Villa Bahia holidays take you to an authentic outpost from which to explore Salvador’s delights. Impossibly charming and located in a sought-after spot of the UNESCO-listed Pelourinho neighbourhood, this colonial-style mansion harks back to the days of the Portuguese explorers with bucket loads of character. Leave the cacophony of the city behind and step into calmer abodes where you can take dips in
the shaded pool and sip cocktails on the leafy patio. Rooms are named after important trading routes from Cape Verde to Macau and feature antique furniture, four-poster beds and terraces perfect for gazing over the city’s rooftops. When you’re ready to explore, step straight out into the thick of Salvador’s stone-paved streets.