Carmelo Resort and Spa, A Hyatt HotelCarmelo, Uruguay
A top quality resort-style hotel, recently acquired by the Hyatt group. The property is set in pine and eucalyptus woodland and boasts one of the best golf courses in South America.
The 44 guest rooms are spread out in private bungalows across the estate. Both the standard bungalows and the suites are spacious and come with their own terrace or patio area, with views over a private garden, and either the vineyard, the Plata river or the forest.
Aside from golf, there are plenty of activities for those who like to keep active such as mountain bike riding, polo lessons, walking, yoga and tennis. For guests keen on water activities there is fishing, canoeing or the option of a sunset cruise on the Plata River, not to mention swimming in the impressive outdoor pool.
As the name suggests there is a good spa with a selection of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments on offer, as well as an indoor pool.
A visit to the famous Narbona Winery nearby can be arranged to sample some local wine and learn about wine production. You could also stay to have lunch or dinner at their restaurant, if you want a change from the three restaurants and bars on offer at the resort.