Fodor's Expert Review Dreamlands Bungalows

1½ km (1 mile) north of Taipu de Fora, 4½ km (3 miles) south of Barra Grande, Barra Grande, Bahia, 45520–000, Brazil

Couples and families flock to the deliciously laid-back Dreamlands, where 10 simple, stylish Scandinavian-esque bungalows sit overlooking a great surf break on Taipu de Fora Beach, and the hotel's beach bar is one of the best. Rooms are cleverly positioned in a cascade so that no one misses out on the view of the turquoise surf. Rooms are clean, modern, and come with a plasma TV and minibar; adjoining bungalows are well suited to families. Norwegian owner Jan shakes up sophisticated cocktails at the beach bar, while his Brazilian wife Lyana organizes quad-biking trips and massages for guests. Make sure to ask Jan for his secret map to visit the giant Avatar-style bromelias in the forest.

PROS

  • lovely bilingual owners
  • trendy beach bar
  • access to surf beach and natural pools

CONS

  • food is pricey
  • small bathrooms

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
ViewsFamily
Casual
Beachfront
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 073-3258–6087

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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