As a person of Puerto Rican descent, I have jet setted many times to the island...my favorite place in the Caribbean hands down! That being said, I have never made it to the island of Vieques. Vieques Island is a municipality of Puerto Rico and is located just 6 miles off the southeast coast. It is often referred to as one of the Spanish Virgin Islands because it's one of the few islands that remains like the Caribbean of the past; tranquil, lush, uncrowded, with natural beauty all around. In fact, the beaches are ranked among the top beaches in the Caribbean because of the amazingly blue water and white sand. For many years, the United States Navy used the island as a bombing range and testing ground, but they left in 2003. I've been meaning to go, and now I have good reason...the W Vieques Retreat and Spa opens today! This is a view looking down at the pool/beach area...The hotel will have 157 "sand-sational" rooms. This is where you can rest your weary head...There will also be a restaurant from Chef Alain Ducasse called miX on the Beach. Other ways to indulge at the resort include relaxing at the Spa Chakra, playing tennis, doing yoga, kayaking, scuba diving and eco-tours through the Bio-luminescent Bay.
Rates start at around $339 a night. Buen Viaje!