You’re a buccaneer. You have an adventurous spirit and nothing quite excites you like the prospect of exploring wild landscapes and leaving the crowds behind. Naturally, you’ll shy away from city centre hotels. It’s the remote lodges and boutique stays in the middle of nowhere that tend to catch your attention. So where in Chile is right for you? Which accommodation will satisfy your cravings for the unusual, the remote, the incredible? Funnily enough, we’ve got a few in mind…
Awasi Lodge, Atacama
The Chilean desert may look vast and impenetrable, but hidden at its very heart you’ll find the Awasi Lodge; luxury lodgings that promise both relaxation and adventure. The cost of your stay here includes a private local guide and a 4×4 vehicle, so you know that exploration and adventure are never too far away. So remote is this ideal bolthole, you’ll find it incredibly easy to unwind to the sounds of silence. And when you’re ready to venture beyond the beautiful pool and indulgent spa, a world of salt flats, volcanoes, valleys and geothermal pools awaits.
Camp Patagonia is remote and its rooms are unique. Offering boutique yurts that overlook the spectacular Lake Toro, your stay here will be truly unforgettable. It’s all about getting back to nature at Camp Patagonia, so the only barriers you’ll find between you and the stunning landscapes beyond will be the walls of your yurt (and even those have a hole in so you can enjoy views of a starry night sky whilst in bed). What’s more, the camp offers a vast array of exciting excursions. Partake in easy treks to waterfalls or demanding climbs to awe-inspiring viewpoints and enjoy days out fishing, horse-riding and kayaking.
Explora Lodge, Chile
Arriving at Explora Lodge you’ll no doubt feel as though you’ve just reached the ends of the earth, so wild and beautiful is its location at the centre of the Torres del Paine National Park. It’s little wonder that this is a UNESCO biosphere reserve; its mountain peaks are so rugged and its lands so untameable, being able to stay somewhere so remote yet so luxurious is a real privilege in today’s world. All of the rooms here enjoy spectacular views over the wilderness beyond and days of wonderful outdoor exploration by foot or horseback is a given. It’s like it was built with you in mind.