UXUA CASA HOTEL & SPA,
What is it? Designed and owned by Diesel’s one-time creative director Wilbert Das, this boutique haven stands in the glorious main square of Trancoso, in Bahia. What’s so fab? Mainly built by local craftsmen using recycled materials, the seaside hotel has a huge pool, gym, well-stocked library, and Bahia’s first Vichy treatment suite at the spa. What about rooms? Ten individual casas grouped around that glorious pool have king-size beds, dining areas and bathrooms. What else should I know? Personal chefs are available and the region’s celebrated white beaches are within easy reach. How much? Suites from Dh3,032 a night, www.uxua.com.