Isla de Vieques, one of the offshore island municipalities of Puerto Rico, is located just 7 miles off the east coast. Vieques is home to Mosquito Bay, the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world, such a magical place it ought to be on everyone’s bucket list. Vieques is one of the few islands in the Caribbean with dozens of undeveloped beach coves where one can experience the true meaning of tropical bliss.
This small Puerto Rican treasure is home to the largest natural wildlife refuge in the Caribbean, covering 3,100 acres of precious land embraced by lush green flora.
Isla de Vieques is one of the last destinations that truly remains like the Caribbean of the past; quiet, lush, uncrowded, with unmatched natural beauty. As you explore the island, you’ll pass elegant Paso Fino horses roaming free. In Vieques there are no traffic lights, driving in Vieques is a pleasurable experience, narrow roads lead to breathtaking scenic spots, charming colorful towns, and beaches naturally landscaped free of development. Be warned, once you step foot on the beaches of Vieques, you’ll be spoiled for life.
Vieques...Home to the Brightest Bioluminescent Bay in the World...It really is like magic...right out of a movie scene...only real...and you're part of the scene...
Tourism on the Island...
For decades, this pretty island was a secret escape in the Caribbean for a few in the know. With the Navy’s departure in 2003, the island began to get more attention and the secret was out. Vieques has become one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean, yet when you’re here, it’s quiet and uncrowded. Vieques is not a cookie cutter Caribbean destination, whether you’re coming for a family vacation, romantic escape, or with a group of friends, everyone seems to have something in common when the leave…they end up coming back.
If you’re searching for a unique vacation, one that brings on feelings of wonder and relaxation, one that connects you back with nature, then Vieques is for you. Nature lovers will have plenty of activities to be wrapped up in blissful natural beauty.
You may arrive as a tourist, but you’ll leave as a traveler. In Vieques, it’s all about the journey leading to extraordinary experiences under the sun and a starry sky.
Isla de Vieques... A Beach Lover's Paradise
The beaches of Vieques are like works of art painted by the Master Hand with perfectly coordinated shades of blue, shores with sand ranging from soft white, deep golden, to sparkly black. Beach hop all day without seeing crowds. Swim in crystal clear waters with colorful gardens underneath. Beauty, tranquility, and awe await. More about beaches of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
While most Caribbean destinations focus their efforts on keeping guests confined at the resort property, the focus in Vieques is the island itself. Vieques offers various points of interests, most visitors are attracted to the island of Vieques for its gorgeous beaches, but beyond the shore there’s more. Experience one of the greatest treasures of Puerto Rico, the world-class bioluminescent bay under a starry sky. Visit the last Spanish Fort built the Americas, hiking trails, small interesting museums and lush nature reserves. More about attractions in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Most activities and things to do are focused around the island’s natural resources. Vieques is a nature lover’s destination offering activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding and even a little surfing. Kayak through mangrove channels, hike nature trails leading to secluded beaches, go bicycling, book a fishing charter, and at night experience the magic of the bioluminescent bay. More about things to do.
An island for love...
Those that have been to Vieques will tell you that Vieques is one of the most romantic islands they have ever visited. Vieques has quickly become a popular destination for destination weddings and honeymoons. Couples can choose from a variety of romantic hotels and small inns for every budget.
The island allows couples to enjoy beaches without crowds, allowing couples to focus on themselves and the beauty surrounding them. More about a romantic vacation in Vieques.
...where families disconnect to re-connect
We know how valuable your family vacation is, a time to slow down, re-connect and make special memories. The island’s beauty and simplicity gets families to unwind and let go of their busy schedule in order to appreciate each other and the extraordinary beauty of Vieques.
Families can enjoy great activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, and the magic of the bioluminescent bay.
We are not the Only Ones that Love Vieques....
Many prestigious travel magazines and media outlets have included Vieques Island on some of the most coveted “Best” lists along side world-class travel destinations. Vieques has won Best Island in the Caribbean both in 2012 and 2008. Thousands of travelers voted Isla de Vieques as one of the Top 10 Islands of the Caribbean in 2013 and 2014 giving our little island the coveted TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award. Those that have been here are not surprised at all. Come to Vieques and experience it for yourself.
Travel to Vieques...The adventure begins on a 20 minute 8 seater plane ride to La Isla Nena
Getting to Vieques is convenient and affordable with no passport required for U.S. citizens. Fly into the San Juan, Puerto Rico airport, offering daily and affordable flights from major U.S. cities. From San Juan, you have a few options for flights to Vieques and you may also take the ferry from Fajardo. With some planning, the fun begins with your journey here. Read travel guide.
One of the charms in Vieques is the absence of cookie-cutter hotels and resorts. Choose from the luxurious W Retreat & Spa, luxury villas or charming small inns to fit every budget. Whether you’re honeymooning, vacationing with a group of friends or traveling with your children, Vieques offers excellent lodging options to meet your travel needs. More about Hotels in Vieques, Puerto Rico.