Arakur – luxury at the end of the world

An Argentinian hideaway as stunning inside as the views that surround it.

At the southern-most tip of South America, on Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego archipelago, is a town nicknamed ‘The End of the World’.

But not in the cataclysmic sense.

Sitting 250 metres above sea level, the spectacular Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa has uninterrupted views of ski resort town Ushuaia, the Beagle Channel, breathtaking valleys, glaciers and the Cortes, Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains.

You’ll certainly feel like you have this wonderful place, which is one of the last stops before you hit Antarctica, all to yourself.

The resort, which is a member of prestigious hotel collection Leading Hotels of the World, is sustainably designed to blend harmoniously with its environment.

The public spaces are impressive with large glass windows, cosy fireplaces, and splendid Argentine materials such as copper, marble, stone, woods and leather used throughout.

Nothing is overdone, with simple and contemporary furnishings and styling, which is a good thing, because that view is the star.

There is so much to do and see around Arakur, with guided treks and wildlife tours in the surrounding Cerro Alarkén nature reserve, and the ski slopes of Cerro Castor just a 20-minute drive away.

But at the end of the day, there’s probably no better spot to be than in one of the two hot tubs located on the outdoor deck, drinking in these panoramic views with a glass of Argentinian malbec. Salud!