Breathtaking Pacific beaches. Hip cosmopolitan cities. Steamy Amazonian jungle. Whether it’s luxury, far-flung solitude, or an all-out adventure that ticks the box for your romantic getaway, Peru has you covered. With everything from wild jungle retreats to deluxe city country clubs, here are some of Peru’s most honeymoon-worthy hotels.
The go-to resort for rockstars, movie legends, and politicians since its opening in 1927, this is one of Peru’s most prestigious hotels. Country Club Lima is all about sophisticated, colonial-era decadence: think a Hollywood style red-carpeted entrance, a high-ceilinged lobby decorated with hundreds of original 16th-century paintings, and enormous flower arrangements dotted throughout. Both standard and presidential suites come decked out in luxurious decor, including crushed-velvet chaises longues and grand marble bathrooms with double sinks, soaking bathtubs, and rainfall showers.
Nestled among Incan terraces of corn and quinoa between Cusco and Macchu Picchu, Explora Valle Sagrado is the Sacred Valley’s best-kept secret. Whilst the majority of Cusco’s visitors whizz through the valley and head straight for Machu Picchu, the Explora encourages tourists to explore the stunning, lesser-known corners of the valley—through personalized, guided activities such as riverside bike rides and hikes amid snowcapped peaks. Priding itself on understated luxury, the Explora’s rooms are decorated with floor-to-ceiling windows, unvarnished wooden floors, and a couple’s whirlpool Jacuzzi bathtub.
Inkaterra is an eco-luxury lodge located in front of the Madre de Dios River near the beautiful Tambopata national reserve. The large, lush grounds include 35 chic wooden cabanas, which—with their spacious, white-linen-and-bamboo-wood rooms, swinging hammocks, and refreshing plunge pools—are some of the most luxurious you’ll find in the Amazon. Highlights include their romantic sunset cruise along the Amazon River and the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a private 30-meter-high (100-foot-high) bridge system that gives guests the chance to spot howler monkeys, sloths, and toucans. For honeymoons, rooms are decorated with thoughtful romantic touches such as rose petals and a bottle of bubbly.
Like most Marriott hotels, El Convento Cusco oozes luxury and sophistication. What really makes this property special, however, is its history. Housed in a former 16th-century convent, the hotel boasts original cobbled floors, grand stone archways, and hundreds of Inca and pre-Inca artifacts. Coupled with modern design touches and top-class amenities—such as Swarovski-encrusted chandeliers, contemporary Peruvian art, and one of Cusco’s only hotel pools—the J W Marriot El Convento is undoubtedly one of Cusco’s most decadent hotels. Just a five-minute walk to the city’s Plaza de Armas and with easy access to the region’s most popular sites (such as Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain), this is a great option for couples looking for luxury whilst being on the doorstep of adventure.
Hidden among the lush, misty hills of Peru’s Lares region, locally run Huacahuasi Lodge is currently the only hotel in the area, meaning only one thing: complete seclusion. Each beautifully decorated room (think handwoven Inca textiles with a touch of modern, chic design) has its own private terrace equipped with a couple’s hot tub, which overlooks the waterfall-dotted valley gorge. Thoughtful touches such as a warm towel on arrival and a hot-water bottle and herbal pillow in your bed every night make Huacahuasi Lodge extra-special. With exclusive access to tour groups of Mountain Lodges of Peru, the only way you can stay here is through booking one of their five-day Lares treks to Macchu Picchu.
The five-star, ultra-modern Hotel Paracas sets the standard for what luxury hotels offer in the area. You’ll find rooms ranging from $300 to $500 a night, some of which include beautiful private swimming pools and stunning views of Peru’s wild Pacific coastline. You can expect two large infinity pools, a state-of-the-art spa, and three alfresco restaurants serving up the best food in town. A winning choice for couples who want relaxation, pampering, and champagne with ocean views.
Perched on a cliffside on Lake Titicaca’s tiny island of Amantani, Amantica Lodge is the island’s—and the lake’s—first-ever micro-boutique hotel. With only one room (yes, that’s right), couples not only have their own private chef, local guide, and concierge, but they’ll also be spoiled with a private section of the island. To better fit in with the local architecture—and to minimize its environmental impact—the lodge is built from adobe wood, totora reeds, and stones from the island, and runs entirely on solar energy. It has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the property for enjoying the lake’s views, a gas chimney stove, a Jacuzzi bathtub-for-two built directly into the cliffside, and a chill-out deck that, by day, offers views of the Andes and, by night, a lit-up sky peppered with stars.