Awaiting Your Return From Shore
Florianopolis was founded in 1726 by
immigrants from the Azores, along with German and Italian settlers. With a
population of around 370,000 it is the capital of the State of Santa
Catarina and a port of call for coastal shipping. Located on Santa Catarina
Island, which is joined to the mainland by three bridges, the late-19th
century pastel-colored, stuccoed buildings still recall faint “old world”
Good shopping can be found in Florianopolis on “Felipe Schmidt,” an
all-pedestrian street. Jurere Beach Resort features an Open-Air Shopping
Center that is accessible from the jetty via a complimentary shopping
shuttle by minivans offered by the merchants. Best items to shop for:
local handicrafts and resort wear.
Great seafood dishes are the specialty here at the resorts’ restaurants.
More rustic eateries can be found at the Municipal Market, where
especially the Pirão Restaurant is known for good seafood. Enhance your
meal with a cold, local beer and finish off with a cafezinho, the strong
sweet Brazilian coffee.
Municipal Market and former Customs House, This structure now
contains good craft stalls, art galleries and handicraft shops.
Beaches. Apart from exploring downtown Florianopolis you may want
to visit any of the island’s 42 beaches.
Silversea Beach Offering. Near the jetty, 2 miles of private
beach with calm, clean and clear water with beach front restaurants are
available to Silversea guests. Water sports facilities offer speed
boats, windsurfers and snorkel equipment for rental. A small, rustic
train links the Praia Hotel Resort and the Open Air Shopping Center at
the Jurere Beach Resort.
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
and Dancing Await You