The Villas de Trancoso with its privileged, unspoilt beach location provides the perfect romantic retreat amongst lush tropical gardens. Each villa has its very own private deck or outdoor lounge area with hammocks for relaxing, spacious bedrooms, and bathrooms furnished with rare and exotic Brazilian hardwoods that lead out onto the hotel's own private beach.
The beautifully landscaped gardens provide a lovely setting for the hotel’s marble swimming pool and there is a small restaurant and bar serving international and Brazilian cuisine such as the Moqueca, a classic seafood stew in coconut sauce. Villas de Trancoso also boasts a fitness center and offers spa treatments in the comfort of your own room or the beach.
There are miles of golden sand beaches to be enjoyed and longer walks will bring you to river estuaries which form pools of clear water at low tide. Other activities include body surfing, cycling, riding, kayaking, tennis on the nearby clay courts and there is also a world-class golf course overlooking the ocean only 2km away.
Villas de Trancoso offers 5 one and two bedroom luxury villas and four new suites that are slightly smaller in size. All have spacious bedrooms and bathrooms decorated with Brazilian hardwoods and boast a private deck with hammocks to relax and unwind.
They also have their private Villa Golf which is located at the Terravista golf course 2km away from the hotel overlooking the 17th hole with dramatic golf course views throughout that can sleep up to 8 guests. Villa Golf includes three suites and one master suite, two deck areas, infinity swimming pool and three bar areas including sunken pool bar. The villa is serviced by a full time maid and butler/bartender as well as a concierge.
Children are welcome at the hotel, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or interconnecting rooms. Both cots and extra beds are available should they be required.
The facilities at Villas de Trancoso are excellent and include a restaurant serving delicious ethnic dishes and a wide selection of international and local favorites, a bar, lounge area, swimming pool and health and fitness centre.
Villas de Trancoso offer activities such as surfing, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking through pristine Brazilian rainforest, tennis, golf, and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the ocean.
When to travel
Temperatures in Bahia vary little from month to month and it's warm all year round, with average highs hovering around 30°C. April to July is the wettest season (though it can rain at any time) and June to September bring slightly cooler evenings. Salvador goes mad during Carnival (February or March depending on the year) - more than 2 million party-goers hit the streets for a colourful riot of dancing and drinking - expect prices to hike and availability to fall dramatically.
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Location and directions
Villas de Trancoso is located 2km from the village of Trancoso, south of Porto Seguro in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
How to get there
Porto Seguro (30km) is the nearest airport to Villas de Trancoso and has good domestic links from São Paulo, Salvador (in Bahia) and Rio de Janeiro. Villas de Trancoso is a 60 minutes drive from the airport. Transfers can be arranged by the hotel.