Estancia Vik opened its doors back in February 2009, the first of the Vik hotels. It is located just ten-minutes inland from its seaside sisters on a 4,000-acre private estancia (accessible by horseback, bicycle or vehicle). The impressive white structure was built by Uruguayan architect Marcelo Daglio and is reminiscent of the colonial style with its columns and terracotta tiles. Open air courtyards are adorned with foliage and sculptures, and there’s the ubiquitous Vik 20-meter granite swimming pool with LED lights mirroring the evening sky. The most intimate of the four Vik hotels, Estancia Vik has just twelve suites, each one designed and decorated by a different Uruguayan artist. As for what to do – take your pick from polo, golf, kayaks, spa, gym, bird watching, picnics and taking trips down to the beach.

Quick Facts

Number of Rooms: 12

Room Categories: Suites & Master Suites (all details in Room Menu). The Estancia’s private living space is separated into two wings, each containing six suites. Of the six suites in each wing, four measure 500 square-feet and are located on the ground level whilst two measure 900 square-feet and are on the second floor

Booking Options: Rates include buffet breakfast, mini bar and a selection of activities including sauna, gym, golf driving range, tennis, kayaking, biking and horse riding

Rates: From $500 USD per suite per night (based on double occupancy)

Minimum Stay: No minimum stay

Dates of Operation: Open November to 15th April. Playa Vik closes for the Winter on May 6th, Estancia Vik on March 10th and Bahia Vik on April 21st.

Membership: Virtuoso

Spa Services: Massages (Spa Menu)

Amenities: Swimming pool and spa

Internet: Complimentary wifi throughout the property

Reservations: +54911 3189 8206 or +598 95 844 445


(click on each of the below for more information)

Instagram Feed @Estanciavik

“Horseback riding is central to the experience here, and the dedicated gauchos are happy to lead children on gentle trail through streams and valleys.”

C.E. writing in Conde Nast Traveler


Guests of all ages are welcome at Estancia Vik. There is a huge amount to do for all ages – from the swimming pool, sauna and gym to a games room with videos, ping pong, darts, Nintendo Wii, board games. Outdoor activities: driving range, two tennis courts, polo court (extra charges apply), kayaks, horseback riding, paint ball, bird watching (extra charges apply), biking, lake activities.

Property Location

Getting There: Estancia Vik is accessible via Carrasco International Airport (MVD) just outside Montevideo (1.5 hours by car) or Punta del Este International Airport (30 mins away) which serves private jets.

Property Videos