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See in the New Year at Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil
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Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil

Tucked away on a private peninsula with a picture-perfect fishing village in the neighbouring cove, Ponta dos Ganchos is offering guests a New Year’s Eve to remember. The Relais & Châteaux residence is one of Brazil’s most luxurious beach resorts, made up of hilltop cabanas, 25 bungalows, a restaurant and a peaceful spa.

Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil, Spa

For guests wishing to indulge in something a bit different this New Year’s Eve there is the opportunity to not only dine in style, watch an exclusive firework display and party through the night, but to also take part in the local custom of thanking the goddess of the sea Yemanja.

Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil, Dining

In keeping with Brazilian tradition, guests will be asked to wear white, while each of the private bungalows will receive a small wooden fishing boat to offer to Yemanja at midnight. The boats are sent out to sea along with flowers and floating candles as gifts to Yemanja in thanks for all she has given in the past year.

Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil, Beach

After this ceremony guests can enjoy the live music and cocktails under the stars until dawn.

The New Year’s Eve offer is available at Ponta dos Ganchos from 28 December – 6 January 2013, in either four or seven night packages. Prices include all meals, non-alcoholic drinks and the New Year’s Eve dinner, party and champagne. For more information, call the resort directly on +55 48 3262 5000 or visit the website.

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