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Barracuda Beach Hotel

Luxury Hotel and Villas in the surfing capital of Bahia, Itacaré!

Located on a jaw-dropping clifftop overlooking Resende Beach, Barracuda Beach Hotel and Villas offers a new hotel concept in Itacaré. This little town on the Bahian coast of Brazil has become one of the best destinations for beach lovers, nature lovers, surfers, adventurers and people seeking the unexpected.

This brand new hotel is a refuge in total synergy with the location, providing a connection with nature and the vibrant energy of Bahia. The Barracuda’s key values are attentive friendly service, conservation of nature, thoughtful design, social responsibility, and a commitment to work with the local people to celebrate the regions unique culture and lifestyle. These values are all combined to create the ultimate experience for the guests.

The Hotel

Barracuda Beach Hotel & Villas is nestled in a lush tropical forest with the sound of the waves lapping against the shore. A tasteful design, an abundance of fresh food prepared by local chefs and a welcoming staff full of joy and vibrancy all combine to ensure the guests have a unique holiday experience.

An outdoor infinity pool, sun-drenched terrace and poolside bar all overlook the ocean and are surrounded by lush tropical flora. The stylish laidback lounge area is a place where guests can hang out and listen to music from the record collection.

The Barracuda offers a range of accommodation options all boasting stunning views and providing the perfect place to relax and unwind. Located at Resende Beach, just a stroll from the centre, the hotel offers privacy and exclusivity while having full access to the local culture and all the delights Itacaré has to offer.

Waves at Barracuda Beach Hotel & Villas

Year-round surfing and warm waters are the highlights of Itacaré. The shoulder months September to December and March to June are the best months to surfing in this region, with medium size waves with lots of perfection, light offshore winds and low crowds! The summer (December to March) is characterized by small waves with offshore winds in the morning. Winter, June to September, see bigger waves and constant wind swells, giving a good shape and power to the beach breaks.

The most famous spot of Itacaré is Boca da Barra, a super-long, fun righthander that peels across a sandbank at the mouth of the River Contas.  Across the river are 6km of exposed, deserted beach breaks on fine sand backed by coconut trees. Many of these spots are only surfed by a few surfers because of their remote location and limited access. Surf Lessons and Surf Trips to the nearby breaks can be organised at the hotel.

Why We Love Barracuda Beach Hotel & Villas

The Barracuda team, mostly native to Itacaré, are the hotel’s beating heart. They always strive to provide a seamless guest experience.

A great variety of surf breaks, year-round surfing and warm water! The hotel provides excellent surf services for all surfing levels!

The commitment to environmentally friendly practices through the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. The Hotel also operates in a socially responsible manner supporting ongoing local projects!

Ready to surf in Brazil?

The Suites and Villas

The Barracuda Beach Hotel has 17 suites all with a balcony to sit and appreciate the mesmerizing views of the ocean and the rainforest. The suites are designed to create peaceful spaces that embody the slowed rhythms of life here in Itacaré and provide a sanctuary where guests can truly unwind. All suites are equipped with luxurious touches such as Nespresso machines, handmade vegan toiletries, double showers and the most comfortable beds ever!

Barracuda Villas are facing the sea and have a high construction level. In the central bungalow, you will find the social area and the kitchen. The infinity pool and the suites are connected by beautiful decks. The houses are perfect for groups of friends or families. They offer total privacy and the same friendly service as The Barracuda Hotels. Each Barracuda Villa has from 4 to 8 suites, on average 850 sqm.

The Cuisine

The chefs, natives of Itacaré. have created a menu inspired by their Afro-Brazilian heritage and that incorporates some traditional Bahian dishes along with international dishes with a Brazilian twist. Barracuda’s gastronomy uses locally sourced seasonal quality ingredients.

The Barracuda Restaurant extends out to the sun terrace and has a spectacular panoramic view of the ocean. The head chef Fernando Luz regularly prepares a seafood BBQ and his menu always includes a “catch of the day”. The rooftop terrace of the hotel has a 360-degree view and is the ideal place for an evening “aperitivo” to watch the sunset.

Located at Resende Beach, the Barracuda Beach Bar is a charming wooden Cabana. Lounge music invites everyone to have a chilled-out experience while sipping on an amazing cocktail or sampling some fresh seafood. .

Activities

The Barracuda team has the local knowledge and experience to recommend and organize tours, activities and experiences according to the wishes of each guest. If a guest wants to rest and recharge the hotel is the perfect place to do just that. If a guest wants to venture out to discover a secluded beach, live the local culture or do some water sports this can be arranged. The list of journeys on offer includes walking trails through the tropical forest, fishing, boat trips down the river to bathe under a waterfall, stand-up paddleboarding, and more!

Spa

Itacaré provides moments of self-discovery and self-care. Being well with yourself and achieving a more balanced mind, is the basis for enjoying in a more intense way
the whole experience. Get a massage on the veranda with the sea breeze, the sound of birds, and the smell of the blends made with their essential oils. Sunset Yoga and Meditation are also available for maximum restore and relaxation.

Get There

The nearest airport is the Ilhéus Airport – IOS, located 70km from the Hotel. The trip from the airport takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The journey allows you a chance to get to know the beautiful landscapes of the Bahian coast and appreciate the exuberant Atlantic Forest. The Barracuda Beach Hotel offers a private transfer service between Ilhéus airport and the Hotel and has also a certified heliport.

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Barracuda Beach Hotel

Luxury Hotel and Villas in the surfing capital of Bahia, Itacaré!

Located on a jaw-dropping clifftop overlooking Resende Beach, Barracuda Beach Hotel and Villas offers a new hotel concept in Itacaré. This little town on the Bahian coast of Brazil has become one of the best destinations for beach lovers, nature lovers, surfers, adventurers and people seeking the unexpected.

This brand new hotel is a refuge in total synergy with the location, providing a connection with nature and the vibrant energy of Bahia. The Barracuda’s key values are attentive friendly service, conservation of nature, thoughtful design, social responsibility, and a commitment to work with the local people to celebrate the regions unique culture and lifestyle. These values are all combined to create the ultimate experience for the guests.

The Hotel

Barracuda Beach Hotel & Villas is nestled in a lush tropical forest with the sound of the waves lapping against the shore. A tasteful design, an abundance of fresh food prepared by local chefs and a welcoming staff full of joy and vibrancy all combine to ensure the guests have a unique holiday experience.

An outdoor infinity pool, sun-drenched terrace and poolside bar all overlook the ocean and are surrounded by lush tropical flora. The stylish laidback lounge area is a place where guests can hang out and listen to music from the record collection.

The Barracuda offers a range of accommodation options all boasting stunning views and providing the perfect place to relax and unwind. Located at Resende Beach, just a stroll from the centre, the hotel offers privacy and exclusivity while having full access to the local culture and all the delights Itacaré has to offer.

Waves at Barracuda Beach Hotel & Villas

Year-round surfing and warm waters are the highlights of Itacaré. The shoulder months September to December and March to June are the best months to surfing in this region, with medium size waves with lots of perfection, light offshore winds and low crowds! The summer (December to March) is characterized by small waves with offshore winds in the morning. Winter, June to September, see bigger waves and constant wind swells, giving a good shape and power to the beach breaks.

The most famous spot of Itacaré is Boca da Barra, a super-long, fun righthander that peels across a sandbank at the mouth of the River Contas.  Across the river are 6km of exposed, deserted beach breaks on fine sand backed by coconut trees. Many of these spots are only surfed by a few surfers because of their remote location and limited access. Surf Lessons and Surf Trips to the nearby breaks can be organised at the hotel.

Why We Love Barracuda Beach Hotel & Villas

The Barracuda team, mostly native to Itacaré, are the hotel’s beating heart. They always strive to provide a seamless guest experience.

A great variety of surf breaks, year-round surfing and warm water! The hotel provides excellent surf services for all surfing levels!

The commitment to environmentally friendly practices through the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. The Hotel also operates in a socially responsible manner supporting ongoing local projects!

Ready to surf in Brazil?

The Suites and Villas

The Barracuda Beach Hotel has 17 suites all with a balcony to sit and appreciate the mesmerizing views of the ocean and the rainforest. The suites are designed to create peaceful spaces that embody the slowed rhythms of life here in Itacaré and provide a sanctuary where guests can truly unwind. All suites are equipped with luxurious touches such as Nespresso machines, handmade vegan toiletries, double showers and the most comfortable beds ever!

Barracuda Villas are facing the sea and have a high construction level. In the central bungalow, you will find the social area and the kitchen. The infinity pool and the suites are connected by beautiful decks. The houses are perfect for groups of friends or families. They offer total privacy and the same friendly service as The Barracuda Hotels. Each Barracuda Villa has from 4 to 8 suites, on average 850 sqm.

The Cuisine

The chefs, natives of Itacaré. have created a menu inspired by their Afro-Brazilian heritage and that incorporates some traditional Bahian dishes along with international dishes with a Brazilian twist. Barracuda’s gastronomy uses locally sourced seasonal quality ingredients.

The Barracuda Restaurant extends out to the sun terrace and has a spectacular panoramic view of the ocean. The head chef Fernando Luz regularly prepares a seafood BBQ and his menu always includes a “catch of the day”. The rooftop terrace of the hotel has a 360-degree view and is the ideal place for an evening “aperitivo” to watch the sunset.

Located at Resende Beach, the Barracuda Beach Bar is a charming wooden Cabana. Lounge music invites everyone to have a chilled-out experience while sipping on an amazing cocktail or sampling some fresh seafood. .

Activities

The Barracuda team has the local knowledge and experience to recommend and organize tours, activities and experiences according to the wishes of each guest. If a guest wants to rest and recharge the hotel is the perfect place to do just that. If a guest wants to venture out to discover a secluded beach, live the local culture or do some water sports this can be arranged. The list of journeys on offer includes walking trails through the tropical forest, fishing, boat trips down the river to bathe under a waterfall, stand-up paddleboarding, and more!

Spa

Itacaré provides moments of self-discovery and self-care. Being well with yourself and achieving a more balanced mind, is the basis for enjoying in a more intense way
the whole experience. Get a massage on the veranda with the sea breeze, the sound of birds, and the smell of the blends made with their essential oils. Sunset Yoga and Meditation are also available for maximum restore and relaxation.

Get There

The nearest airport is the Ilhéus Airport – IOS, located 70km from the Hotel. The trip from the airport takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The journey allows you a chance to get to know the beautiful landscapes of the Bahian coast and appreciate the exuberant Atlantic Forest. The Barracuda Beach Hotel offers a private transfer service between Ilhéus airport and the Hotel and has also a certified heliport.

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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