The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Chile

Enjoy newlywed bliss at one of these romantic spots in Chile
Enjoy newlywed bliss at one of these romantic spots in Chile | Courtesy of Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa / Expedia
Justin McDonnell

With its landscape stretching from desert to glacial and the Andes running along its vast length, Chile is rich with romantic settings to enchant newlyweds. Modern cities like Santiago ooze urban cool, and active volcanoes, cascading waterfalls and whale-watching beckon. Add in these luxurious hotels and resorts, and you have the perfect backdrop for a South American honeymoon and the ultimate romantic escape. Here’s our essential guide to the most romantic honeymoon destinations in Chile.

1. Hotel Boutique Le Reve

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

Hotel Boutique Le Reve
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A gorgeous, colonial French-style townhouse clad in masses of ivy, Hotel Boutique Le Reve is easily one of Santiago’s most romantic offerings. With just 31 rooms, La Reve retains an intimate, friendly vibe and the house itself is a Chilean national monument. Having been restored to its original splendor, it combines French Renaissance details with modern elements. Set among the tree-lined promenades of Providencia, this upmarket neighborhood is home to boutique shops, cozy cafes and five-star restaurants.

2. Simple Patagonia Hotel


Hotel Simple Patagonia
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Serenely surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Western Andes, you’ll discover the charming Simple Patagonia Hotel. In a rustic, intimate setting with only 11 wooden chalets – all with panoramic windows – the family-run resort provides outstanding service and a beautiful setting for exploring Chilean Antarctica. Tuck into traditional specialties at the exclusive on-site restaurant, or head to the bar-lounge area where you can read or relax in front of the fireplace. Take in the forest views, all while enjoying warm Magellanic hospitality from the hotel’s owners.

3. Carménère Eco Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel, Garden Hotel, Hotel

Carménère Eco Hotel
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In the heart of prestigious Providencia, a residential area in Santiago, Carménère is just a few minutes from the Bellavista, Lastarria and Italia neighborhoods. Carménère Eco Hotel is an urban sanctuary in the middle of the city, combining rustic charm and contemporary comforts, so it’s the perfect place to get a feel for Chilean city life. This award-winning, sustainable boutique prides itself on its eco-friendly credentials – and its wine cellar, which houses a collection of world-class organic tipples. There are five rooms in the hotel, all named after different wine-growing valleys in Chile. If you’re looking for a sustainable, gastronomy-focused getaway, this is the place.

4. Yegua Loca Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

The Yegua Loca Boutique Hotel
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The Yegua Loca Boutique Hotel is located in the maritime metropolis of Punta Arenas, just below the viewpoint of Cerro de la Cruz. From here, you can admire this sprawling city and the Strait of Magellan, at the southern tip of South America. Set in a handsomely refurbished English courthouse built in 1929, the hotel is themed around the early European settlers who first stepped foot on this land in the mid-1800s. There are 15 rooms in the hotel dedicated to Chilean Patagonia’s trades and traditions – rustic rooms such as Coachman, Milkman, Farmer and Blacksmith showcase antiques from these industries. The property is run by a friendly Croatian-Chilean couple whose hospitality makes it the perfect spot for honeymooners.

5. Alto Atacama

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Lodge

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
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The word dramatic is overused in travel guides, but this location fits the description. Flamingos cast pastel reflections on the water, backdropped by a lunar dessert. The resort itself is just as beautiful – a huddle of adobe villas, each with its own expansive terrace, so you can admire the views from your shaded patio. Each chalet is decorated with luxurious furnishings, in keeping with the natural colors of its surroundings.

6. El Mirador de Guadal

Hotel, Villa

El Mirador de Guadal
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Luxurious wood cabins, first-class South American cuisine and impeccable service converge on the shores of Chile’s largest lake, General Carrera – offering a breathtaking view of the Northern Patagonia ice fields. The hotel’s reception and restaurant are housed in a wood-trimmed lodge with a glass facade, overlooking the lake. Inside, antique dining tables, a wood-burning stove and photographs of the Patagonian landscape create a cozy atmosphere. The wooden cabins boast private terraces, scattered around the shore with expansive views over the lake, to the mountains and glaciers beyond. Minimal, neutral decor allows the scenery through the windows to take center stage.

7. The Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

The Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel pool
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The Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel is located in Barrio Lastarria, one of the hottest neighborhoods in Santiago, with museums, bars and restaurants right on your doorstep. Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street, this boutique is just a short walk from some of the city’s major attractions including Cerro Santa Lucia and the picturesque Parque Forestal. There are only 14 rooms in this 1920s converted townhouse, so guests enjoy the comfort of an intimate setting and first-class service. A small gym, a business center, a beauty salon and a contemporary restaurant are available at the hotel. The hotel offers a peaceful walled garden and swimming pool – the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring.

8. Hotel Casablanca Spa & Wine


Hotel Casablanca Spa & Wine
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Set in the billowing vineyards of Casablanca, one of Chile’s major wine counties, this homely, colonial-era villa exudes rustic charm. Hotel Casablanca Spa & Wine provides a heated indoor pool, sauna and relaxation area for its guests – ideal for recharging. Additionally, there is the option to upgrade your spa experience with a massage – or the appealing-sounding wine therapy. Simple, spacious rooms are perfect for relaxing after a day’s hiking or woozily exploring the nearby vineyards. There’s also an on-site restaurant with decent South American and Western fare, a small gym, a coffee shop, a bar and tennis courts.

9. San Alfonso del Mar

Resort, Hotel

San Alfonso del Mar
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Located in Algarrobo in the center of Chile’s coastline, San Alfonso del Mar is a gargantuan resort best known for its seawater swimming pool, once the largest in the world, according to Guinness World Records. A cluster of high-rise ziggurats surround the huge poolside, providing simple, easygoing accommodation – and plenty of amenities to enjoy. Expect beachfront restaurants and bars with great wine lists, sourced from Chile’s best vineyards, plus a mixture of classic South American cuisines and conventional western dishes. The views from the balconies are superlative, and if your kids are joining you on your honeymoon, this resort caters well for them, too.

This is an updated rewrite of an article by Mary Katherine Gwynn.

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