Only a few years ago, the Uruguayan coastal town of Jose Ignacio was a simple fishing village. Today it gushes with boho chic and fills up with folk in-the-know from around the globe. The vibe is laid back even during the packed high-season, and offers the opportunity to stay in what are I have found to be some of the most unique resorts in the world. The hottest properties in South America are located near this tranquil town....the Playa Vik and Estancia Vik (www.vikreteats.com) are about a chic, cool, relaxing and unique as they come. The top artists of Uruguay have their art works in the well designed suites and beautiful public spaces....and if you are lucky you may get to experience an art class or nature walk with the adorable naturalist/artists, Alejandro Turell.
It is not often that I return to a property especially one that is so far away from my home town in the USA. However, I have just returned from my third visit, in less than two years, to these amazing resorts! It is like a secret love affair, a place that gets better each visit. The Playa Vik is located on the seaside only about 7 miles from its sister property, Estancia Vik, which gives you the sense of being in Marlboro country. If you are lucky the shy Manager of the Estancia, Augustin, may show his gaucho skills on you! He is a fantastic teacher for those who have any hesitation to mount up and ride off on this gorgeous 4000 acre estancia.
A special part of both of these resorts is their staff. I feel like I have left my family behind each time I leave. The service is always well beyond my expectations. The cuisine ranges from the typical asado to gourmet meals all enjoyed with around some of the most gorgeous sunsets and settings in the world. The handsome Director of the Vik Retreats, Max, may grace you with his adorable smile, and will share his passion for these great resorts with you.
If you are looking for a real WOW... top artists of Uruguay, in a unique destination, the best of two incredible resorts...with gauchos and gorgoeus undeveloped beaches, then I promise you will have this same love affair! Maybe we will meet there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Estancia’s private living space is separated into two wings, each containing six bedroom Suites. Of the six suites in each wing, there are four 500 square foot Suites on the ground level and two 900 square foot Master Suites on the second floor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio Hotel Jose Ignacio