The beaches of Buzios are yours to meditate on as you peak over the edges of your infinity pool. With just 14 rooms, the place feels exclusive and the landscaped gardens give it an extra sense of privacy. Off the colourful lobby are a couple of small but well-formed spa treatment rooms.
Not the biggest resort in the country, but one of the most popular thanks to the sheer number of beaches. Seen as more authentic than its more famous competitors, this is where many domestic travellers come. Head for Geriba or Ossos – the sands are complemented with water sports and shopping.