Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
How to Get There
We spent a wonderful week here and were lucky to have amazing weather the whole time. It is a very relaxed hotel with charming young staff who are all very helpful and who speak excellent English. It is just above a lovely beach where they will put up beds for you and hopefully next season they will have some new sunshades for guests to use. The 4 pools are all narrow but convenient with beds and sunshades. The breakfasts were good but could have been more impressive but sadly the dining room lacked character and warmth and few people seemed to eat there - most guests went next door to La Susana for lunch and out in the evenings for dinner. The only criticism we had was that some guests who were allowed dogs let them leave their deposits on the grass and the owners who were staying at the hotel did not clean up after them so the staff then had to deal with it but other than this we really loved our week here and would definitely return.
We stayed for 6 nights at Bahia Vik, and had the most wonderful time. It's very low-key, yet still manages to offer the level of service that you would expect from any top-tier hotel.
The rooms are all individual and are huge. The bathrooms are in particular spectacular - we had a huge shower, and very unusual freestanding bath, and all the rooms have large terraces. There are 3 pools, and far more sunbeds than necessary, which is great as you will always get a sunbed, whatever time of day, and it's very easy to walk down to the sea to swim.
The staff were all incredibly helpful - they all knew us by name, and nothing was a problem - after one day they knew exactly how we took our coffee / which snacks we preferred with our drinks, and then provided this every day without being asked.
Breakfasts were delicious, and we also had a fantastic lunch at La Susana (the hotel's beach club, right next door).
Just be aware that having a car is probably sensible - it's about a 25 minute walk to most of the good local restaurants along quite a big road, but they charge $40 for a transfer, which seems pretty expensive for about a mile each way...
Overall a wonderful stay - we'd have loved to stay longer, and are already planning our next trip back
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!