The Kiaroa Eco Luxury Resort is located on the Maraú Peninsula in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It is situated in the Baía de Camamu ecological sanctuary, an environmental preservation area that is protected by law. The resort is spread over 240,00m² surrounded by the Atlantic forest. The name of the resort was inspired by a black pearl from French Polynesia.
Kiaroa was named as Condé Nast Johansens’ Most Excellent Beach Resort in South America 2009. The resort has also received three World Travel Awards: South America’s Leading Green Hotel 2008 and Brazil’s Leading Boutique Hotel for 2007 and 2008.
Accommodation at the Kiaroa Eco Luxury Resort
The Kiaroa resort has 25 units of accommodation, including 11 suites and 14 private bungalows. Each room and bungalow reflects the natural elements of the tropics with décor recalling Bali, Thailand, Africa and Brazil.
Kiaroa has six units of tropical luxury rooms. The 35m² tropical luxury suites feature verandas, decks and hammocks. They also have minibars, garden views and Egyptian cotton linen.
The five 70m² tropical master suites feature a deck, two balconies, garden and two bathrooms. Each suite is furnished with a 26in TV, a DVD player, a minibar and an electronic safe.
The ocean-view Moorea luxury bungalows have access to private pools, gardens, balconies with hammocks, minibars and two bathrooms. The three 70m² bungalows also have 42in plasma TVs, DVD players, goose-feather pillows and Egyptian cotton bed linen.
The 95m² Malindi luxury bungalows were inspired by Malindi Beach and offer jungle views. They feature king-size beds and verandas, with hammocks and Jacuzzis. Malindi bungalows are more spacious than the Moorea bungalows and provide the same facilities.
Kiaroa has six units of Mailindi luxury bungalows.
The Moorea master bungalows offer views of the ocean. The 70m² luxury villas also feature two private pools, two bathrooms, balconies with hammocks and minibars. Kiaroa has three Moorea master bungalows.
The resort also offers two 92m² Bali Luxury Bungalows, which sit between the ocean and the garden. Each bungalow has two pools, two bathrooms, two Jacuzzis and a balcony.
Dining at the Brazilian Kiaroa Eco Luxury Resort
Food served at Kiaroa includes Brazilian fare and international cuisine. The restaurant specialises in seafood but also serves meals such as meat, poultry and pasta. A wine menu is available.
Every morning a buffet breakfast featuring a range of health foods is served and there is an a la carte service for lunch and dinner. The Tetiaroa beach bar serves snacks and refreshments throughout the day. Ibiscus wet bar stands on an island in the middle of the pool.
The Armonia Spa at Kiaroa is equipped with a gym, dry and wet saunas, a heated swimming pool, whirlpools with chemotherapy. and a beauty salon. It has a space of 1,000m2 with four therapy rooms.
Massages and treatments at Armonia include Ayurvédica, Watsu and Moon Bath. Armonia also has ritual spas that include Armonía Ritual and Mayrahu Ritual.
Conference and meeting rooms
Kiaroa has a directory room for 30 people. A 30-seat boardroom is also available with different seating arrangements. Amenities include a data show and projection screen. The boardroom opens out onto verandas and offers views of the forest. Kiaroa provides 24hr access to the internet.
The Kiaroa resort has an 800m² swimming pool with a wet deck. It also has a 400m² natural pool formed from coral reefs. Outdoor activities include tennis, beach volleyball, fishing and island boat trips. A boutique and convenience store showcases crafts made by local artisans.
The resort has a private airstrip certified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Department and a helipad.
The Kiaroa resort is within an environmental protection area and has been developed in accordance with governmental and environmental protection standards.
Kiaroa employs exclusively from the local community. The resort has a palm and eucalyptus-thatched roof and uses solar energy to heat water.
It treats water at its own station and collects sewage through anaerobic pits. The timber used in construction was taken from reforestation areas.