Luxury hotel in Peru
Beach bliss in Peru is an increasingly tempting prospect with a number of new properties opening on the country’s northern shores. We recently had the opportunity to preview the latest beachfront venue in Mancora, KiChic, before its public debut.
Mancora already counts with several beachfront resorts, a handful of which have surpassed our expectations for example the recently revamped Arennas Mancora, so the bar for accommodations has been set pretty high in the area. KiChic certainly does not disappoint, targeting visitors who are looking for relaxation and bliss with a “Zen” atmosphere exemplified by ample space for yoga and a vegan kitchen. It is a property for adults because of its menu and focus on meditation and relaxation.
When I visited, I was immediately struck by the tranquility of KiChic that can be felt just as you enter the reception area. The decorations are tasteful and understated with many original sculptures and pottery and a neutral, earthy color palette that soothes the eyes. What especially impressed me was the incorporation of nature into the property, which has created many open air spaces, including open air showers/bathtubs in the suites. This way, you can fully immerse in the beautiful landscape of the Mancora beaches and the lush gardens of KiChic.
There are six suites in total, each one has a unique name as well as distinct features and personality. There is one spacious master suite (Suite), which is the only room on the second floor with incredible ocean views; two junior suites (Ki and Elephante), also with ocean views and two terraces, one open air, the other covered with netting; and three superior rooms (Barro, Piedra and Hualtaco) that are smaller but also lovely. All of the rooms have ceiling fans but only the Suite currently has air conditioning, though they assured me that eventually all of the rooms will also have a/c. The sheets are 400-thread-count cotton, and there are soft and firm pillows in each room for you to choose from, as well as towels made from organic bamboo fiber to accompany the organic toiletries provided. The beds can be accommodated to the guests, choosing between two full-size beds or one king.
KiChic encourages guests to unwind and unplug—the rooms have no televisions or Wi-Fi, so total relaxation and escape from stress is facilitated. The completely vegan cuisine is delicious, the kitchen is open to guests and you can even participate in the meal preparation.
This is definitely a place for those who are looking to completely relax and meditate, which could be ideal after a busy, adventurous trip to other parts of Peru. It is a place for complete immersion into a Zen state of mind, so guests should come prepared for the mental and physical purification offered at KiChic.