Fazenda São Francisco
- Style Hamptons-inspired beach bungalows
- Setting Palm-lined Corumbau sand bar
Backed by virgin forest and fronted by two kilometres of white-sand Corumbau shoreline, the terracotta-toned farm Fazenda São Francisco offers a taste of wild South Bahia without compromising on contemporary luxury. Its cluster of ruddy modern bungalows are set back from the sea, each one boasting towering ceilings, sliding shuttered doors and a modern sense of style that takes its cue from the warm and woody interiors of the Hamptons.
Need to know
- Rooms 10 suites, including four standalone bungalows.
- Rates Double rooms from $648.21 (BRL1,550), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
- More details Rates include all meals and as much coconut water as you can drink.
- Facilities Beauty treatments and massages, gardens, DVD/CD selection, free WiFi in some areas. In rooms: TV, iDock, CD player, minibar and WiFi connection.
- Poolside Directly in from of the restaurant terrace, there’s a large rectangular salt-water pool tiled in an invitingly dark shade of green flanked by adjustable wooden loungers.
- Check–out Midday. Guests are welcome to remain at the hotel grounds throughout the day.
Children Under-threes are free. For children aged four and up, adult rates apply (triple occupancy costs US$790–US$1,125. Baby cots, high chairs and a children’s menu are available.
- Eco‐friendly An organic garden provides fresh fruit and veg to the hotel kitchen, and fish is caught from the ocean nearby. Solar power is used where possible, and surplus water is used to irrigate the gardens.
- Also Two-night minimum stay (five nights over Carnival and seven nights over New Year's Eve).
In the know
- Our favourite rooms If you can, nab one of the four independent bungalows – these offer vast amounts of space and privacy. Painted in the hotel’s signature terracotta tones, they’re around 30-feet high, with huge sliding shuttered doors and windows. There are two bungalows that consist of adjoining suites – ideal for families – but, like the two smaller upper level rooms, these don’t have quite the same level of wow-factor as the standalones.
- Packing tips Bring snorkelling gear for checking out submarine spectacles, reliable shoes for jungle tramping, and a novel or two for when you fancy indulging in some hammock time.
- Also There’s a sublime diving spot right in front of the hotel, thanks to the coral reef that stretches 10km out to sea. Practice your balance on the slackline, borrow a paddle board or one of the hotel's bikes and speed along the sands of the two-kilometre private beach.
Food and drink at Fazenda São Francisco
- Hotel restaurant Attached to the hotel’s lounge area, São Francisco’s restaurant is a long rectangular room with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors. The menu is classic Bahian, emphasising fresh seafood and great steaks.
- Dress code Big beads, sarongs and other blissed-out beachy garb.
- Top table The restaurant has a decked terrace for eating alfresco – by far the most romantic spot to sit down for dinner.
- Last orders Since all meals are taken at the hotel, staff will contact you during the day to determine what time you want to have dinner.
- Room service There’s no formal system in place, but staff will bring food to your room on request.
- Hotel bar There isn’t a defined bar area but you can sample a variety of drinks throughout the resort – the lounge area by the restaurant comes complete with comfy sofas, coffee tables and heaps of stylish magazines to flick through.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details