and more than seven miles of beaches hugged by coral reefs forming dozens of natural lakes. This is the setting of Praia do Forte, one of the largest protected areas on the Bahia coast in Brazil where Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte is located. A one-hour drive from the city of Salvador, the resort is the ideal destination for those looking to escape the UK’s cold winter and enjoy the excitement of tropical paradise, where the rhythms of samba and the contagious energy of party-loving locals open the door to an unforgettable holiday.
Nature is the first and last word at Praia do Forte, with coconut trees blending into the forest and the white sands of unspoilt beaches framing the resort’s vast gardens. Wildlife such as monkeys, birds, and lizards live on the grounds in harmony with guests. The resort’s architecture blends into the surrounding gardens and the interior design of the sea-facing rooms and suites boast natural materials and decorative pieces created by local artists. The furniture has been custom-designed by local artisans to emphasise spectacular views from all private spaces.
Relaxation for couples
A new Anantara Spa at the resort pampers guests in true serenity and with total relaxation. Those looking for a getaway entirely dedicated to wellbeing will be spoilt for choice with a beauty salon, fitness centre and relaxation area, as well as a large swimming pool with hydromassage, three saunas, ice water tank and stone path. The resort’s expert spa therapists offer pampering massages and treatments grounded in ancient Eastern therapies fused with Brazilian rituals sure to leave guests revitalised and refreshed.
After indulging in the spa, couples can sit back and relax on one of the resort’s 20 double sun loungers semi-submerged in the pool, overlooking the ocean. For a romantic end to the day, the hotel offers candlelit dinners with an exclusive menu served in a tropical and private setting.
Bahia Wining & Dining
Food and wine is another resort highlight. The ecoresort has three restaurants and four bars. Revered for its wide-ranging options, Goa Restaurant serves a buffet dinner with more than 100 local and international options, including traditional Bahia dishes which feature strong African influences and Brazilian ingredients. Moqueca, vatapá, caruru and chicken xinxim are just some of the authentic regional dishes which guests can savour.
Meanwhile, the restaurant À Sombra do Coqueiral offers amazing views of the infinity pool and ocean with a menu inspired by international and Mediterranean cuisine. The Tabaréu serves the best in Bahia cooking and seafood in a more relaxed atmosphere next to the beach. One dish definitely worth trying is the bean stew served on Saturdays while local artists perform live traditional music.
Tivoli Dream Night
In February, average sea temperatures reach a perfect 26ºC, promising warm tropical evenings in the hotel gardens for Tivoli Dream Night, an unforgettable programme of music and fine cuisine. The next edition on 16th February 2019 will be headlined by the queen of Brazilian beats Ivete Sangalo.
The exclusive, guest-only event starts with a special dinner followed by a rhythm-packed concert. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Ivete Sangalo is one of Brazil’s most popular and best-selling singers and has won more than 150 Brazilian and international awards. Past Tivoli Dream Night performers have included Dionne Warwick in 2017 and Michael Bolton in 2018.
To enjoy this incredible break in Brazilian paradise and the live serenading of Ivete Sangalo at the Tivoli Dream Night, the hotel has a special five-night package in a Master bedroom for two, with breakfast and dinner (non-alcoholic drinks included), starting from £2,103*. a
Nightly rates at Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte start from £277 for a double room on a half board basis.
To book and find out more phone 55 (71) 3676 4000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tivolihotels.com
*Price based on today’s exchange rate – €2,355 / €310