The beaches of Florianopolis did not disappoint.  We stayed in an adorable AirBnB that was so small and well organized that we could practically make our eggs from bed.  However, the placement of this great AirBnB was a bit out of the way and we spent most of our time on the Island waiting for the bus.  I'd highly recommend the Island for future travels but definitely with your own car or scooter!  There are lots of beaches (42 on the Island alone!) we wished to visit but couldn't visit via public transportation. 

Here are some photos from our time on the Island.  Click on any to enlarge.