The SpaceThe Peninsula is more than one more "tropical beach with coconuts".
If you want more- much more- this is the place for you. But a friendly heads up? The Peninsula is not about 'people-watching', crowds of tourists all chasing the same thing at the same time. It's not about shopping or prepackaged entertainment. It seems like an assemblage 'designed' specifically for independent travelers who 'have been everywhere, done everything'. Our "Guarantee": There is no place like it, anywhere.
The Chalet is a viewing platform cantilevering over the treetops, all rooms on the same floor. Within the bright and airy interior, the kitchen serves four, with seating for another six on the veranda overlooking the Gardens, or on the terrace by the Forest. Two bedrooms share bath, terrace and verandah in cozy, authentic tropical setting.
The Peninsula surprises. It is clearly unique. And the Chalet complements its unique surroundings. Levitating over the trees at the edge of once prolific Atlantic Tropical Forest, there is no other house in sight. Descend a few steps into the private, landscaped gardens for a 150 meter stroll to the sandy beach and without hesitation plunge into the clean, warm ocean. There will be no one but a few birds, an occasional, nesting turtle. And you.
WiFi/Internet. Sound system. Almost on the beach at Peninsula Beach Club nearby is a swimming pool, at no charge of course. Services are available for transfers from Ilhéus, grocery delivery, cook, laundry, boat excursions, ATV's, or 'quads' and surfboard rentals. Cell connection is sporadic, so Wi-Fi services like (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and What's App are the best option at the Chalet.
Pristine, untouched hardly describes the Peninsula, 50 km by 5 km.
Rare Atlantic Tropical Forest embraces the low hills in green velvet; the
water temperture is ideal for swimming, surfing and snorkeling along its
untracked beaches; chains of freshwater lakes, countless islands in the
Bay; verdant mangrove-lined lagoons, biologically significant
jungles. We've lived here a long time, but it remains hard to believe. The fishing village of Barra Grande 20' away beckons with picturesque restaurants offering fresh local seafood and typically Bahian conviviality. For quick meals, shopping for basics and local atmosphere, closer still are the villages of Saquaíra, Taipús de Fora and Algodoes. Typical fishing boat excursions take you to lobster lunch on a desert island and within sprayshot of majestic waterfall Tremembé, pouring directly into the Bay.
To reach the Maraú Peninsula, Bahia, Brazil, connect through Ilhéus
Airport (IOS) 2 hr. South, and Salvador's International Airport (SSA) a 5
hr. drive North.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
November to April, they say. Not so fast....
Maraú has ideal, 'year-round' beach weather we've found almost nowhere in the Pacific, Atlantic or Indian Oceans of the world. (Limited parts of the Hawaiian Islands are the one exception of which we know.) Guest AccessYou have private use of our home, 10 acres of carefully landscaped gardens, the terrace with Atlantic Tropical Forest at the back door and, in front the veranda overlooking the ocean and garden views. And of course a 5 kms long, practically private sandy beach. Our 'Guarantee': 99% of the time you will see no one else but birds and an occasional, nesting turtle. Yes, and you! Interaction with GuestsOur friendly, diligent caretaker Tuta has worked 12 years with us. You may see him working in the Gardens below. He will be happy to deliver a 2 liters jar of fresh coconut water from our trees, daily. Tuta is available should you need something special, information and guidance. The NeighborhoodThe most pristine, sustainable tropical environment you are likely to see in your lifetime, the 50km X 5 km Peninsula is- no other word- Wonderland. Between the Ocean and Brazil's third largest and only pristine Bay lie chains of large freshwater lakes, Atlantic Tropical Forest-covered hills, marshes, mangroves and endless sandy beaches along the warm, tropical ocean. The islands in Camamu Bay beckon for a day of boat sight-seeing and lobster lunch under the trees of the beach of a picturesque island. Getting AroundOn arrival, it's best to hire a rental car, just in front of Ilhéus Airport, 2 hours away. Alternatively, you may pick up a rental at Salvador's International Airport, a 5 hour drive to the Chalet. Public transportation on the Peninsula de Maraú is sketchy at best. Although either 4wd or 2wd vehicles are fine, if you prefer you may hire a go-anywhere ATV ('quad') in Barra Grande, 20' North of the Chalet. Other Things to NoteContact us for detailed directions to Cassange Hideaway and maps. With exclusive gated access without neighbors, it's not called Cassange "Hideaway" for nothing. The swimming pool at Peninsula Beach Club Hotel 300 meters away is for your use, at no charge. At moderate extra cost, house keeping and Chalet preparation of Bahian cuisine are available, plus delivery of organic vegetables and foodstuffs. Boat cruises to the islands of the Bay and Tremembé Waterfall, ATV's and surfboard rentals are all available.