Kilombo 5 villas & spa

Hotel Guide: Eco-Chic Getaways in Brazil


Eco resorts in Brazil - Kilombo 5 villas & spa

[Photo: Kiwi Collection]

It’s easy to come by eco-resorts in Brazil as many of its protected beaches and forests force hoteliers to rethink luxury in the lavish, over-the-top sense. Here you will find understated, yet sumptuous accommodations in some of the most pristine settings on Earth.

Instead of golfing and jet skiing, many of these eco-conscious properties offer trips to turtle breeding grounds and neighboring wildlife sanctuaries. Bath amenities and art displayed throughout the resorts are often handcrafted by local artisans, and the cuisine is most likely prepared using fresh organic meats and produce from local farms.

From the most bucolic of landscapes to white sun-kissed shores, Brazil offers the environmentally conscious many luxurious options in utterly gorgeous settings.


Eco resorts in Brazil - Txai resort

Txai Resort, Itacaré, Bahia

Why We Love It:

  • Waterfront property situated on Itacarezinho Beach amongst swaying coconut palms and a mountainous backdrop
  • Eco-tourism meets ultra-luxury “” minimal ecological impact through sensitive design and reforestation programs
  • The architecture — inspired by old cocoa plantation houses — is a successful blend of charm and rustic Bahia appeal that seamlessly melds with the surrounding natural landscape
  • Thatched roofing, spacious verandahs, king size beds and outdoor showers encapsulate bucolic luxury
  • In close proximity to the secluded waterfalls, wild beaches, mangroves and local craftwork of the Atlantic Forest
  • Delectable fusion of Bahia, Brazilian and European (organic) cuisine

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 Eco resorts in Brazil - Kenoa Resort

Kenoa Resort, Alagaos

Why We Love It:

  • Located on Brazil’s stunning northeastern coast, caressed by an emerald-colored seemingly infinite ocean and miles of pristine white beach
  • Environment-sparing solutions like recycled glass water bottles, tree trunks of reclaimed wood, energy-saving LED lights, locally produced foods, and even non-ironed staff uniforms
  • 23 exclusive villas and suites bristle with unique features, from unparalleled views over the neighboring sanctuary, to private pools and outstanding interior design mingled with indigenous works of art

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Eco resorts in Brazil - Pousada Maravilha

Pousada Maravilha, Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco

Why We Love It:

  • Hidden away on the mountainous island of Fernando de Noronha where dolphins and sea turtles outnumber visitors
  • From any bungalow or suite, guests can soak in the views of majestic sea cliffs and volcanic rock formations rising from the emerald waters of the horseshoe-shaped Baía do Sueste
  • 8 understated suites boast white plaster walls and large native wood beams, all hanging over long-slung mid-century-inspired furnishings.
  • No shortage of marine wildlife sightings – from rare fish, to dolphins and sea turtles

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Eco resorts in Brazil - Kiaroa Eco-Luxury Resort

Kiaroa Eco-Luxury Resort, Península de Maraú, Bahia

Why We Love It:

  • Situated in ancological sanctuary surrounded by the Atlantic Forest, one of the largest biodiversities on the planet
  • A veritable oasis of first-class amenities, spa facilities, and gourmet dining
  • 28 rooms and bungalows with spectacular sea views are sympathetically designed to integrate with the surrounding environment using local, natural resources
  • Resort design is inspired by French Polynesian and African motifs, as well as the surrounding landscapes to create a ‘typically tropical’ feel.  Local handcrafts and thatched roofs abound, as are luxurious touches like Egyptian cotton bed linen, goose feather pillows, Natura’s Ekos line amenities and fabulous outdoor spaces


Kilombo 5 Villas & Spa

Kilombo 5 Villas & Spa, Rio Grande do Norte

Why We Love It:

  • A smattering of streamlined villas against a backdrop of endless beach, the resort is an eco-conscious escape at the edge of one of the most secluded coastal villages in Brazil
  • Five villas, ranging anywhere between 1,500 sq. ft. and 2,700 sq. ft., are arranged in an eye-catching asymmetric design around the central pool, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean
  • The resort’s private beach is protected by the Ministry of the the Environment with the aim of safeguarding breeding turtles
  • Located in a charming fishing village
  • Helicopter tours are available upon request
*For more on luxury eco-resorts, check out our articles on Allia Villas Uluwatu, Bali, an Egyptian desert oasis, and a roundup of some of the best eco-resorts around the world.



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