View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Features
September 10, 2018updated Sep 13, 2018

andBeyond Opens First Lodge Outside Africa

By Lauren Jade Hill

Up until now, the luxury travel group andBeyond has established all of its lodges, from private island resorts to safari hideaways, in remote pockets of Africa. But now the collection has expanded beyond these perimeters with the launch of andBeyond Vira Vira in Chile.

Tucked into the dramatic landscape of Chile’s Lake District within 54 acres of working farmland, the lodge is ideally situated for exploration of the region’s mountains, glacial lakes and verdant national parkland. Trek the hiking trails of Villarrica Volcano, horseback ride in the Cordilleras, try your hand at fly fishing and see the spectacular scenery from above on a scenic helicopter flight. In winter, skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling become a part of the outdoor experience.

For an insight into the region’s cultural identity, you can then pay a visit to a nearby textile workshop run by the local Mapuche tribe – the lodge itself reflects this side to the local culture too, through the integration of furnishings such as Chilean rugs, hand-woven tapestries, Mapuche artifacts and restored antiques.

For the design of its 12 villas, six suites and five-room hacienda, the lodge’s owners, Michael and Claudia Paravicini, collaborated with a series of Chilean designers, including the architect and furniture designer Santiago Valdes, textile designer Marcela Rodriguez and interior designer Cristian Valdes, and artworks from local artists feature throughout.

At the end of each day, which you can begin with an early yoga session, take the time to unwind in one of the lodge’s two hot tubs, indulge in treatments at the intimate spa or curl up with a book in the library. And while you’re here, dine at the lodge’s celebrated farm-to-table restaurant (the farm also has an organic garden and cheese factory), or outdoors on the banks of the Liucura river, with Chilean wines from a collection of over 1,000 labels.

Find out more about andBeyond’s latest lodge by going over to

Content from our partners
Sky High Gourmet: Qatar Executive's Impressive Dining
The Best Family-friendly Vacation Destinations in Spain
W New York - Times Square: "We Do Things Differently"

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network