Surrounded by 4,000 acres of land, Estancia Vik offers the quintessential gaucho and polo experience. Set on a seemingly endless landscape of wide open picturesque plains, just a few minutes from the surf towns of the Punta del Este coast, Estancia Vik José Ignacio is the all-white, art-adorned dream destination with a taste for isolation, contemporary design, and chargrilled meat. Each of the 12 suites has been designed and decorated by a local artist, and if your interests include polo, barbecues, modern art, outdoor pursuits or lazing on a sun drenched bed, then there is no better place.
Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio’s professional private polo field is one of the most spectacular in South America, featuring stunning panoramic views across the lagoon and out towards the Atlantic Ocean. The spectacular setting, which is described as a meeting of Marlboro Country and a virgin San Tropez has already attracted some of the world’s most accomplished polo players, including Adolfo Cambiaso, Jr., Bartolomé Castagnola and Marcos Heguy. Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio offers an array of unparalleled polo experiences including a wide range of activities for the novice, the professional, and the polo aficionados alike. Estancia’s Polo Package, including: a six night stay at Uruguay’s most luxurious private retreat accompanied by two daily polo lessons, a bespoke Estancia Vik mallet and ball and gourmet meals customized to one’s tastes, and more.
This working estancia is also a sophisticated art-filled hideaway, with just 12 unique suites designed and decorated by Uruguay’s finest artists. It feels like you’re staying at the fabulous home of a friend, where the food is gourmet and there's a host of outdoor activities and a horse lover’s dream destination. The first of three Vik properties in Uruguay began life as a country ranch for family and friends. From the outside, this low-slung white building was designed to resemble a traditional hacienda with a terracotta-tiled roof and shady courtyards, while the interior is filled with stunning artworks from the Vik family's personal collection. The vast living space boasts a sculpture by Pablo Atchugarry, outsized amethyst geodes and a cathedral-high ceiling with Clever Lara's painting of Uruguay (inspired by Google Earth), along with two sculptural fireplaces and plenty of squishy sofas. Built with eco-friendly practicality, from locally sourced materials, Estancia Vik José Ignacio makes use of solar and geothermal energy, composts and recycles waste.
Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio plays host to some of South America’s premier polo matches, including the annual polo event Art Vik Terramar. Vik Polo matches are the social events of the season and have attracted South American locals and glitterati alike. Aligning with the art aesthetic of Estancia Vik, at this year’s inaugural Art Vik Terramar, a selection of artists and designers featured at the property created polo helmets to auction, with proceeds benefiting local Uruguayan schools. Upon departure each guest will receive a polo mallet embossed with the Vik crest, providing guests with the opportunity to have their own mallet for use around the world, or when they return for another stay at Estancia Vik.
Perched on a hilltop surrounded by serene pampas where horses and cattle roam free, this family friendly property features activities and interests for the whole family. The Musso Suite is covered with vibrant figures, with a metal four-poster bed, while the Duarte Suite is all neutral tones and textures. Bathrooms are equally spacious and diverse – perhaps a wooden bathtub or a one-of-a-kind stone sink. None of the suites have televisions – soak up the stellar views instead – but you can request one. And they all have outside space, the four Master suites come with private terraces and other suites have access to the wraparound patio.
Camino Eugenio Saiz Martinez, 20402 Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay. 2 hours away from Montevideo airport.
Punta del Este International Airport and Montevideo Airport.
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay