The New Madison Resort Takes Luxury to the Limit

Considering a South American sojourn? Uruguay’s latest luxury lure, the Madison Resort Golf & Spa, just made it a little easier. Hotel guests can be picked up in neighboring Buenos Aires, Argentina. A quick two-hour boat ride up the Rio de la Plata delivers them to the Madison’s 44 bungalows and suites, featuring private patios, 18-foot ceilings, and wood-burning fireplaces. Once you’ve checked in, shoot a round on the 18-hole golf course, take a horseback ride, or go fishing, and then collapse on a massage table at the Zen-inspired spa. An Argentine steak at the candlelit Pura Restaurant and a cognac in the intimate Mandara Bar cap the day’s bliss, South American style. Rooms from $290. (800) 735-2478, www.madisonresort.com