La Suite, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This glamorous clifftop guesthouse has panoramic views of Rio's spectacular coastline and is just a 20-minute drive from Ipanema in affluent Joatinga. The house is perched high above this secret surf haven where you get a 180-degree view of Rio's coastline from the open-sided sitting room.
The seven bedrooms use vibrant colours to startling effect: each comes with Warhol prints and matching marble bathrooms. There are private decks for massages, an infinity pool with staggering views and some fine dining by arrangement.
Doubles from €352 per night, and includes bed and breakfast.