In December 2017 my mom surprised me with a Christmas trip to Guatemala!! This time we decided to go full on comfort and slept in some of the most breath-taking resorts I’ve ever seen. Here is my top 5!
La Réunion Golf Resort and Residence
We arrive there after a long journey from home around the end of the afternoon. It felt great to wake up in this wonderful setting.
The hotel, built on a former coffee plantation, is surrounded by four volcanoes and is located 20 minutes away from Antigua. It holds an 18 hole Pete and Perry Golf Course and a 26 all suite boutique hotel and villas as well as a wonderful spa structure and restaurant handled by a French chef Fabrice.
The view from any part of the complex is breath taking and really peaceful. Apart from the volcano growls, nothing but birds can be heard. The service was remarkable as well as the spa treatment we offered ourselves.
One afternoon we decided to take a walk along the gold course and got quite impressed by the size of it. I don’t think, quite frankly, that I have been in any other course like that.
Bolontiku Boutique Hotel
Integrating perfectly into the Guatemalan jungle, Bolontiku is located on the shore of a mystical Lake of the Itzá. You can only access this quiet place by a boat from Flores. Their gourmet restaurant with a beautiful view on the water promises to only use organic products from the nearest towns.
Filadelfia coffee resort and tours
Location: 150 meters north of the Church of San Felipe de Jesús, La Antigua Guatemala
With its 18 rooms, numerous outdoor activities and tours as well as its charming surroundings, Filadelfia became one of my favorite places. Our stay there was way too short though so I’ll probably have to go back. Surrounded by coffee plantations, Filadelfia offers the opportunity to explore the site and the coffee production but also birdwatching, camping, mountain biking, and more.
Location; Carretera a San Antonio Palopó km 6.8, San Antonio Palopó, Guatemala
To b honest, I haven’t slept in this hotel (yet) but I went there for diner and fell in love with the decoration ( loaded with antiques, brightly painted walls, exquisite furnishings, artifacts and art) and the location. Since 2000, they have established a tradition of personalized service, fine dining and eco-friendly activities in an incomparable setting, becoming the first Relais & Chateau in Guatemala. (I do not own the photos under)
Casa Santo Domingo
Only a few meters from the city entrance, this innovative Hotel, museum and spa succeeded in integrating modern comfort in one of the most crucial colonial archaeological monument of America. Indeed, in its stone walls with more than 400 years of History, Santo Domingo allowed me to appreciate a unique atmosphere and to learn a lot about the Guatemalan past. The hotel holds a colonial museum, an archaeology museum, a museum of pre-columbian art and modern glass, a silver museum, the Marco Augusto and the artists hall as well as the pharmacy museum. The museums promenade links those buildings together, creating a relax experience. Finally, la Casa Santo Domingo offers beautiful accommodations and a spa area. (I do not own the pictures below)
Here you are, my top 5 resorts in Guatemala. Let me know below if you would have put other places in the list, if you’ve tried any of the ones I mentioned and what you think of them!