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
- Golf Course
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
This property is stunning - impeccably clean, gorgeous countryside views and very modern. We were greeted by name on arrival by Sinead, and made to feel at home very quickly. Our room was very private, bright, spacious and modernly decorated. Its only a 5 minute drive from the main town but even so we were treated to a lift from Sinead to where we needed to go so that we could leave our car at the B&B! Plenty of parking on site.
Breakfast is served in a beautiful and bright room, and there is no way that you will leave hungry with the selection of food. Clonakilty pudding being a plus :-)
Thank you Sinead for our stay which was too short - we will just have to return again for a little get away.
Absolutely wonderful stay, spacious room, plentiful and varied breakfast, stunning location and even a beautiful golden retriever for an optional pat.
The hosts were full of local knowledge and happy to accommodate any request.
For us it was one of the most beautiful B&B in Irland.
When we arrived at the deBarra Lodge, we got a warm welcome from Sinead, a wonderful person who makes all to feel great at this lovely Loge.
We loved our room with a beautiful country view..... and it was so quiet.
Sinead prepared a delicious breakfast with a plenty of choise, fresh fruit and self made bread. We enjoyed it so much, a top start for the day all morning.
Also their suggestions for Restaurants and view points were very helpfully...thanks a lot Sinead and Dan.
They are having a golden hand to give the whole house a tasteful decor.
When we come back to Irland, we will come back for shure to this beautiful B&B.