Longing for a basic island stay– or searching for a simple retreat from San Juan? A 20-minute puddle jumper or one-hour ferryboat ride can take you from the city to Vieques, a blessedly primitive island off Puerto Rico’s eastern shore.
Vieques has actually remained in the information for its U.S. Navy battle screening– as well as the protests against it– however do not believe the hype: naval bases might inhabit a lot of the island, yet the armed forces maintains an incredibly reduced profile, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a soldier anywhere. What you will certainly discover are uneven roads with 360-degree views of both the Caribbean and the Atlantic and miles of untainted coastlines.
Sunlight Bay, in the community of Esperanza, is easy to get to; go off-road a bit from there to discover the superficial waters of Media Luna– terrific for splash-happy youngsters. Additionally, don’t miss out on the island’s bioluminescent bay. Explore it at night with Island Journeys. La Casa del Francés, a plantation home exchanged a cool 16-room resort with a pool, invites households. Or rent out one of La Finca Caribe’s rustic hill residences with outside showers and also perspectives of the sea.