On the shores of Sarmiento Lake, overlooking the peaks of Torres del Paine National Park, this is the ultimate 'end-of-the-world' escape.
The concrete-and-wood building has a spa at one end and a restaurant at the other. There are 42 guest rooms, including three two-storey suites with full-length windows and 'love tubs'.
Days are spent exploring the awesome Torres del Paine, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You can head out by bike, boat, horseback, on foot or by 4x4, to visit the glacier lakes, and spot Andean condors and pumas.
After a day in the elements, return to the Uma Spa to lounge in the pool, use the sauna and indulge in a massage using local herbs.
WOW FACTOR: The sunset view from the pool over Sarmiento Lake to the Torres del Paine Mountains.
FLIGHT TIME: 21 hours
WHEN TO GO: Winter, Spring
GO: Cox & Kings (www.coxandkings.co.uk) offers seven nights (three in Santiago, B&B, four at Tierra Patagonia, full-board), including excursions, bar and use of the spa, from £4,095 per person. Includes flights and transfers.