Offering an exciting new gateway to South America, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will soon debut its authentic luxury in Brazil with the opening of Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort in mid 2018. Poised to be a flagship hideaway, Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort will boast a breathtaking beach setting next to the Bay of Camamu on the Maraú Peninsula in Bahia, along a stunning stretch of Atlantic coastline. Proudly showcasing the country’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, Bahia in northeast Brazil is renowned for its remarkable blend of African, indigenous and European influences. Bringing five-star luxury with a sense of adventure to this extraordinary destination, guests of Anantara Maraú will be able to arrive in style, jetting in by airplane to the resort’s private landing strip. Lush forest surrounds create a natural haven of tranquillity. Sun worshippers can bask in a year-round tropical climate, with pleasant temperatures ranging from 23°C to 32°C. Celebrating Bahia’s ecotourism, the resort’s natural design and thatched roofing blends seamlessly with exotically landscaped gardens. Extensive manicured lawns are dotted with swaying palm trees, flowing on to a pristine beach of soft white sands.
Luxurious accommodation in harmony with nature will envelop guests in Anantara’s luxurious comforts and signature amenities, initially with a choice of 30 guest rooms, suites and bungalows, which will be followed by the resort’s expansion bringing additional new suites and bungalows in exceptional beachfront and garden settings, some featuring a private pool.
World-class resort facilities will tantalise and inspire. Guests can refresh with cool dips in the expansive swimming pool and relax on elegant loungers set out on the central pool island. Those with energy to burn can work out in the gym, play tennis and team up for beach volleyball. Indulgent Anantara Spa journeys will offer pampering pathways to beauty and radiant wellness. Unique culinary experiences will showcase indigenous flavours, with contemporary gastronomy fusing touches of Bahian cuisine and vibrant local ingredients. Guests can look forward to sumptuous restaurant dining, as well as casual pool bar and beach bar refreshments. Celebrating the ultimate in bespoke romance, Dining by Design is tailored by a personal chef and butler, with a choice of idyllic venues, including an intimate table on the beach, either at sunset or under the stars.
Bahia’s natural and cultural highlights promise captivating local experiences. Equestrian enthusiasts can ride horses along powdery sands to the Carapitangui River. Thrilling quad bike adventures weave through trails of giant bromeliads and past idyllic ponds. The spectacular coastline provides an unrivalled ocean playground. Speedboat journeys whisk nature lovers to the incredible Tremembé Waterfall and its natural bathing pools, as well as nearby tropical islands. Those seeking a more tranquil pace can saunter along the shoreline on a stand up paddle board to admire the Ponta Do Mutá peninsula at sunset. Rushing waves beckon surfers. Taipus de Fora boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and also tempts scuba divers to descend into turquoise natural swimming pools which are abundant with live coral. Fishing expeditions have a gourmet conclusion, as prize catches are handed over for Anantara chefs to craft a delectable seafood meal. Offering the gifts of nature and spirituality, the Piracanga Inkiri experience combines self-knowledge, education, arts and food in a unique local experience.
Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort will join the brand’s luxury portfolio in July, following the renovation of the former Kiaroa Eco-Luxury Resort. The launch of the brand will be the first Asian flag in Brazil.