Brazil luxury hotels Archive

Makenna in Brazil – A Thoroughly Modernist Beach Resort

As our reviewer says in the intro to our rundown on Makenna Resort in the Bahia region of Brazil, this is not your typical rustic beach hotel. While most of them—even the most expensive—are casual to the point of rustic, Makenna is unabashedly modernist, with every angle looking like it could jump off the pages [...]

Uxua Casa Hotel in Brazil

We’ve had our eye on Uxua in the Trancoso area of Brazil since it opened in 2009 and recently got one of our correspondents in there to check out the experience. It may be in an area once known more for backpackers and faded hippies, but since the owner is a Dutch fashion designer (the [...]

New Review of Casas Brancas in Buzios, Brazil

We’re continuing to beef up our coverage of luxury hotels in Brazil. After all, the country has the World Cup and the Olympics in their future and a booming economy that has been saying, “What world recession?” Our latest new review is Casa Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa in Búzios. Just two hours north of [...]

Review of the Best Hotel in Brasilia, Brazil

If you’re headed to Brasilia, Brazil, you won’t have to think very hard about where to stay. There’s everybody else and there’s the Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada. Here’s what our reviewer had to say: “As fabulously futuristic as the city’s legendary architecture, and blessed by an idyllic, if somewhat secluded, location on Lake Paranoá, the [...]

Imanta Jungle and Beach Hideaway in Punta de Mita

Less than an hour from the Puerto Vallarta airport is a new and unbelievable luxury resort that is sure to become a preferred new hideout for celebrities trying to escape the gossip rags – Imanta. The more years I work as a travel writer and editor, the harder it is for me to be truly [...]