To really get away from it all (as if the rest of Bahia wasn’t relaxed enough) consider the ultimate beach holiday in Morro de São Paulo or the even more remote little village of Boipeba. Built on an island only accessible by boat or plane, these small beachside villages are blissfully isolated, no cars, no lights, no motorcars, though luxuries abound. The main mode of transport is your feet; wheelbarrows double as taxis transporting everything from luggage to food and drinks for the evening beach party.
Tip: Plan your trip from April through June to take advantage of low-season rates and enjoy peace and quiet in destinations such as Morro de São Paulo, Boipeba, and Barra Grande. However, call ahead to check if your chosen hotel is open. Many owners schedule their own vacations during these quiet months. (Frommers)
The Anima Hotel Morro São Paulo is located directly on the Praia do Encanto (‘The Enchanted Beach’). Nestled amidst 15 acres of private tropical forest, in between the sea and a serene river, guests are sure to find the tranquility and privacy they desire. The hotel’s 10 eco-friendly bungalows are decorated with hand-made crafts from various regions in Brazil. Each rooms features a king-size bed, air-conditioning, a mini-bar, a 21” satellite TV, a DVD/CD player, a private outdoor shower, and a Jacuzzi (in select units). The on-site restaurant is located by the swimming pool, and is open all day, serving cuisine from Brazil, Asia, India, France and Italy. The hotel chef strives to use organic ingredients and fresh local seafood from the island. Every morning, guests can treat themselves to a buffet breakfast of homemade breads and locally picked fruits. Those looking to explore the region can take advantage of the Anima Hotel’s tourist services, which can help guests book 4×4 tours, horseback riding, hiking, and boat or canoe tours.
Hotel vila dos orixas
Located at Praia do Encanto, (about 7 kilometers from the village) . The most serene and last beach of Morro de São Paulo. Vila dos Orixas Boutique Hotel is notable for being the most exclusive hotel of the island where palm trees, the sun and tranquility predominate.
Every detail is designed to make the most of privacy and tranquility, as well as access to all the amenities of the hotel.
Some of the highlights are the 25 meter semi Olympic swimming pool to cool off in and our oceanfront restaurant. Villa dos Orixás ten individual bungalows are enclosed by palm trees and exuberant nature with a fascinating beach as a backdrop. Each of them has about 60 to 80 square meters and the interior design is dominated by wood and warm fabrics, designed to give maximum comfort to our guests. All have whirlpool, wooden terrace with hammock and all the facilities needed.
If you dream of a bungalow on a secluded beach, Villa do Orixás is the right hotel for you!
Villa das Pedras
The Villa das PedrasPousada is located in front of the beach on Segunda Praia (‘Second Beach’) in Morro de São Paulo. The pousada is surrounded by gardens and lush greenery, making it one of the most peaceful inns on the island. There are 24 suites with accommodations for 2, 3, or 4 people.
All of the accommodations are spacious, comfortable, and equipped with air-conditioning, a mini-bar, cable TV, a telephone and a private balcony with a hammock for guests to relax. The pousada offers a daily complimentary breakfast served buffet style with beautiful views of the swimming pool and the ocean.