— Please tell us a little about Kenoa Beach Spa & Resort.
The ideas of sustainability and ecology were on our minds from the beginning, but always with a sense of simplicity and comfort.
For example, we tried to keep all of our materials sustainable. All our wood is reforested, we use LED lights to save electricity, we have a solar heating system, the employee uniforms don’t require ironing, nor do the napkins we use, and we use as little chemicals in our pool as possible — instead we use a salt water treatment.”
— Kenoa villa
— What was your inspiration to open a boutique hotel?
Brazil is very beautiful and there is nice weather year round but in the northeast region of Brazil, there aren’t many options for nice places to stay.
Also the whole idea of sustainability is something new in Brazil. It was our chance to create something luxurious and to show it’s possible to do it in this kind of place. Brazil has the natural materials and resources, all that’s needed to create something really different. It was just a matter of putting all the pieces together.”
— How would you describe the atmosphere at the resort?
It’s a very casual environment. It offers freedom for the spirit. It’s not a place in the middle of a city, but a beach ambience, very relaxed and casual. We see that on the clothes they wear and from the feeling they get from sitting in our lobby. They’re very comfortable here.”
— Kenoa pool & beach area
— Please tell us a bit about the different vacation villas and facilities.
The vacation villas are right on the beach, have private pools and gardens, and the three Jaobi Villas even have direct access to the beach.
We also have a spa that offers treatments inside the villas or at the spa itself. People usually prefer to go to the spa, as it has the steam room, sauna and fitness center.”