If exceeding the five-star hotel rating was at all possible, then the Awasi would be first in line to receive this new accolade. This Relais and Chateaux hotel is as close to perfection as it gets, providing unparalleled levels of relaxed luxury in one of the world’s most remote locations on the eastern fringe of the Torres del Paine National Park. Fourteen generous villas dot the gentle sloping hillside behind the main building and restaurant, each with dark wooden floors, luxurious bedding, a cosy fireplace and their own private hot tub. Allowing you to reach a state of ultimate relaxation is the hotel’s philosophy and for this reason there are no televisions in the rooms and Wi-Fi is limited to the common areas of the hotel. Service is personalised, warm and efficient, with the well-trained staff exceeding expectations at every turn. Dining at the Awasi rivals some of the best restaurants in Chile and with a focus on sensational flavours, the inventive menus are exceptional; sommeliers are always on hand to pair each course with the complementary grape from a selection of over 45 Chilean wines. Most excursions and all meals are included, and each villa is assigned their own private guide/driver who can plan itineraries on arrival. There are a few activities that need to be pre-arranged and have an additional cost such as fly-fishing, so do let us know if this is something you’re interested in. We recommend a minimum of four nights to have a true Patagonian experience at the Awasi; drives from Punta Arenas take four hours to reach the hotel, so the arrival and departure days are often filled with travelling.