Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
At a Glance
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
Al fresco lounging areas provide plenty of places to relax
Jet setters flock to Jose Ignacio for the hip summer beach scene from mid December to end of February
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
December to March is the ideal time to visit Jose Ignacio in Uruguay. The very popular peak summer season from Christmas to mid-February gets booked up well in advance so best to plan early. During this period the whole place comes alive and there is a great party atmosphere. It is worth bearing in mind however that during the quieter season - including November, many of the area's bars and restaurants are closed which does tend to restrict eating options to your hotel. Bahia Vik closes each year from May to end of October.
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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.
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.
Eleven unique bungalows (two and three bedrooms) and ten suites ranging in style and finish.
Children are welcome at Bahia Vik however there aren't any specific facilities.
Facilities at Bahia Vik include a spa and fitness centre, four swimming pools and beach club, fabulous restaurant La Susana, games room and small boutique.
Activities are endless in the area from surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, tennis, golf, horseback riding, polo, biking, kite surfing, kayaking, canoeing, stargazing, or just lounging by the retreat's pools with a good book. Some of these activities are included and some are at an additional cost and payable locally.
All the activities and facilities of Estancia Vik are available to Bahia Vik guests such as pool, videos, ping pong, darts, Nintendo Wii, board games. Outdoor activities: driving range, two tennis courts, polo court (extra charges apply), canoeing, horseback riding, paint ball, bird watching (extra charges apply), biking and lake activities.
Uruguay in Style
Buenos Aires, Carmelo, Montevideo & Jose Ignacio
inc flights & transfers for 13 nights
- A tale of three cities: discover vibrant Buenos Aires, lively Montevideo and the charming Colonia del Sacramento
- Witness the best lanscapes Uruguay has to offer from verdant rolling hills to the dramatic coastline
- Stay in beautiful boutique properties, brimming with character and history, unique to their location
Location & directions
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
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.
How to get there
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.
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