Authenticity is the world's greatest luxury and few places can deliver the sensation quite like Brazil's picturesque and historic Bahia state.
Among the most singular spots is Trancoso's hilltop Quadrado, a grassy, tranquil colonial town square overlooking the Atlantic ocean and enjoying UNESCO protection.
Half UXUA's casas here date back hundreds of years to the village's founding. They were restored by designer Wilbert Das in collaboration with local artisans using traditional techniques and reclaimed materials.
These casas each have a soul, with legends of family histories, every small detail crafted by caring hands.
Adding to the enchantment is a rustic beach lounge immersed in mangroves, the UXUA Vida Spa, al fresco Quadrado dining and friendly 5-star service delivered by the welcoming people of Trancoso.