Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio

Punta del Este is an exclusive resort on the southern tip of Uruguay. Close to Montevideo, Punta del Este is known for its beautiful scenery, extensive beaches, fine restaurants and dazzling nightlife. The Punta del Este peninsula also offers fantastic opportunities for water sports and sailing.

Further north up the coast is the more intimate, but equally exclusive town of Jose Ignacio. Until a few years ago, Jose Ignacio was a small fishing town of little note, but its rustic charms and idyllic beachfront setting have caused a precipitous rise in popularity. Despite this, Jose Ignacio, where ‘only the wind is in a rush’ is a more tranquil option to the bustling Punta del Este.

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Bahia Vik

Jose Ignacio, Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Bahia Vik is the third member of the uber-stylish Vik retreats to open its doors in and around Uruguay’s hip beach front village of Jose Ignacio. This contemporary retreat has sweeping ocean views and offers striking accommodation nestled in the dunes.

Best for: Beach, Family, Honeymoon, Parties & events

Fasano Las Piedras

Punta del Este, Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Fasano Las Piedras is a luxurious country resort near Punta del Este. Favoured by the in-crowd of South America, it provides a relaxing base to enjoy the stunning surroundings, as well as the coastal glamour of nearby La Barra and Jose Ignacio.

Best for: Golf, Honeymoon, Spa & health, Parties & events

Posada de los Pajaros

Punta del Este, Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Posada de los Pajaros is a small and charming boutique style hotel set on Montoya Beach near La Barra, the cool and vibrant hub of the Punta del Este summer scene in Uruguay and within easy reach of excellent restaurants and nightlife.

Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Parties & events

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