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Villa Raphael

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  • Villa Raphael
  • Villa Raphael
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A small, friendly and attentive adult-only boutique style hotel close to Búzios promises a relaxing beachside stay.

Pretty Villa Raphael sits in a coconut grove behind a crescent-shaped beach on the southern shore of the Búzios peninsula. It’s a low-key and discreet colonial-style adult-only (over 15s) property with its own spacious gardens and is composed of two elegant, at the same time homely, two-storey buildings.

The cleanly minimalist guest rooms, done out in sparkling white, open onto the flowery gardens:  super deluxe rooms have a balcony with views through the palm-dotted lawns towards the ocean. Engage the beach service for a few hours lazing on the sands or take a dip in the lovely pool just a few steps from the beach. Should you feel like expending any energy you could head for the hotel’s own tennis court. After your game you may be tempted to book a relaxing massage; then you might round off your day in the convivial bar which concocts chilled tropical fruit drinks and cocktails.  Food is served in the hotel’s own informal al fresco restaurant, with a full meal service where breakfast and afternoon tea are gastronomic highlights.

A shuttle service operates to the town of Búzios itself which is just 2km away; there you’ll find a full range of eateries, clubs and boutiques.  

 

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Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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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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    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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