Bahia state has some wonderful beaches with a range of accommodation to suit all tastes - secluded beaches and family-run pousadas in Morro de São Paulo or Boipeba, or comfortable resorts around Praia do Forte.
Our preferred accommodation
Inn/Posada - Boipeba IslandA beautiful 18th century mansion converted into a private house/hotel, in the centre of town, 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. There is a large kitchen/dining area and a lounge with a veranda overlooking the historic church. There is also a beautiful garden with a small pool (rare in Boipeba).
Beach hotel - Morro de São PauloSet on the fourth beach (Praia do Encanto), this small hotel is the perfect spot to relax. The bungalows are hidden amongst the tropical foliage of the spacious grounds. There is a swimming pool, restaurant, lounge with board games, books and DVD library.
Beach hotel - Boipeba IslandJust off Boca de Barra beach and a short walk into town. The pousada is simple but charming set in lush gardens and there is a social area with small library, a tree-top massage area and bar/restaurant. The Santa Clara is well known for its excellent 'Bahian fusion' food.
Resort - Praia do ForteTivoli Eco Resort is 80km from Salvador, about 1km outside the village of Praia do Forte, within a protected environmental area with 12km of beach and bordered by coconut palms. It is a comfortable, well-run beach front resort with three restaurants and an excellent range of facilities including swimming pools, tennis courts and a Thalasso spa and fitness centre. There is also plenty of space to relax within the large grounds.