Casa dos Arandis
Immersed in nature and a 2½ hour drive north of Ilhéus, Casa dos Arandis is a gem of a beachfront hotel with just 7 lovely rooms on the Maraú Peninsula in Bahia. Beautiful on the inside as well as the outside - every detail here has been conceived with great care and attention by the resident owners and guests are looked after wonderfully by them and their hospitable local staff. Delicious regional dishes are made with organic ingredients, incredible fresh fruit juices served with a smile. Moving through the beautiful lush gardens you emerge onto a seemingly endless, deserted surf beach where you can walk for miles undisturbed, bask in the tropical sun, swim in natural low tide coral pools or watch artisanal fisherman at work. If that's not enough, on the doorstep shimmers the Bay of Camamu, Brazil’s third largest: a natural paradise with 400 sq miles of beaches, mangrove, islands, waterfalls and reefs to explore with boatman Eliseu.