Insolito Boutique Hotel & Spa
Just a two-hour drive from Rio is Buzios, the small fishing village turned millionaires' playground and nestled into a mountain overlooking the famous Ferradura Beach sits the Insolito Boutique Hotel. Boasting 20 rooms filled with furniture and art by famous craftsman—each created around a different theme, such as the 1920's-inspired Melindrosa suite. Depending on their energy level, guests can lounge in a daybed by one of three cliff side pools, rent a bicycle, or enjoy the hotel's two boats—one for touring, the other for water-skiing. In the evening, locals, visitors, and a rotating cast of artists-in-residence mingle in the hotel's beach side lounge, sampling award-winning French-Brazilian cuisine like smoked salmon croquettes with blueberry compote.