A dream retreat in the Brazilian mountains

A sublime spa resort in acres of South American space

The lounge at Botanique Hotel & Spa, Brazil
The lounge at Botanique Hotel & Spa, Brazil | Image: Tuca Reines/Botanique

In the puma country of Brazil, in the mountains around Campos do Jordão, between Rio and São Paulo, three private entrepreneurs have completed the sort of dream retreat that wouldn’t occur to the ironed-flat mega-brands: the kids-free Botanique Hotel & Spa (www.botanique.com.br; from £790 per person, all inclusive). Eleven villas, six suites, a 10,000sq-ft spa, cookery school, movie theatre and stables share some 700 acres, the far-reaching views from the suites afforded by towering walls of glass.


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