|Sun Bay: The Public Beach|
Vieques has become one of the premiere Caribbean wedding destinations, because of our beaches, accessibility, and the wonderful food available from our chefs and caterers. From "lechón asado" to Nuevo Latino cuisine, Vieques has been written up in Puerto Rico and the US for its quality cuisine.
This quaint little stop, Vieques is easily accessible from San Juan by small commuter airlines. It is also available by ferry from Fajardo. There is much more at www.enchanted-isle.com.
There are many Vieques guesthouses, Vieques hotels, and Vieques rental properties available to the traveler, but, as with any warm spot in the cold weather, you should make reservations before you arrive. Vieques lodging ranges from basic to luxurious. Some have air-conditioning, but most are cooled by the trade winds and ceiling fans. Prices range from about $70 - $350. There are also Vieques house rentals available with some spectacular views. This year Vieques made the Conde Naste listing as one of the top islands in the world to visit.
|Caribbean coast from the hills|
There are numerous things to do, but not toooo many. The main activity is the beach. There are many and they're all wonderful. Some are great for snorkeling, some for body surfing and they're all just right for relaxing. There are numerous SCUBA Tour companies in Vieques.
Oh Yes, there's shopping. The shops range from Caribbean made clothing, local handmade pottery and jewelry to paintings, T-shirts, and hot sauces. There are numerous art galleries showing not only different canvas mediums, but sculpture, and local craft art also.
If that's not enough, there's also one of the last remaining and the most spectacular Vieques Bio-Luminescent Bays in the World to tour and swim in.
But mostly you can just relax and leave your cellular phone at home. No fast food here. Everything is done at a leisurely pace. Please don't rush, but do enjoy.
While in Vieques, remember you are visiting a very "old world" Spanish island where modesty in public is the norm, so Cover up! in town and on the street and leave the bikinis for the beaches.
The U.S. Navy left Vieques on May 1, 2003. The land they left behind was turned over to the U.S. Interior Department, and it is now managed under the direction of the US Fish and Wildlife Service as the largest Wildlife Refuge in the Caribbean. An environmental cleanup is in progress.
One last note* : If you're a golfer - this may not the island for you. All we have is sand traps. And we do have some of the finest sand traps in all of Puerto Rico. But, unless you are willing to commute to Puerto Rico to play, you maybe better situated at accommodations near or on one of that island's thirteen magnificent courses.