Bahia Vik José Ignacio, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
Bahia Vik José Ignacio is a natural and contemporary retreat that embraces the beachfront landscape and dunes. While sister property Estancia Vik recalls Spanish Colonial style and Playa Vik embodies avant garde design, Bahia Vik reflects contemporary beach living with a seamless flow between indoors and outdoors inspired by art and Vik luxury. Guests live in the dunes on Mansa beach, fully embracing the spirit of José Ignacio. Tumble out of bed, onto your terrace and on to the beach for a morning swim.
Celebrating the ambience of its chic locale, Bahia Vik José Ignacio consists of eleven uniquely designed bungalows tucked into the sandy beach dunes, with one central building around which retreat living revolves. This main building, built of beautiful Uruguayan grey slate, is defined by open architecture and flowing spaces, encouraging conviviality among Bahia Vik guests. Upon entering the retreat’s main building through garden walls, guests enjoy views to the Southern Atlantic Ocean through the spacious reception area and the verdant open-air patio around which the structure centres and through the living room. To one side of the entrance, guests find a games room leading to a fully equipped gym and spa and to the other side, a small boutique offering Vik curated ítems such as Uruguayan art and local crafts. Crossing the sun-filled courtyard, an expansive double living room and dining room look out onto four deep, stunning dark stone reflecting pools set in the beach dunes, surrounded by al fresco lounging and dining areas.
Bahia Vik José Ignacio’s sister properties, Playa Vik José Ignacio and Estancia Vik José Ignacio, are located approximately 550 yards (500 metres) along the beach and five miles (eight kilometres) from the new retreat, respectively. The three properties work in tandem, offering two distinct beachfront experiences at Playa Vik and Bahia Vik, complimented by Estancia Vik, the traditional countryside ranch retreat in Jose Ignacio’s rolling hills. The unique juxtaposition of landscapes was the inspiration behind the neighbouring properties, allowing guests to experience the incredible diversity of Uruguay.
Location and Transfers
Bahia Vik José Ignacio is located next to the chic beach village of José Ignacio, just 12 miles (20 kilometres) northeast of Punta del Este.
The resort is approximately 45 minutes from Punta del Este’s José Curbello Airport.
The main building boasts ten large unique suites, all with private terraces and most with broad sweeping views of the dunes, beach and ocean.
In Bahia Vik José Ignacio’s collection of beach bungalows, two house three bedroom suites, while seven bungalows contain two bedroom suites. Each of these private beach bungalows have a living room and separate master bathrooms for each individual bedroom suite.
Two additional bungalows contain three and four individual suites, respectively. Each of the bungalows feature distinct exteriors, art-filled interiors and a unique design scheme. Tucked into the breezy José Ignacio beach dunes, each bungalow design intentionally blends the interior and exterior to encourage maximum enjoyment of nature. Natural dunes covered in swaying beach grasses and other local flora divide the bungalows from one another, providing privacy for bungalow guests.
Dining amenities at Bahia Vik highlight the surrounding terroir through use of locally-grown and produced ingredients and a continued emphasis on authentic Uruguayan cuisine. Guests are encouraged to dine on the expansive outdoor terrace by one of the pools or on the open-air patio or dining room. Guests are offered traditional Uruguayan barbeques, fresh fish and seafood, locally grown fruits and vegetables and homemade breads and pastries all prepared by the property’s talented chef. Of course, meals are enhanced by the exceptional VIK wine produced and bottled at Bahia Vik’s sister vineyard property, VIK in Millahue, Chile.
Next door to Bahia Vik is Vik’s beachfront restaurant, La Susana, where guests can spend the day enjoying the beach from a lounge while sipping on a Christiania Caipiroska. Lunch and evening meals are served
Facilities and Activities
4 Swimming Pools