Fasano Punta Del Este
Fasano Las Piedras is quietly self-assured and low profile compared to the sky-reaching five-star hotels just 15-minutes away in Punta del Este. It’s luxury—just not the gilded kind. Designed by world-renowned architect Isay Weinfeld to harmoniously blend into the Uruguayan countryside, Fasano’s construction emphasizes natural materials like sandstone, wood, and concrete. Even the spring-fed outdoor pool feels organic, hewn from an existing slab of stone.
Fasano features ten rooms and 20 “bungalows,” each of which has a private patio overlooking nearly 1,000 acres of lush Uruguayan countryside where sheep graze and a soundtrack of birdsong plays on loop. Wood slat walls feature prominently and marble-clad washrooms have inviting freestanding tubs. Mid-century accents, creamy cottons, brass lamps, and shearling lend a quality of hygge warmth. There are also suites located within Fasano’s new cantilevered La Locanda wing, adjacent to the restaurant. For a roomier stay, Villas Fasano is a stunning 3,043-foot villa that looks as if it’s been peeled from the pages of a glossy design magazine.
On-property, there are tennis courts, an equestrian center, a fully equipped fitness center, and a nine-hole Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. The spa is a sanctuary complete with heated indoor pools, saunas, a steam room, and a full menu of treatments ranging from traditional stone massages to crystal rebalancing. Guests can also go trail riding, biking, have a picnic at a scenic spot, and enjoy sound healing yoga. They also have access to Fasano’s private River Club beach, set on the banks of the Arroyo Maldonado. Go stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking in the afternoon and enjoy a bonfire in the evening.
Some movement might be welcomed after eating at one of Fasano’s two standout restaurants. Las Piedras serves rustic, unpretentious country fare with ingredients sourced straight from local organic farms and paired with Uruguay’s best wines. A re-interpretation of an authentic Italian trattoria, it feels more like dining in a private library. The second restaurant, The Fasano, is an elevated dining experience situated high up on a rock face, affording unbelievable views of this Uruguayan home-away-from-home.
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