Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil
Uxua Casa Hotel and Spa features ten unique casas, which blend seamlessly into the historic centre of Trancoso, a small fishing village on Brazil’s southern Bahian coast.
Four casas are restored fishermen homes facing the 16th century town green called the Quadrado, while six others are hidden in a lush private garden. They are of one to three bedroom casas, one with a private pool, others with private terraces and there is even one on stilts overlooking the pool area. The beautiful casas were created by designer Wilbert Das in collaboration with local artisans using traditional building methods, reclaimed materials, and Brazilian antiques and art. The design blends rustic elements with contemporary comfort and roominess.
Service is provided in friendly, Bahian style, including two restaurants specialising in traditional Bahian cuisine, a spa and gym, a unique swimming pool made of healing aventurine crystals. There is also a cool beach bar created from old fishing boats, a short walk from the property down to the beach.
Cooking in Bahia is a social event, and the hotel’s main kitchen is an open structure featuring a counter with bar-stools where guests are welcome to sit and chat with the chefs, watch and learn or just sample what’s cooking. Any meal can be enjoyed at the poolside restaurant or beach lounge, at your room or can be taken seated at a rustic table on the Quadrado.
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Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa Information
- Location & Getting There
Uxua Casa blends seamlessly into the historic centre of Trancoso, a small fishing village on Brazil’s southern Bahian coast, which is a 40-minute transfer from Ilhéus Airport. Ilhéus is over an hour flight from Rio de Janeiro, and a 1.5-hour flight from Sao Paulo.
Uxua Casa features 10 unique casas, 4 of which are fishermen homes facing the 16th century town green, while the other 6 are hidden in a lush private garden. The Seu Pedrinho and Quintal da Gloria feature outdoor living areas surrounded by a beautiful garden. Estudio is a honeymoon suite located high up in the trees. Casa da Arvore and Seu Irenio provides a king bed and living room. Eugenia, Nozinho and Gulab Mahal are 2-bedrooms while Ze e Zilda is a 3-bedroom, all of which boast a kitchen, dining area, and direct access to the garden or beach. The Seu Joao is the most luxurious as it comes with a master bedroom, a private courtyard and deck with a pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor shower and a raised pergola with private garden views.
- Open air showers
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 lounge
Cooking in Bahia is a social event, and the hotel’s main kitchen is an open structure featuring a counter with bar-stools, where guests are welcome to sit and chat with the chefs, watch and learn or just sample what’s cooking. Guests will be occupied with hanging out on the beach, shopping at boutiques on the main square, trying out the excellent restaurants or simply soaking up the wonderful atmosphere. There are tennis courts, a golf course, mountain biking and kayaking available in the local area too.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities. For those aged 5 and under, the hotel provides cots at no extra cost and can arrange babysitting.