If I were the girl from Ipanema, this is where I'd hang out. A drop-dead gorgeous hotel, earning every point of it's 5 star rating. If you're thinking about where to have a luxurious and romantic honeymoon, keep this one in mind.
Caesar Park has 221 rooms and suites with sea views, decorated in classic, Victorianesque style. In your closet you'll find a beach bag that will attract immediate and desirable attention as soon as you hit the sand. Hotel beach staff will appear, ready to scoot you into a lounge chair, make you a drink, and hand you tropical fruits to nibble on while you catch some rays.
The exercise room is state-of-the art and is included in the price of your room. You can even ask for a personal trainer to help make sure you are sufficiently buff for beach excursions. There is something to be said for working out while taking in postcard-perfect sea vistas. An on-site spa offers massage and all kinds of pamering services.
The buffet in Galani, Caesar Park's restaurant, is the best I had in Rio, replete with heart-of-palm salads, succulent fish dishes, and desserts that will make you glad for the exercise room. I'm a fan of the marzipan chocolate cake and the orange/coconut flan. After dining, you can stroll out to the pool deck and have a drink looking out over Ipanema beach.