This boutique resort is really a very special place. Located on a legendary island, some 415 miles off the coast it is called Robinson Crusoe Island and with good reason: Alexander Selkirk, an English seafarer, lived on the islands all by himself for 4 years and 4 months from 1704 to 1708 after stranding; later on, his story inspired Daniel Defoe to write his famous novel 'The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.'
All three islands are filled with exotic and endemic vegetation; both the flora and wildlife are noteworthy. Scientists from all over the world come to Robinson Crusoe to study 38 types of ferns, native trees, the endemic hummingbird, the Luma tree, the Canelo, the Chonta palm tree, the Juan Fernandez fur seal, and the Robinson's lobster are just some of this wide variety of species. The island was declared national park and World Biosphere Reserve in 1977 by the UNESCO.
Robinson Crusoe Island has all the ingredients for a real off-the beaten-track adventure. This destination harbors surprises and offers plenty of formidable attractions. The tranquility of the place and the kindness of its people are rarely found anywhere else, and the views from the mountains and the variety of wildlife are spectacular. The Juan Fernandez Archipelago was discovered in 1574 and it became a preferred haven for pirates and buccaneers after crossing Cape Horn or South America's tip at the Strait of Magellan.
Robinson Crusoe Island Hotel opened in 2007. It is located on the island of the same name and was designed to put visitors in direct contact with the magnificent environment, within a safe and tranquil place. Flights from Santiago's Tobalaba Airport take about 2 ½ hours to reach the island.
The restaurant at the hotel offers freshly prepared local and international treats. Exceptional local seafood like the famous Juan Fernandez Lobster, vidriola, golden crab, and breca will be prepared by an experienced chef.
Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, a state-of-the-art spa area offering a large variety of treatments and therapies, a well equipped library room, a living room with audio-visual equipment, a gym and an entertaining game room.
Rooms: The hotel offers a total of 16 nicely decorated, modern rooms and suites. 8 are standard rooms and 8 are superior cabin suites with Jacuzzis.
Activities: A wide variety of activities is offered by the hotel's own well-trained bilingual guides such as snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, trekking, hiking, horseback riding, sea kayaking and different outings and sightseeing trips to natural and historical sites around the island. The hotels own Spa offers natural therapies with characteristic elements of the island.
Arrival Santiago airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Santiago. (B)
After a 2-hour flight we will arrive at the mystical Island of Robinson Crusoe, the largest of the Juan Fernandez archipelago. We have the option of walking to the Crusoe Island Lodge or take a boat ride to the lodge. With only a small daypack on our shoulders, we can hike from the airport to our new home for the next couple of days; an amazing route, that will introduce us to the beauties and immensity of the Island and the Pacific Ocean surrounding us. The rest of the day, we can relax and enjoy the facilities of the Lodge and its views. It´s a 20 minute walk to the village of San Juan Bautista, the only town on the Island. The gastronomy of the Crusoe Island Lodge is top-notch and the Lobster and Golden Crab of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago belong to the best in the world. (B)
There are many activities to undertake on the Island and we can choose from a variety of excursions. The hike to the English Harbour is a must-do during our stay on the Island, since it shows us the cave where the Marin Selkirk lived for over 4 years. As the Island was on the route to and from Peru and used as a resting point for many sailors and pirates, hope remains alive that a great treasure is hiding near Selkirk cave. With some luck and ingenuity we might find it... In the afternoon, we can go snorkelling, take a boat ride or enjoy the facilities at the lodge. The swimming pool, hot tub and sauna are waiting for us. (B)
Today can be filled with Marine life activities if we feel like it! Snorkelling or diving in the crystal clear Pacific waters will allow us to spot impressive colonies of colourful sea anemones and a broad variety of colourful fish, we could discover ancient anchors of warships or we can go Lobster hunting with professionals. If we prefer firm soil under our feet; there are many more hiking trails and amazing viewpoints to discover! (B)
We have the entire morning to enjoy the surroundings, go on another hike or simply enjoy the impressive views and complete tranquillity of the Lodge, before heading back to the real world. (B)
PLEASE NOTE: Regular flights to / from Juan Fernandez are operated on Tuesday and Friday. (Departure on Friday means a 1 day extension of the program)
Program includes: 1 overnight with breakfast in Santiago, 3 overnights with breakfast in Crusoe Island Lodge, daily excursion with bilingual guide, .
Not included: return flight ticket flight between Santiago & Juan Fernandez Archipielago, Lunch and Dinner. More extreme excursions like scuba diving, sport fishing, horseback riding. International calls, laundry, massages.
Getting there: Aircraft Beechcraft, duration two hours approximately, 10 kg per person, price per person 800USD approximately.
Please note: Further activities that are not included in this program can be requested in the hotel (to be paid directly). Luggage allowance max. 10kg; (surcharge applies to excess luggage); storage of additional luggage is possible at the office at the airport, free of charge.
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