Top 10 Cheap-Chic Honeymoons

Etnia Pousada

Jungle gem in hipster hangout Trancoso

Bahia’s peaceful fishing village of Trancoso has been a choice destination for wanderlust-struck creative types since the ’70s, but Etnia Pousada ups the luxe a notch, offering eight woodland bungalows, each styled with a different ethnic influence. In the hands of anyone other than the fashionista/design guru owners, it could all slip into kitsch, but smart, sensitive style prevails—together with an air of absolute serenity and back-to-nature bliss.

Wow factor Etnia’s bungalows are dotted around the woodland and linked by paved pathways, so each offers plenty of privacy. Each is styled according to a different geographic theme; spacious Gipsy is decorated with a Romany-ish blue and red palette; the smaller bungalow Kyoto conjures Japanese minimalism and features a futon mattress.

Rates Low season, €137–€178; high season, €178–€228, including breakfast; excludes 15 percent taxes. (From about $180.)

Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from