Buzios, Brazil

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The seven-mile long Brazilian peninsula of Buzios is South America's equivalent of St Tropez. With sophisticated boutiques, fine restaurants and more than 20 magnificent beaches it became a favourite haunt of the likes of Bridget Bardot back in the 1960s. 

The resort is centred round Rua das Pedras or Stone Street - a charming paved esplanade filled with bars, eateries and shops. Between here and Ossos Beach is the 'Orla Bardot', where you will find the infamous statue of the French starlet poised on her suitcase looking out to sea.