Best of the Best 2018 - 607
UXUA CASA HOTEL & SPA
B A HIA (TR A N COSO), B R A ZIL
N E I G H B O R H O O D Quadrado
Its name is pronounced "Oo-shoo-ah," yet the moment you arrive at this boutique hotel, you'll
simply say "Ahh." In the heart of Trancoso, a sleepy fishing village along the Bahian coast,
UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa features 11 casas around a garden and the 16th-century town square.
Restored by designer Wilbert Das with local artisans using reclaimed materials and local artworks, antique casas feature one to three bedrooms, full kitchens and open-air bathrooms-
some with private plunge pools and Jacuzzis. Relax at the beach lounge, try the Brazilian sport
of capoeira or Bahian cooking classes, and follow up with an organic spa treatment.
One-way departure airport transfer to Porto
Seguro Airport; and lunch tasting menu for
two at Uxua Praia Bar at the beach, once
UXUA's beach is exquisite, but the pool also
beckons with its 40,000 green aventurine
quartz stones, believed to hold healing
Size: 11 rooms Room Style: Eclectic Vibe: Casual
KENOA - EXCLUSIVE BEACH SPA & RESORT
B A R R A DE SÃ O MIGU EL (A LA GOA S), B R A ZIL
N E I G H B O R H O O D On Beach near Nature Reserve
At Kenoa - Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort, the details make the difference. Details like the authentic, personal service that makes you feel right at home. Or a soak in your suite's traditional Japanese ofuro tub, its fragrant cedarwood soothing away any cares. Set amidst pristine
rainforest with panoramic views of the Atlantic, this eco-chic hideaway is intimate and unobtrusive - just 23 contemporary suites and villas, made of sustainable materials, are strategically scattered for the ultimate in privacy. The beaches are also scarcely touched, and, luckily
for you, some of the best in Brazil.
50-minute massage for two, once per stay.
The Beachfront Villas feature indoor gardens,
terrace gardens with outdoor showers and
infinity-edge plunge pools that appear to spill
into the sea.
Distance from Maceió Airport (MCZ): 50 minutes
Size: 23 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Casual
MEX ICO, C ENT RA L A MER ICA & SOU T H A M ER I CA
Distance from Porto Seguro Airport (BPS): 24 miles/38 km
BELMOND HOTEL DAS CATARATAS
FOZ DO IGU A ÇU , B R A ZIL
N E I G H B O R H O O D Iguaçu Falls, Only One in Park
Situated in the heart of Iguaçu National Park, Best of the Best award-winning Belmond Hotel
das Cataratas is an ideal base camp for experiencing thunderous Iguaçu Falls, a UNESCO
World Heritage site. This charming colonial-style hotel offers 193 guestrooms set amidst lush
grounds and rainforest. Spend days marveling at Iguaçu's rainbows and waterfalls, playing
tennis, golfing nearby, swimming or simply relaxing in a deck chair. Dine on Restaurant Itaipu's
spacious veranda, enjoy an à la carte menu of international cuisine and local Brazilian specialties or head to the Ipê Grill for a gaucho-style barbecue of South American meats.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 value spa services credit per stay.
The hotel is located inside Iguaçu National
Park overlooking the waterfalls; wake up at
sunrise for a walk to the falls' base.
Montclair, New Jersey
Distance from Foz do Iguaçu Airport (IGU): 13 miles/20 km
Size: 193 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Casual