Bahia Hotel Takes Spa to New Level

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

As UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa in Bahia, Brazil, expands its spa and fitness center, it’s turning to the local Pataxo tribe for inspiration.

The five-star boutique hotel opened in 2009 and features 10 one- and two-bedroom designer casas, designed by a former creative director of Diesel. At Almescar Spa, named after a tree with sap used by the Pataxo tribe for its curative properties, the hotel uses the local tribe, farmers and artisans to help create the hotel bath amenities and spa’s treatment line. The spa will feature Bahia’s only Vichy treatment suite, set in a tropical wet room overlooking the treetops, two interior and one exterior treatment areas, as well as an expanded fitness center.

With the 5-night Bahian Spa & Wellness Experience, guests will receive accommodations in a casa; a welcome in their casa with homemade herbal tea and a warm footbath with aventurine quartz stones; daily sessions of morning yoga at the spa; daily massage treatments: almescar tree oil massage, Moonbath, after sun skin repair or lymphatic drainage massage; a white clay lagoon trip; a Bahian cacao facial tratment; Classic Brazilian hand and feet spa; Bahian breakfast; transfer from and to the Porto Seguro airport; parking; WiFi; gym access; and a reserved sofa at UXUA Beach Lounge. Rates start at $4,570 for two people.

Room rates start at $680 per night at the hotel. For more information, visit