Luxury Hotel of the Month: Nannai Resort & Spa

Bungalows with private pools at Nannai Resort in Brazil

Brazil’s north-eastern coastline is a highlight of any holiday in the country for those who seek pristine white-sand beaches and the best of tropical luxury.  This month we have chosen to shine the spotlight on one of our favourite hotels in the region, Nannai Resort & Spa.

Situated in the northern state of Pernambuco, Nannai Resort is ideally located for those wishing to enjoy some signature Brazilian barefoot luxury. Built by the stunning Muro Alto beach, the resort is only 8km away from the magnificent beaches of Porto de Galinhas and 54km from the state capital of Recife. Easily accessible and utterly indulgent, here are some of our favourite things about Nannai…

View to the beach from Nannai Resort and Spa

How to Get There

To visit Nannai, you begin by flying to the city of Recife which is well linked to both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo with daily direct flights lasting approximately three hours. Upon arrival in Recife, a short 45-minute drive will take you to the Porto de Galinhas area where the pace of life is slower and the beaches even more impressive.

 Premium Bungalows at Nannai Resort


The resort is composed of 91 individual apartments and bungalows, all constructed using local materials that give each room a laid-back tropical chic vibe. All of the spacious rooms enjoy tasteful locally inspired décor and standard amenities such as a TV/DVD player, air-conditioning, luxury bed linens and a private balcony or terrace. For those seeking a little more private luxury, beachfront bungalows with private verandas and swimming pools are also available.

Seafood is a specialty at Nannai which celebrates local produce

Food & Drink

Offering a fresh menu based on local ingredients and regional specialities, guests can enjoy a wide range of exquisite tropical stews and curries alongside exquisite seafood and a menu of international favourites, designed for those wishing to enjoy some familiar comfort-food-style plates. An extensive wine list provides an ample choice of high-quality wines from both the Old and New worlds.

View of Nannai Resort

Outstanding Feature

Nannai’s marvellous leisure facilities set it apart from other accommodation in the area. This luxury resort offers a huge variety of sports and leisure opportunities for guest’s use. Beyond the several swimming pools and the Jacuzzi, sporty guests can also enjoy a water volleyball court, tennis courts, a fitness centre, a beach football pitch, a putting green, a zip wire and a volleyball court. Other activities available at the hotel include dance classes, yoga, kayaking, snorkelling and boat trips to nearby beaches and islands.

The exquisite interior of the Master Bungalow at Nannai

Best For

Travellers seeking a luxury wellness escape will find a match made in heaven in Nannai. The resort’s excellent sports and spa facilities provide the perfect ways to relax and unwind, but also to stay active and look after your body in the most spectacular of coastal surroundings.

Spa treatments at Nannai use local ingredients such as coconut derivatives

Must Do Activity

A visit to the Nannai Spa by L’Occitane is a must-do during your stay. The Spa is exceptional and offers a full range of treatments inspired by the bounty of the Brazilian forest and the Atlantic Ocean. With a heated pool, a dry & wet sauna, large massage suites with luxury bathtubs and unique signature treatments, spending an afternoon treating yourself in the spa is highly recommended.

Are you planning a luxury trip to Brazil? Simply contact us for more information and let us create a tailor-made holiday for you. Read more about Nannai Resort & Spa here and if you’re looking for more inspiration, why not visit our Porto de Galinhas page to learn more about the region.