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Barra de Sao Miguel, Brazil

Kenoa is an exclusive eco-chic beach spa and design resort in the village of Barra de Sao Miguel crafted by architect Osvaldo Tenorio from the finest local materials and located near Maceio on Brazil's lesser explored north-east coast.

At a Glance

  • Located on Brazil's unspoiled north east coast

  • Perfect for those looking to truly relax while still blending top notch design and eco credentials to match

  • Stylish design hotel with contemporary furnishings and luxurious amenities

  • Located on the beach front, with year round warm temperatures

  • Two infinity pools overlook the ocean

  • The resort is crafted out of wood and stone, blending into its surrounding white sand beaches and azure waters

Beach, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

At nearby Lagoa de Roteiro, we recommend exploring the mangrove and river estuary with locals, tasting the freshest oysters imaginable from your dugout canoe.

Sarah Lowe

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Kenoa or take a look at our itineraries to Northeast Coast


Barra de San Miguel enjoys year round summer temperatures and is conveniently located only an hour’s drive from Maceio in north-east Brazil.

Kenoa has 23 generous suites all sensitively designed in harmony with surrounding landscape and facing the sea. Sand covered pathways, earthy color schemes decorate the rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in. Ultra exclusive and private, the villas have private pools and are right by the beach.

The Kaamo restaurant and wine bar offers a great choice of food, under the supervision of renowned Brazilian Chef César Santos. Separate spaces include a cozy, well stocked wine bar, and open rooftop lounge for drinks with stunning ocean views, oversized cushions, low tables, atmospheric lighting and music. Kenoa's service style is best described as residential luxury. Intimate without being intrusive.

Kenoa's spa offers a range of relaxing massages and shisheido treatments as well as a personal trainer at the fitness center. For the more active, a range of activities are on offer. Choose from snorkeling, diving, walking, fishing, as well as canoeing and surf lessons.


23 suites and villas, each with a flat-screen television, CD/DVD player, Wi-Fi and minibar. Choose from either a suite in the main building or your own private villa which sit right on the beach. Each of the villas at Kenoa has their own private plunge pool.

Apoena Suites (45m2) feature a terrace with a Japanese soaking tub and an indoor/outdoor bathroom and are located on the hillside overlooking verdant forest and the Atlantic coast.

Marajo Villas (70m2) are set on the beach and are more spacious with a private plunge pool, living room, wine cellar and terrace with outdoor shower.

Araxa Suites (63m2) boast two bedrooms – one facing the reserve and one facing the ocean, a living room and a terrace with a Japanese soaking tub and panoramic views over the ocean and reserve.

Jaobi Villas (78m2) feature a heated infinity-edge plunge pool, living room, wine cellar and direct beach access, just steps from the sparkling ocean.


Children are welcome at Kenoa however do note that the hotel doesn't have any specific facilities or activities. One child up to 3 years old stays free when sharing with parents.


Among the hotel’s high-end facilities are a state-of-the-art wellness sanctuary, a gourmet restaurant with wine bar and open-air lounge, and two oceanfront infinity-edged pools.

Location & Directions

Barra de Sao Miguel, Brazil

Kenoa Resort and Spa sits in the small village of Barra de Sao Miguel on Brazil’s northeast coast, 1-hour from Maceio.

When to go

Barra de Sao Miguel has an annual average temperature of 25°C, and benefits from a tropical wet and dry climate, characterized by constant high temperatures throughout the year, with a pronounced dry season. The warmest months are January, February, and March with an average temperature of 27°C. The rainier season is from May to June, and a drier season from August to December.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Kenoa or take a look at our itineraries to Northeast Coast

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