Sun Bay

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Sun Bay

Eat lunch at the restaurant, stay in the campsite and see the wild horses at this family-friendly, developed beach area.

Sun Bay is among the most popular and active beaches on Vieques. Overlooking picturesque Cayo de Tierra (Earth Cay), this long and wide beach is one of the few options on the island with many amenities and a restaurant. Bring your family to spend the afternoon on this accessible and dynamic stretch of sand.

Walk between the countless palm trees that sway in the breeze along this beach. Notice the range of exotic vegetation, including noni plants, flanking the strands. Enjoy a swim in the crystal clear, warm Caribbean Sea. Its waves are calm and the water is warm and shallow, making the area ideal for children. Bring your kids to see the horses grazing in the meadows behind the beach.

Rent a deck chair and sunbathe under the blazing sun. Remain until sunset for mesmerizing views. You can spot Monte Pirata in the distance to the west and Earth Cay just across the water.

Dine on seafood at the restaurant or purchase snacks and drinks. The beach is fairly busy in the afternoon, although it is large enough to never feel full. Find your own space and lay down a blanket on the sand or in the shade of a palm tree.

Stay at the campsite beside the beach and sleep beneath the stars, with the calming sound of crashing waves. You can also stay in a hotel in the nearby town of Esperanza.

Note that the beach charges a small entrance fee. Lifeguards are usually on duty during the day and bathroom facilities are available.

Find Sun Bay on the southern coast, a little west of the island’s center. It is about a 20-minute walk east from the heart of Esperanza and a 15-minute drive south from Isabel II. See nearby landmarks, including Media Luna Beach, Navio Beach and the Puerto Ferro Lighthouse in the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

Top Hotels Close to Sun Bay

Lazy Hostel
Lazy Hostel
2 out of 5
61 A Calle Orquideas, Vieques
The price is $30 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated in Vieques, this beach hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Esperanza Malecon and Playa Esperanza. Coconut Beach and Sun Bay are also within 1 mi (2 ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (94 reviews)
"Great clean hostel that was right in the center of everything in Vieques. Clean room and bathrooms. Felt safe the entire time. Knowledgeable and friendly staff that gave great suggestions on places to eat and see. Fun bar was attached and seemed to be the hangout place on the island. Great drinks ..."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Lazy Hostel
El Blok
El Blok
3 out of 5
158 Calle Flamboyan, Vieques
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is steps from Playa Esperanza and Esperanza Malecon. Coconut Beach and Sun Bay are also within 1 mi (2 km).
4.3/5 Excellent! (289 reviews)
"Need improvement"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

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Casa de Tortuga
Casa de Tortuga
2.5 out of 5
6 Calle Hucar, BO Esperanza, Vieques, Vieques
The price is $115 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated in Vieques, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Esperanza Malecon, Playa Esperanza, and Coconut Beach. Sun Bay and Black Sand Beach are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (105 reviews)
"Linde is the warmest hostess ever and the place is outstanding. I enjoyed the pool and the private yard."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Casa de Tortuga
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Sun Bay

Lazy Hostel
Lazy Hostel
2 out of 5
61 A Calle Orquideas, Vieques
The price is $30 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Lazy Hostel
El Blok
El Blok
3 out of 5
158 Calle Flamboyan, Vieques
El Blok
Casa de Tortuga
Casa de Tortuga
2.5 out of 5
6 Calle Hucar, BO Esperanza, Vieques, Vieques
The price is $115 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Casa de Tortuga
The Vieques Guesthouse
The Vieques Guesthouse
3 out of 5
297 Calle Flamboyan, Vieques, PR
The price is $169 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 26
The Vieques Guesthouse
Blue Horizon Boutique Resort - Adults Only
Blue Horizon Boutique Resort - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
Carretara 996 Km 4.3, Vieques
The price is $225 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Blue Horizon Boutique Resort - Adults Only
Villa Coral
Villa Coral
3.5 out of 5
485 Calle Gladiolas, Bo. Esperanza, Vieques
The price is $95 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Villa Coral
Lazy Guesthouse
Lazy Guesthouse
61a Cll Orquideas, Vieques, Vieques
Lazy Guesthouse
Malecón House
Malecón House
3 out of 5
105 Calle Flamboyan, Vieques
Malecón House
Trade Winds Guesthouse
Trade Winds Guesthouse
3 out of 5
107 Calle Flamboyan, Vieques, Vieques
Trade Winds Guesthouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.