Pousada Encanto da Lua, Península de Maraú, Bahia
"delightful beachfront hotel with great pool and Japanese/Brazilian flavour in Taipu de Fora"
|Nearest Airport:||Ilheus - 110 kms|
|Trip Style:||Watersports, Honeymoon + Romance, Beach|
wi-fi, restaurant, pool, hammocks, bar
|Language(s):||Portuguese, German, French, English|
|Recommended attractions:||walking, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, buggy trips, boat trips|
|Ideal for:||solo travellers, couples|
|Telephone:||+55 73 32589020|
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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
Pousada Encanto da Lua is one of the most well known of the pousadas on the Peninsula of Maraú and one with a superb reputation. It is also one of the bigger ones with 20 suites but it still manages to offer the intimacy of a smaller pousada due to presence of Japanese/Brazilian owners and managers Goichi and Virginia and the family atmosphere they have created for guests.
All the suites here are well appointed with TV, terraces and hammocks, and most overlook the pool, beach and sea beyond . Downstairs there is a great restaurant and for those who just want to chill out there are plenty of sunbeds available and an excellent snack and drinks service outside
The pousada gained its name originally from the magic of the full moon rising over the sea but this is only one of many attractions in an area of outstanding beauty. Definitely a place for a return visit.
The Pousada Encanto de Lua is situated in Taipus de Fora, a 20 minute drive south of the main town of Barra Grande on the Peninsula de Maraú, which lies between Salvador in the north and Itacaré in the south. It is not exactly traffic free but as most of the roads are either dirt or sand here they are often only passable in 4x4 vehicles.
Easiest access to Maraú is by bus to Camamú where there is a regular boat service over to Barra Grande in addition to speedboats which leave as soon as they have enough people. Tell the pousada when you arriving and they will provide a free transfer from the port..
The beach in Taipus de Fora with its natural swimming pools and laid back beach bars is one of the main attractions in the area and it has recently been voted by well known guidebook 4 Rodas as one of the top 10 in Brazil. However the area seems miraculously to have escaped the ravages of mass tourism and as a result is almost as sleepy and quiet as it was 20 years ago. Long may it stay that way!
- Piscinas naturais- the natural coral swimming pools at low tide
- Boat trip round the Camamu bay
- Quad bike trip round the island
- visit to Barra Grande village
- Sunset at the Ponta do Muta
- beachfront location
- super spacious suites
- wonderful pool overlooking ocean
- all inclusive package with excellent evening buffet
- Japanese/Brazilian family atmosphere
|Try a different place if...
you don't like eating in the same place every night, or you want to use your high heels