Txai Itacaré; spend a luxurious and relaxing vacation in a paradisical ecosystem, unique in Brazil!
On the coast of the Bahia province, 150km south of the capital, Salvador, the seaside resort of Itacaré spreads out on the estuary of the Rio de Contas. It’s a rare landscape of fine sandy beaches interspersed with coves, steep cliffs and tropical forests. Itacaré turned to ecotourism following the destruction of its cocoa plantations by a parasitic fungus in the early 1980s. Today, this exclusive Brazilian seaside resort treats its guests to a mixture of bohemian relaxation and the pleasure of a completely preserved natural landscape, the perfect vacation in Bahia.
To make your holiday an exceptional one, we have chosen the most exclusive establishment in this region for your stay, the Txai Itacaré Resort. A luxury hotel, set on a 92-hectare site surrounded by beaches and forests. With its 38 bungalows and apartments spread over almost 1 million square meters and shaded by coconut palms and the Atlantic Forest, this resort ensures tranquility and privacy in an exceptional setting, topped with outstanding services.
On site, you can enjoy the immense and beautiful beach that borders the Txai Itacaré. The resort’s sports facilities include 2 large swimming pools and a tennis court, and also an initiation lesson to capoeira or surfing. The hotel also offers a variety of other activities in the surrounding area. You can go hiking and strolling in the largest Atlantic Forest reserve in Brazil and also explore waterfalls and go canoeing on wild rivers. There are also special activities for children so that parents can have a relaxing break and enjoy a peaceful holiday.
To reach the Txai resort, we suggest you travel by plane to the small town of Ilheus from Salvador de Bahia. It takes less than an hour and from lheus you continue your journey towards the city of Itacaré in a private vehicle with a local driver. The journey to the Txai Resort lasts about fifty minutes.
Come and discover Txai Itacaré, the eco-chic destination to spend a wonderful vacation on a dream beach in Brazil!
At the Txai resort
A luxury hotel
A confidential seaside resort
Beautiful wild beaches
Preserved and protected nature
Txai resort package – Itinerary at a glance:
- 1 private transfer by car or mini bus from Ilheus airport to the Txai Resort in Itacaré
- 3 nights with half board (breakfast & dinner, drinks not included) in a double room at the Txai Resort hotel.
- 1 private vehicle transfer from the Txai resort to the airport in Ilheus
Txai Itacaré, where the jungle meets the ocean
While enjoying your vacation at the Txai resort you will have a golden opportunity to explore an area of exceptional biodiversity and rare geology.
The coastline’s fertile soil allows the “Mata Atlantica” – one of the last vestiges of this primitive Atlantic forest – to spread down to the sea.
Taking the form of peculiar clusters on the beach or completely covering the cliffs, this exuberant jungle seems to want to throw itself into the blue waves of the ocean. It delicately carves the coastline into lost coves with bright white sandy beaches which are a beautiful contrast to the lush vegetation and provide an ideal setting for long hours of sunbathing.
The isolated Txai Resort beach is several kms long and in the middle of this lost paradise. It therefore offers long relaxing walks, pleasantly accompanied by the refreshing trade winds. Just a few minutes walk away from the hotel complex, you will find paradisical scenery hidden among coconut and palm trees.
For surfing enthusiasts, it is possible to have lessons at the Txai Resort and enjoy the scenery in trying out this sport, with spots offering perfect surfing conditions.
An ideal destination for a “green” vacation
In such an environment, a simple walk in the surrounding forest can become a magical experience.
Each moment will gradually reveal the wonders of the tropical nature that reigns over this region.
There are two advantages to hiring a local guide, either from the hotel or from one of the travel agents in Itacaré : You won’t have to worry about getting lost so don´t have to keep to the main tracks. And the guide will show you many interesting things, whether it be animals, plants or viewpoints, so that you get the most out of your walks.
For those really looking for “green tourism” and wanting more active excursions, the APA ecological reserve of Serra Grande and the Regional Park of the Serra do Conduru are obvious destinations. Going to visit these local biodiversity sanctuaries will be an opportunity to take hiking trails into the heart of the jungle and to discover an ecosystem over 60 million years old!
The charming village of Itacaré
It is possible to visit Itacaré (17kms away) by ordering a taxi at the hotel reception or by joining one of the optional hotel tours to the village.
Founded in 1532, at the start of the Portuguese colonization, this little village has a long history. Originally, the mouth of the De Contas River (river of pearls) formed a perfect bay for Portuguese and Dutch pirate ships raiding the region, laying anchor here very often. Later on the village harbor existed thanks to whaling.
But it was at the start of the 20th century that Itacaré grew a little more with the cultivation of cocoa. Today, it is a modest fishing and farming village very typical in this area with coloured houses and cobbled streets. The authenticity of the village makes it worth a visit, daily life is locked in the traditions of the Bahian coastline.
If you are looking for entertainment in the evening, relax “Bahian style” in the village bars and restaurants. You can dance to the rhythms of the regional Samba or Axé music or Samba-Reggae, a local specialty. Do not forget to taste a “capeta,” an invigorating local cocktail made with guarana; an ideal way to enjoy your evening after a long day of sunny beaches and forest walks.
Detailed Itinerary – Txai Itacaré Package
Day 1 : Salvador In – Ilheus – Txai Itacaré
Flight from Salvador de Bahia to Ilheus (flight is not included in the offer, but we can include it on request).
Between 45 minutes and 1hr later, you will land in this small coastal town in southern Bahia.
Here, a driver waits to take you to the Txai Resort about 55kms away.
On the way, you will pass through some small fishing villages and see the ocean shimmer through the palm trees.
Once in Txai, welcome and check-in to your room or bungalow.
Dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Night in your apartment (standard category) or your bungalow (superior category).
Days 2 & 3 : Txai Itacaré
In the morning, you will come back to the restaurant via the little paths that link all the hotel facilities together to enjoy your breakfast.
During these two days you can enjoy the beach, relax on your balcony, and also go exploring in the huge park. There is the optional choice of visiting the village of Itacaré. You can also go walking in the Natural reserve close by or go canoeing along the river; there are many activities available on site, just ask us if you have a specific request.
Nights at Txai resort Itacaré.
Day 4 : Txai Itacaré – Ilheus – Salvador Out
After breakfast, and depending on your flight time, (typically at 09:15 or 14 :15), you can enjoy this amazing place a little bit longer before checking out of your bungalow or apartment.
Transport will pick you up at reception and take you to the Ilheus airport.
After ¾ of an hour along the BA-001 road you will arrive at the airport.
Flight to Salvador de Bahia.
End of our services.
Txai resort – Accommodation categories
These two room categories are the best cost/benefit value in the resort.
However, if you want a different one, we will be happy to make a specific proposal. Do not hesitate to contact us with your request.
Luxury category apartment (standard)
Situated near the beach or a little further back on the hill, The Luxo apartments offer large and magnificent rooms of 60m², situated between a vast covered veranda and a solarium terrace. There is an outside shower and a table to gather round under the veranda.
The rooms have a high ceiling and are well ventilated. They are built with both modern and rustic materials and are furnished with a beautiful king size four-poster bed.
Floor-to-ceiling windows let lots of light in and offer beautiful views of the surrounding area. The apartments are semi-detached. A superb installation, perfect for families as they come in two’s and have a mezzanine where an additional single bed can be installed.
Luxury Bungalow category – South Wing (Superior)
Each bungalow is private and built on stilts. They are 70m ² in size with a covered terrace and solarium equipped with comfortable lounge chairs.
Each bungalow has a magnificent four-poster bed in a very pleasant, bright and ventilated room. Each is equipped with a large bathroom and an interior garden. Set slightly apart in the park these bungalows offer magnificent views of the ocean and coconut palms from the terrace or the bed through the bay window.
High quality and exclusive services are provided at a standard that is not so common in Brazil. It is a great choice to celebrate a honeymoon for example!