Dream Island Escapes

Craving an island vacation? Get inspired by these exotic destinations.

Beautiful Brazil

Head to warm and sunny Florianópolis, the land of cozy oyster bars, hidden lagoons, and epic parties on the beach.

Beautiful Brazil: Fresh Oysters
Photo:  Flavio Veloso


There is so much to explore in the Floripa nightlife department that it requires a little forward planning. There's the Euro-fabulous Confraria das Artes, a loungey late-night spot that's a big hit with jet-setting moguls and the models who love them. The Big Blue Club, a white-tented night spot sitting right on the beach at Praia Mole, is the ideal sand-between-the-toes party experience. Meanwhile, at the northern tip of the island is the gated community of Jurerê, a magnet for Brazilian millionaires who own condos and park their yachts here.

Jurerê is the nouveau South American answer to St. Tropez, awash in Champagne bars, nightclubs, palatial homes, and a young crowd decked out in skimpy clubwear and designer sunglasses. At Taikô, a Champagne bar where Brazilian MTV sets up camp each summer, everyone is drinking, flirting, and dancing on the sand to music spun by a DJ perched in a lifesaver's tower.

Left: Follow the signs to fresh oysters.

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