A holiday in Latin America is the sort of thing many of us don’t get to do often – it’s why so many countries are popular honeymoon destinations. Top-end all-inclusive hotels are a fantastic way to make the most of every moment, ensuring you’re in utter bliss throughout your stay.
You might be looking to live like royalty throughout your vacation, or looking to mix-and-match to include one or two luxury highlights. Here, we’ve chosen our five most outstanding places to stay across South America based on the exemplary quality in every inch of what’s on offer.
Each of the lodges below is a paragon of perfection – including even one in your itinerary is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. For that once-in-a-lifetime trip, look no further than these…
Set deep in Argentina’s Mendoza region, famed the world over for its wine, the Cavas Wine Lodge sits against a stunning backdrop of the Andes mountains. It’s impeccably stylish without being snooty; every guest room and individual bungalow has its own terrace, plunge pool and open fire.
Its all-inclusive stays cover both the lodge restaurant and four others within the area, giving you exceptional freedom and variety. The spa includes some specially crafted ‘Wine Therapy’ as well as more traditional treatments.
In the heart of the Atacama desert is one of the most gorgeous boutique hotels you’ll ever come across. Awasi, meaning ‘home’ in Quechua, is intimate and indulgent with 8 wood-built, thatched cabanas that feature private patios on top of the hotel’s comfortable social areas.
To offer excellent access to the stark beauty of the Atacama guests have a private 4×4 car and personal guide entirely at their disposal.
Exclusive and serene, the Lapostolle Residence is owned by the family who produce Grand-Marnier liquor and is at the heart of Chile’s wine industry – it’s a renowned winery itself. You’ll stay in one of just four casitas (separate villas) looking out into the Apalta vineyards, decorated with contemporary taste with Chilean wood features, smooth leather and airy silks.
The menu is inspired by the wines and makes the most of local produce and seasonality – it’s an exquisite, memorable experience.
If you’re heading to Lake Titicaca then this is where you’ll want to stay. Titilaka offers spectacular, uninterrupted views across the lake both from each of its 18 bedrooms and from the balconies that run around the exterior of the lodge.
It’s attuned to the region and prides itself on the experiences it offers for guests to explore the terrain – seasoned guides can take you hiking, boating, biking and riding through the Andean hills, including visiting local traditional communities.
This is undoubtedly the best place to stay in the Torres del Paine National Park and is perfectly situated for excursions into it. The views across Lake Pehoe and the surrounding peaks are sublime, while the lodge itself is built using beautiful graduated woods and has every luxury amenity you’d expect – gourmet cuisine, a bathhouse and spa, sumptuous rooms.
Explora Patagonia is also the only lodge in the region with its own stables with specially-trained horses and expert handlers.