Sofitel Guaruja Jequitimar
What We Love
- The lovely beach, away from the crowds that are common in this area
- Family friendly: There’s a kids club and babysitting available
- The 6,458-square-foot, 30-treatment So Spa is one of the best on the São Paulo coast
- French chef Patrick Ferry serves some of the coast’s finest cuisine at Les Epices
What To Know
- Les Epices and Mar Casado have limited hours March through October
- Caters heavily to nouveau riche Brazilian families with kids in tow
- Pernambuco Beach can be crowded with vendors
- The hotel opened in 2007
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Coastal contemporary. This 301-room leisure/business hotel, built in 2006, is steeped in both clean-lined modernism and local art, which brightens the big, natural-tone lobby. The public spaces in all three wings are designed to capitalize on sea views, and the beige, lime, sky-blue and gray color scheme evokes the tropics.
Bed and Bath
The clean and crisp whitewashed rooms are large (Sea View Superior Rooms start at 409 square feet) and feature violet love seats and wicker furniture. The bathrooms feature marble sinks and rainfall showers (you’ll need to book a suite if you want a bathtub) and refreshing, citrusy Notes de Lanvin bath products from France. The signature Sofitel MyBeds are wrapped in Trussardi linens (Brazil’s most lavish) and are extra-comfy.
Though most of the restaurants are average (and pricey), the beachside Mar Casado, which specializes in fresh seafood, is wildly popular for its isthmus views and grilled lobster. Les Epices serves classic French fare and has earned one star from Brazil’s culinary bible, Guia Quatro Rodas. The excellent So Spa offers an extremely inviting couples treatment room, a 72-foot heated pool and an expansive relaxation deck with sea views. Elsewhere, there are tennis courts, a cinema, a vast main pool, a cocktail-centric lobby bar, a well-equipped fitness center by Companhia Athletica, a gigantic kids club, sand volleyball courts and an open-air shopping mall. You can also take a surfing lesson.
In the Area
Guarujá is all about fun in the sun. For less crowded strands than Pernumbuco, head to São Pedro Beach. There’s good surf at the nearby beaches of Praia do Tombo and Praia do Eden. South America’s biggest aquarium, Acqua Mundo, is a great choice for families. If you want to venture out for dinner in Guarujá, Dalmo Bárbaro is especially great for fish and seafood. For even more choices, head into nearby Santos, 12 miles to the west.
How to Get There
It is very pleasant to spend a few days with you! Place of beautiful nature, comfort and hospitality! Attentive and solicitous staff. Easy access! We will come back more and more times! Thank you! To the next.
This is has a well known resort, by name and precedence. Although I wasn’t aware how good it is until got here. An ample lobby, well decorated, with nice, polite staff, ready to try to make your experience unique. The rooms are big and as comfortable as it could be, the view is breathtaking. The beach is calm and the service provided by the hotel is impeccable.
I have nothing to complain except congratulate for the experience.
Of course I’d be back as soon as I can.
Keep going back to this jewel. Warm welcome, room with an excelent view, clean and most important available at arrival. Impressive breakfast and lunch buffets. Pool water at perfect temperature, just the music could be improved....
My wife, my 11 year old daughter and I spent 3 nights here during our summer break last August and had a very good relaxing holiday. All the staff we interacted with made us feel welcome and at home. My wife and I had an especially good night in the casino during our last evening.
We would like to thank the following: Enzo, Jean and Henrique as well as Marcelo, Adriano, Leandre and Liticia.
Acesso à praia perfeito, comida deliciosa, housekeeping excellent. Whole stuff very polite and always trying to please everyone. Amazing ocean view. Room balcony view spectacular- I will definitely go back.