There’s nothing overtly grand about Trancoso, a small fishing town in Bahia, Brazil – but therein lies the draw. Trancoso is cool, relaxed and unrefined, which is exactly how the locals intend to keep it. You won’t find any large chain resorts spoiling their tiny slice of untouched paradise. Rather, Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa (uxua.com), the only upscale property in the area, blends in to the town’s main square, proving that luxury can be completely inconspicuous. In collaboration with local artisans, Dutch fashion designer and co-owner Wilbert Das has designed a retreat within a retreat, making Uxua the ultimate bohemian getaway. All of the renovated casas are rustic and eco-conscious; the spa is a beautifully designed natural oasis; and the beach bar, casual and chic, is the perfect place to unwind during the day.