Blessed with some of the most incredible luxury hotels in Latin America, and some of the most beautiful landscapes, Argentina has much to offer any traveller heading to this diverse country. If an impressive swimming pool is specifically what you desire when booking a hotel, look no further, as we have listed the 7 best hotel pools in Argentina;
Perched high on the mountainside above the small coastal town of Ushuaia, the Arakur hotel boasts remarkable views over the Beagle Channel. This ‘end of the world’ location is encircled by snow-capped peaks and thick sub-Antarctic forests rich in bird and plant life. From here, visitors can sail across the Drake Passage to Antarctica, or head north into Patagonia.
Arkur is a wonderful option for pre or post cruise accommodation, or indeed just a couple of nights stopover whilst exploring the southern cone. The luxurious interior is stylish, the rooms are spacious and the food (including the local delicacy, king crab) is outstanding. The pool and Jacuzzi’s are located at the front of the property, allowing spectacular views over the town, channel and mountains.
2. The Vines
Situated in the heart of Argentina’s wine region, the Vines is one of the finest hotels in all of Latin America. With wonderful views across the growing grapes to the white peaks Andes mountains, guests can enjoy soaking up the sun (around 330 days of sunshine every year!) next to this hotel’s impressive pool.
The Vines staff allow guests to truly experience first class service alongside authentic experiences such as enjoying a traditional asado (BBQ), horse riding with gauchos, fly fishing and even blending your own wine.
3. Llao Llao Resort, Golf Spa
Well respected and elegantly luxurious, the Llao Llao hotel in Argentina’s beautiful lake district is known as the ‘most exclusive resort in Argentine Patagonia’. Mixing charming authentic style with a long list of modern amenities, this hotel has been a popular choice for travellers for many years.
Just a few miles from the bustling city of San Carlos de Bariloche, the hotel derives its name from the Llao Llao peninsula on which is it located. The outdoor pool is surrounded by breath-taking views of the mountains, azure blue lakes and impossibly huge skies which make this region so popular.
4. Awasi Iguazu
Brand new for 2018, this unique hotel at Iguazu Falls is the baby of the Awasi family. Hidden away in a secluded part of the jungle, this small boutique-style lodge only has 11 private bungalows. Built with astounding attention to detail, each has its very own plunge pool looking out over the forest canopy.
For couples and honeymooners this is heaven. Every bungalow is supplied with an exclusive private guide and vehicle, allowing guests to thoroughly explore this stunning region, from the mighty falls themselves to visiting local tribes, birdwatching trails and boat trips.
5. The Faena Buenos Aires
The Faena is a bold and contemporary hotel featuring some of the most exciting artwork of any property in Argentina’s capital city. Bright colours, sharp edges and splashes of gold make the interior unique, and the spacious rooms are filled to the brim with luxurious amenities.
Outside, the pool is surrounded by block red sun loungers and umbrellas, whilst a golden crown fountain is the centrepiece of the pool itself. Located in a bustling neighbourhood, guests will find it easy to get around and explore this cosmopolitan city.
6. Luma Casa de Montana
In the heart of the Argentine lake district, in the small town of Villa la Angostura, Luma is an exceptional adults-only hotel. With sweeping views across Nahuel Huapi lake, the hotel offers just 8 suites with the choice of either a balcony, terrace or private deck. The focus here is on peace and tranquillity, and the spa is testament to that, offering a range of treatments focused on calming the mind and body.
After your treatment, take a dip in the pool which is located right on the limits of the property, therefore allowing for unspoilt views of the glistening lake and snow topped peaks. The surrounding area is one of the most well-known regions of Argentina for outdoor activities, but when you are staying at Luma you may be tempted to just enjoy it and not venture into the wild…
7. The Four Seasons Buenos Aires
The classic façade of the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires is framed by beautifully manicured gardens and a large swimming pool. An elegant hotel, it is located in the fashionable Recoleta district of this sprawling city, with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars just minutes away. Inside, guests will be impressed with the subtle décor, well-appointed staff and excellent facilities.
One feature that those looking for something special will enjoy the chance to meet renowned perfumer Julian Bedel, who will then help you to create your own scent. First, a one-to-one lunch with Bedel and then visit his micro-laboratory with a vast array of different perfumes. Choose your favourites and combine to create your own and a month later it will be delivered to your home in three sizes, a perfect memento of your holiday.
Simon Williams is Director of Bespoke Latin America. Bespoke Latin America is a luxury travel company specialising in tailor made holidays to Latin America.
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