The Luxury Well-heeled Limeños head south to Paracas, for its isolated shores and serene desert-meets-the-sea landscape. The recently renovated 120-room Hotel Paracas has two pools, a private dock, cabanas, and sweeping coastal views. Adventurous guests can take a private flight to see the Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs.
The Value Those who book at least three nights of this package by January 31 for travel through April receive: superior oceanview accommodations with daily breakfast, a coca massage, a water circuit spa treatment, and a boat tour of the Ballestas islands (a sea lion sanctuary). The cost is $209 a person nightly, a 43 percent savings off of à la carte prices.
The Catch Paracass breezy Pacific beaches are more suited for windsurfing and secluded sunning than swimming. There is no cabana service or bustling oceanfront scene.
The Details 877-778-2281 (mention Smart Luxury Travel); www.luxurycollection.com/hotelparacas
From the Winter 2010/2011 issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.
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