Serena Boutique Hotel
Just a two-hour drive from Rio's crowded beach scene is the town of Buzios, a jet-set destination that still maintains glimpses of its sleepy past. And at the peninsula's narrowest point, Geriba Beach, visitors will discover the 37-room Serena Boutique Resort. The rooms are spacious and spa-like, with wood accents and billowy drapes—and most often, an impressive hot tub. And though the hotel is a short walk to the beach, visitors may prefer to wile away the day lazing on a luxurious white chaise by the pool or exploring the lush tropical gardens on the hotel grounds. Perks include a game room, playground, and on-site hairdresser.