Pousada Caminho do Rei, Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina
"Beautiful rustic-chic guesthouse surrounded by nature with great pool and views to die for"
|Nearest Airport:||Florianopolis - 85 kms|
|Trip Style:||Watersports, Nature + Wildlife, Honeymoon + Romance, Eco-tourism, Boutique Luxury, Beach|
wi-fi, TV Room, supports sustainable tourism, sauna, private parking, pool, laundry, honeymoon package, hammocks, gym, games room, bi-lingual reception, bar
|Language(s):||Spanish, Portuguese, French, English|
|Recommended attractions:||windsurfing, whale watching, weddings, walking, swimming, surfing, stand-up paddle, massage, kitesurfing, horseriding, hiking, boat trips|
|Ideal for:||travellers with baby, solo travellers, couples|
|Cards Accepted:||Visa, Mastercard , AMEX|
|Telephone:||+55 48 33556062|
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Note: Where pousadas are off the beaten track, Google maps only show the nearest town, and are not an accurate guide to location.
Alison's pousada review
What an extraodinary treat it was to find the Pousada Caminho do Rei at the end of the dirt track which runs along the ridge of hills above Praia do Rosa. I had looked it up on Google so imagined there might be views but could not have imagined the 180o vision of mountains, village hills and beach I would get from my suite.
And what a suite- an individual wood/brick chalet with king size bed, superior bedlinen and bathrobes, shower room built around a huge rock, jacuzzi, individual deck and best of all for me a really well positioned table where I could sit and write in comfort looking out over the never ending sea.
Caminho do Rei is one of the most traditional of Praia do Rosa pousadas, dating back to 1984 when owners Paulo and Monica fell in love with the location with its spectacular views surrounded by nature on all sides. The 8 beach facing chalets were all meticulously planned to blend in and around that nature and not to spoil the view of any of the others. An infinity pool followed built into the hillside and then a restaurant and poolside bar which open in high season.
The result is one of the most beautiful rustic/chic pousadas I have ever had the pleasure to stay at, one where I couldn't wait to wake up to sunrise right in front of me. Pure paradise!
Praia do Rosa, or just "Rosa"as it is known locally lies 90 kms south of Florianópolis. It was discovered by surfers in the 70s, but curiously unlike Itacaré and Praia do Forte for example the main village has not not developed along the beach but just off the ridge which runs above it and this is where the majority of pousadas are. From the ridge there are several dirt paths down to the beach which take about 5 minutes. The way back up is a hike though and you'll be hard put to do it in less than 20 minutes!
Still frequented by hundreds of surfers year round, Rosa is also home to the "beautiful people" in high season December to March and to whale watchers from mid July to the end of October. May and June are probably the coolest months weather wise but this is a seriously beautiful place to visit at any time of year.
* Chilling out on Rosa beach or by the pousada pool
* Surfing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle classes
* Side trip to Garopaba, Praia da Barra or the Ibiraquera lagoon
* Whalewatching trips July to October
* Crêpes at Georgette's, across the road from the pousada
- Wonderful pool and fabulous views
- Hospitality of owners Paula and Monica, and manager Vanderleia
- Beautiful rustic/chic decor
- Exclusivity and romanticism
|Try a different place if...
you want nightlife nearby or you want to meet lots of other travellers.