Luxury 5 star hotels in Brazil

Our pick of the finest hotels in Brazil.

Brazil may be famous for the world cup and football but its also famous for being one of the most diverse holiday destinations on the planet. With its rich vibrant culture, unique wildlife and stunning landscapes. Such a vast country also has some of the world’s most luxurious and unique hotels too. So here’s our pick of the best and why you should consider a luxury holiday in Brazil.

Hotel das Cataratas|, Foz do Iguacu

Located right inside the Iguassu National Park, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel inside the park and right next to the world famous Iguassu Falls. In fact they’re so close you can walk right from the hotel to the water’s edge. You’ll get exclusive access to the park before the gates open offering a unique experience no other hotel could give you. This classically designed luxury hotel is all about the location. They offer a number of activities including a helicopter flight right over the falls. Not to be missed when you’re in Brazil. There’s also a number of nature walks starting right at the hotel and jeep safaris to explore the wilderness and wildlife. The Iguassu Falls are a must when visiting Brazil and there is no finer way to experience it than at the Hotel das Cataratas.

Pousada Estrela D’Agua| Trancoso, Bahia

Once a summer house, now a beautiful boutique hotel. The Pousada Estrela D’Agua is situated in a 23,000 m² site filled with native vegetation including palm trees, caju trees and stunning pink hibiscus. There are just 28 suites here so you’re guaranteed a quiet and luxurious experience. Every standard suite has a porch with relaxing hammock to enjoy. There are 7 beautiful master suites with private pools. For the ultimate in boutique luxury the ultra exclusive Master duplex is over 200 square metres and faces out over the sea with a view you won’t forget in a hurry, complete with its own home theatre and hidro spa.

Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo

With a name like “Hotel Unique” I’m sure you’d be looking for something quite unusual. This hotel definitely doesn’t disappoint. Architecturally speaking there is no other hotel quite like it. Its green facade shimmers in the tropical sunlight but its unique inverted semi circle design turns the heads of every passer by. Situated in the Jardins area of Sao Paulo, in the heart of the city’s park area. The views over Ibirapuera Park are worth the stay alone. This hotel is all about design, inside and out. From its pristine entrance and high ceiling lobby, the marble walls and sharp angular interior creates more of an art piece than a hotel.

On the roof you’ll find a beautiful and eye catching red pool and some of the best views of Sao Paulo you’ll find anywhere in the city. The Hotel Unique lives up to its name and is an absolute must if you’re visiting Sao Paulo.

How to get to Brazil

With daily flights from most major airports around the world TAM is Brazil’s largest airlines and serves a number domestic routes within this vast country too. I recommend using either Sao Paulo or Rio De Janeiro as your base during your exploration of Brazil and flying internally between destinations.