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.
Contemporary beach living
The on-site restaurant, La Susana, a hot spot in its own right
Local art is integrated throughout the property
Guests can horseback ride at the nearby Estancia Vik
The chic boutique Bahia Vik opened in November 2014 and is set in ten acres of sand dunes on Playa Mansa beach on the Jose Ignacio Peninsula to the south of Punta del Este.
Bahia Vik has ten beautiful suites and eleven large freestanding two and three bedroom bungalows featuring striking exteriors, art-filled interiors and a unique design scheme. The uniquely designed bungalows and suites are beautifully furnished with Uruguayan grey slate and modern open plan design. All the rooms showcase individual artworks by Uruguayan and international artists and have private terraces overlooking the dunes, beach and ocean.
There is an expansive outdoor terrace by the pool, an indoor dining room and an open-air patio where guests can savour delicious fresh seafood and a traditional Uruguayan barbecues. The beach front restaurant La Susana is fast becoming an institution and is a fabulous spot for a long lunch or post-cocktail dinner. In the main building there is a large games room, small boutique and a gym and spa.
When to visit
Bahia Vik sits on the Mansa beach in the bohemian chic village Jose Ignacio with a panoramic view of the beaches, wide open landscapes and ocean beyond.
Punta del Este Capitán Corbeta CA Curbelo International is the nearest airport, and served by flights from Buenos Aires. Bahia Vik is 40 minutes from Punta del Este airport and 2 hours from the capital, Montevideo.
This fabulous itinerary takes you on a lesser-known path, whilst staying in unique and quality accommodations. Begin in Argentina’s buzzing and vibrant capital before heading over to laidback Uruguay and explore rolling green countryside, quaint colonial towns and golden beaches.