Part of the luxe Relais & Châteaux brand, this is the best hotel on the lake, period—a stylish all-inclusive ecotourism resort with contemporary flair, in an off-the-beaten-path location. Overlooking the lake next to the Chucuito Peninsula, it's about a 30-minute boat or car ride from Puno. The brick exterior resembles a lake house rather than a boutique hotel, but the interior is classic euro-contemporary, with hints of Peruvian color, making this a truly unique
place. Papier mâché cows adorn the sleek lobby, where guests' oxygen levels are tested upon arrival. All rooms at this hotel have nice furnishings, high-quality linens, plasma TVs, heated floors, and lake views. Activities include trips to the islands and remote weaving communities, kayaking, massage services, and a heated outdoor pool.