By Whit Honea
The W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island in Puerto Rico is my idea of a perfect spot for a Caribbean vacation. Not only can I pass the time diving into the bioluminescent bay or horseback riding on the white sand beaches of the beautiful Puerto Rico coast, there’s something here for everyone in my family (even pets are welcome), including a peaceful respite and some much needed R&R.
The W Retreat & Spa offers unforgettable pampering in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. After a full day of exploring lush tropical surroundings and taking in Caribbean panoramas, I can escape to Spa Chakra, where I can get customized therapies designed specifically for my needs. Sore muscles from snorkeling all day? Stiff knee from jogging on the beach? No problem. A nature-inspired massage overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic ocean while the waves crash on the shore? Yes please. Afterward, take in some fine dining by Master Chef Alain Ducasse. It’s all you’d expect from a W hotel with a lot more sun, sand and beach breezes.
Whit Honea is a travel writer living in Seattle with his wife and two children. He packs light and travels often to far-away places, exotic lands and more than a few theme parks.