Planning a romantic Peru holiday for you and your significant other? Depending where your travels take you, consider staying in these five hotels—each one is more romantic than the next.
If you and your special someone are planning to go to Lima on your Peru holiday, we don’t blame you. (It’s beautiful!) While there, be the “cool” couple in town by staying at Hotel B. Located in the Barranco District, this boutique hotel was designed in 1914, and still has much of the original woodwork and layout. Today, a modern three-story annex is filled with a glass staircase, an interior courtyard and a vertical garden, all juxtaposed by a taste of the past: like high ceilings, wood floors, tufted headboards and Old World-style bathrooms. Contemporary sculptures, Peruvian pop art borrowed from Galeria Lucia del Puente and photographs by Andy Warhol can be found everywhere you turn, and when you’re hungry, hit the hotel restaurant. Run by Chef Oscar Velarde, who comes from the renowned Lima restaurant La Gloria, it serves Peruvian-Mediterranean small plates and pints of Peruvian craft beer that make for the perfect romantic dinner after a day wandering through the streets of Lima.
Go here if you want a Peru holiday steeped in elegance. Sitting in one of Lima’s most expensive neighborhoods, the service here parallels the location. Even the smallest room is 500 square feet, and from every one of them, you’ll get insane views of the Bay of Lima and Malecón de la Reserva walking paths. Every room is arranged like a suite, each with hardwood accents, hand-carved furniture, sky-blue sofas, buttercup-yellow curtains and large marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, walk-in showers, rainfall showerheads and granite vanities. Wake up and have breakfast on the rooftop restaurant, and sit with your love as you pair your morning coffee with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
For a real Peru experience, stay at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. The property is filled with 85 rustic, red-roof, colonial-style casitas, each with colorful Peruvian alpaca blankets, local artwork and unbelievable views of the Vilcanota River. It’s set amongst 12 acres of cloud forest right at the foot of Machu Picchu (the summit is just a 30-minute train ride away!), and has a library, an Andean eucalyptus sauna, spa treatments and a small pool. Make your way through the jungle on rough, cobbled footpaths, and after just a five-minute walk, you’ll find yourself in the middle of lively Aguas Calientes.
There’s something special about The Sacred Valley. The perfect place to relax, it’s an oasis of rolling hills, mountain ridges, scattered rural farms and Inca terraces. If you’re planning to travel between Cusco and Machu Picchu with your special someone, this fancy hotel is the perfect place to stay for a little added romance on your Peru holiday. It sits in the tiny town of Urubamba, is surrounded by majestic gardens and the stunning hills of the Sacred Valley, and has a swimming pool, fine Peruvian dining with real open-fire cooking, and a spa with Thai massages, a Coca massage, a Yucamani Stones massage and more. Happy honeymooning, lovebirds!
Going on a Peru holiday, and visiting the Amazon? We hope so! If you’re traveling with your special someone, make a stop at this hotel and turn your Amazonian adventure into a romantic escape. Here, you’ll both get to stay in a private bungalow, and even though you’re in the jungle, you’ll have all the luxuries of a five-star resort: like a flat screen TV, luxurious bedding and a romantic tub, to name a few. Couples who stay here can participate in a number of tailored jungle activities, like sunset boat rides or canopy stargazing, as well as a handful of standard nature activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, bird-watching, riverboat tours and jungle walks. The hotel is located in the heart of the jungle, and considering it’s a three-hour boat ride from the nearest jungle city, it offers total privacy.