UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa
The small town of Trancoso marks the spot where Portuguese explorers first landed in Brazil some 500 years ago, and is today home to a tight-knit community. Rooted at its core is the 11-key UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, a rustic-luxe retreat headed up by Dutch designer (and former creative director of Diesel) Wilbert Das. Committed to spotlighting emerging creatives and honouring the surrounding landscape, the property is packed with locally sourced design details, from outdoor showers repurposed from tree trunks to an in-house boutique brimming with handmade textiles and abstract artworks. Book the treehouse room - all airy linens and polished woods - and spend days splashing in the outdoor pool, whose shimmering mosaic tiles contain approximately 40,000 pieces of native aventurine quartz, and enjoying platters of seafood, fresh fruits and spicy stuff straight from the grill.
Praça São João Batista, Trancoso, Porto Seguro, 45810 000