Casa dos Arandis

Brazil, South America

Casa dos Arandis

Brazil, South America

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‘Nothing short of paradise. With each sustainably-built bungalow located just a couple of seconds away from a deserted beach. Whale watching and mangrove paddle boarding are expected in this tropical getaway.’

Overview

  • From $300 USD per night (includes breakfast & lunch)

    Highlights

    • 40km of semi-deserted golden beaches
    • An environmentally protected area
    • Baths crafted from volcanic rock
    • Homemade buffets of Bahian local food
    • Rent a boat to visit Holed Stone Island
    • Enjoy the sights of humpback whales
    • Private massages and Ayurvedic therapy

    Top Tip

    ‘Try the delicious frozen cocoa honey drink. Famous at Frozen Mel de Cacau’

  • Eco Activities

    The hotel organises a number of local beach clean-ups. Guests have the opportunity to take part on request, to make a difference during their stay. For more details contact the hotel directly

    The Sup Mangrove & Chic Picnic on Tropical Island tour lasts about 2 hours. It goes through the peninsula mangrove, with its incredible flora and fauna. The guide will show guests the exotic fruits, including climbing coconut trees to bring you coconut water

    The hotel supports a number of conservation projects including working with turtles. With 97 protected nests in the area, guests have the opportunity to get involved. The turtle spawning period is from October through to March/April

  • Rooms

    Casa dos Arandis has four sustainably-built bungalows and a two-bedroom Garden House. Each room is a perfect balance of rustic-luxe with king-size feather beds, baths crafted from volcanic rock and open-air showers.

    All bungalows are located just seconds from the sea

    Big soft sofas and hammocks

    Private area to sunbathe

    Giant towels, fluffy bathrobes & slippers

  • Need to Know

    This area is classified as ‘APA’, an environmentally protected area. So this isn’t the place to come if you want to jump on a jet-ski

    The property provides free WiFi, widescreen TVs, Ipod docks, so if you’re looking for a complete digital detox it isn’t exactly off the grid

    The area is perfect to practice low impact, outdoor sustainable sports like paddle-boarding

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  • Location

    Situated between Ilheus and Salvador, on the peninsula Maraú, you will find the beautiful Casa dos Arandis. The Maraú Peninsula is an area of environmental protection. The peninsula is known for its rich biodiversity and beautiful flora and fauna, with over 40km of semi-deserted beaches.

    How To Get There

    The nearest airport is Ilheus/Bahia-Jorge Amado, 69.6 miles from Hotel Casa dos Arandis. The property does offer a paid airport shuttle service.

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  • Energy
    The hotel isn't yet powered by renewable, clean energy. Although great efforts have been made to get the pre-approved solar energy power project underway. The Brazilian federal government is...
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    looking to change the law, to withdraw the subsidies for solar power projects, which is causing a delay. The hotel will provide an update as soon as an outcome has been reached.

  • Water
    Casa dos Arandis uses water which is pumped up from the wells which capture rainwater. Once the used water from the showers, kitchen etc. is treated and cleaned, it's returned to the land.
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    The used water is cleaned by 'pre-sinks' which filter via aquatic plants, which is a natural and chemical free way of cleaning the water.

  • Waste
    The hotel produces it's very own natural fertiliser. They even have a local organic certificate called "Rede Povos da Mata". Part of a family, The Agriculture Association is composed of 750...
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    families, all humble people in the local settlements. Casa dos Arandis makes every effort to separate their waste and take it all to a recycling centre at Ilheus city. The hotel uses reverse Osmosis and NASA water filter. This technology enables them to fill glass bottles in the rooms for the guests for free, to avoid using plastic bottles.

  • Conservation
    Casa dos Arandis supports a number of local conservation projects. Including dune vegetation restoration and a turtle conservation project which started in 2019, 'Coração de Tartaruga'...
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    meaning Turtle Heart. The project works to protect turtle spawning through the period of October through to March/April. There are now more than 97 turtle nests protected in the area.

  • Food
    The hotel has a federal organic certificate "Produto Brasil Orgânico", producing organic, delicious foods for guests to enjoy, including cacao nibs, organic coconut milk, fruits, vegetables.
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    Meals are customised for vegans and vegetarians, although responsibly sourced seafood and animal protein is available. The hotel sources from local fisherman who are focused on sustainable fishing methods.

  • Engage guests
    Casa dos Arandis encourages guests to reconnect with nature at every turn and to enjoy as many outdoor activities as possible. Bikes, standup paddle boards, surfboards & snorkelling gear are...
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    free to use for guests. There is also volleyball, yoga and meditation at the hotel.

  • Architecture
    The hotel is constructed with 90% re-used and reclaimed demolition wood. The furniture around the hotel is all local and sustainably sourced. Natural materials feature throughout including...
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    "Dendê" and "Piaçava" local palm tree, "cana-brava" wood, coconut tree wood, bamboo, etc.

  • Housekeeping
    The hotel only provides homemade biodegradable soaps for guests, made with lemongrass and lavender. All household detergents used in the kitchen and bathrooms are biodegradable.
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    The cleaning products are from a Brazilian sustainable company called "POSITIV.A"

  • Kiwano Bonus
    Casa dos Arandis supports and sponsors 2 local native children on an educational project, in the local Waldorf School "Escola Maramar". Surfing classes are provided for free...
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    for a number of students, as well as a number of other activities/events. The founder's wife and business partner does volunteer work in the public municipal health centre treating local people with the alternative natural methods, called Biomagnetism. This eco hotel has won twice in a row the Best Hotel of Latin America on Green Practices and Sustainability.

Reviews

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    "Beautiful far away place"

    'Beautiful far away place in the middle of the very tropical beaches of Southern Bahia shores. Quiet atmosphere, calm environment, perfect for a deep recovery retreat!'

    Felipe Aquino, Google

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    "My family loved it "

    'My family loved our time at Casa dos Arandis, an incredibly beautiful place set on one of the world's best beaches, run by people who fully understand the concepts of hospitality and graciousness'

    Makanmata, Tripadvisor

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    "A little piece of paradise on earth"

    'Casa dos Arandis is a beautiful place where you can be in touch with nature. Everything is made for you to feel like you are at paradise. The environment, the vegetation, the food, the beverage, the ocean, the stars, the accommodations, but most of all the gentle people you fins there'

    Flavia c, Tripadvisor

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