Peru is fast becoming one of the most popular vacation destinations among jet-setters and the opening of Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spas Aranwa Paracas couldn’t come at a better time. Designed for discerning travelers, the posh hotel sits alongside Paracas Bay—a trendy beach resort-- on the country’southern coast just three hours from Lima.
The 115-room resort features sleek décors, private terraces and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Each oversized bathroom is done soothing white majolica tile with green and blue patterned inlays and granite-topped vanities. There’s a trio of dining options that include the Veranda Restaurant with seascape views and a freshly-prepared local seafood menu that includes ceviche and tiradito (strips of marinated fish and deep-fried prawns in a yellow chili sauce). There’s a couple of cool bars offering signature cocktails and lots of diversions such as tennis, touring and water sports.
It’s also a perfect spot to start a tour of spots such as the nearby Paracas National Reservation, one of the most important marine reserves in the world that houses millions of indigenous sea-birds such as Andean flamingoes, Peruvian Boobies, pelicans and Humboldt Penguins in their natural habitat. Also nearby and accessible by boat are the Ballestas Islands, described as Peru's “mini-Galapagos,” and home to thousands of colonies of seabirds and hundreds of sea lions, and often schools of dolphins.
Aranwa Hotel Resorts & Spas is a fast-growing Lima-based hotel group devoted to luxury and seamless service infused with Peruvian culture. The group includes: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness (opened 2008), a resort located in the Urubamba Valley; Vichayito Bungalows & Tents, a resort in the North beaches of Peru (opened 2008); Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (opened 2010), housed in a restored 16th Casona; Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca (opened 2013); and, Aranwa Paracas (opened 2014). Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spas is a member of Preferred Boutique Hotels, a global brand of independently owned luxury boutique hotels. For more information, please visit: www.aranwahotels.com.
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