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For a slice of a truly untouched part of the Caribbean, Vieques delivers the spectacular white beaches and crystal clear waters that you'd expect, but without the bustle and crowds of sun hungry tourists. Instead, you'll find untouched, perfectly secluded beaches, winding dirt roads, and friendly local residents, making a visit an authentic cultural experience too. There's also, thanks to the fairly untouched nature of the island, a stunning neon bioluminescent bay that rivals many others for its brightness.

Things to see

Certainly one of the most memorable experiences to be had on the island is a visit to Mosquito Bay Beach in the evening. The bioluminescent micro-organisms in the water here light everything that enters the water in an electric blue aura and canoeing through this wonder of nature is a unique experience. Another fantastic way to experience the rural nature of the island is by taking a trip to Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, which contains varied and distinct wildlife habitats, from the glassy, sheer surface of lagoons, to lush mangroves and white sanded beaches. While there's plenty of beaches hidden away on the island, one of the most beautiful has to be Blue Beach, reached via a winding dirt road. This peaceful, secluded beach has brilliant white sands that curve inland, surrounded by lush cliffs leading into the shimmering, clear ocean waters.

Hotels in Vieques

Despite a growing interest from international visitors, Vieques has maintained its natural, rural feel and setting. As a result, there are only a handful of Vieques hotels to be found on the island, but you'll still find something to suit your budget. If you're looking for luxury, then there is a fully fledged top end resort available, offering all the indulgences you'd expect from high end accommodation, such as spas, glittering pools, and fine dining. There's also a few discount hotels to be found, that won' break the bank but offer you the basics needed for a pleasant stay nonetheless.

Where to stay

In terms of ease of reaching your hotel, staying in the town of Vieques itself means you'll not only be close to the major transport routes of the island, but also to the Wildlife Refuge, which has enough to see alone to make your trip worthwhile. Staying slightly out of town will provide both the luxury and solitude making the ideal setting for a lazy, romantic vacation. Esperanza, the small town on the opposite side of the island however, offers similar benefits, and is also the closest to Mosquito Bay Beach, but travel times are fairly short wherever you choose.

How to get to Vieques

Vieques does have an airport, but only for domestic flights. You're best bet is to head to San Juan and catch a regional flight from there. Alternatively, there's a ferry service from Fajardo that runs a number of times per day, and can be a good choice if you're already traveling in the area. You can rent bikes on the island, and this can be a great way to discover the many hidden beaches that are dotted around. Alternatively, you can also hire a car, and there's a taxi service too, although a hire car gives you greater freedom.