A Hidden Pousadas Brazil article, written by Alison McGowan
Pousada Paraiso Verde is situated in 10,000 square metres of land 2 kilometres off the main Ilheus/Itacare road and is equidistant 30 kilometres from both. It is simply and uniquely beautiful and it must count as one of the most hidden of all the hidden pousadas. The name itself means “green paradise” and it is this which you wake up to every morning in your stilted bungalow, surrounded by palm trees and luxuriant foliage.
However the Paraiso Verde is a paradise in many other ways as well, starting with the location on a stretch of deserted beach, which runs for miles in each direction ; the beautifully thatched, high ceilinged, well appointed bungalows; the attention to design and detail; the beautiful kitchen and lounging area, the incredible sea views and the extraordinary surreal pop art of New Yorkers Kenny Schraf and Keith Harding everywhere.
This is a place where New York chic meets the rustic charm, colour, design and hospitality of Bahia, and the result owner Tereza Schraf has achieved, is an atmosphere of warmth and comfort and relaxed informality amidst spectacular scenery. If you want peace and tranquility and off the beaten track exclusivity, then Pousada Paraiso Verde offers the best of it all.