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Anantara set to open Maraú Bahia Resort, Brazil, in mid-2018

Anantara set to open Maraú Bahia Resort, Brazil, in mid-2018

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will debut its authentic luxury in Brazil in mid-2018 with the launch of Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort.

The resort will offer an exciting new gateway to South America when it joins the brand’s luxury portfolio in July, following an investment of R$4 million in the renovation of the former Kiaroa Eco-Luxury Resort.

It will be the first Asian hotel flag to come to Brazil.

Poised to be a flagship hideaway, Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort will boast a beach setting next to the Bay of Camamu on the Maraú Peninsula in Bahia, along a stunning stretch of Atlantic coastline.

Proudly showcasing the country’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, Bahia in northeast Brazil is renowned for its remarkable blend of African, indigenous and European influences.


Bringing five-star luxury with a sense of adventure to this extraordinary destination, guests of Anantara Maraú will arrive in style, jetting in by plane to the resort’s private landing strip.

Lush forest surrounds create a natural haven of tranquillity and the area basks in a year-round tropical climate, with pleasant temperatures ranging from 23°C to 32°C.

Celebrating Bahia’s ecotourism, the resort’s natural design and thatched roofing blends seamlessly with exotically landscaped gardens. 

Extensive manicured lawns are dotted with palm trees, leading to a pristine white sand beach. 

Anantara Maraú will initially offer a choice of 30 guest rooms, suites and bungalows.

This will be followed by the resort’s expansion which will add new suites and bungalows in beachfront and garden settings, some with a private pool.

World-class resort facilities will include an expansive swimming pool, with guests able to relax on loungers set out on the central pool island, with a gym, tennis and beach volleyball available for the more energetic.

The Anantara Spa will offer pampering journeys to beauty and wellness.

Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive, Minor Hotels, parent company of Anantara, commented: “We are really thrilled to be announcing our first Anantara in South America in Bahia in Brazil.

“The boutique 30-room resort will be the perfect addition to the luxury Anantara portfolio and represents Anantara’s first footprint over the Atlantic Ocean as the first property in the Americas.

“We are excited to see this property launch in mid-2018 and bring the brand’s authentic luxury to Brazil.”

Anantara currently operates 39 hotels and resorts in 13 countries in Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, with new properties to launch in 2018 in Brazil, Tunisia, Vietnam and China.