Bahia Vik José Ignacio
is the vision of a natural and contemporary retreat
Bahia Vik embraces beach living with a seamless flow between indoors and outdoors inspired by art and Vik luxury. Living in the dunes on the Mansa beach you can fully embrace the spirit of José Ignacio by tumbling out of bed onto your terrace and the beach beyond for a morning swim.
About Bahia Vik
There are 49 rooms between Bahia Vik’s main building and its collection of beachfront bungalows. Two bungalows house 5-bedroom suites, one three suites, one four suites and eleven contain two bedrooms plus a living area. Each of these private beachfront spaces has a separate bathroom for each individual suite. Each of the bungalows features 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 will divide the bungalows from one another, providing privacy for bungalow guests.
Bahia Vik José Ignacio is located next to the chic beach village of José Ignacio, just 12 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of Punta del Este. The charming locale is renowned for its expansive pristine beaches, rugged landscape, exceptional sunset, and relaxed bohemian style. Bahia Vik spans ten acres (4 hectares) of beach dunes on the Mansa Beach in José Ignacio, facing west with sweeping views across the Southern Atlantic Ocean and Playa Mansa towards Punta del Este.
Celebrating the ambiance of its chic locale, Bahia Vik José Ignacio consists of fifteen uniquely designed bungalows tucked into the sandy beach dunes, with one central building around which retreat living will revolve. 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 will enjoy views to the Southern Atlantic Ocean through the spacious reception area, and the verdant open-air patio around which the structure centers and through the living room. To one side of the entrance, guests will find a game room and a small boutique offering Vik curated items 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. The main building will boast ten large unique suites, all with private terraces and most with broad sweeping views of the dunes, beach and ocean.
Bahia Vik has been designed for travelers seeking a unique and unrivaled seaside experience. Guests may partake in a wide range of activities, from the country and ranch pursuits to the leisure activities of a beach-side destination, through access to amenities at Bahia Vik and its two sisters’ properties. Horseback riding, golf, tennis, surfing, polo lessons, kite-boarding, cycling and canoeing are only a few of the many activities enjoyed at the beautiful José Ignacio Vik Retreats. To unwind and indulge, guests are invited to relax by one of Bahia Vik’s four large stunning pools, enjoy a spa treatment, or swim in the waves of the bay.
Bahia Vik offers an exceptional Experience Concierge program for the enjoyment of all guests. Authorities on the region, Experience Concierges provide guests of the property the opportunity to see Uruguay through the eyes of a sophisticated native. From local artists´ ateliers offering exclusive access to Vik Retreats guests, to private wildlife tours with a local naturalist, Experience Concierges offer insider views and behind -the-scenes access to the idyllic locale’s most sought-after locations. Bahia Vik guests are able to consult an Experience Concierge in advance of their visit to create unique itineraries that showcase the area’s most interesting destinations, from the surrounding Uruguayan countryside to José Ignacio, Punta del Este and beyond.
ZODIACO – 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 in the open-air patio or dining room. Guests enjoy traditional Uruguayan barbeque, fresh fish and seafood, locally grown fruits and vegetables and home- made breads and pastries all prepared by the property’s talented chef. Of course, meals will be enhanced by the exceptional VIK wine produced and bottled at Bahia Vik’s sister vineyard property, VIK in Millahue, Chile.
In keeping with Vik Retreats’ philosophy and celebration of Uruguay’s beautiful landscape, Bahia Vik employs environmentally friendly practices. The design of Bahia Vik has focused on minimizing the need for energy use by maximizing natural resources to heat, cool and ventilate. The property operates in an environmentally- conscious manner through its extensive use of water collection and recycling, solar technologies, and intelligent energy efficiency systems.
Bahía Vik is accessible via the Punta del Este airport, which is serviceable by daily flights from airports in Argentina and Brazil. Punta del Este is an international airport that accommodates private jets 24 hours a day. José Ignacio is a thirty-minute drive along the coast. Alternatively, guests may fly to the capital city of Montevideo one and a half hours away. Estancia Vik is located 5.6 miles from Playa Vik, Bahia Vik and La Susana.