Pousada Estrela D'Agua
- Comfort and sophistication with ocean-front views in the middle of the preserved Atlantic Rainforest
Pousada Estrela D’Agua, a 28-room secluded seaside escape, perfectly situated right on the emerald-coloured sea and near the historic town of Trancoso. The great expanse of white-sand beach in front of the hotel is called Praia dos Nativos (Beach of Natives). Surrounded by 23,000-square-metres of Atlantic Rain Forest, the hotel is set in gardens of native vegetation – palm trees, caju trees and pink hibiscus. The muted natural tones of the airy interiors are a counterpoint to the vivid colours of the tropical gardens.
The Aldeia de São João garden restaurant, where the native chef creates menus from fresh local produce, brings a modern touch to Bahian and international cuisine. Here breakfast is served facing the ocean, and guests can enjoy candlelight dinner accompanied by a discerning wine list. The Sushi Star, whose menu was designed by the renowned chef Max Kamakura, receives fresh fish every day. And the Beach Bar ("Bar da Costa"), famous in Trancoso for its fruit "caipirinha" and snacks, serves guests at the beach and at the swimming pool. Not to be missed are the organised diving expeditions and kayak tours through the mangroves. For a truly unforgettable experience, take a boat trip to watch the whales playing in the Atlantic before they start their migratory journey. Golfers will enjoy special greens-fee rates at the 18-hole Terravista Golf Course adjacent to the hotel. Arguably Latin America´s best golf course, it extends up to the Trancoso cliffs where the ocean views are breathtaking.
After such an adventure-filled day, enjoy a relaxing foot bath followed by an invigorating treatment at the spa pavilion. Finally, sip a fruit "caipirinha" and relax as the glowing sun sets on the never-ending horizon. In the evening, stroll (or take a taxi) to the village "Quadrado" and join in the nightly festivities.