Designed by acclaimed architect Isay Weinfeld and set in 100 acres of woodland and lush gardens with 14 lakes, the Fasano Boa Vista makes an instant impression. It’s tempting to begin exploring as soon as you’re settled. There are miles of tracks to wander down, or you could call in at the fully equipped stables and take one of the many equestrian trails.
If you’re looking to move the pace of life up a notch, the Fazenda Boa Vista boasts a wealth of activities. There are two tennis courts, two heated swimming pools and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Or you could combine the walking and the sport and put the resort’s two 18-hole golf courses through their paces.
As you’d expect from the Fasano family, the gourmet dining is exceptional. The Restaurante do Hotel gives Fasano’s classic Italian dishes a regional slant with the addition of fresh vegetables, herbs and spaces from Boa Vista Farm. But it is its lakeside setting that will probably linger longest in the memory, particularly if it’s preceded with a cocktail in the elegant Lobby Bar.