6 Best Kid-Friendly Brazil Resorts

Best Family & Kid Friendly Resorts in Brazil 2024

With a coastline longer than the extent of the continental USA, Brazil has over 4500 miles of pristine beaches, sand dunes, surf spots, and gorgeous beach resorts – most nestled in lush Atlantic Rainforest. Plus, there are other fantastic Brazil resorts near the Iguassu Falls – one of the largest waterfalls in the world. How is a family vacationing in Brazil to choose among all the incredible Brazil resorts? Here’s a curated list of 6 family-friendly Brazil resorts, written by a Brazil travel expert.

Nannai Resort & Spa – Porto de Galinhas

Rodovia PE 09, Ipojuca – PE, 55590-000, Brazil

The 5-star Nannai Beach Resort lies on Muro Alto Beach, 8 km from Porto de Galinhas. Coconut palms and sand dunes surround the resort’s 42 suites and 49 bungalows.

Suites have a private balcony, air conditioning, electronic safe, radio alarm clock, iPod dock, and minibar, while the bungalows each have a private balcony overlooking the sea, private swimming pool, living room, dining area, iPod dock, minibar, electronic safe, and LCD cable TV with DVD player. The master bungalow also has a full kitchen.

Amenities at this luxury resort include 24-hour room service, a restaurant and 2 bars, boutique shop, library, heliport, babysitting services, and cyber cafe. Activities include water volleyball, mini golf, tennis court, beach volleyball and soccer, and a fitness center. Take advantage of the private beach access and go for a ride on a Jangada, a traditional Brazilian sailboat, or try kayaking and snorkeling. For the kids, there is a spacious children’s playground and swimming pool, games room, and Kid’s Club.

For relaxation, there is an extensive network of swimming pools (6000 m² to be exact!) and hot tubs, massage services, and a full-service gorgeous Spa by L’Occitane offering Reiki, reflexology, hydromassage, and Shiatzu.

Costao do Santinho Resort & Spa – Florianópolis

Praia do – Estr. Ver. Onildo Lemos, 2505 – Santinho, Florianópolis – SC, 88058-700, Brazil

This extensive 5-star Costão do Santinho Resort & Spa offers nearly every activity and luxury that you could imagine. Located on Florianópolis Island – known as the weekend getaway spot for Paulistas and partygoers – the resort encompasses 10 million ft² (1 million m²) of lush forests, sand dunes, freshwater ponds, and safe beaches, not to mention 695 guest rooms and suites. Walk around the resort’s property, and you’ll find Pitanga trees, almond trees, Yellow Ipe trees, orchids, hummingbirds, and shore birds.

This sprawling resort hosts 5 restaurants, 3 bars, a full-service spa and salon, and activities ranging from wind surfing, paintball, horseback riding, sand boarding, kayaking, and archery to golf and tennis. There are several indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a diving center as well.

Children’s services and activities abound. The kiddos can work on arts & crafts in the Craft Shop Costão, visit the Yellow Woodpecker Ranch, enjoy costume parties and games, play with circus performers in the children’s swimming pool, go bike riding or play beach volleyball, go kayaking in the marina, try sand boarding, or hang out in the arcade.

The guest rooms are decorated with tile floors, dark wood and bamboo furniture, and mosaic tile accents. All have views of the ocean or the garden, plus free Wi-Fi, and cable TV. Some apartments have kitchens with barbeques. The family room (2 adults, 2 kids 4-11 years, and 1 kid under 3) has everything your family needs for a home away from home. There’s a living room, dining room, full kitchen, laundry area, balcony, barbeque area, 3 bedrooms, LCD cable TV, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi Internet access, and phone.

Vila Galé Eco Resort – Angra dos Reis

Estrada Vereador Benedito Adelino, 8413 Fazenda – Tanguá, Angra dos Reis – RJ, 23909-901, Brazil

The all-inclusive Vila GaléEco Resort is located in the bay of Ilha Grande near Angra dos Reis, and is surrounded by subtropical Atlantic rainforest, calm seas, palms, and beautiful beaches. The waters by the Eco Resort are a transparent blue, inviting you to dip your toes in and leave your cares by the shore. Just 150 km (90 miles) from Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis makes for a quiet getaway spot.

The Vila Galé was once a farmland, and some of the original buildings and hundred-year-old palm trees are still intact. There are 319 guest rooms, with sea, mountain, or garden views. Each is decorated with wood furniture, and has air conditioning, a private balcony, cable TV, desk, sofa, digital safe, telephone, spacious bathtub, minibar, and goose-down pillows and blankets.

Choose from several restaurants and bars – there’s everything from sushi to a cocktail at the Blues & Soul bar. There is a business center, conference room, fitness center, tennis and volleyball courts, and Satsanga Spa – with sauna, tropical shower, hot tub, Shiatsu, and massage treatments. Wi-Fi Internet is available throughout the hotel.

Kids will love the water park, with more than 1500 m² of swimming pools for adults and children, plus a Jacuzzi and heated Olympic lap pool. Children can join the Kid’s Club for recreational activities like nature walks, games in the pool, music and dancing, and crafts. The calm waters of the ocean are ideal for small children. Thoughtful amenities for parents include a feeding room with microwave, fridge, milk, cookies, and bottle sterilizer. There is also a playroom and nursery, and restaurant menu geared for kids’ appetites. Babysitting services are available.

Portobello Beach Resort – Angra dos Reis

BR-101, km 434 – São Brás, Mangaratiba – RJ, 23860-000, Brazil

The 5-star Portobello Resort was built in Polynesian style to blend in perfectly with the nature surrounding it. Overlooking the waters of Angra dos Reis Bay, and surrounded by magnificent mountains covered with the lush vegetation of the Atlantic Forest, the resort invites both adults and kids to relax and have some fun in the sun. Just 100 km (62 mi) from Rio de Janeiro, the Portobello Resort is a tranquil getaway from the big city and offers a pristine beach and safe bay.

Like other resorts and hotels in Brazil, the Portobello has the obligatory swimming pool, business center, and restaurant. But not to be outdone by other resorts, the Portobello has a private white sand beach, a heliport and private runway for takeoffs and landings, and a marina available for yachts up to 60 ft. If a swimming pool just isn’t enough, there are natural lakes and waterfall to explore.

Activities abound at the resort: go horseback riding, hiking, or on an off-roading safari through the Atlantic Rainforest. Or make the most of the bay and try kayaking, jet skiing, or windsurfing.

For the kids, the resort provides a specially-trained staff to lead kids over 4 on daily adventures. They can learn about the flora and fauna of the region on a nature walk, do arts and crafts, and more.

There are 127 guest rooms and 26 suites, each with an ocean view. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, safe deposit box, and minibar.

Mabu Thermas & Resort – Foz do Iguassu

Av. das Cataratas, 3175 – Vila Yolanda, Foz do Iguaçu – PR, 85853-000, Brazil

The 5-star Mabu Thermas & Resort Iguassu is an all-inclusive resort option for those seeking a family-friendly trip to the Iguassu Falls. “Mabu Thermas” gets its name from the nearby Guarani Aquifer, the world’s largest subterranean water reservoir. Guests can take a soothing dip in the 3 heated swimming pools that are sourced from this reservoir. The pools are open 24-hours and one has a waterslide: every kid’s dream come true.

Behind the hotel is a large park with activities for the whole family, from soccer and volleyball to tennis and fishing in the lake. The fitness center faces the pools, so you can keep an eye on the kids while working out. The staff leads activities throughout the day and into the evening, for kids as well as teenagers. Options include paintball, archery, and a zipline.

The resort offers a restaurant and a piano bar with nightly live entertainment. The full-service spa offers hydromassage, beauty and massage treatments. The 208 guest rooms come with air conditioning, LCD cable TV, minibar, and Internet access.

Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort

Av. das Cataratas, 2345 – Vila Yolanda, Foz do Iguaçu – PR, 85853-000, Brazil

The 5-star Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort is an extensive resort that is fun for the whole family. Spanning 165,000 square meters, this resort is within close range of the mighty Iguassu Falls.

Leisure activities abound, from a gigantic outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, to tennis courts, a soccer field, and fitness center. Plus there are more adventurous activities like archery, Tarzan Hut with zipline, and a rock-climbing wall. Youngsters can make friends in the kid’s playroom. There is also a room where can prepare milk and food for babies.

Adults can relax in the sauna, hot tub, wellness center, or Scottish shower. Families can pass the time in the games room or by taking a walk along the ecological paths to spot lizards, parrots, monkeys, and see the small zoo.

There are 311 rooms, each with air conditioning and heating, Internet access, safe deposit box, minibar, cable TV, and telephone. Other amenities include 2 bars, 3 restaurants, 24-hour room service, babysitting service, and business center.

Kid-Friendly Travel Tips

Make sure to avoid drinking the tap water and street food, no matter where you visit in Brazil. While at the beach, be wary of riptides, strong ocean currents, and pollution. Research the beach where your family will be staying to make sure it is safe for swimming and water sports. Ask the hotel staff about tidal conditions if your tikes are planning to hit the beach. And of course, don’t forget to lather up on sunscreen. Salvador in particular is best visited during the day – avoid nighttime city tours when traveling with kids.

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