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Bahia Vik José Ignacio, the latest addition to the premier collection of properties in Uruguay, spans ten acres of beach dunes on the peninsula in José Ignacio. Bahia Vik reflects contemporary beach living, with seamless flow between indoors and outdoors inspired by art and Vik luxury.

It consists of fifteen uniquely designed bungalows tucked into the sandy beach dunes, with one central building around which retreat living revolves.

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Artist involvement is an important focus at Bahia, where a wide range of contemporary Uruguayan and international artists collaborated with Alex and Carrie Vik and Marcelo Daglio to create site-specific installations for many spaces. In addition, a variety of other art was added.

Bahia Vik offers four immense pools, a spacious game room, and a boutique offering VIK wine and Vik curated items including Uruguayan art and local crafts. Guests can also enjoy a breadth of activities including canoeing, cooking classes, kite surfing, yoga, and more.


Also, Bahia Vik is home to The Shack Yoga and Wellness where guests can enjoy spa treatments as well as yoga and pilates lessons.


Located in the chic and safe beach village of José Ignacio, spans ten acres of beach dunes facing the Southern Atlantic Ocean, still minutes away from restaurants, art galleries, shops, vineyards, golf courses and more.


> via Punta del Este airport (PDP), which is serviceable by daily flights from airports in Argentina and Brazil. It accommodates private jets 24 hours a day and is forty-five minutes drive.

> via Montevideo airport (MVD) one and a half hours away.

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All our guests have access to the following services:


 >  Breakfast and daily housekeeping.

> Outdoor activities: bikes, kayaks.

> Access to our game room, four stunning dark stone beachside reflecting pools set in the beach dunes and beach club.

> All our guests have access to The Shack Yoga & Wellness.


> Transportation
> Food and Beverage Services Chef and other staff

> Daily errands
> Other activities, such as polo lessons, golf, tennis, horseback riding, biking, lake activities, bird watching, wine tastings, visit to ateliers, museums, art galleries, art lessons, Spanish lessons, cooking lessons, etc.


The main building boasts ten large unique suites, all with private terraces and most with broad sweeping views of the dunes, beach and ocean.


Two bedroom bungalows can accommodate up to 4 guests. Two suites at the edges of the bungalows and a central living room, with a dining + a living area. Separate entrance doors for each area and front decks overlooking the ocean.

The suites at the two bedroom bungalows can be booked individually: as a suite or as a Master Suite (adding the living space).


We also have three bedroom bungalows which can accommodate up to 6 guests, four bedroom bungalows for up to 8 guests, five bedroom bungalows for up to 10 guests. Rooms at these bungalows can be booked individually. There is no need to book the entire bungalow. 


And, extra beds can be added in all rooms.



















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Guests are encouraged to dine in the privacy of their own bungalow, on the expansive outdoor terrace by one of the pools or in the open-air patio. Bahia’s dining room and La Susana, the beachfront restaurant located next door, are great choices.

The culinary experience in José Ignacio is one not to be missed.


Enjoy some of our suggested activities in Bahía Vik and nearby.

> Horseback riding and swimming with the horses

> Full moon horseback riding during full moon nights 

> BBQ in the middle of the native forest

> Swimming in the José Ignacio river or in our pools

> Play soccer

> Play golf in our rustic golf course or at La Barra Golf Club

> Polo lessons and polo games in the Estancia Vik polo field - see the Vik team playing live!

> Play tennis: Vik-ledon is our signature tournament! (two grass tennis courts at Estancia Vik)

> Biking along José Ignacio.

> Playing paintball at Estancia Vik’s amazing paintball field hidden in the forest

> Work out in The Shack Wellness and Yoga

> Bird watching at Estancia Vik

> Cooking lessons led by our chef

> Wine tastings in Estancia Vik's bricked wine cellar

> Art lessons organized by artists who have participated in the decoration of our Retreat

> Live the guacho’s life; be part of their daily activities, see rodeos and participate in mustering at Estancia Vik 

> Swimming in the ocean: Stand up paddle, kite surf,
 surf, windsurf

> Dining in José Ignacio, Manantiales and La Barra

> Take yoga lessons at the shack wellness and yoga

> Visiting pueblo Garzón

> Wine tastings at Colinas Garzón

> Olive oil & wine tastings at o33

> Sunset boat tours

> Fishing with local fishermen
- get the catch of the day!

> Visiting Fundación Pablo Atchugarry for a lunch picnic

> Spanish lessons and community service

> Visit tierra Garzón art foundation, 
art galleries and ateliers


Host a social or corporate event at Vik Retreats and experience the beauty of Uruguayan culture! All of our retreats offer superb art filled luxury in the exceptional location of José Ignacio. 

With a total of 80 luxurious suites between our 3 Retreats: Bahía Vik, Estancia Vik & Playa Vik; various meeting-event spaces and a wide range of distinct dining experiences, Vik Retreats offers the flexibility to host whatever type of event is desired. 

Working in unison, all of our retreats together provide an unparalleled, unique and diverse experience.

Bahia Vik and its Pavilion is the perfect venue for weddings between 200 and 500 guests. This space also offers a private and sea view (open deck) for corporate meetings and conferences.