Uxua Casa Hotel

Trancoso, Brazil

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa is a stunning, individual boutique hotel by fashion label Diesel’s former creative director Wilbert Das offering gorgeous 1,2 and 3 bedroom private houses in the cliff top fishing village of Trancoso on Brazil’s idyllic Bahian coast.

At a Glance

  • By Dutch designer Wilbert Das former creative director of fashion label Diesel

  • Situated by Trancoso’s historic grass square. Plenty of dining options nearby

  • Has its very own beach bar at the beach located a short walk away - great spot to people watch and enjoy a caipirinha or two

  • Casas are great for couples, friends or families

  • Dining is very flexible - most of the casas come with full kitchen and a chef can prepare in-casa meals

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Insider's View

The breakfasts here are absolutely divine, not to mention the passion-fruit caipirinhas!

Sarah Lowe

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Trancoso is a picturesque, hilltop fishing village on Brazil’s verdant Bahian coast. Here Uxua offers nine unique and individually styled houses designed by Wilbert Das in collaboration with local Bahian artisans and set in tropical gardens. The hotel is complemented by a spa and the nearby Uxua beach lounge. The Quadrado is a grassy village green overlooking the sea and surrounded by colorful fishermen's houses.

The hotel's houses are each totally unique in design and décor. These include historic one to three bedroom Quadrado-facing houses, an extravagant tree house constructed entirely from recycled wood, two poolside studios, one with drafting tables for visiting artists or designers, and one or two bedroom fisherman-style bungalows secreted among mature trees, coconut palms, and flowering plants. Some of the houses have their own private gardens, plunge pools, Jacuzzis and terraces, and all but one have a full equipped kitchen or kitchenette. All have private bathrooms with locally crafted fixtures, luxurious king size beds, and locally sourced furnishings.

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa has a real emphasis on relaxation. Unwind in the spa, which has indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, before taking a relaxing dip in the Jacuzzi. Yoga and Pilates classes are held in the spa and there are a variety of massages and acupuncture treatments to choose from. Guests can take a refreshing swim in the garden pool, which is lined with aventurine, a shimmering green stone famous for its healing properties. There is an open-air gym, beach-volley area and a platform for capoeira training for more active guests. Overlooking the pool, the open-air restaurant and bar serves delicious Bahian cuisine and homemade delicacies.


Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa has 10 individual houses each with between one and three bedrooms. The houses are all uniquely designed, blending maximum comfort with rustic design cleverly using recycled, vintage and local materials. All are equipped with the latest technology including flat screen television, cd/dvd player, WiFi access and air conditioning. All have indoor/outdoor living rooms and with the exception of Casa do Arvore all have kitchens or kitchenettes.


Children are welcome at Uxua and baby sitters can be provided upon request. Cots, extra beds and baby monitors can also be provided if needed.


There are a variety of facilities at Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa including a restaurant and bar, library, an attractive outdoor pool with loungers and chill out space. There is also a cool beach bar a short walk from the hotel, with a funky, relaxed ambience and a capoeira platform for local performers. Unwind in the Almescar Spa, which has indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a Vichy room for special treatments, before taking a relaxing dip in the Jacuzzi. Capoeira and Yoga classes are held in the Spa also and there are a variety of massages and acupuncture treatments to choose from. A brand-new fully equipped Gym with the option of personal training is also available.


Trancoso is a perfect place for simply relaxing and enjoying the glorious beaches. For those looking for something more active there are numerous sports on offer in the area including cycling, fishing, golf, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, scuba diving and canoeing.


A personal chef service is offered, whereby guests can order meals of their choice to enjoy in the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Different activities such as horse back-ride excursions, bike tours, canoeing, kite-surf or surf are available and can be arranged with the concierge.

Considered the most beautifully designed golf course in South America, Terravista Golf course is only 10-minutes by road from Uxua. Special green-fee rates are applied for hotel guests.

Location & Directions

Trancoso, Brazil

UXUA is set on the Quadrado Historico in the hippy-chic village of Trancoso, south of Porto Seguro in the Brazilian state of Bahia.

When to go

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 colorful riot of dancing and drinking - expect prices to hike and availability to fall dramatically.

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