Anantara to Debut Authentic Luxury in South America
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will soon debut its authentic luxury in Brazil with the launch of Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort in mid-2018. The resort will offer an exciting new gateway to South America when it joins the brand’s luxury portfolio in July, following an investment of R$ 4 million in the renovation of the former Kiaroa Eco-Luxury Resort. It will be the first Asian hotel flag to come to Brazil.
Poised to be a flagship hideaway, Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort will boast a beach setting next to the Bay of Camamu on the Maraú Peninsula in Bahia, along a stunning stretch of Atlantic coastline. Proudly showcasing the country’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, Bahia in northeast Brazil is renowned for its remarkable blend of African, indigenous and European influences.
Bringing five-star luxury with a sense of adventure to this extraordinary destination, guests of Anantara Maraú will arrive in style, jetting in by plane to the resort’s private landing strip. Lush forest surrounds create a natural haven of tranquility and the area basks in a year-round tropical climate, with pleasant temperatures ranging from 23°C to 32°C. Celebrating Bahia’s ecotourism, the resort’s natural design and thatched roofing blends seamlessly with exotically landscaped gardens. Extensive manicured lawns are dotted with palm trees, leading to a pristine white sand beach.
Anantara Maraú will initially offer a choice of 30 guest rooms, suites and bungalows. This will be followed by the resort’s expansion which will add new suites and bungalows in beachfront and garden settings, some with a private pool. World-class resort facilities will include an expansive swimming pool, with guests able to relax on loungers set out on the central pool island, with a gym, tennis and beach volleyball available for the more energetic. The Anantara Spa will offer pampering journeys to beauty and wellness.
Unique culinary experiences will showcase indigenous flavours, with contemporary gastronomy fusing touches of Bahian cuisine and vibrant local ingredients. Guests can look forward to sumptuous restaurant dining, as well as casual pool bar and beach bar refreshments. Celebrating the ultimate in bespoke romance, Dining by Design is tailored by a personal chef and butler, with a choice of venues, including an intimate table on the beach, either at sunset or under the stars. Fishing expeditions will be able to combine with gourmet, with prize catches handed over for Anantara chefs to craft delectable seafood meals.
Bahia’s natural and cultural highlights will offer captivating local experiences, including surfing, paddle boarding, quad biking and horse riding to the Carapitangui River. The spectacular coastline provides an unrivalled ocean playground. Nature lovers can journey by speedboat to the Tremembé Waterfall and its natural bathing pools, as well as nearby tropical islands. Taipus de Fora boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, off of which guests will also be able to scuba dive in seas abundant with live coral.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels, parent company of Anantara, commented, “We are really thrilled to be announcing our first Anantara in South America in Bahia in Brazil. The boutique 30-room resort will be the perfect addition to the luxury Anantara portfolio and represents Anantara’s first footprint over the Atlantic Ocean as the first property in the Americas. We are excited to see this property launch in mid-2018 and bring the brand’s authentic luxury to Brazil.”