&Beyond Vira Vira
Scale of 90-100
Originally the Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, this resort reopened as an &Beyond property in late 2018 following a comprehensive refurbishment. Set on a 55-acre estate on the Liucura River in the shadow of the snowcapped Villarrica Volcano, this intimate retreat comprises 19 guest accommodations, including a five-bedroom hacienda that may be rented only in its entirety. Many of the spacious Suites come with picture windows offering river and wooded mountain views, earth-toned color schemes enlivened with vibrant Chilean rugs, handwoven tapestries, local artwork and Mapuche artifacts, and private decks. Villas are augmented by woodburning fireplaces and hot tubs. The beautiful main lodge, built almost entirely from lenga wood and encompassing a sleek wooden dining room serving outstanding locally sourced cuisine, features large windows that allow natural light to flood the space. The hotel also comprises a convivial bar, two hot tubs, a spa and a library, and daily yoga classes are offered. Each evening, a member of the staff sits down with guests to create an itinerary for the following day. Activities that can be arranged include fishing, rafting, hiking and horseback riding in summer and skiing, dog sledding and snowshoeing in winter.
The exceptionally comfortable and stylish accommodations; the delicious locally sourced cuisine; the exceedingly well-organized activities.
The temperature inside the main lodge often felt too warm.
Good to Know
Given the growing popularity of Chile as a travel destination, it is essential to make hotel and air reservations well in advance. In high season, December to March, the best places are often fully booked.
&Beyond Vira Vira Features:
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Hot tub
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Editor’s Choice: Suite, $1,550 (all meals, wines and spirits, and most activities included).
Learn more about &Beyond Vira Vira:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.