Need to know
Noon, although both check-in and check-out are flexible, depending on availability.
Double rooms from $242.33 (BRL912), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
There are three new villas in the works, set to open in December 2019. While construction is going on, the poolside restaurant will be closed – breakfast will still be served in the lounge.
At the hotel
Massage treatments, personal trainer, library, free WiFi in all rooms. In rooms: TV, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
Etnia’s bungalows are dotted around the woodland and linked by paved pathways, so each offers plenty of privacy. They’re all styled according to a different geographic theme – Trancoso evokes the local village, with simple murals of rural buildings and a wooden four-poster; two-story Alafiá has jungle views and space to spare.
Occupying a clearing in the lush flora, Etnia’s pool is surrounded by cosy sun chairs.
Insect repellent never goes amiss in these tropical climes, but otherwise just make sure you’ve a stock of holiday reading to skim through, some Haiavanas to flip-flop around in, and a mind for some serious relaxation.
Three-night minimum stay. Rates increase for the Christmas and New Year periods.
Although extra beds can be arranged (at 30 per cent of the room rate for a third person; 40 per cent for a fourth), this is a decidedly grown-up affair.