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 3-hour drive from Guatemala City or a thrilling helicopter ride over the Guatemalan Highlands, the hotel has just 15 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.
Outdoor pool overlooking Lake Atitlan
Restaurant and bar
Outdoor terrace overlooking the lake
Things to do nearby
Explore Lake Atitlan by kayak
Visit the local artisan workshops surrounding the lake
Hike up the mountains to get an aerial view of the lake
Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the lake and surrounding volcanoes
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.