Luxury hotels in South America

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Hacienda Bambusa

South America > Colombia

Hacienda Bambusa is situated in the southern part of Colombia’s coffee region, lying amidst a labyrinth of fruit plantations and guadua bamboo forests. Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Andes, the hacienda is a peaceful retreat in an area of immense natural beauty. Read more

Finch Bay Hotel

South America > Ecuador & the Galapagos

Named after Darwin's famous finches that are abundant in the area, this is an eco-hotel located on Santa Cruz Island, in the centre of the Galápagos archipelago. Read more

Pikaia Lodge

South America > Ecuador & the Galapagos

For the eco-traveller looking to escape, Pikaia Lodge on Santa Cruz Island provides an ideal base from which to explore the spectacular Galapagos Islands. Sitting on top of an extinct volcanic crater, the environmentally friendly lodge boasts expansive views of the Galapagos National Park. Read more

Santa Cruz II

South America > Ecuador & the Galapagos

Santa Cruz II is a 71 metre vessel spread out over five decks that seamlessly navigates the Galapagos Archipelago, island by island. Read more

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

South America > Peru

Originally built in 1592 on the site of the Inca Amaru Kuala Palace, the building was a monastery up until 1995, when it was converted into a hotel. Read more

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

South America > Peru

In the formidable foothills of the Andes lies The Scared Valley, which once formed the heart of the Inca Empire. Built among the area’s picturesque villages and colonial towns, the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel is set in a destination rich in history and charm. Read more

Aria Amazon

South America > Peru

The Aria Amazon is THE way to explore the beautiful and intriguing river views of the Peruvian Amazon, while reclining in the lap of luxury. Read more

Belmond Andean Explorer

South America > Peru

The Belmond Andean Explorer is South America’s first ever luxury sleeper train. Departing from Cusco and making stops at Puna, Cola Canyon and Arequipa (a UNESCO listed world heritage site) the train traverses the Andes in serious style. Read more


South America > Peru

The team behind Atemporal have coined the term 'hotelito' to define this boutique bolthole, located in the heart of Miraflores. Read more


South America > Brazil

This chic yet bohemian boutique hotel sits in a beautiful beach side location near the historic fishing village of Trancoso and its authentic Brazilian atmosphere is apparent, and amplified, through the use of open spaces, outdoor lounges and colourful decor. Read more

Playa Vik

South America

Sister property to Estancia Vik, Playa Vik is very much a work of art in itself, with wacky architectural design and fantastic sea views. Read more

Casa Ana

South America

Perfect for honeymooners or chill-time seekers, British art gallery owner Martin Summers, rents his summer haven out to guest looking for that home away from home feel. Read more

El Balcon del Abra

South America

The posada El Balcón del Abra is located in a manicured park surrounded by beautiful trees and towering palms, and with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and hills. Read more

Guardia del Monte

South America

Located on the edge of Castillos Lagoon, Guardia del Monte is one of the few remaining working cattle ranches that still cater to guests, and with beautiful surrounding it’s a personal favourite of ours. Read more

Hotel Fasano Las Piedras

South America

The 480 hectares Fasano Las Piedras estate is a special setting, combining spectacular views of almost Tuscan countryside with British country house elegance, all conveniently located within minutes of the most beautiful beaches of Uruguay. Read more

Narbona Wine Lodge

South America

Narbona Wine Lodge is a beautiful boutique hotel with rustic charm and ideal for those who enjoy superb unknown wines. Read more

Pueblo Barrancas Eco Lodge

South America

Located in a rugged oceanfront landscape hidden within forest and dunes, Pueblo Barrancas Eco Lodge is just a few short footsteps from the beach. Read more

Posada del Faro

South America

The good value Posada del Faro is one of our favourite hotels in Jose Ignacio, tucked away behind the lovely (and relatively quiet) Playa Mansa. Read more

Estancia Vik

South America

Merging exceptional design, flawless service and an unparalleled collection of Uruguayan and International Art - Estancia Vik is a luxury boutique hotel surrounded by 4,000 acres of rolling countryside near Jose Ignacio. Read more

Bahia Vik

South America

Bahia Vik is the latest member of the stylish Vik retreats family. This chic beach boutique is nestled in ten acres of the sandy dunes of Mansa Beach on the Jose Ignacio Peninsula with magnificent views of the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Read more

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

South America > Peru

Set in the middle of tropical vegetation, The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo is a mini village of luxurious whitewashed and terracotta casitas nestling into terraced hills. Read more

Mountain Lodges of Peru

South America > Peru

The idea behind these lodges is to offer trekkers the opportunity to experience the essence of adventure without compromising on creature comforts. Read more

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

South America > Peru

Frankly, thanks to its location as the only hotel next to Machu Picchu, this could be a hole in the ground and we’d still recommend it. Read more

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

South America > Peru

Housed in a former palace and convent, Palacio Nazarenas exudes the history and culture of Cusco with original features such as Inca stones still very much in tact. Read more

La Casona

South America > Peru

Surrounded by the stunning Andes mountains, La Casona is a small luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Cusco. Read more

Palacio Manco Capac

South America > Peru

There are a handful of authentic boutique hotels in Peru that are all about history, local culture and gastronomic experiences, of which ancient republican country house, Palacio Manco Capac, is our pick of the crop. Read more

Sol y Luna

South America > Peru

Set in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa is surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees, beautiful rural valleys and mountainous scenery and offers the perfect base for exploring one of the most intriguing parts of the Andes. Read more

Urubamba Villas

South America > Peru

An Andean home from home, these villas are beautifully decorated in keeping with their rural location. Read more

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

South America > Peru

The extremely comfortable Rio Sagrado hotel earned its name from its location on the banks of the Urubamba River (Rio) which flows through the Inca people’s Sacred (Sagrado) Valley. You can understand the accolade, as the landscape and views are pretty breathtaking. Read more

Explora Valle Sagrado

South America > Peru

Tucked away in the high Andean mountains in a remote ancient corn plantation is Explora Valle Sagrado. With its immaculate gardens, minimal designs, and prestigious location in the foothills of Sacred Valley, this resort is a world away from everyday life. Read more

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