27 Affordable Beach Resorts
Pousada Sage Point
WHAT IT'S LIKE: You'll feel like you're on the set of The Blue Lagoon at the Pousada Sage Point, on the palm-studded Tiririca Beach in Bahia. The two-story, secluded tree-house property is made entirely from Brazilian noble wood. Owner Ana Maria Pineiro decorated the 17 airy, rustic suites with four-poster canopy beds, Balinese accents, and—the big draw—hammocks on private balconies. Every morning, the friendly staff lays out a breakfast of fresh fruit, mozzarella, açai, and guava juice. Book the two-floor Mermaid Suite, with an 80-square-foot veranda and ocean views from the Jacuzzi.
WHAT TO DO: When you've had enough of the beach, the staff will set up a rafting tour along the Contas River. —Clara Sedlak