Pronounced “chai” (like the spicy Indian tea), this captivating Relais & Châteaux collection resort is ten miles south of Itacare in the state of Bahia, which is famous for endless sand beaches guarded by an extensive tropical rainforest. Txai’s guest suites are sprinkled among 6,000
acres that were once a coconut plantation — each one-bedroom cabin has wooden floors, shutters, palm-thatch details, and mosquito-netted beds. The “rustic-chic” concept blends traditional elements with modern flair – the library is housed in a futuristic-looking glass cube that provides an interesting architectural contrast to the colonial-style living areas and laid-back cottages. Guests can take advantage of adventurous activities during the day (hiking, horseback riding, zip-lining, and capoeira lessons are among the offerings) or simply spend the days enjoying the beach and an authentically Brazilian resort that is so elegantly, effortlessly comfortable.