Just 20 miles outside of Punta del Este, Jose Ignacio presents a blend of chic bohemian culture with sleepy beach town architecture. Adolfo Suaya, Brazilian-born owner of the Lodge in Beverly Hills and Geisha House, synthesizes these contrasting ambiances in Casa Suaya. Its stacked-stone facade is distinctively Uruguayan. Inside, you’ll discover rooms enhanced with antique carved woods, exotic parchments and native furnishings, while starkly modern Italian leather sofas sit near stone fireplaces, and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. The hotel has a pool and an in-house restaurant.