At a Glance
Fasano’s beachside entry in Angra dos Reis feels like a high-end Caribbean resort, with all the amenities to match.
- Boat days on the hundreds of islands just offshore
- The golf course that plays through capybara pools and jungle ruins
- The poolside restaurant
Brazil has many beaches, but few have the type of dynamic offshore draw like Angra. The 365 islands range from towering rocks and lush forests to long stretches of powder sand, dotted with fishing huts and luxury villas. For those who find themselves leaning more towards the latter accommodation, the Fasano is the only choice.
The 60-room Fasano Dos Reis sits right on the mainland beach among a collection of gated communities. The property acts as a central hub for the area’s full-time residents: the shops on-site include everything from real estate brokers to pool toy dealers. The guest rooms line the brutalist architecture above this main shopping plaza, and the expansive spa, kids' club and restaurants connect to this area.
While guests can golf and explore the grounds, the best activity available is taking a boat from the hotel’s marina for a private jaunt around the islands. Each island has its own unique atmosphere: one may be an entirely private oasis with a rocky shore, where you can be alone with your thoughts, while another may have the crowds and vibe of Copacabana.
Choosing beachside properties in Brazil is very much a decision between the Bohemian and the modern chic. Fasano Angra falls squarely in the latter, so those looking for an upscale property between the mountains and the ocean will be right at home.
Who Should Stay
Couples and families looking for the comforts of a modern beach resort.
Written by Colin Heinrich