I stayed six nights at Villa Sumaya and loved every minute. My room was beautiful and very spacious, the dining area gorgeous (especially loved sitting on the outside veranda with the beautiful views of the lake and trees, and the morning bird chorus), and the food delicious. If you get a chance to be Lizzy's dessert guinea pig, jump at it - the avocado icecream was amazing).
But one of the highlights was the staff - they were so friendly and welcoming. And for this gringo who didn't speak Spanish, they were patient and courteous. I loved hearing them laughing throughout the day also - added extra joy to my stay.
I also appreciated the variety and beauty of the sitting areas carefully placed throughout the property. Just the place to take a cup of tea and a book and relax, while admiring the view of the lake and the birds and butterflies flitting past.
And the temple for meditation was a serene and sacred space.
Finally, I took advantage of the bird watching package offered by Villa Sumaya, via a local tour operator. Pedro, my guide and the owner of the tour company, was passionate about the birds (and Mayan history) and shared his knowledge of the birds and area freely. He was very professional and obviously cares greatly about introducing people to this beautiful part of the world. It was overall a wonderful introduction to this country. Thank you everyone.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Sumaya Hotel Santa Cruz La Laguna
- Villa Sumaya Guatemala/Lake Atitlan