The newest luxury resort development poised to take advantage of the burgeoning Brazilian tourism market is Ámanoca, a 5-star villa and hotel development south of Rio de Janeiro in the Costa Verde region. Set to open in early 2014, local developers Derek & Desmond Pinto have partnered with Aman Resorts to bring this project to left.
The Pintos of ARL Ltd., whose wholly owned subsidiary, Patience Empreendimentos Ltd., is behind the project, were raised in Brazil and have a long history of development activity in projects of this nature in the Caribbean.
With a 23-suite hotel and just 19 villas for sale, the resort's location boasts outstanding panoramic views from its elevated position of 25 to 90 meters above sea level. This lush peninsula is a little more than a 60-minute drive or a 20-minute helicopter ride from the heart of Rio, and is part of a highly desired coastline.
According to the Pintos, this area is a 'place to be seen' and a perfect location for South America's first Aman Resort. Amanoca is expected to attract an international set, and those who purchase in the community will be a part of Brazil's "most exclusive, sought after development renowned for its cutting edge design and envied location," the developers added.
Bordering its own nature reserve, the Ámanoca fully-furnished beach and ocean front villas all have ocean views and start from $6.5 million. The homes are being designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of award winning Denniston International Architects and Planners Ltd.
With a basic design of four bedrooms, extensive living areas both inside and out as well as elegant infinity pools, all villa owners will have access to the highest possible level of service throughout as well as to the resort's exclusive beach club and spa. Villa designs can be tailored to individual needs to incorporate extra bedrooms, entertainment and living areas as desired.
Nestled into the hillside, the beach club offers spectacular views of the surrounding natural environment and a restaurant at Amanoca will surely be a popular hangout for years to come.
Meanwhile the collection of resort swimming pools will be some of the region's most dramatic, overlooking the resort's 300-meter white sandy beach and Atlantic Ocean.
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