Kiaroa Eco-Luxury Resort is in front of an unspoilt beach on the Marau Peninsula, a narrow strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Camamu Bay, Brazil's third largest bay.
The landscape is characterised by pristine beaches, coconut groves, Atlantic forest reserves, mangroves and traditional communities of fishermen and boat builders. It is a beautiful place to relax and escape from the more crowded beaches found further north, and is a perfect destination for honeymooners.
The 28 rooms are divided between suites and private bungalows, and many of the bungalows have their own plunge pools.
The well-equipped Armonia Spa offers a dry and wet sauna, heated swimming pool for Watsu therapy, gym, whirlpool with chromotherapy, an area for relaxation and 4 therapy rooms for massage, body treatment and rituals. Various activities can be arranged including hikes, 4 x 4 and quadricycle excursions, snorkelling and mountain biking.
Open: Kiaroa Eco Luxury Resort is open all year.
Location: Kiaroa Eco Luxury Resort is on the Marau Peninsula on the southern coast of Bahia. It is 10 minutes’ drive Barra Grande, the main town on the peninsula. It is about 6 hours south of Salvador overland, and a 30 minute plane ride.
Rooms: There are 28 guest rooms, made up of 14 suites and 14 bungalows. Some bungalows have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a living room, a private pool and deck. Others have 1 bedroom and bathroom, private Jacuzzi and deck. Suites also offer spacious accommodation and have private decks. Room amenities include air conditioning, plasma screen TV, DVD player, ‘fridge or minibar and safe.
Activities: As well as relaxing in the resort’s grounds and swimming in the pool or on the beach, guests can enjoy a game of tennis or beach volleyball, explore by bike, follow forest trails, play board games in the lounge or enjoy a massage at the spa. The resort offers boat cruises to nearby islands and jeep tours.
Facilities: There is a large infinity pool. The restaurant serves regional and international food. Other dining options include the beach restaurant and bar and the bar restaurant. The Armonia Spa offers a range of treatments and features a sauna, steam room, 4 treatment rooms and a deck. Additional facilities include a reading lounge, gift shop, boutique, meeting room and internet point. Kiaroa has 4x4 vehicles for tours and boats for fishing and cruises.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome, although there are specific facilities for children.
Health: Bahia is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is internet access.
Notes: There is a minimum stay requirement of 4 nights.
"Fantastic setting,the beach, pool, rooms, everything was like Paradise! Best of all were the Marmosets which came to visit us and play for hours every day - completely enchanting. All the staff tried very hard and the food was wonderful. The only negatives I would have were that there was hardly any English spoken (apart from Philippe the Managerwho wasn't around all the time - but was very nice) which led to some interesting food and drink orders! (Our fault really and when we were there all the other guests were Brazilian so there is not much need to speak English).One thing I think may upset future guests (as I said it didn't bother us very much) was that on the first two mornings we had a sumptuous buffet with the most amazing choice, including lots of local foods (in fact far too much choice as I could see most of it would be wasted) and then on the last two mornings we just had to order from a menu which was much more limited. The reason was, of course, that there were only 9 or 10 of us there at any one time. I would perhaps suggest a smaller more limited buffet every morning rather than an excessive one for two mornings and then the disappointment of limited, ordinary table service with no local foods, for the last two mornings. (To be honest I don't know how they can be making any money there with the staff/guest ratio). The gardens were absolutely beautiful and the gardeners should be congratulated.These negatives were more than overcome by the sheer beauty of the place with the beach nearby and the lovely little village not far away."