Porto de Galinhas (Natal, Recife and surrounds, Brazil)
A luxury beachfront hotel with apartments and lovely thatched bungalows set around pretty tropical gardens. Porto de Galinhas is 7km down the road - a short buggy ride away.
The hotel has pitch and putt golf and its own tennis and volleyball courts. On the beach there are kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and simple sail boats, all of which are free for guests to use.
All bungalows have traditional palapa roofs and private pools. The super luxury bungalows are set amongst the grounds with their pools linked by a maze of channels all the way up to the main pool overlooking the ocean. Premium bungalows are bigger and have sea views. Apartments, with balconies, are set in 2-storey buildings.
An ideal place for those who want to relax. The beach is quite narrow, but there are many areas to relax by the pool and the reef is very close to the shore.
When to go
All year round. Can rain in May and June.