Posted Mar 28, 2016 on Hotels
As part of our circumnavigation)of Puerto Rico, we decided to visit Vieques. We left our rental car in Fajardo and took the almost-free ferry. Passengers should try to buy tickets in advance (particularly if going to the other island, Culebra.) Once in Vieques, Maritza Car Rental picked us up (they were terrific to deal with!) We easily found the reasonably priced and charming Great Escape B&B. The owner, Dana, was hospitable and her "aide-de-camp" was very helpful. The room was clean, pleasant and spacious with a nice veranda with a beautiful view. Rooms had no wifi, no tv/dvd player, no a/c but games and cards were available, as well as beach chairs. Pay-as-you-go refrigerator on the communal patio with drinks. Lovely pool, patio and gardens. Continental breakfast in casual atmosphere. Nearby beaches (drive) are very nice. Restaurants/bars in Esperanza were nice - particularly liked Trade Winds, Belly Buttons and Duffy's. Shopping is better in Isabella, which is further from the b&b, but not far. Driving around the island was interesting; lots of "wild" horses, beaches, and old Navy bunkers along with rustic natural beauty. We enjoyed seeing the lighthouse and the Vieques Historical & Conservation Trust and the Siddhia Hutchinson Gallery. We suggest you book your own Bio-Bay outing in advance if you will be there during new moon and your own diving, snorkeling, etc.If weather is questionable, check the ferry terminal. Overall very good experience!