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The clifftop Belmond Miraflores Park is a thing to behold. Perched above the Pacific Ocean, the hotel’s glass-and-mirrors exterior reflects the lush greenery surrounding it and the glimmering waves beyond. The hotel resides in the posh neighbourhood of Miraflores – one of the most affluent areas in Lima – known for its upscale dining and nightlife.
Within the hotel, rooms are simple but elegant with classic Peruvian accents completing the refined-but-laid-back feel. Marble bathrooms have enormous bathtubs that come with one of the hotel’s cheekiest perks – a bath butler, who will draw you the perfect bath (perfumed salts, rose petals and candles included). When picking your room, choose from ocean, garden or city views. If you’re splurging, book a suite on the top floor; these have private plunge pools and stellar ocean views.
If you aren’t in a top-floor Presidential Suite, fear not; you can still see the water (ideally with a drink in hand) from the resort’s rooftop infinity pool. Swim a few laps, take a yoga or meditation class, or workout in the well-appointed fitness centre. If you need a little extra motivation, you can hire one of the hotel’s trainers to lead you on a jog.
The 11th-floor Observatory Restaurant offers more of those Pacific vistas, which you can take in while enjoying a lavish breakfast spread. Have a fresh-baked pastry there, or come back later to watch the sunset – the restaurant faces west and views (yet again) stun. Asian-Peruvian cuisine takes centre stage at Tragaluz, but the restaurant also dabbles in Mediterranean and international dishes. Have a drink before dinner on the restaurant’s terrace, or at Belo Bar; order a pisco sour – it’s the national drink.
Despite feeling decidedly grown-up, the hotel warmly welcomes children with plenty of thoughtful touches to keep them happy and engaged. Adults are equally well entertained: the chic Larcomar shopping centre is a short walk away, and Miraflores has a lively assortment of nightclubs and bars to explore. Grab one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes and go for a ride through the neighbourhood; be sure also to stop and peek at the hotel’s turtle pond.
Back at Belmond, Zest Spa is an indulgent option offering everything from mother & daughter packages to chocolate and pearl wraps (with a focus on organic indigenous ingredients). At the end of the day, take a decadently long bath and enjoy strawberries and champagne – courtesy of your bath butler, of course.
How to get here
1 hour by road from Jorge Chávez International Airport