It’s a beautiful thing when your destination is equally as stunning as the winding journey one must take to arrive, and in the case of Hotel Fasano Las Piedras, this has never been more true. One must really have a strong desire to reach this coastal haven, as it is an extensive distance from just about anywhere but once you arrive, you’ll likely find it impossible to leave.

This is a destination for the jetsetter that years for adventure and luxury in abject serenity. Design lines are clean and angular here, farmstyle décor and upon first sight it seems as though it was completely carved right out of the landscape itself. The staff...discrete from years of handling celebrity clientele at sister properties. The service...multilingual, supersonically capable and intuitive down to the last detail. Design lines are sleek and angular, and the landscape is naturally Uruguayan with native flora and fresh vegetables used daily in the hotel’s menus daily.

Here, life is quiet amidst the inspiring scenery and rustic chic décor. This is where one goes to escape, ironically though you find yourself instead enveloped in the center of all that this region embodies. A natural stone outdoor pool beckons, a fabulous spa tempts, and the gorgeous cuisine served up at Fasano presenting Italian goodies and Las Piedras for more casual fare complemented by the ever-creative libations doled out at the bar ensure one is obtusely spoiled for choice.

Bungalows here are intimate and inviting, all proffering phenomenal views of the greenery and the River Maldonado, while high-tech amenities and uber-comfortable bedding enshrouds you while you rest from a day of picnicking by the river, jet skiing and kayaking on the water, a complimentary session with a personal trainer, yoga session and spa treatment.

The perfect antidote to the hypnotic hyper-active Punta del Este beach scene, impossibly close yet very far away from this stylishly remote retreat.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE OFFER-  Complimentary breakfast for 2 people served in the restaurant, wireless internet access and 15-minute welcome massage in Spa Fasano.