Perched on the edge of a vertiginous hillside above the shores of Lake Atitlán, this charming private home turned boutique hotel is one of Guatemala's loveliest places to stay. A three-hour drive from Guatemala City or a thrilling helicopter ride over the Guatemalan Highlands, the hotel has just 12 suites and a large, private three-bedroom villa with an infinity-edged pool and butler. Each room is decorated with jewel-bright stucco walls; local artefacts and Mayan masks, while floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and private balconies frame the volcanic landscape.
Days unfurl around the lake; take a boat from the property's private jetty to explore local villages or kayak and water-ski on the pancake-flat waters, returning for a swim in the solar-heated pool and pre-dinner cocktails in the cosy bar. The atmospheric restaurant, 6.8 Palopo, serves inventive Guatemalan-French fusion cuisine, and at night meals are served on a romantic candlelit terrace.
Couples and honeymooners
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Absorb the stunning views of Lake Atitlan from the heated infinity pool
Tuck into a distinctive Guatemalan-style afternoon tea
Restore your balance with a yoga class surrounded by lake and volcano views
Feast on chef Marcos Sáenz’s exquisite Guatemalan cuisine at The 6.8 Palopo Restaurant
Indulge in a blissful spa treatment from the comfort of your room
Soak in the ever-changing vistas of Lake Atitlan at sunset
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Glide across Lake Atitlan’s serene waters in a kayak or canoe
Visit some of the colourful lakeside villages and get hands on at a local artisan workshop
Scale some of the surrounding peaks for astonishing aerial views of the lake
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