Named after the late Dona da Glória, Trancoso's legendary midwife and healer whose tropical garden it overlooks (see Glória in a documentary by UXUA and acclaimed Brazilian director Cisma). This airy yet intimate studio nestles in ancient treetops, its deck invaded by branches forming a central ‘highway’ for a family of monkeys gathering fruits each day from UXUA's garden.
Outdoor deck with deep sofa, countless cushions, dining table and loads of room to enjoy tropical garden views. Local ceramics, antiques, and artisanal creations - including TV hidden within a wooden trunk - are UXUA signatures, and here are beautifully composed atop white, burnt-cement floors created with a traditional technique. Spectacular open-air bathroom with double-showers of eucalyptus wood features a privileged view over the secret gardens behind Trancoso’s famed Quadado.
Thousands of small details executed with care give UXUA its identity. Furniture, decor, lighting and fixtures are one-of-a-kind, organic creations of designer Wilbert Das, handmade at the hotel by native artisans ranging from fishermen to Pataxó Indians. Antiques and art are sourced locally. International creatives living at UXUA have contributed via our Artist In Casa residency.