Accommodation rating: Superior
Fazenda Sao Francisco do Corumbau is located on a remote beach on the south coast of Bahia. It is aptly named, as 'Corumbau' means 'distant place' in native Pataxo and this property really is miles from anywhere. Porto Seguro is the closest city, which is 40km from the hotel along the coast or 100km by car along the highway.
The 10 suites and bungalows are dotted along the seafront under palm trees and each has its own private veranda or terrace. All have ocean views and are decorated in a clean minimalist style. The en suite bathrooms have shower,s but in a super de luxe bungalow there is also a large sunken bath. Room features include a king size bed, air conditioning, CD player, minibar and safe.
The restaurant serves Brazilian cuisine with an international twist and the seafood is caught fresh every day. Breakfast is a buffet of juices, fresh fruits, breads, cheeses and cereals. Hotel facilities include a saltwater lagoon pool, massage treatment rooms and a schooner boat to explore the Corumbau eiver, visit the beach at Espelho or go snorkelling along the 10km reef that leads out from the bay and is home to a myriad of bright coral and tropical fish. Wander over the bridge that leads to one of the best preserved mangrove trails in Brazil, visit the Monte Pascoal Indian Reservation and if you stay between July and October, look out for humpback whales in the bay.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.