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Vila da Santa

  • Vila da Santa
  • Vila da Santa
  • Vila da Santa
  • Vila da Santa
  • Vila da Santa
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A friendly, boutique-style property with a cheerful seaside aspect, devoted to creating a peaceful and restorative ambiance.

This is a gorgeous property which blends traditional Portuguese blue and white colonial architecture with French Provençal style and flair. Each of the guest suites displays its own unique décor and character, but all share many references to the sea and marine life along with antique objets d'art.

Luxuriate in the space, translucent light and cool flooring indoors, while the pool and garden offer you tranquil spots to relax in the open air. There’s a beach in front of the hotel and water sports such as stand-up-paddling can be arranged so you can enjoy the ocean.

It's all very romantic without being schmaltzy: you can dine al fresco on the terrace with sea views, and indulge in choices from a menu of spa services. The hotel is especially praised for the excellent level of service delivered by the welcoming staff.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Highlights?: Ouro Preto and Paraty.

    CE, Barnett
  • Most Memorable Moment?: We were lucky enough to have a major thunder storm overnight at the Iguazu falls and these were unbelievably spectacular the next day.  Also the Lencois Marahenas…

    KT, Andover
  • Most memorable experience: "Hard to say it was all wonderful. Looking for alligators in a minute boat in the dark with eyes peering at you from out of the reeds,…

    VM, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Iguacu Falls were spectacular Rio views as per postcards!!

    JM, Callander
  • Wow, so many it's hard to choose the most memorable aspect. Sunrise on the lake in the Pantanal was just wonderful. The exhilaration of standing at the devil's throat on…

    TH, Arsenal
  • Every day was special and we have many happy memories but probably the highlights were the views from the top of Sugar Loaf, getting up close to waterfalls, swimming in…

    LL, Tonbridge
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Our Expert's Opinion

This hotel is a great option for a stay in the seaside town of Buzios. The staff are cheerful and friendly, the location is fantastic with a beach in front of the hotel and it’s a short walk from the bustling town centre with its cafes and bars. It’s definitely worth trying the hotel restaurant for fresh fish, seafood and regional cuisine.

Hannah
Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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