque

Location: Northeast Brazil | Brazil

Looking for unspoiled, undiscovered Brazil? Pousada do Toque is a member of Charming Hotels of Brazil and is situated on a virtually deserted stretch of beach, overlooking the most turquoise of seas and surrounded by beautiful gardens and untouched mangroves. Run by a welcoming husband and wife team, who have worked tirelessly to create a charming hideaway hotel, this boutique gem offers an intimate, relaxing and authentic Brazilian escape.

Best for: Beach, Wildlife & Nature, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Chili Beach

Location: Northeast Brazil | Brazil

A member of Boutique Hotels and Resorts, Chili Beach is a small, welcoming beach hotel in the beautiful fishing village of Jericoacoara, a relatively undiscovered area that offers virgin beaches and warm sunshine virtually year-round.

Best for: Water activities, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel

Kenoa Resort and Spa

Location: Northeast Brazil | Brazil

Kenoa Resort and Spa is a new eco-chic meets modern hideaway set amongst the virgin tropical forests of Barra de San Miguel, Brazil. Surrounded by calm seas, stunning lagoons and some of the best beaches on Brazil’s north east coast, Kenoa has been built using local, sustainable materials and blends rustic wood and stone work in a contemporary design for the perfect hidden retreat.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Beach

Fazenda Sao Francisco do Corumbau

Location: Bahia | Brazil

On a 15 km beach of white sand and crystal-clear water, where swaying palms line the seashore, Fazenda Sao Francisco do Corumbau is a luxury hotel with the charming, relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a beach house.

Best for: Family-friendly, Chic Design, Barefoot, Setting & Views

La Suite By Dussol

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Tucked away in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, La Suite by Dussol is a small boutique hotel with staggering panoramic views of the coast, Tijuca forest and Cagarras Islands. Set amidst tropical gardens with two outdoor pools, La Suite by Dussol is a glamorous hideaway in the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Rio.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Vila Santa Teresa

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

This beautiful villa sits on an exclusive family estate, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Be near everything Rio has to offer while also enjoying postcard perfect views over the city, Guanabara Bay, Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Romantic, Secret / In the Know, Honeymoon

Solar da Ponte

Location: Minas Gerais & Brazil's Heartland | Brazil

Solar da Ponte is nestled in lush tropical gardens by a bridge in the historic 18th-century colonial village of Tiradentes, and offers traditional accommodation, delicious food and a tranquil environment to unwind in. An attractive mix of historic and contemporary, it is a bit of a local landmark, and is popular with Rio residents (cariocas) escaping the city.

Best for: History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine, Luxury Hotel

Casa de Santo Antonio

Location: Northeast Brazil | Brazil

Casa de Santo Antonio is a luxury hotel in the Brazilian city of Parnaiba, with a traditional style which exudes Old World charm and elegance. With extensive spa and wellness facilities, the hotelis a beautiful place to simply relax, but it’s worth tearing yourself away to explore the beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife of the Parnaiba River Delta.

Best for: Secret / In the Know, Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet, Romantic


Location: Sao Paulo & Southern Brazil | Brazil

A stylish, contemporary design hotel in the heart of Sao Paulo, Emiliano’s dedication to artistry is evident from the cocoon sculpture by renowned artist Siron Franco which greets you as you enter the lobby. Rooms and suites are beautifully designed and luxurious, and the hotel is brilliantly located for exploring the cultural attractions of Sao Paulo.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness, Family-friendly


Location: Northeast Brazil | Brazil

Essenza Hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel in Jericoacoara, a seafront village boasting one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Contemporary and stylish, the hotel is built largely from wood and stone, with some suites featuring their own private balcony swimming pools. There’s also a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and easy access to the beach, where you can experience the famous sunsets and enjoy a variety of water sports.

Best for: Water activities, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

La Ferme de Georges

Location: Northeast Brazil | Brazil

La Ferme de Georges is a collection of luxury chalets on a farm in the beachfront village of Atins in northeast Brazil. The surrounding Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, its bleached white sand dunes dotted with lagoons, is a beautiful spot popular with kite boarders.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet, Seriously special, Eco-tourism

Pousada Araras

Location: The Pantanal | Brazil

Straightforward to get to, yet totally immersed within Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, this relaxed and rustic lodge offers the ultimate wildlife experience. Let the pioneering naturalist guides introduce you to anacondas, jaguars, and anteaters by canoe, horseback or on an unforgettable night safari.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Riding, Eco-tourism

Txai Resort

Location: Bahia | Brazil

The stilted bungalows and guest rooms of the rustic Txai Resort lie on Brazil’s beautiful north-eastern coast. The resort offers plenty of opportunities to surf Bahia’s famous waves, horse ride through its tropical rainforests and raft on its remote winding rivers, so there’s plenty to do when not relaxing in the the Brazilian sun on the pristine beach...

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach

Insolito Boutique Hotel & Spa

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

With a stunning location in one of Brazil’s trendiest destinations, Insolito Boutique hotel in Búzios features an attractive swimming pool overlooking the picturesque bay of Praia de Ferradura. Facing west, guests can enjoy gorgeous Brazilian sunsets, and with traditional hand-painted art and stylish décor, the French owner has created an intimate space with relaxation in mind.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality

Vila d'Este

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

With gorgeous picture-postcard views and an exclusive location in the heart of trendy Búzios, Vila d’Este offers luxury accommodation with an excellent Mediterranean restaurant, attentive service, plus two incredible pool decks. The fashionable oceanfront promenade – ‘Orla Bardot’ – is literally on the hotel’s doorstep, named after glamorous French actress, Brigitte Bardot.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Casas Brancas

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

With Mediterranean flair, Casas Brancas radiates sophistication in the heart of Búzios, one of Brazil’s most fashionable resorts. Effortlessly stylish, guests are welcomed with flawless hospitality to this haven of tranquillity overlooking the panoramic Armação Bay.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Villas de Trancoso

Location: Bahia | Brazil

Trancoso is an enchanting Boho chic haven set on an idyllic stretch of the Bahian coastline. Villas de Trancoso is a charming owner-run hotel that offers attractive suites and one or two-bedroom villas in lovely gardens just steps from the beach.

Best for: Family-friendly, Beach, Hideaway, Romantic

Pousada Literaria de Paraty

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Pick any colour and chances are you’ll find it somewhere in your room. Inspired by Paraty’s art and culture scene, the Pousada Literaria, a welcome contemporary surprise in the beautiful city, is an exploding mass of geometric patterns, block colours, bold fabrics and polished wood furnishings, all contained in an attractive colonial house, set along the town’s historic cobblestone streets.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine

Ponta dos Ganchos

Location: Sao Paulo & Southern Brazil | Brazil

One of South America’s best hotels and member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, Ponta dos Ganchos is the place to come to inject some luxury into your South American itinerary. Stunning bungalows boast amazing sea views, the food is great and there’s a wonderful spa to boot.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views

Pousada Maravilha

Location: Northeast Brazil | Brazil

Join the lucky few and visit Fernando de Noronha, Brazil's most remote island, home to fabulous marine life (divers take note), gorgeous beaches and amazing rock formations that jut out from the jade-green Atlantic. Visitor numbers are limited, ensuring the island remains unspoilt, and luxury hotel Pousada Maravilha is the place to stay.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Beach, Snorkelling & Diving

Casa Cairucu

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Accessed only by boat, Villa Casa Cairucu sits overlooking the clear, protected waters of a bay in one of Brazil’s most spectacular settings, close to Paraty.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Rustic, Romantic

Tivoli Praia do Forte

Location: Bahia | Brazil

Eco-heavenly Tivoli Praia do Forte has it all! 12 km of unspoilt Bahian beach, stunning scenery and an abundance of activities from tennis to volleyball and water sports galore. With fab eco-credentials and luxurious surroundings, what’s not to love?

Best for: Beach, Spa & Wellness, Wildlife & Nature, Eco-tourism

Casa do Morro

Location: Bahia | Brazil

Laidback, glamourous and undeniably cool, Trancoso is arguably one of Brazil’s hippest beach destinations. Caso do Morro, a 5 bedroom villa only 1km away captures the essence of Trancoso living. Perfect for entertaining, the villa has large open air living spaces with views of the palm fringed beach, hammocks slung out across the thatch pavillion, a large barbeque area and outdoor pool.

Best for: Family-friendly, Private Groups, Barefoot, Private Villa


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