Everyone who visits Morro de São Paulo is likely to know Villa das Pedras. The pousada with a pretty front garden and pool is right on the boardwalk which runs along Segunda Praia (Second Beach), the island's liveliest. The pousada is also on the corner of the narrow street leading to Receptivo, the pick-up/drop-off point for several hotels on Terceira, Quarta and Quinta Praias.
Villa das Pedras is part of the general allure of Segunda Praia. You don't have to be a guest to enjoy the bar and restaurant, with an open design and tables in the garden - which looks enchanted at night, with twinkling lights wrapped around the coconut trees.
Color, plants and local art are used masterfully in the decorative scheme; in the reception area, bright crimson walls, a tree, and a massive wooden table - with some cannonballs on top - set the rustic-chic tone.
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Address & Contact Information:Segunda Praia s/n
Morro de São Paulo
Cairu - BA
The writer toured Villa das Pedras while on a press trip with Bahiatursa and the Cairu Tourism Secretariat. About.com believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. For more information, see our Ethics Policy.