Top 10 Luxury Resorts In El Salvador - Updated 2024

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El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, but it packs a punch when it comes to man-made and natural wonders. Stroll through the vibrant local markets of Suchitoto, where traditional craftsmanship and flavours intertwine. El Salvador is also home to the UNESCO-listed Joya de Cerén, known as the “Pompeii of the Americas.” This ancient Mayan village was preserved remarkably well under volcanic ash, offering a fascinating glimpse into daily life in 600 A.D. As for adventure enthusiasts, El Salvador’s rugged mountains offer exhilarating hikes to the summit of Santa Ana volcano and thrilling zipline tours through the treetops of Apaneca.

Such an abundance of beauty makes El Salvador a great destination for a thrilling holiday with your loved ones. To make the most of your vacation in the country, consider booking a luxury accommodation. Read on to discover the top luxury resorts in El Salvador.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to luxury services and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 22, 2024.

1. Royal Decameron Salinitas - All Inclusive, Los Cóbanos (from USD 249)

Whether you want a destination wedding or enjoy a quiet vacation by the sea, this is an ideal option. Royal Decameron Salinitas - All Inclusive is a 4-star resort that caters to a diverse range of needs. Its beachside location is great for those looking to simply relax on the sandy stretch while enjoying a great view. A large sparkling saltwater pool adds to the lazy vibe.

However, if you’re someone who loves to stay active, the resort has two tennis courts where you can have a friendly match with friends. Plus, you can work out at the well-equipped fitness centre.

The resort has cosy rooms with stunning views of the sea. There are also rooms with hot tubs for added comfort. The resort is also great to bring your kids too. It has a playground for children and even a games room.

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Royal Decameron Salinitas - All Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: Paseo general Escalon N 4711
66.63 km (41.4 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Garden

Other luxury accommodations in El Salvador

2. Tres Piedras, San Francisco Chinameca (from USD 98)

Situated a short drive from the stunning Lake Ilopango, this hotel is a fantastic base to explore San Francisco Chinameca and its vicinity. A number of the rooms have lovely views of the lake and lush green surroundings. The hotel has a restaurant where you can have your meals, but room service is also available if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your room.

There’s a heated seasonal pool in the hotel where you can swim to your heart’s content. And a hot tub is available if you miss the pool. Plus, the property is pet-friendly, so you can bring along your furry friends for a wholesome vacation.

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Tres Piedras

Wifi Available

Address: Carretera Panoramica KM 21.5 Las Tres Piedras
18.54 km (11.6 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

3. Boca Olas Resort Villas, La Libertad (from USD 179)

This resort is situated only a few steps away from the beautiful Playa El Tunco, a great area to enjoy a number of water activities in the area, such as canoeing. This resort has an array of well-appointed villas and rooms you can choose from. Select rooms have well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators and kitchenware. However, you can also check out the on-site restaurant for all your culinary needs. The accommodations are air-conditioned and also equipped with complimentary WiFi.

In the evening, the resort provides entertainment for its guests at an extra charge. Plus, you can also enjoy a game of billiards or go fishing. An airport shuttle is also available from the resort and if you bring a car, there’s free parking on the property.

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Boca Olas Resort Villas

Wifi Available

Address: km 42 Carretera Al Litoral, Playa El Tunco
28.6 km (17.8 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

4. Barceló San Salvador, San Salvador (from USD 88)

If you’re looking for accommodations in the capital of El Salvador, this 5-star hotel in San Salvador is an excellent choice. The rooms are furnished with plush bedding and a work desk, perfect for catching up on work. Some rooms also provide access to the beautiful VIP lounge access of the hotel. Additionally, the rooms offer breathtaking views of San Salvador’s stunning landscape and the bathrooms are stocked with complimentary toiletries.

While staying at the hotel, you can enjoy the on-site Strikers Bar & Restaurant, which features a sports-themed interior and creates an energetic vibe. For those seeking a more sophisticated ambience, Churchill’s Bar is the ideal choice, offering an elegant English pub atmosphere. Furthermore, if you’re a shopping enthusiast, make sure not to miss Bambu City Center, a fantastic shopping mall located just across the street from the hotel.

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Barceló San Salvador

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Boulevard del Hipodromo, Avenida Las Magnolias Colonia San Benito n/a
1.73 km (1.1 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

5. Real Intercontinental San Salvador, an IHG Hotel, San Salvador (from USD 179)

Immerse yourself in a relaxing stay at this exquisite hotel that features a spa where you can get an array of treatments, including Swedish massage and Chocolate therapy. There are also a number of spa packages with a selection of treatments. Later you can also take a swim in its stunning outdoor swimming pool or just laze in on the poolside loungers.

With three beautiful on-site restaurants, the hotel offers diverse culinary options. For a fine dining experience, try out Faisca Do Brasil. Picasso Stone Flame Oven offers a more casual ambience with a Mediterranean menu.

The hotel is situated a short stroll away from Metrocentro Mall, where you can enjoy a fun-filled shopping spree. The hotel’s concierge service can also help you plan your itinerary for your vacation in San Salvador.

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Real Intercontinental San Salvador, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: Boulevard de los Heroes y Avenida Sisimiles
1.43 km (0.9 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

6. Hotel Los Farallones, La Libertad (from USD 203)

This luxurious 5-star hotel boasts a pristine private beach and two dazzling swimming pools, both suitable for guests of all ages. Numerous suites within the hotel offer breathtaking views of the water. Many of the residential units are equipped with hot tubs featuring hydromassage facilities. Moreover, select units create an open and airy ambience through their large windows, seamlessly incorporating the stunning sea views into the overall decor.

For ultimate relaxation, indulge in a soothing massage or reflexology treatment at the hotel’s exquisite Soul Spa. Additionally, the hotel features a splendid restaurant and room service is readily available to cater to your dining preferences.

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Hotel Los Farallones

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Km 41.5 Carretera Litoral
28.45 km (17.7 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World

Parking Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

7. Casa Cielo, Santa Ana (from USD 760)

The best thing about this vacation rental is the breathtaking views you’ll experience from the property. Situated on a charming coffee farm, the house offers stunning 180-degree vistas of Izalco volcano. Additionally, you’ll have the convenience of a dedicated housekeeper who can assist you with your needs. The house also boasts a well-equipped kitchen, making cooking a breeze. However, you can also opt to order from the nearby Hotel Finca Campo Bello.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the area is an ideal destination for hiking or simply unwinding amidst the ethereal beauty of floating clouds. Moreover, the house features a refreshing swimming pool for your enjoyment.

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Santa Ana, El Salvador
46.89 km (29.2 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World
26 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool view is absolutely out of this world and the entire vicinity is like a dream
gets cool at night so the heated pool was a plus would definitely come back again
place was always kept clean and staff was responsible for daily cleaning
the home is clean and beautiful
food service always available staff was always enthusiastic and helpful
the staff on the property were very attentive and responsive
the staff was great helpful and willing to make our stay as smooth as possible
wonderful place for a family vacation
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8. Alma de Coco, Intipucá (from USD 500)

This Airbnb is situated right next to the waters and has an elegant design. The interior features beautiful furniture and clutter-free decor. The house is equipped with WiFi, so you can stay connected. Plus, the split air-conditioning ensures your comfort regardless of the weather outside.

There’s a stunning lap pool right outside that’s open year-round. There’s also a pergola on the property, where you’ll find ample seating, providing a great setting to hang out with your fellow travellers. The outdoor area also features a beautiful tiki hut with hammocks.

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Intipucá, La Unión, El Salvador
138.17 km (85.9 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World
60 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire vacation home 8 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were very comfortable and plenty of space
loved the beach access loved the patio section loved the pool and loved the indoors as well
the kitchen is fully equipped which is nice to find
wonderful pool “huge and clean” the kitchen has all amenities needed
you get to enjoy the pool and beach
it was very clean and organized
the grounds are impeccable - the pool was sparkling clean the hammock area is lovely
the house is clean and the kitchen was well stocked with pans utensils etc
it was clean fresh and had every amenity we needed
the host was very attentive and helpful
i highly recommend this airbnb and host
also the housekeeping staff (lorena and her spouse) were so kind and attentive
alma was very responsive and nice
the stuff that takes care of the house were also very nice and friendly
perfect location for a family vacation friends trip etc
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9. Casa Conacaste, Santa Ana Department (from USD 539)

This is a sprawling cottage nestled right beside the stunning Lake Lago de Coatepeque. Every corner of this stunning property affords lovely Instagrammable shots. The villa’s swimming pool has a pristine view of the lake. You can also hang out with friends on the loungers next to the pool. The outdoor area is adorned with furniture and features a separate area with hammocks, where you can laze with your favourite holiday read.

There’s a barbecue grill on the property should you want to host a cookout. However, make sure to bring your own charcoal for the grill. The villa has a kitchen too, that’s equipped with all modern amenities.

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Lago de Coatepeque, Santa Ana Department, El Salvador
41.84 km (26.0 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World
161 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 10 Beds 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the rooms had ac which was greatly appreciated because it was hot
the infinity pool was stunning and being able to sun and have brunch on the dock was amazing
it was so relaxing with lots to do- on site ping pong table multiple hammocks kayaks jetski etc
everything was clean and neat
clean and had everything we needed
everything updated and very clean
the place is extremely clean and inviting
the house was spotless clean luxurious spacious and well equipped
the staff was helpful and friendly and the host communicated well
host was responsive and timely
the host was very nice and responded quickly to all my questions
the home keeper greeted us and was helpful
excellent place great groundskeepers helpful host
absolutely beautiful highly recommend the lake was gorgeous and close proximity to santa ana volcano
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10. Casa Las Piedronas, El Sunzal (from USD 670)

This oceanfront villa is an excellent option for a large family or a group of friends. Perched on a cliff, this property offers breathtaking views of the waters. This is also a great accommodation option for those who like to surf. There’s a sparkling swimming pool on the property, with loungers in the pool area, where you relax after a swim.

The interior decor makes use of beautiful artwork and vibrant colours to create a warm and inviting space. The villa also has a fully equipped kitchen, where you can cook to your heart’s content. However, if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of cooking, you can have food delivered at the property from the nearby Cafe Sunzal Restaurant for a small fee.

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El Sunzal, La Libertad, El Salvador
29.63 km (18.5 mi) from Monument to the Divine Savior of the World
74 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 8 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the natural pool was an amazing experience
comfortable great views nice pool and the best staff…carlos is easy to communicate with and very gentle
as other reviews mentioned the bathrooms in the main structure are outdated but in general everything is comfortable
the chef and butler made sure our needs were met everyday and breakfast was prepared every morning
rooms are spacious clean and comfortable
the rooms were spacious clean and had extremely comfortable beds
it’s was very clean spacious and perfect for a group or family
the house is beautiful clean and has a magnificent location overviewing the sea
for the charged price per night i expect a perfect location perfect service and cleanliness
his staff is amazing and make you feel like family
the staff were wonderful accommodating kind and helpful
the staff is so friendly and helpful
the staff that works there are great too
the staff is amazing and carlos responds immediately to any requests
great location and incredibly peaceful surroundings
sunzal is one of the best surfing beaches in the world walking distance to a fun seafood restaurant
the house is also extremely close to several great beachside restaurants including cadejo olor de mar and beto's
we were only walking distance away to great restaurants like sunzal café and cadejo brewing company
amazing place definitely will be back…
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Discover the hidden gems of El Salvador!

El Salvador’s luxury resorts offer a remarkable blend of natural beauty and unparalleled hospitality. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, El Salvador’s luxury resorts provide the perfect setting to create lifelong memories. So book your stay now and have the time of your life!

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