Heading to Vieques
Orbitz.com can help you find Vieques hotels that allow you to gain a taste of life on this Puerto Rican island municipality. The island offers stunning, panoramic ocean views, fun outdoor activities, and an opportunity for you to completely destress.
Esperanza is a beautiful area located on the south side of Vieques. It’s considered the touristy side of the island. From many different spots, you’ll be able to experience jaw-dropping views of the Caribbean Sea and spectacular sunsets. Visitors to this part of Vieques come to relax, so come with the knowledge that the area’s pace is slow and easy. Walk along the beach in the morning as you watch the local fishermen head out to sea. There are quite a few local artists selling beautiful works of art, so buying some of their pieces is a great way to support the local economy. Check out the Museo de Esperanza, a small museum run by the Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust. You’ll get to learn about all of the ecological advances the island has adopted. You’ll also learn about the indigenous people who inhabited the island hundreds of years ago.
In the evening, enjoy a delectable meal at El Quenepo restaurant. The menu is described as local cuisine mixed with heavy Asian influences. You’ll be able to sample culinary delights like shrimp and lobster mofunfo and pumpkin gnocchi. Stay the night at the popular Esperanza Inn. You can choose from a selection of apartments and rooms at this laid-back, casual hotel. The rooms are spacious, spotless and comfortable. The hotel is within a stone’s throw of the area’s shops and restaurants. Rates start at $115 per night for a casita. Contact the hotel at 787-741-2225 for more information.
Isabel Segunda, also known as Isabel II, is the other main section of Vieques and is located at the island’s northern end. Most of the island’s residents live here, and Vieques’s main shopping district is located here. For spectacular views of the island and the sea, visit the Punta Mulas Lighthouse, a stunning, lovingly restored lighthouse that was built in 1895 and renovated in 1992. The lighthouse offers a birds-eye view of the Vieques ferry arriving and departing, the eastern side of St. Thomas and the shoreline of mainland Puerto Rico.
Stop for a bite at El Patio Restaurant. The eatery serves local, Latin and Argentinian cuisine. Meat lovers will enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth steaks, and the staff boasts that it serves the best rice and beans on the island. When you’re ready to call it a night, treat yourself to a stay at the W Retreat & Spa. This lovely, secluded resort has many top-of-the-line amenities, including a luxurious spa, a two-level swimming pool and two private beaches. The fully wired rooms are decorated with all of the high-end touches you’d expect from a W hotel, including sumptuous linens, deep soaking tubs and the W Munchie Box. Accommodations start at $360 per night for a tropical oasis room. The hotel can be reached at 787-741-4100.
Take a Trip to Vieques
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