It’s right by the sands in Barra, inner Salvador’s most popular beach neighborhood. And with restaurants all around, the Hit couldn’t be better placed for a seafront holiday. Rooms flaunt contemporary creams, taupes and avocados, with crisp wood fittings. Pool-mosaic bathrooms have smart granite basins and plenty of mirror space. Your best bet is to book a room with views out over the Atlantic. And if you split the bill, triples are hostel-cheap, with a generous breakfast thrown in.