Vibe: A stylish house rental for two to eight that’s accessible only by boat – a tropical eco-paradise for adventurous families.

Setting: Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Ilha Grande bay in verdant rainforest. It’s a five-minute walk to sandy beaches, and just a short boat ride from stunning coves, deserted islands and the colonial town of Paraty.

Why parents love it: The house is fabulously secluded, the maid visits every morning to whip up wonderful breakfasts (plus other meals, on request), and the wrap-around balcony has glorious views – the perfect spot for dolphin-spotting and caipirinha-swilling.

Why kids love it: There’s a private jetty for fishing, and the warm sea is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding (there are two double kayaks and two stand-up paddles to borrow).

Find out more: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 5 nights for the price of 4; whole-house bookings from £220 per night. Book with i-escape for a free half-day boat excursion.