By Lauren Holmes
This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
Vibrating with the sounds of nature, infectious rhythms and human warmth, it doesn’t take long to fall under Brazil’s spell. From waterfalls and wetlands to private islands, iconic beaches and Amazonian jungle, Brazil’s top suites span the country’s most remote and exotic locations. Here, we’ve handpicked the places that connect you to Brazil’s heritage, creativity and culture in the utmost style.
UXUA CASA HOTEL
Expertly designed by Diesel’s former creative director Wilbert Das, Casa Eugênia is the most palatial of standalone houses at beach hotel Uxua. Two light-filled bedrooms are set on split levels for maximum privacy, complete with king-size beds, secluded terraces and vintage bathtubs. Eugênia is the epitome of tropical chic, with a secluded emerald-tiled plunge pool, open-plan living room and kitchen leading straight into the garden, perfect for private cooking lessons from Uxua’s master chefs. Traditional white walls and thatched roofs combine with exceptionally curated design handcrafted by local artisans and Pataxó Indians. Eugênia is so in harmony with its natural surroundings that an ancient Eugenia tree peeps through the dining room roof, littering the garden with brilliant lilac petals when in season. With the Uxua Casa Hotel set on the evocative grassy square of jet-set beach village Trancoso, addresses don’t get much more exclusive than this.
Special amenities Packing and unpacking service, tropical flowers and homemade dessert upon arrival, elaborate Bahian breakfast, personalized guestbook, private beach shuttle, pre-reserved bed at Uxua Beach Lounge
Size 2,454 sq ft
Number of bedrooms Two
Nightly rate from $1,090
Contact Piero Zolin, managing director, email@example.com, +55 733 668 2277, uxua.com