Ponta dos Ganchos Resort, inaugurated in 2001, is one of the newest and most luxurious resorts in Brazil. Situated on a small point nestling between two charming fishing villages and surrounded on 3 sides by the sea of the Emerald Coast, Ponta dos Ganchos Resort offers the warmth and personalized service of a guest house together with the sophisticated infrastructure of a 5-star hotel.
Above all, Ponta dos Ganchos is exclusive; there are only 25 comfortable and spacious “bungalows” in an area of over 80,000 m2. With over 3 staff per bungalow, the hotel aims to offer a service customized for each guest. Brazilian hardwood and natural stone characterize the 25 bungalows designed by their award-winning architect. The rustic style is complemented by modern conveniences, including air conditioning and more. Six types of bungalows are offered: Anhatomirim, Arvoredo, Da Vila, Especial da Vila, Esmeralda, and Especial Esmeralda spectacular sea view.
Ponta dos Ganchos possesses an extensive infrastructure, including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room, snooker room, fitness center, cinema, restaurant, bars, and a business center. Electric cars (silent and non-polluting) are available for internal transport. All efforts have been made to preserve the natural beauty of the area. There is only 5000m2 of construction in a total area of 80,000 m2, environmentally friendly waste treatment is employed, and a program of reforestation is underway. At the heart of the Resort, the Beach Restaurant provides drinks, lunch, and dinner at any hour - the doors only shut when the last guest leaves. A diversified and sophisticated menu is on offer, emphasizing local dishes of Santa Catarina, in particular freshly caught fish, prawns, oysters, and mussels.
A variety of available activities, including canoe, Stand up Paddle, boat trips, diving lessons, ecological trails, running track, and massage. The highlights, of course, are nautical. With the Arvoredo Biological Marine Reserve islands less than one hour away, they have one of the best diving options available on the Brazilian coast. The Island of Anhatomirim houses one of the oldest forts in Brazil.
Ponta dos Ganchos is situated in Governador Celso Ramos, Santa Catarina, in the south of Brazil. Colonized by Azoreans, Germans, and Italians, Santa Catarina is very different from the stereotypical Brazil of coffee, samba, and carnival. Currently, little known outside of Brazil, the coast of Santa Catarina is considered one of the most beautiful in Brazil and is the most popular holiday destination for Brazilians and Argentineans. Santa Catarina enjoys a subtropical climate with an average temperature of 27oC during the summer months (December to March) and 21oC during spring and autumn. Governador Celso Ramos is a region immersed in history and tradition, dotted with fishing villages and sparsely populated with descendants of the original Azorean settlers. It is a slice of old Brazil, emphasizing traditional occupations such as lace making, livestock, fishing, and mussel farming. To maintain a climate of total tranquility, the hotel does not accept children below 18 years.