Carmelo Resort & Spa is consistently ranked as one of Latin America’s top luxury hotels. Consistently recognized as one of Latin America’s top luxury hotels, Carmelo Resort & Spa has garnered honors from major publications, including Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Top 100 Resorts and Hotels” and Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best Hotels/Resorts in South America,” among many other consumer and industry awards.
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Carmelo Resort & Spa, A Hyatt Hotel is a two-hour car or ferry ride from Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, or a 20-minute flight via small plane from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport in Buenos Aires. Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital and largest city, is less than four hours away by car or a 35-minute flight via a small plane.
Located in Carmelo, Uruguay, the luxury resort is nestled on the banks of the Rio de la Plata river and is strategically situated for guests to enjoy the natural surroundings of southwest Uruguay.
The 44-guestroom resort incorporates Asian and South American design touches, including the use of imported woods, that, when combined, create a rich holistic zen retreat environment for guests, all the while maintaining authentic Uruguayan hospitality and terroir. Each of the resort’s exquisitely appointed 24 bi-level suites and 20 detached villas is designed for travelers to live and luxuriate in. All accommodations offer a private terrace for outdoor living and private dining and stunning views of the surrounding area that includes a eucalyptus forest, pine groves, vineyards, and the famed Rio de la Plata.
Service & Facilities
The beauty of the Uruguayan landscape offers a perfect backdrop for the resort’s award-winning spa, Chandra, a holistic zen spa. Its Asian-inspired design is a sanctuary for guests to find physical and spiritual well-being. Chandra offers guests a variety of stress-reducing meditation techniques, yoga and relaxation therapies, meditation sessions, massage, and aromatherapy, as well as a variety of soothing water, skincare, and beauty treatments. The spa facility offers guests an indoor heated pool, a dry sauna, and a fully-equipped fitness center. A large outdoor swimming pool with a cascading waterfall and lounge areas complement the relaxation experience.
Guests of the resort can choose from a wide range of nearby recreational activities. The resort features two all-weather lighted tennis courts, and complimentary bicycles are available for guests to use to explore the resort grounds, nearby woods, and grasslands. The resort’s complimentary shuttle provides transportation to the 18-hole, world-class Carmelo Golf Course, designed by Randy Thompson & Kelly Moran, and winds around numerous lakes, wetlands, and native trees. In addition, a variety of excursions are available in the Carmelo area, from fishing, bird watching, or sunset cruises on the Rio de la Plata, to Polo classes and horseback riding on local trails.
The resort community of Carmelo offers visitors an airfield certification to receive international flights, as well as a private harbor and marina for those arriving by boat. The nearby Narbona Estate gives visitors a first-hand look at the renowned and award-winning Tannat locally produced wines. The estate grounds offer vineyard tours, grappa-making lessons, and tastings, wine and cheese tastings – all guided by the estate’s winemaker.
Food & Drink
Carmelo Resort & Spa offers four on-property dining options, all of which feature local products the Carmelo region is known for, such as Tannat wines from surrounding vineyards, locally produced cheese and dairy products, and a variety of traditionally-cured, organic, and grass-fed meats.
Pura is the resort’s signature all-day dining restaurant, serving Mediterranean dishes as well as the flavors of Uruguayan cuisine. The restaurant also offers exceptional views of the resort’s outdoor double-cascade swimming pool and a distant view of the Rio de la Plata.
Mandara Bar features a selection of local meats and tapas in a contemporary setting, along with a spectacular terrace where guests can lounge and socialize. Offering guests a taste of the river’s daily catch, Rio Bar features a variety of fresh fish dishes and unique cuts of grilled meats. Designed for relaxing, Shiva Lounge is a tucked-away retreat for unwinding with a cocktail.
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