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What We Love

  • All-encompassing dedication to sustainability
  • Gorgeous infinity pool overlooking a rustic stretch of uncrowded sand (a tall order in Brazil)
  • Seclusion and discretion: Staff knows when to say when
  • The restaurant’s specialty: Portuguese cataplanas, rich seafood stews served in traditional copper pots

What To Know

  • The property is small and intimate (read: best for couples)
  • The beach is the main attraction; there’s not much else in Barra do São Miguel
  • Breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate


  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Striking modern design and an eco-chic sensibility along Brazil’s northeastern coast

The Look

Modern design and rustic character blend seamlessly at Pedro Marques’s architectural marvel, tucked away in the beachside town of Barra do São Miguel, 19 miles south of Maceió in northeastern Brazil. Constructed in 2009 and a member of the Design Hotel group, Maceió architect/interior designer Osvaldo Tenório incorporated indigenous and reclaimed details at every turn: Brazil-nut-shell doorknobs throughout the property, inverted antique iron bells as planters, faucets fashioned from recycled iron pipes. The common living room features a repurposed sugarcane cauldron flanked by thousands of Pernumbucan sandstone bricks, recycled railway ties revived as a massive coffee table, and rescued sugarcane mills reconceived as suspended end pieces.

Bed and Bath

Kenoa has 23 guest rooms with with dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass doors that offer views of the Atlantic Coast. The 12 villas include particularly luxe amenities: Marajo Villas have separate living rooms, private infinity pools and beachside terraces, while Jaobi Villas also offer private beach access. Splurge on the signature Kenoa Villa and you’ll also get a Japanese soaking tub and a deck with a private garden.


Wellness is a main focus at Kenoa. Hit the fitness center, which has views of the beach, then unwind with a massage at the large, Shiseido-equipped spa. The resort’s Kaamo restaurant features a wine bar overlooking the ocean and locally sourced three-starred fare prepared by chef César Santos. Don’t skip dessert: The guava petit gâteau is extraordinary.

How to Get There

Kenoa Resort
Rua Escritor Jorge de Lima 58
Barra de São Miguel, 57180 Brazil


5.0 Excellent 104 Reviews
Beautiful B & B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived at deBarra Lodge we were made to feel so welcome. We had a lovely spacious room with a beautiful view of the surrounding country side. The room and bathroom were modern and spotless. The breakfast was fantastic with plenty of choice, it was served in a bright spacious dining room.
The owners of deBarra Dan and Sinead are what makes staying here so special you feel like a friend visiting rather than a guest....and their suggestions of local places to visit are fantastic. We will be back for sure.

Home from home
Reviewed 2 months ago

Excellent property,a great welcome from the hosts. Family run, beautiful rooms very friendly people ,we will be back . For breakfast they had a selection of fresh fruits breads and of course the full Irish. The owners were able to give good advice about the area recommending local pubs and resturants.

Gorgeous and Homely luxury
Reviewed 3 months ago

We all enjoyed our stay here very much. They have excellent amenities. Lovely couple own the B&B. Rooms are very comfortable and spotless. Bathroom and shower was gorgeous. The breakfast in the morning was lovely and fresh and had an excellent selection and even catered for a vegetarian. A lovely welcoming place to stay would highly recommend.

Nice b+b, couple and location
Reviewed 6 months ago

We were attending an event in Clonakilty and the loge was on 11mins away. Nice setting at the back of Rosscarberry and quiet.

The house and rooms are beautiful and home full. The couple running it are nice and friendly.

I'd definitely stay there again.

Oasis of warmth and comfort
Reviewed 8 months ago

We arrived wet, cold and miserable at Debarra Lodge on one of the most awful days of the summer. We were given a warm greeting by the owners of this lovely B&B and were shown to our spacious family room, decorated in golden colours, which comfortably fitted 1 double and two single beds. We also had use of a guest sitting room, where you could watch TV, make tea and coffee (nespresso) and eat the homemade scones, etc. The next morning we woke up and found we were surrounded by amazing views of the countryside. A great breakfast and a lovely ‘Bean an Ti’. We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed the luxury very much. We will definitely stay here again when we go back to Rosscarbery to enjoy the amazing restaurant scene there.