Bahia, Brazil

Ka Bru 1100 Boutique Hotel

Price per night from$182.46

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (BRL990.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

In-vogue villa

Setting

Pearl on the peninsula

Ka Bru 1100 is a bijou boutique hotel set in a dazzling-white villa on Brazil’s Maraú peninsula. It’s strictly adults-only here, with just six romantic suites offering outlooks onto either the South Atlantic Ocean or the Cassange lagoon. Its semi-wild location lends itself to calm contemplation and no-frills nature walks, but a stay here has a decidedly sophisticated edge, courtesy of the simple yet chi-chi stylings, personalised service and passionate kitchen team bringing the fine-dining flair. Sandy Praia do Cassange beach is just a few steps away. It stretches on for miles and is practically empty, so you can indulge your castaway daydreams before returning to reassuringly comfy quarters a real castaway could only dream of.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Ka Bru 1100 has six peaceful suites.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £140.69 (BRL990), including tax at 5 per cent.

More details

Rates include breakfast, where you can fuel up on tea, coffee, juices, fresh fruit, homemade bread, granola or eggs however you like them.

Also

Because of the nature of the site, the hotel is not best suited to wheelchair-users.

Hotel closed

The hotel will be closed from May to August 2023.

At the hotel

Free WiFi, free-to-borrow beach bikes and stand-up paddle boards, beach bags, sun hats. In rooms: air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water, Trussardi bed linens and bed towels, and handmade Ka Bru organic toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

We were tempted by the hotel’s ground-floor Master Suite for its extra space and VIP ocean-view sunloungers, but there’s some extra wow-factor up top in the Panorama Suite. It’s the only guest accommodation on this level and, as the name would suggest, offers panoramic views of the palm-sprinkled coastline from its spacious private terrace.

Poolside

The outdoor chlorinated swimming pool runs along the restaurant terrace and offers soothing views of the beach, palms and ocean beyond.

Packing tips

Bring cash. While your credit card will work fine at Ka Bru 1100, you’ll need cash for many local restaurants and bars if exploring the surrounding area, and there are no banks or cashpoints on the peninsula.

Children

Ka Bru 1100 is a grown-ups only destination for guests aged 18 and over.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

All of them, really. Tables are set out between the lounge and the pool, so you’ll have ocean views with every meal.

Dress Code

Billowing whites and big hair.

Hotel restaurant

The Ka Bru 1100 kitchen serves breakfast (7.30am to 10.30am), lunch (1.30pm to 4pm), afternoon tea (from 4.30pm) and dinner (7.30pm to 9.30pm). The team of Brazilian chefs use local, fresh ingredients to create a daily changing menu with fish, meat and vegetarian options. A limited number of tables are set out for dinner beside the hotel pool, which adds to the exclusive feel of the place – reserve yours asap to guarantee a taste of casual small plates at lunch, or contemporary, fine-dining creations at dinner.

Hotel bar

The bar is tucked into a corner of the lounge, where you can sink into a low-slung seat with your Caipirinha, Bahia Tonic or Aperol Spritz.

Last orders

The kitchen closes at 9.30pm.

Room service

Yes, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the privacy of your room.

Location

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Address
Ka Bru 1100 Boutique Hotel
Area do Cassange Barra Grande Bahia
Maraú
45520-000
Brazil

Ka Bru 1100 is on the Maraú peninsula in the Brazilian state of Bahia.

Planes

Ilhéus is the nearest domestic airport, and is around two and a half hours away by car. You can either rent a car and make the journey yourself, or book an airport transfer (around R$770 one-way for two people). If you’re planning to arrive by private plane on the local airstrip at Barra Grande, you can contact reception to arrange the short transfer to the hotel.

Automobiles

The easiest way to visit is to take advantage of a hotel transfer, but if you prefer to rent your own car you can use the free carpark onsite.

Other

Hotel staff can organise a helicopter transfer (prices available on request) from Salvador International Airport, taking you to the hotel in just 45 minutes, or boat taxis from Camamu (R$800 each way).

Worth getting out of bed for

You can do as little or as much as you like at Ka Bru 1100, from hammock-dozing to surf lessons. Boats are available to take you around Camamu Bay to visit local islands, waterfalls or the Taipu de Fora reef. You can borrow a hotel paddle-board and push out onto the lagoon, or grab a beach bike and take off down the sands.

Local restaurants

You can drive north up to Barra Grande for lunch at the lounge restaurant of sister establishment Ka Bru Beach. Nearby Obar is a good place to watch the sun set over seafood linguine and champagne.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this cool, coastal hotel in Brazil, a full account of their blissed-out beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Ka Bru 1100 in Bahia…

Some rusticisms are to be expected at Bahia stay Ka Bru 1100, due to its dreamy coastal location. You’ll have to go without mobile-phone signal throughout most of the peninsula (although you’ll have internet at the hotel), and many local businesses are cash-only, with no cash points or banks in easy reach. So check the weather, download driving maps if you need ‘em and pack your cash, and you’ll be all set to start your adventure. You’ll pull up outside a minimalist white block with solid wood doors, an airy lounge leading out to an enticing pool and dreamy beach, and six less-is-more guest rooms that leave the lagoon and ocean views to do the talking. This is a place that’s at capacity with just 12 guests, so you’ll find that service is very much a personalised affair. Hook your free beach bag over your shoulder, grab a lounger on the sands of this singularly tranquil stretch of beach…and relax.

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Price per night from $182.46