Five Amazing Vieques Resorts to Add to Your Bucket List

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Just seven miles off the east coast of Puerto Rico is Vieques, a lush island of mangroves, pretty beaches, and a glow-in-the-dark bioluminescent bay.

Vieques is a small island with two main districts — Isabel where the ferries dock, and Esperanza, a seaside town with a boardwalk and restaurants — but there are plenty of places to stay, from intimate inns to posh resorts.

Here are our favorite Vieques resorts and hotels:

1. Hacienda Tamarindo

The pool and sundeck at Hacienda Tamarindo overlook the ocean.
The pool and sundeck at Hacienda Tamarindo overlook the ocean.

The intimate Hacienda Tamarindo caters to couples with its 15-and-older guest policy. Charm is abundant, from breakfasts under the tamarind tree to packed picnic lunches perfect for Sun Bay beach.

Enjoy happy hour at the Honor Bar before heading out to dinner in nearby Esperanza. Wrap up the evening with an amazing trip through the island’s bioluminescent bay.

2. Bravo Beach Hotel

Rooms at Bravo Beach Hotel are modern and feature flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations.
Rooms at Bravo Beach Hotel are modern and feature flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations.

The stylish, oceanfront Bravo Beach Hotel features a collection of modern rooms, suites, and villas, and is within walking distance of Isabel Segunda, the island’s largest town.

Relax at one of two large pools, or take advantage of the hotel’s free beach chairs and coolers and visit the best swimming beaches, located 15 minutes away within a protected wildlife refuge.

3. El Blok

A private patio with garden view at El Blok
A private patio with garden view at El Blok.

This modern, adults-only hotel on Vieques’ south coast has just 30 rooms but all of the swanky details we’ve come to enjoy at larger resorts — comfy rooms with private balconies and pillow-top beds, an al fresco restaurant serving local specialties, and a rooftop bar with plunge pool.

El Blok also has a prime location along the bustling boardwalk, near the island’s famed Bioluminescent Bay.

4. Malecon House

Malecon House features a natural-looking pool with shady spots for cooling off after a day in the island sun.
The pool is a great place to relax with a book or cool off after a day of sunbathing.

This seaside boutique hotel is perfect for guests who want to relax on the beach or poolside during the day, and explore bars and restaurants in the evening.

Located on the boardwalk in Esperanza, Malecon House features lush gardens filled with banana, avocado, and mango trees; thirteen rooms, each with a different name and style; and a natural-looking pool with shady spots for cooling off after a day in the island sun. Beaches, snorkeling, sailing, scuba, and the bio bay are all located nearby.

5. Blue Horizon Boutique Resort

The oceanfront infinity pool at Blue Horizon Boutique Resort, Vieques
The oceanfront infinity pool at Blue Horizon Boutique Resort, Vieques.

Another Vieques resort catering to adults, Blue Horizon Boutique Resort offers breathtaking views from its cliff-top location over Esperanza Bay, an oceanfront infinity pool, and weekend pizza parties overlooking the water.

There are just ten rooms at this intimate resort, which also has a rooftop terrace for sunset viewing. Beaches, dining, shopping, and the bio bay are all located near the resort.

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