Is Peru on your radar? Fancy chilling out and relaxing for three or four nights before heading off on the Inca trail? Then KiChic is a perfect hideaway, provided you are into barefoot, eco-friendly luxury.
Get that the wi-fi is intermittent and that you are in a fairly isolated place. It’s remote even in terms of access, as to reach KiChic you fly from Lima to Talara, a short flight, and then drive for about 1hr 15 mins to reach an old fishing village called Mancora. Your destination is about 5km from there. Famous for kitesurfing and regular surfing alike, the weather is relatively constant all year round, and as it’s close to the equator, El Niño sometimes passes through, making it a little stormy.
Don’t come if you aspire to stay in a One&Only resort and want to dress for dinner as you’ll look like a fish out of water. But if you can imagine a nine-bedroom property with attentive and adoring staff and great service, where you can hear the sea through the night and feel the soft wind on your skin, don’t miss this. And if you like swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific, enjoy reflexology and massages, and relish doing some downward dogs or the like each day, then look no further.
Its name says it all. The word Ki comes from an ancient Japanese philosophy standing for energy, vitality and universal strength; chic needs no explanation, but it defines this little hotel and its spirit: the owner Cristina’s modus vivendi.
READ THE REST OF THIS REVIEW
Sign in or become a member to read the full review and access benefits.
Register for FREE as a LuxuryBARED member to receive immediate access to candid hotel reviews,
travel benefits and to book with our specially selected travel partner.