Barracuda Hotel & Villas
Barracuda Hotel & Villas
Rua Pedro Longo, 600, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil
Barracuda Hotel & Villas
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Juliana Ghiotto, graduated in Design and MBA in Hospitality she has been developing the Barracuda since the real beginning, being the face of Barracuda in everything related to the business: operations, business development, branding & marketing. She also supported the creation of Yandê Institute, a non-profit association committed to the sustainable development of the local community of Itacaré.
Barracuda Hotel & Villas is a 5 star luxury hotel. Member of SLH, and Internova Select Hotel & Resorts
The hotel adopts ecological practices in everything from the architecture and construction down to the services that provide comfort without wastefulness, working continuously so that its guests’ experiences are unparalleled – and in absolute harmony with the local community, its culture and traditions.
Barracuda Hotel & Villas
History & Story
It all began 20 years ago, when a group of Swedish friends landed in Itacaré looking for surfing and beautiful beaches. When they met and became friends with a brazilian couple, residents and totally integrated into the context, they bet on the creation of refuges that could reflect the relaxed style of Bahia in total connection with nature. The architecture and interior design embody the union between two cultures, Brazilian and Scandinavian, which is reflected through the combination of rustic elements, modern exterior and fineness. Barracuda. Sustainability, local traditions & culture and biodiversity are part of the core values of this brand that offers high quality service in with a very authentic and genuine hospitality. The architectural project considers materials whose construction techniques are local knowledge so that the construction company could work with local labor. Certified wood, demolition wood, natural textures and pergolas allow natural light and sea breeze to enter every room. The guidelines adopted for the execution of landscaping followed the concept of ecogenesis that seeks to reconstitute any area previously anthropized by human beings through the planting of native species.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Barracuda is a unique destination for couples or family vacations and a natural playground for lovers of outdoor activities and local experiences. Through local knowledge and the natural way of hospitality provided by the staff a surprising curatorship of natural and cultural immersion experiences is offered to all kinds of guests on their different journeys.
The hotel is located on the cliff top of Praia do Resende and just a few steps away from the main street of Itacaré, in a 26 acres of preserved natural land. Itacaré is the only stretch of Bahia state where small beaches with perfect waves are intercut and covered by rocky slopes covered in lush Atlantic Forest. It’s a rare vegetation, with one of greatest biodiversities in the world per sqm. The local community keeps the regional culture and the folklore alive and all year long, there are numerous folk festivals.
Keys sites / activities in the area
Surfing, Boat trips, kayak or Hawaiian canoe rides on the Contas River, waterfall baths, stand up paddle in the mangrove, hiking trails through the Atlantic Forest, chocolate experience at a Cocoa Farm Plantation, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Historic & Cultural City Tours, Oceanic Fishing.
At the Hotel, a Yoga and Workout deck into the Atlantic Forest is ideal for meditation, yoga practice or personal workout. The Hotel also offers a tennis court and a padel court for guests.
Originally it was not meant to go live for the public, Barracuda is a life project originated from a perfect blend of Swedish entrepreneurs &artists to a Brazilian couple, in the native roots of Bahia. Sustainability, local traditions & culture and biodiversity are part of the core values of this brand that offers high quality service in with a very authentic and genuine hospitality. Before implementing its projects in the region, the Barracuda group built and donated to the community a Cultural Center in one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Itacaré.
Besides not having a kids club, all kinds of natural and cultural immersion experiences are offered to kids of all ages. Sports outdoor tailor-made activities, like boat trips, kayaking, surfing classes, crab fishing, hiking.
• This intimate hotel offers 17 generous suites in 4 different categories: 1 The Corner Suite -79 sqm, 1 The Standard Suite – 48 sqm, 9 The Barracuda Suites – 62 sqm, 6 The Forest Suites – 62 sqm – all with balcony and panoramic views of the sea and the Atlantic Forest. All of them offer wi-fi, cable TV, wooden natural speaker, minibar, Nespresso machine, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Vegan Exclusive bath amenities, natural native flowers, A/C, Ceiling fan and turndown service. All bathrooms with 2 showers & sinks and most of them with sea & Atlantic Forest views. All the suites are generous in terms of space and very similar regarding amenities, comfort & design.
• Plus, 7 Villas (4 to 8 bedroom each of them), from 750-1200 sqm. Privately owned houses managed by the hotel, with custom-designed service for families and groups of friends, spread into the wild of 26 hectares of land, that present rustic elements combined with the beauty of the Brazilian nature. Each Villa possesses its own personality, reflecting the interior design and natural scenery around it. All of them contain a charming living room, integrated fully equipped kitchen, veranda with panoramic view of the ocean and Atlantic Forest and infinity edge pool and offer a private staff of 5 exclusive people that work only for the villa’s guests. Barracuda breakfast served at the Villa.
Restaurants and Bars:
A charming restaurant located by the infinity edge pool and integrated to the bar where signature and innovative drinks are offered to all guests invites everybody to taste the perfect fusion between traditional bahian recipes and contemporary Scandinavian flavours. The hotel’s rooftop lounge & bar offers peaceful moments and 360o panoramic view and is the ideal place to enjoy the best of afternoons sunsets, just reading and relaxing or tasting sparkling drinks in a full of bossa atmosphere.
The Hotel is a veritable temple for those who believe in the healing powers of the ocean, the forest and the sun. The menu of activities fosters rebalance in this unique and refined environment between the forest and the beach, including everything from relaxing massages at the comfort of the suites verandas to yoga and meditation at the Yoga & Workout Deck set in the Atlantic Forest.
Corporate & Celebration Events
The Hotel offers comfort and privacy ideal for couples, friends and families as well as executives, who can access the various social areas for informal networking and celebrations of all sorts. Intimate moments tailor-made for up to 50 people in a spectacular setting at a Villa to up to 150 guests in lounges with pass around service, or up to 80 guests seated at tables at the Restaurant. With 360-degree panoramic views and capacity for 100 guests, the Rooftop is the ideal place for welcome celebrations.
Extra Notable Features
Parrillada Barracuda – Every Saturday, an intimate evening at the Pool Deck with Fresh lobsters and fish prepared on the grill by the Chef.
Outdoor experiences – A menu with over 20 experiences proposes an integration among guests, nature and local community in the extraordinary setting of Itacaré.
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