4.5
Very Good 77 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A high-design stay in off-the-beaten-path Uruguay, featuring breakfast and activities
  • The sun and serenity at this resort that’s been in Condé Nast Traveller and Robb Report
  • Curling up beside the fire pit to enjoy a spectacular sunset over the beach
  • Sampling the fresh catch and local flavors of Uruguay at La Susana restaurant
  • Enjoying your complimentary breakfast and activities, like horseback riding

What To Know

  • Newly-opened; expect some service delays
  • The hotel is eco-friendly
  • Bikes are available to borrow
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Overview

A Condé Nast Traveller-approved beachfront stay, with breakfast, a suite or bungalow, activities and more

The Lowdown

If you’re looking for beachside adventure, from morning to late in the
night, you’ll adore Uruguay. The sandy shores of Jose Ignacio have long
played host to socialites and supermodels seeking an exclusive hideaway,
Condé Nast Traveller called it one of the top 10 destinations to
visit last year, and it’s time you found out why. At this new resort on
the coast of the Southern Atlantic Ocean, you’ll delight in tropical
weather, top-tier accommodations and a tranquil paradise, away from all
the crowds.
Brand-new and impossibly chic, Bahia Vik – which Condé Nast Traveller
has also reviewed, along with Robb Report – comprises a collection of
sleek suites and bungalows that reflect the tastes of Mr. Vik himself,
who’s a financier and art collector. Also available are a private beach,
spa, gym, and tennis court, plus La Susana. The excellent
restaurant right next door to the resort serves up local flavors throughout the day and live music
when the sun goes down; it’s the perfect spot to wind down or,
alternatively, to heat up the night, against the sounds of steel drums
and cresting waves.

Suites and bungalows

Bahia Vik features a cluster of 37
spectacular suites and bungalows, each decorated with eclectic modern
style, clean lines and bold patterns. Cozy beds, luxury linens and elite
amenities are included in every roomy suite, which start at 500 square
feet. For yet more space, opt for the Two Bedroom Bungalow.

Dining

Fresh,
local flavors are on fine display at La Susana, the beachside
restaurant and bar beside the resort. Casual yet refined, it’s perfect for romantic
evenings and social outings alike, and don’t be surprised if your meal
goes several hours before you realize how much time has passed.
Uruguayan barbecue and out-of-this-world desserts are among the
highlights, and everything is masterfully prepared and paired
beautifully with local Vik wines.Late-night hours find La Susana
transformed into a lounge, where you’ll hear great steel drumming and
local guitarists, or let the DJ guide you as you dance into the wee
hours.

Spa

What resort stay is complete without
some pampering? Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio features a relaxing spa, where
you can fully unwind; try a tension-targeting massage or a treatment of
your choice from the signature menu.

Location

Bahia
Vik is the perfect place to escape and enjoy the extraordinary piece of
land along the Southern Atlantic coast. When it’s warm (during the
Northern Hemisphere’s winter, for instance), the exquisite beaches of
Uruguay call for long walks, yoga, horseback riding and evenings that
end in extraordinary sunsets you won’t forget for a while. While you’re
in town, be sure to check out the local art galleries, shops and iconic
lighthouse, then snag a boat to nearby Isla del Lobos – you may even get
a glimpse of the local wildlife, like sea lions and whales. Then, head
back to the resort for knockout stargazing and live music at La Susana’s
late-night lounge.

How to Get There

Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio
Ruta 10 km 182.5
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 77 Reviews
Laid Back Luxury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from three glorious nights at Bahia Via and wish we could have stayed longer. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by name in the parking lot, to the moment we checked out, the service could not have been friendlier or more attentive. The property is absolutely gorgeous, on a beautiful beach with lovely pools and areas to lounge, and rainbows and sunsets to take your breath away. Our room was in one of the bungalows with a deck right on the dunes. Even when it rained we were happy sitting on our covered deck listening to the waves and enjoying the view. Easy walk to town and restaurants, or take advantage of the hotel's car service -- we didn't need our car at all while we were there. We have very high standards and love luxury accommodations, but can't stand pretentious resorts that feel overly developed or disconnected from the local community, and Bahia Via was perfect. Comfort, beauty, and total relaxation -- the best!

Was I staying at home.... well I was made to feel like I was.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property is of exceptional standards. You really are made to feel like it’s yr home / house / property. We stayed here for 10 Nights. Everyone working at the hotel were amazing.

From a daily smile at breakfast to a caring, meaningful evening inquisitive ‘how was yr evening’ from the reception team. The Ops Director was ever present and always available for you to bounce ideas off.

Loved every min here. One recommendation is book a main house room. We found this so convenient.

Awesome resort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with two friends for three nights. I wish we had had more time! This is one of three Vik properties in the area and the larger of the two on the beach. Our ocean view room was huge and had a great outdoor sitting area. The service was great—helpful but totally unobtrusive. The resort is on the beach and has lovely pools. Perfect central location. Probably best for adults or older children only, given the smaller scale of this property. We had a fantastic stay!

beautiful hotel, completely overcharged for taxi to restaurents
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was beautiful. We had a very nice suite overlooking the pool. We were there for 3 nights. Each night, we went to a different restaurant, all about 1 mile from the hotel. The first night, we had to wait about 40 minutes for the hotel to pick us up from restaurant (they didn't charge us for that one). The other 2 nights, we were charged $36 each night for our rides to the restaurant (that were about 1 mile away from hotel!). These rides were provided by hotel staff in hotel cars. This seems ridiculous!!!. Otherwise, hotel was very nice. Staff was very helpful.

Pure class
Reviewed 2 months ago

This is a stunning hotel. The attention to detail and the quality of the delivery is of the highest standard. The breakfast is not particularly exciting, but perfectly adequate. Very friendly and helpful staff. I stayed at the hotel to attend a wedding, and it was a perfect venue for it. The only slight downer was that the contractors who were dismantling all the wedding stuff (lights, dance floor, loudspeakers etc) started work before eight in the morning and, because they were loading their trucks right outside my window, were quite noisy. Overall, this is a gorgeous place.