Marambaia Apart Hotel offers charm and affordability mere steps from the beautiful beach of Ponta Negra. This hotel is set about halfway down the bay, just a 5-minute drive from Natal's famous bald dune, Morro do Careca, as well as from the bars and clubs of the Alto de Ponta Negra district. With 13 guest accommodations, the property has an intimate feel. Pleasant staff provides personalized service whether you need airport transfer in the wee hours (contact the hotel with flight details in advance), or help planning a day trip.
Consider heading to Genipabu, about an hour north, for dune buggy or dromedary rides. Another half-hour up the coast, you can snorkel off Maracajau, or bring the kids to the town's Ma-Noa Water Park. Car rentals are available right onsite at the hotel, and garage parking is free, making excursions that much easier.
Before exploring this stretch of coastline, start the day with Marambaia Apart Hotel's complimentary full breakfast, served in the sunny breakfast area. To hold you over for a while, the hearty spread includes regional dishes such as tapioca and fried banana with cinnamon and sugar. Eggs, bacon, tropical fruit, and homemade cakes are also on offer. Room service is available (limited hours).
Need a breather after a day of sightseeing? The top floor solarium is a great place to enjoy Ponta Negra views. Cool off in the small outdoor pool, or relax with a drink from the bar.
Clean, comfortable guest apartments offer kitchenettes with stovetops, refrigerators, and sinks, so you can prepare a bite to eat. Accommodations are air-conditioned, and many include balconies that open to the sea air. Check in with family back home via complimentary wireless Internet access, available throughout the hotel. (If you forgot your laptop, you can always use the computer in the reception area at no charge.) TVs offer cable channels so you can unwind before bed. Complimentary cribs/infant beds are also available.