Beautiful setting in pine and eucalyptus forest along Uruguay's Rio de la Plata
Formerly the Four Seasons Carmelo
Excellent Asia-inspired full spa offering traditional treatments as well as meditation sessions
Complimentary Kids club accommodating ages 5 -12 years
Facilities include two outdoor tennis courts and both indoor and outdoor pools
October to April is the ideal time to visit weather wise. The very popular peak summer season from Christmas to mid-February gets booked up well in advance so best to plan early.
Carmelo Resort & Spa, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, is set amidst pine & eucalyptus trees by the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay. A wonderful five-star retreat, this luxurious property offers fantastic bungalow-style accommodation & excellent facilities.
Carmelo Resort & Spa, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt and formerly the Four Seasons Carmelo, is a stunning property nestled amongst pine and eucalyptus trees on the banks of Uruguay’s famous Rio de la Plata. It is an intimate retreat located just over an hour from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Colonia and a short hop flight from Buenos Aires.
There are 44 charmingly decorated bungalows and suites, each with their own private garden, wood-burning fireplace and terrace, perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing. Spacious bathrooms feature a heated floor, deep soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower; in select bungalows, a secluded garden offers an outdoor shower.
The property is situated near to an 18-hole Championship Golf Course and boasts a large swimming pool, two restaurants, a bar and fantastic Asia-inspired Spa. In-room massage and spa services are also available offering feet reflexology and neck and back massages. Dining options include Pura, which serves up delicious South American cuisine for lunch and dinner whilst the Rio Bar offers a menu of fresh seafood whilst diners can enjoy views over the Rio de la Plata.
There's plenty to explore nearby from the quaint farming village of Carmelo to the charming town of Colonia, tours of local wineries, roaming the Uruguayan countryside by horseback or observing the enormous variety of birds that frequent this gloriously unspoiled region.
Carmelo resort & Spa features 44 well-appointed bungalows and suites with private gardens and terraces. Standard amenities include an LCD flat-screen TV with cable, a DVD player, a radio/CD player, wireless Internet access, a cordless phone and an espresso machine. Expansive bathrooms feature a heated floor, deep soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower; in select bungalows, a secluded garden offers an outdoor shower.
Children are welcomed. Kids under 12 years can share their parents' room free of charge. Kids menus are available in both restaurants and there are babysitting services available on request. Kids For All Seasons is the hotel's kids club which caters for kids between the ages of 5 and 12 and offers activities such as sand sculpting, arts and crafts, cooking classes, treasure hunting, playing hide-and-seek in the woods or picnics at La Estancia.
Facilities include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants, a bar, an Asia-inspired spa, fitness facilities and tennis courts.
An extensive list of activities are offered at Carmelo Resort & Spa, including golf, tennis, swimming, horseback riding, canoeing along the Rio de la Plata, polo lessons, cycling and cooking lessons. Fishing can also be arranged, along with visits to local wineries and sunset cruises.
Four Seasons Carmelo is a prime destination for golfers. One of the newest Four Seasons resorts, this luxury hotel nestles amongst the eucalyptus trees on the bank of the Rio Del Plato.
This heartland of food production country hosts the laid back Urugaucho farmers, languidly tending their cows in the sun. With big vistas where the rolling green and yellow sunflower fields undulate under the big, clear blue sky, Carmelo is a largely colonial and picturesque part of Uruguay.
For the moment, Carmelo is a hidden gem in a soon to be discovered playground for the wealthy. Brazilian Portuguese mixes freely with the Spanish of the Argentinos, and a smattering of German from a couple venturing well off the South American 'Gringo Trail'. English is unusual.
If you want to holiday with an altogether different crowd, this quirky corner of South America blends luxury, fine food and relaxation in native settings. Watch for the goannas on the walkways and enjoy a vision of Uruguay. A forgotten country magnificent with the dusty glory of her spent 1950s prosperity. Days still pass slowly at this luxury hotel, and the night sky is dark and full of dreams.
Ceramic tumblers filled with lemongrass iced tea welcome you to the resort, gorgeous and serene, nestled against the rugged banks of the Rio de la Plata and among sturdy eucalyptus forests. With your private bungalow and garden, and tame horses at the ready, you liken this resort to a new-school take on the country retreat.
from £4700 pp
inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
Carmelo Resort & Spa is located in Carmelo and sits adjacent to pristine woodland on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, one of the world’s widest rivers, an hour from Colonia in Uruguay.
From Buenos Aires International Airport: 3-hours by boat and private car transfer or 30 minutes by private charter flight. From Montevideo Airport: 4-hours by private car transfer or 45-minutes by private charter flight.
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