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Brazil: Hidden Pousadas – Dreamland Bungalows, Marau Peninsula, Bahia
By Alison McGowan October 22, 2013 From the moment you walk into Dreamland Bungalows you feel the magic in all your senses. It&#145s not just the amazing sea views and the sound of the waves, but it&#145s the whole style of the place coupled with the warmth of Norwegian/Brazilian hosts, Jan and Lyana. There are 10 suites, curiously in 2 story villas rather than in bungalows as the name might suggest, and all have varandas, hammocks and writing tables where you can chill out or write looking out to sea or over the palm groves. Attention to detail is everywhere: from the wood and eucalypto craftwork, which create a rustic Brazilian charm to the beautiful bed linen, which ensure you have those sweet dreams. And if you find you&#145ve forgotten your insect repellent or suntan lotion that&#145s not a problem. You&#145ll find replacements at the small shop in reception. In the rest of the pousada there is a restaurant which serves food until 8pm after which the local pizza place (which apparently is very good) runs a delivery service. However, the pice de resistance is the beach bar, also open to passing beach lovers, offering wonderfully iced beer, as well as caipirinhas and snacks all to the sound of reggae and Latin music. The day we arrived the local village transformer blew up and the power was off for 24 hours. So no wi-fi internet to add to the lack of any mobile phone coverage. Dreamland fortunately has its own generator, so once that came on we were back to normal. But actually, you know, you can do without it! Sitting in that bar watching the waves roll in, and the moon rise in good company for me is paradise. Not to be Missed – Pousada Starpoints – Beachfront location – Rustic charm and comfort – Hospitality of Jan, Lyana and staff Try a Different Place if… … you are worried about time or potholes or picking up your emails Alison is a British writer, musician, and marketing consultant, based in Rio de Janeiro. She can be contacted on alison@hiddenpousadasbrazil.com. Visit her site at http://www.hiddenpousadasbrazil.com/. 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