Awasi is chic enough to be named to Travel+Leisure's "It List" last year, but socially aware enough to feature private tours exploring the Atacama desert's culture and nature with the guidance of local communities. It's swank enough to have a link on its website giving instructions on how to get to the resort via private jet, but sensitive enough to build its facilities out of local materials such as stone, adobe and wood. I'm drooling over the stark beauty of the Atacama landscape (mountains, sand dunes, lakes, llamas) and the simple luxury of the eight suites.
(The outdoor showers look especially nice.) Start saving your pennies, kids (even if it means cutting back on the Chilean wine we've talked so much about this week). Rates start at $1,000 (per person, double occupancy) for a two-night, all-inclusive stay. (Rates include transfers, food, drinks, and private tours.)