There are few places in the world that one can visit on vacation that feel like home. There is an ambiance about Isla Verde that allows you to relax with interference. I've always felt incredibly welcomed there during my previous stays. The food is wonderful and refreshing. The staff were extremely helpful by helping me schedule boat rides to the near by towns. Even on the day that I had to take a last minute boat into town I was helped by the staff to arrange my pickup.
I would recommend that anyone thinking about staying at Isla Verde be honest with yourself about how much you enjoy nature, quiet time and simplicity. If you are city dweller who is out of shape and finds nature a novelty then please think again. You will have to take a pleasant lakeside walk from the dock to the hotel then another stair climb up to your cabin. But it is worth it! Every step. Waking up to the lake/mountain view is one that you will remember for the rest of your life.
This is a delayed review but much deserved. Original travel dates 2008 and 2009.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Islaverde is the hotel where you can reconnect with nature, where you will live without the constriction of time, enjoying a simple, organic and eco life-style, knowing every single detail will be carefully arranged for you; gourmet cooking, beautiful decoration, gorgeous surroundings, breathtaking gardens, artwork, and technical comforts…A place to disconnect, laze, and enjoy the beauty of Lake Atitlan. Let us BE your vacation, we will book cultural, adventure or spa services for you…from our own garden you will be able to hop on a boat to explore the rest of the lake, knowing on your return our little paradise will be awaiting you. And if you don´t feel like moving just enjoy our lavish gardens; sunbathe, swim, kayak, take yoga, salsa or Spanish lessons, have a massage, a sauna or an open-air hot tub, enjoy our library and restaurant, bird watch, explore the trails around us or dive with our neighbors…We offer nine independent wooden cabins and two brand new apartments for families or groups. All are set on a hill, which ensures every one of them has a breathtaking view of Lake Atitlan, while being hidden and private from the rest of the hotel. Our rooms are decorated in a simple yet hip style, with Mayan woven materials and naïf paintings.Sunrise, sunset, midday or midnight, our lakeside lounge is the perfect place to sunbathe, go swimming, sip on a cocktail or a fresh fruit smoothie or just take in the majestic beauty of Lake Atitlan. Prefer a more secluded, private spot? You´ll find hammocks and loungers tucked into lush nooks all throughout our beautiful tropical gardens, and a wonderful yoga studio overlooking the lake which is free for our guests to enjoy.The patio below our slow-food restaurant is the ultimate spot to feast your eyes and your senses; come and enjoy what according to many— Rough Guide amongst others—is some of the best food you can find in Guatemala. Dine with the ultimate view, or just chill out and read a book. If you feel like lying around the patio next to the restaurant is stocked with pillows and cushions. Make yourself at home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel IslaVerde Guatemala/Lake Atitlan