19 July, 2013

Beachside in Brazil

The photo below gives you an idea of just how idyllic the location of today's featured hotel is. The Uxua Casa Hotel and Spa is the only boutique hotel in the historic main square of Trancoso,a small fishing village on Brazil's idyllic southern Bahian coast.

There are ten private casas, with a stinning beachside location, and the balance between luxury and laid-back is just right! Four of the houses are restored fishermen's homes which face the 16th century town green. The others are hidden in a lush private garden. The rooms are all unique and are furnished with a lot of recycled materials, and are simply stunning.

There are two restaurants specializing in traditional Bahian cuisine (think fish stews, and fresh seafood), and many guests say one of the highlights of their stay is the food. There is also a spa, and a gym so you can chill out, or exercise - whatever takes your fancy!

There is also a stunning lake-like swimming pool made entirely of of healing aventurine quartz - a native Bahian stone considered to be among the most therapeutic minerals in the world. Not only that, but the hotel has one of the coolest beach bars I've ever seen - a spectacular 'beach lounge' created from old fishing boats which takes 'shabby chic' to a whole new level!

The hotel is a 90 minute car ride from the Porto Seguro airport - just remote enough for you to feel like you can leave all your worries behind! If you want to find out more about this hotel, then visit the official website here.

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