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Paxanax, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014 Guatemala
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#2 of 6 hotels in Santa Cruz La Laguna
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Villa Sumaya is an Eco-Chic Wellness Center. We are dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions and facilitating outdoor adventure in the heart of the Altiplano. Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, we offer custom designed all inclusive services, to personal, group and family retreats.
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Non-smoking hotel
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brookes1988 wrote a review 18 Jan
Kigali3 contributions
My partner and I visited Villa Sumaya over the New Year and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. When it was time to check out, I tried to think of any suggestion of improvement or complaint I might have, but I honestly could not come up with anything. The location was exactly what we had been looking for. Close enough to walk to Santa Cruz, but still quiet and serene, right on the water. The staff was wonderful - incredibly communicative before we arrived and beyond helpful the entire time we were there. Gorgeous views and community spaces. Perhaps the biggest highlight, however, was the food. Absolutely delicious! I looked forward to every single meal. I cannot recommend Villa Sumaya enough. I would love to return one day for another retreat.
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Date of stay: December 2021
sallytorun wrote a review Dec 2021
Guatemala6 contributions
Perfect hotel and venue for a yoga retreat. The hotel has all the amenities needed for yoga and meditation, plus the food was delicious! The Atitlan setting is gorgeous, the volcanos and the lake are beautiful. The hotel staff is really great.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Joanne Brem wrote a review Dec 2021
Guatemala City, Guatemala1 contribution
We first visited VIlla Sumaya in Nov 2019 for a lunch and afternoon visit. We reserved a week for 2020 on the spot and after delaying our trip last year, Were able to finally experience this beautiful place last week for private retreat. As we settled in and explored, we were quite taken by the exquisite attention given to every detail from the beautiful stonework to the lighting throughout and so much more. the meals were the highest quality in the vegetarian culinary world. my partner and I have both participated in numerous retreats through the years and we've never tasted fruit like this. cannot wait to use the recipes in the cookbook. I loved getting up first thing and going to the yoga platform overlooking the lake for my morning practice and my partner found various beautiful spots for his morning meditation. at least three or four nights here will certainly be a part of our future travels to this beautiful part of the world.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Phil from Golden wrote a review Nov 2021
GOLDEN36 contributions49 helpful votes
It is a gorgeous property. Very well maintained. The employees and helpful and friendly. They go out of their way to make your stay special. I don't eat vegan or vegetarian, but i always found something I enjoyed. I was on a retreat, so yoga was provided. I am not into "star reading" or some of their treatments, but I didn't have to take them. I did a seat lodge and cocoa ceremony< I wasn't into the "higher order" of them but liked the experience. The location is wonderful. The lake spectacular. I particularly enjoyed visiting the villages, and trying the hot chocolate.
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Date of stay: November 2021
ctoth3 wrote a review Sep 2021
15 contributions4 helpful votes
I chose to book a personal 1:1 retreat with one of the healers. My experience was so incredible from start to finish. I have never stayed at a retreat center or done anything like this before, and I felt so comfortable and welcomed here as a solo female traveler. The wonderful booking staff helped me customize my entire trip over email by recommending the perfect room for me, arranging my shuttle from the airport, and keeping me up to date on covid rules and restrictions. Due to visiting during the low season (September) and during the pandemic, it turned out that I was their only guest for the week! The staff made me feel so welcome and safe, and completely open to use all of the facilities on site. I spent my retreat week doing 2 sound healings and/or meditations per day. During my off time, I simply wandered the beautiful grounds, used the pool and solar hot tub, paddleboarded on the lake, and hung out with the cute dogs and cats on the property. I only left the property twice in my 9 days there. The serenity and peace that I found during this visit was remarkable. I am rather afraid of insects and should mention that while some insects are around at night, I did not have issues with any entering my room. The staff does make themselves available to remove any insects as needed! I also ate all of my meals at Villa Sumaya, and did not have any stomach issues at all during or after my trip - which as I understand is not common for visitors to Guatemala ;) So much love and care has been put into this retreat center, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I am already dreaming of returning with friends or a retreat group. Thank you Villa Sumaya!
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Date of stay: September 2021
US$91 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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GuatemalaWestern HighlandsSolola DepartmentLake AtitlanSanta Cruz La Laguna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Sumaya
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Sumaya?
Nearby attractions include Hotel Atitlan Gardens (3.5 km), Lago de Atitlán (3.8 km), and Atitlan Nature Reserve (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Sumaya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Sumaya?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Sumaya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crossroads Cafe, Cafe Sabor Cruceno, and Cafe Loco.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Sumaya?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Sumaya have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Sumaya offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Sumaya have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.