Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa lies between Atlantic rainforest and the sugary beaches of Trancoso in Brazil – possibly the world’s smartest fishing village. Brainchild of former Diesel creative director Wilbert Das, Uxua pairs impossibly chic design with abundant local character.
There are nine brightly painted casitas, each designed by local artists, littered with Bahian art and furniture handpicked in Minas Gerais. Some have private outdoor showers, Jacuzzis and plunge pools. Expertly-mixed caipirinhas roll from cocktail shaker to poolside lounger and the on-site spa employs some of the best hands in Bahia.