When I first heard about Kenoa Beach Spa & Resort, I couldn’t stop looking at the photos, and I knew I had to share it with you, dear Dotties. Wow! This has to be one of the most beautiful places to stay in Brazil.
Owner Pedro says, “The first few hours guests are here, they cool off. They tell us this is the perfect place to do nothing. That’s what they need. A place for peace and the music of the waves.” What better place then to get some R&R after all your wedding planning and the enormity of the big day?
Looking at the rooms, it’s easy to see what he means. Who would ever want to leave them? The hotel is shaped like a triangle, and you can choose between the suites on one side (that have balconies and a view of the ocean and the natural reserve) or there are the villas, which are right on the beach. They have private pools and gardens, and three of them even have direct access to the beach.
Along with comfort and simplicity, thinking about the environment and sustainability was important to Pedro when building the resort. “We tried to keep all of our materials sustainable,” he says. “All our wood is reforested, we use LED lights to save electricity, we have a solar heating system, the employee uniforms don’t require ironing, nor do the napkins we use, and we use as little chemicals in our pool as possible.” You can definitely see this thought and care carried out in the design and it’s fantastic that Kenoa is as green as it is stylish – one hasn’t be compromised for the other.
As for recreation and facilities, the resort has a restaurant (seafood is the main dish here), swimming pool, whirlpool/Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, spa, gym, lounge area and a variety of books and games to keep you entertained. And don’t worry, even though you’ll feel like you’re away from it all, there’s WiFi if you really need to check your Facebook or email (or want to post up some pics of you and your husband or wife kicking back at Kenoa!).
There are also places you can venture off to nearby. Past guests have enjoyed visiting the lagoons where you can go scuba diving or take surfing lessons. There are also mangroves, a coconut plantation and a natural reserve close by to visit. Pedro says, “The main tour we recommend is to visit the nearby oyster farm. It’s only 10 minutes from the hotel yet it takes you into a completely untouched region. You get into a canoe, hear nothing but birds and nature itself, travel into a mangrove, and then you arrive at the oyster farm, which a small community of people have put together. You can taste the oysters there and we offer champagne to compliment the raw nature with some sophistication.” How’s that for an experience?
I’m hooked on Brazil now after investigating it for you guys! What do you think? Another positive is that the weather there is usually good all year ‘round, so it won’t matter what time of year your honeymoon is. Have any of you, or are any of you, heading to South America for your honeymoon? Have you got any advice or tips you want to share with your fellow readers? Leave a comment or write us an email!
Photos from Welcome Beyond / Rogerio Maranhao
Ms Gingham says: Well Ms Floral I’m definitely hooked too! I really want to pack my bags for this stunning resort right now.