Hotel Porto da Lua is set directly on the beach near the lighthouse a short stroll from the village of Praia da Lua, with its shops, restaurants and bars. The hotel has just 27 rooms, all with wonderful views of the ocean and reef. Each room has a balcony, complete with hammock, where guests can relax and listen to the sound of the waves on the beach. The recently refurbished rooms are spacious and have TV, 'phone, minibar, safe, air conditioning and ensuite bathroom.
There are two restaurants, one on the beach and the other with fantastic ocean views. The cuisine is a blend of local and Mediterranean and makes good use of the plentiful fresh local seafood. Breakfast is a generous buffet including fresh fruits and home baked cakes.
There is a bar where guests can relax with a cocktail and a separate lounge, also with magnificnet sea views. The atmosphere is relaxed. Guests can spend lazy days sunbathing, swimming or snorkelling, or walk the short distance into Porto de Praia and enjoy the many activities on offer there, including the sea turtle project, whale wathcing (between July and October), various watersports, golf and swimming and snorkelling in the natural pools.
Open: Hotel Porto da Lua is open all year.
Location: Hotel Porto da Lua is located within walking distance of Praia do Forte in Bahia. It is set directly on the beach. The nearest airport is in Salvador
Rooms: There are 27 rooms and suites, all with balconies most of which overlook the sea. Balconies have hammocks for relaxation. Rooms are equipped with TV, phone, safe, minbar and air conditioning and/or fans.
Activities: Swimming, snorkelling, diving, relaxing on the beach, visiting the turtle rescue project, exploring the shops and restaurants in Praia do Forte, enjoying watersports. Hotel staff can assist with arranging excursions. Sapiranga Reserve is nearby and has lots of activities including zip lines, biking, hiking and horse riding.
Facilities: The hotel has 2 restaurants, one indoors and the other on the beach, where guests can dine in the open air enjoying the gentle sea breeze. Local and European cuisines are available. There is a lounge overlooking the beach and ocean. The hotel has a bar which specialises in caipirinhas.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Bahia is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the lounge.
Notes: The beach directly in front of the hotel is not the best for swimming, as there are rocks, but there is a good swimming beach at Praia do Aquario just 10 minutesâ€™ walk away.