DPNY Beach

Boutique hotel in Ilhabela

Set right on the sands of Praia do Curral, this uber-trendy getaway for São Paulo fashionistas isn’t subtle: the Mediterranean-on-overdrive aesthetic would be jarring if the crowd here didn’t subscribe to the more-is-more line of trendsetting decorating.

Rooms are exquisitely appointed, with extra touches such as Nespresso machines, and there’s a huge pool and harem-like spa that surely gets out of hand (in a good way) on busy nights. Miami-style ambient music pumps throughout the property. It is also home to DPNY Beach Club/Bistrô, the island's fanciest bar-lounge, and Tróia, its most gourmet restaurant (mains R$62 to R$84).