Archive for March 1st, 2012
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
GQ featured this get-away on their website, with a personal account from a pair of newly weds: “After the insanity of our wedding, which happened to fall just after New York Fashion Week, my wife and I were ready to flee the city. For our honeymoon, we holed up in this seven-bedroom eco-lodge on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Everything about the place is straight out of a dream. Our room was right on the lake, with a view of the three volcanoes to the south, and all you had to do was walk down a few steps to dangle your feet in the water…”
…We’d wake up in the morning as the sun came up and have breakfast alone on the veranda. The coffee—which they grow locally—was the smoothest and richest I’ve ever had. At night, when the buzz had finally worn off, we’d have drinks on the dock or at the lakeside bar and watch the most surreal sunsets I’ve ever seen—pink and vivid and misty—as the sun dropped behind the tops of the volcanoes. But the real magic is that the rooms are completely off the grid: no TV, no Internet, no buzzing from your BlackBerry. It’s just you and her—exactly how it should be.”
And don’t leave home without your Sterling Silver Compass Cufflinks
The official Laguna Lodge on Lake Atitlan’s webstie says the grounds feature large cliffs and ancient Mayan ceremonial rocks
. Organic coffee is grown on the land and is served in the lodge. Swimming is safe, as well as canoeing, kayaking, and snorkeling. Nature trails
are all around the property as well.
They feature a Hummingbird Spa, which is situation approx. 1,500 feet above sea level. They offer a wide selection of services, ranging
from hot stone massages, reflexology, a spa pool, juice therapy, and meditation. And they use pure essential and organic oils in their products…
The Zotz restaurant
, The Lava Bar, a Yoga pavilion, and personal boat transfers are just some of the accommodations they provide. Luxury Travel Magazine says”The luxury and deluxe suites are individually furnished with king beds, fine linens, intricate woven textiles, rustic indigenous antiques and garnished with freshly cut flowers. Large balconies overlook the lake with panoramic views to the towering volcanoes. Welcome macadamia nut chocolates and unlimited drinking water are provided. The mini bar has organic wine and locally made chocolates and nuts. The En-Suites feature Guatemalan green marble, double artisan basins, botanical toiletries, oversized towels and bath robes.” Mmm…sounds good to us.
Some features of the hotel? Luxury Magazine provides details: “Maya Kaqchikel with ancestral pride, unique charm and a gentle hospitable manner are eager to present their service skills to you. The highlands are rich in indigenous tradition and culture, so as is their custom our female staff wear traditional dress. The lodge has archeological displays of ceramic, stone, obsidian, and jade artifacts from the lake basin.”