Vila dos Orixás Boutique Hotel, Morro de São Paulo, Bahia
"beautiful bungalows and huge pool right on Praia do Encanto beach"
|Nearest Airport:||Salvador - 60 kms|
|Trip Style:||Nature + Wildlife, Honeymoon + Romance, Boutique Luxury, Beach|
wi-fi, supports sustainable tourism, restaurant, pool, massage, laundry, honeymoon package, hammocks, bi-lingual reception, beach service, bar
|Language(s):||Spanish, Portuguese, English|
|Recommended attractions:||yoga, weddings, walking, swimming, spa, snorkelling, massage, horseriding, flora & fauna, diving, boat trips, birding|
|Ideal for:||families, couples|
|Cards Accepted:||Visa, Mastercard , Diners, AMEX|
|Telephone:||+55 75 36522055|
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Note: Where pousadas are off the beaten track, Google maps only show the nearest town, and are not an accurate guide to location.
Alison's pousada review
It was a balmy night with a full moon as I walked back to my bungalow at the Vila dos Orixas, but it was actually the sweet smell of frangipani like flowers as I passed the blue blue pool that swung it for me. This place is gorgeous.
Rarely do you find total luxury like this- a combination of superb location and excellent taste. Situated right on the Praia do Encanto, the 5th beach of the island of Tinharé/ Morro de São Paulo, the Vila dos Orixas has 10 super spacious and super spread out bungalows with high ceilings, flat screen TV and mosquito netted beds with high grade linen. In the bathroom there is a wonderful power shower and designer beauty products, whilst the jacuzzi takes pride of place in the main bedroom looking out over the gardens.
Whilst I was here the TV took on a life of its own, changing channels at will and turning itself on when I had turned it off. I took that as a sign. This is not a place to watch TV- this is a place you come to appreciate the tranquility of beach, pool or hammock , to eat superb food in the pousada restaurant and to appreciate the natural beauty of a more off the beaten track part of Bahia.
The Vila dos Orixas Boutique hoteol puts its address as Morro de São Paulo as that is where you will almost certainly arrive- be it by boat or plane. However the pousada is actually a 25 minute drive a way down on the 5th beach of the island of Tinharé, Praia do Encanto, and it is light years away from the bustle and nightlife for which the town of Morro de São Paulo is known.
To get here the easiest way is either by plane or catamaran from Salvador. If you take the former option the pousada will arrange a transfer; if it is the latter you will be dropped at the port of Morro where boys with wheelbarrows will be waiting to escort you through town to the "receptivo" reception point on 2nd beach where (if you tell the pousada which boat you are taking) transport will be waiting for you.
Tinharé is one of 3 islands in an archipelago which also includes Boipeba and Cairú and it is also the biggest with over 40 kilometres of sandy beaches and natural swimming pools formed by the reefs offshore. There is no traffic on the island except for a few essential vehicles like the 4x4s which run a shuttle service to outlying pousadas, internet is precarious and mobile phones don't work outside of town. For anyone searching for peace, tranquility and beauty whilst still being within easy reach of town when necessary, this is a perfect option.
- Walking tour round Morro de São Paulo
- Boat trip over to Boipeba island
- Chilling out by the pool or on the beach
- Fish cooked in a bana leaf with a brazilian sun caipirinha
- Wonderful breakfasts with chocolate crepes
- Beautiful, well appointed high-ceilinged bungalows with jacuzzi
- Location- right on the deserted Praia do Encanto
- Large pool
- Peace and tranquility
|Try a different place if...
if you want to be where the action is or if you want to meet other solo travellers- this is best for couples.