A few years ago I stayed in this off the beaten path beach in Brazil called Taipu de Fora. From Bahia (Salvador), you have to take a local ferry, a local bus, and then a speedboat to get to the village of Barra Grande. Allow 1 day for travel. Barra is in the south coast of Bahia. Once you get to this quiet, small village, a local truck will take you into the village to the other side.
As our truck navigated over several potholes, I started to wonder what the heck we had got ourselves into. Everyone whom I had mentioned this beach to had no clue what I was talking about.
Finally we came upon a small clearing and our hotel - Village Taipu. A small, cute, no frills hotel, it had AC to shield us from the heat, a lovely hammock outside in the balcony and a comfortable bathroom and bed. From our room, you could see glimpses of the sea. You just had to walk a few steps and you'd soon be on the beach, with plenty of shade and chairs to relax in. Taipu de Fora has miles and miles of beaches framed by coconut palms with hardly any tourists in site. It was magical. We saw tide pools, rode horses and relaxed. Click on this url to book this hotel. www.bardasmeninas.com.br