The Pousada Brisas do Espelho is located in one of the most charming corners of Southern Bahia. It’s a delightful small pousada set in a preserved area halfway between the villages of Trancoso and Caraiva.
Getting to the pousada is a journey of 1 hour and 40 minutes by car from Porto Seguro airport (or 15 minutes by light aircraft) and then a 5 minute stroll from your room brings you to crystal clear waters lapping three of Brazil’s most beautiful white sand beaches; Outeiro, Espelho and Amores.
The property has a total of 19 rooms (12 Contemporary & 6 Vila of 30 square metres each, and 1 Master Vila of 60 square metres) and all have 400-thread sheets, air conditioning, internet LED TV and minibar.
There are 6 Contemporary rooms with a terrace overlooking the garden, while the other 6 on the ground floor lead directly to the pool and a lush lawn. The décor of the pousada mixes antique furniture with pieces from Bahian artisans plus a contemporary design in an elegant mix of past and present.
The lounge and restaurant – with high ceilings, lots of wood and the white theme continued – offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and a beautiful pool is set in a tropical garden with a bar-lounge where lunches are served. On the top floor, pampering massages are available with sea views.
The menu – created by the French chef Marc Le Dantec, the same as Figo Restaurant in São Paulo which also belongs to the owner of the pousada – features local cuisine with a deft touch of sophistication. The ingredients used are from the region and vary with the seasons, and the chef, who lived for 10 years in Bahia, interprets and transforms local flavours into a unique experience.
Brisas do Espelho is located in a large preserved condominium area not far, but set apart, from the bustle of Espelho. The closest beach is stunning deserted Outeiro, a short walk away and the pousada guests also have the use of the club there with its swimming pool, drinks and snacks just yards from the beach.
When guests are not relaxing, activities include a range of wonderful beach walks, Stand Up Paddle and kayaking, golf, fishing or diving amongst coral reefs.
Visits to atmospheric Caraiva and Trancoso are also highly recommended.