The town and beaches of Buzios during Carnaval are full of people escaping the noise of Rio - a little ironic, since they bring the very noise to Buzios. However this hotel is a place where one can escape the noise. The cabins are surrounded by palms, bamboo and other tropical and flowering vegetation. Bird life is however limited. The hotel has a nice pool and Jacuzzi. The Tartaruga beach is only a 5 min walk away. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We asked for an upgrade because the standard rooms are a bit small and mosquitoes can come through the veranda floor boards. After checking what we were paying we got an upgrade to the luxury room without any additional cost. The luxury room is definitely worth it: the veranda floor is tiled, so no mosquitoes from there (all rooms have mosquito wired porches and all windows are protected as well - there are no holes that I could see). There was a gap under the door however so we had one mosquito a night still until we bought some bug spray. Remember you are at a mangrove coast so mosquitoes are present. But compared to other places we have been they were not a real pest. One can sit outside during the day without being bothered and even during the evening it is just one or two.
It is best to have a car, since the place is some distance from restaurants (it has it's own restaurant but it opens typically only at 8pm although they will serve you earlier). The closest restaurants are in Manginhos. They are worth trying. Traveling to and from Buzios proper is a chore, since the streets are always packed during peek season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barracuda Resort offers 41 bungalows in front of the ocean. There are 14 large new and 27 renovated aparts that have TV - air-conditioning - minibar - safety deposit box - hair dryer - telephone - Internet in rooms and satellite access. All units have private balconies screened for comfort. We have a private pier for fishing, diving, swimming; boat trips and a helipad. We also offer restaurant, 2 bars, tennis court and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barracuda Resort Armacao Dos Buzios, Brazil