What's open in Vieques

 

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Island Information

Here’s what you need to know for your first visit.

 

THINGS TO KNOW

Cash - bring some! At least enough to live comfortably for 2-3 days. ATMs are usually operational but be flexible. Many island businesses accept credit cards but revert to cash-only when cellular signal is down, and you don't want to miss a great dinner! 

Cell Coverage - erratic, depending on where you are on the island. AT&T still having some issues. However, WiFi is plentiful at island businesses.

Health Care - there are no major medical resources on island beyond a simple clinic and pharmacy. 

Getting Here - VQS airport is open and serving commercial and private planes. Multiple airlines (typically 10-seat aircraft) fly routes from San Juan International (30 minutes), Isla Grande Municipal Airport (30 minutes), and Ceiba on Puerto Rico's eastern tip (7-10 minutes).

Book at:

Vieques Air Link  www.viequesairlink.com
Cape Air www.capeair.com
Air Flamenco www.airflamenco.net
Seaborne Airlines www.seaborneairlines.com


The municipal ferry is running from Ceiba (note: no longer Fajardo as of Jan 2019), but timing is erratic. Strongly consider flying unless your schedule is very flexible. 


Hotels AND GUESTHOUSES

Ababor Suites www.ababorsuites.com (787) 435-2841

Abreeze Apartments (Destino) - www.viequesabreeze.com

Birdnest Hotel - “Tranquilty with a view” - Two fully equipped apartments with private jacuzzis, Pitirre sleeps 4, Gaviota sleeps 6 - (787) 487-4244 - Birdnestudios.com

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Casa De Amistad (Isabel II) - The island’s highest-rated guesthouse on TripAdvisor! Sparkling swimming pool and enviable location in the heart of town. Book via the new website at casadeamistad.com


Casa Arena and Casa Di Mare guest houses (Bravos) with pool on the beach. Call or text 787 718 5309

Casa de Kathy (Esperanza) - www.casadekathy.com

Casa Encanto (Isabel II) Charming 2 BR AirBNB with a location just steps from the beach, in the heart of Isabel Segunda. To book text 504-812-0383 or nolacations@yahoo.com or Book on AirBnB

Casa Lalanchita is open and accepting reservations casalalanchita@aol.com or 787-741-8449 http://www.casalalanchita.com/

Casa de Tortuga (Esperanza). Swimming pool. (303) 941-9851 Book on AirBnB

Casa De Claire (Bravos de Boston) www.casadeclairevieques.com (978) 927-0190
Casadeclaire@msn.com We are open and ready for guests! We offer a main house and 4 separate units which can be booked separately or together. The entire property sleeps 20 people, has a pool and rental cars upon request.

Coco Loco (Esperanza) www.cocolocoguesthouse.com

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El Blok (Esperanza) Modern boutique hotel with AC, WiFI, private balconies and rooftop pool bar. Backup generator power. New restaurant on 1st floor with ocean views! Reserve at www.elblok.com

Esperanza Inn (Esperanza). Fantastic location near the Malecon. Book at www.esperanzainn.com

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Hacienda Tamarindo (Esperanza) Charming rooms on a Caribbean hillside. Legendary breakfasts in the morning. Book at www.haciendatamarindo.com

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Hix Island House (Pilon) Stunning modernist architecture on a secluded hillside. 24-hour electricity. Hot water. Pool. Yoga. Includes Casa Solaris, the Caribbean’s first all-solar guesthouse that is entirely removed from the grid. Reserve at www.hixislandhouse.com

Isla Hermosa Guesthouse - Experience genuine Vieques hospitality at this 2 acre property in Destino. 4 private rooms with A/C, wifi, private baths and a shared outdoor kitchen. You’ll want a Jeep to make the most of your time here. Ideal for multi-night stays. Call/Text 845-532-6643 or ShellMiller.doterra@gmail.com  http://www.islahermosaguesthouse.com 

Lazy Jack’s Hostel and Inn (Esperanza). On the Malecon 30 feet from the beach. Private room for two with en-suite bathroom and A/C for $70. Shared bathroom privates for $60. Bunk beds for $20 per person. Book at www.lazyjacksvieques.com. Call 787-741-1447 / 787-741-5555 or email info@lazyhostel.com

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Los Arcos (Esperanza) - The most coveted Vieques estate, on six acres overlooking the southern Caribbean coast and Esperanza Bay. The home has a pool, beautiful gardens, wifi and is completely solar-powered. More photos at www.losarcosvieques.com. Reservations: reservations@bravosboyz.com

Los Monos Guesthouse (Isabel II) - On Beach. Call 787-458-7997

Paradise Cove Suites - Beachfront paradise meets modern luxury with our brand new 1br/1ba casitas, a 600sf. beachfront gazebo, natural pool and resort style atmosphere. Spend the entire day lounging at the house and gazebo, on the beach and in the natural pool; without ever leaving the property. Everything you need, all in one location. Welcome home to Paradise Cove Suites! www.paradisecovesuites.com - 630-640-2050

Tropical Guest House (Mambiche near town). They also have a generator, AC, functional Wifi and Direct TV!  Email viequesgh@yahoo.com or call/text 917-951-3324.


SeaGate Hotel - 12 rooms that vary sleeping 1-6 people. All different. Kitchens and views available. Families welcome. Pets allowed but limited, please call for availability. - Booking is available on our website, by phone 201-450-8238 (or text or WhatsApp) or by a 3rd party (ie Airbnb or Expedia etc). www.seagatehotel.com


SoliMar Guest Studios (Lujan) - Generator and restoring hot water, wifi and TV. Call (787) 980-8717 or email pmanz.beachbum@gmail.com



The Wave Hotel (Isabel II) - Generator, WiFi and accepting Credit Cards. (314) 421-9150, (314) 488-0317 or email brookelutz@att.net

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Trade Winds (Esperanza) Newly renovated guest rooms and a popular restaurant with Caribbean views right on the Malecon. Rooms include continental breakfast. Email tradewindsvieques@gmail.com, call 787-672-9927. Visit www.tradewindsvieques.com

Urban Jungle is open and accepting reservations. 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath
completely renovated apartment in Isabel. Call 845-594-9957 or email
cpaula818@gmail.com

Villa Uno (Isabel II) - Town generator power on Beach. 202.387.9812 or www.villaunovieques.com

Tour Companies

BlackBeard Sports (Isabel II) - Mon-Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 10am-2pm

Esperanza Riding Company (Esperanza) - Text 787.435.0073
or www.esperanzaridingcompany.com

Bieque Eco Trips (Esperanza) 

Colon Horseback Riding Tours - call/text (787) 237- 9236 or Email:
colonhorseriding@live.com. Daily tours at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 4:00pm.



REAL ESTATE SALES AND HOME RENTALS


Bravos Boyz Real Estate and Vacation Rentals Check here for some of the most compelling luxury homes on the island, both for weekly rental and for sale. Email danielle@bravosboyz.com or call 787-741-1856. www.bravosboyz.com




Rainbow Realty
www.viequesrainbowrealty.com (787) 435 2063, (787) 380 4990, (787) 741 4312, Rainbowvqs@gmail.com, rainbowrealty@hotmail.com





Car Rentals

Vieques Car Rental Text 231-527-8331, come to the office or www.viequescarrental.com

Maritza’s Car Rental Book online at www.maritzascarrental.com or call 787.741.0078
Avis 787-397-2533 or www.avis.com

Bravos Boyz Rent-A-Car-Email danielle@bravosboyz.com or call 787-741-1856




Markets, Restaurants And Bars

Aquacate Catering - (787) 615-2320

Aurora's (Route 201) - Open 11am - 4pm - Puerto Rican chicken and sides.

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Bananas (Esperanza) - Great food and drinks with commanding views of Esperanza Harbor. Downstairs 11am-10pm daily, La Vista Rooftop Thursday-Sunday 4:30pm-10pm. (787) 718-6349. www.bananasvieques.com





Bieke's Bistro (Isabel II) - Open for Lunch and Dinner





Bigotes (Isabel II) - 10am - 5:30pm





Buen Provecho (Isabel II) Amazing breakfast and lunch. Gourmet grocery items. Tue-Sat 8 am - 2 pm





Cafe Del Mar (Esperanza) - Breakfast and dinner on the seaside Malecon. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9-11 AM and 5-10 PM. More info on the Facebook page.





Chicken King (Route 201) - Open 11am - 4pm





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Coqui Fire Cafe (Isabel II) - One of the island’s best restaurants, with Friday night specials. Dinner Monday through Friday 5-9p. Reservation recommended. (787) 741-0401 Check the Facebook page for the latest menu.





Duffy's (Esperanza) - Open 11am every day. One of the Malecon’s favorite gathering spots. Craft beers, fresh seafood, and laid-back fun overlooking the Caribbean. Visit the Facebook page.




Food Trucks: Rincon del Sabor; Pizza Truck (Isabel II), Lizzy's LunchBox (F-S in Esperanza),Mini Donuts (Isabell II) - Additional trucks in Isabel II Plaza
The SandBar Pizzeria (Esperanza) Wednesday-Sunday 4:30pm-10pm




El Blok (Esperanza) - This boutique hotel offers drinks 6pm-11pm; Dinner from 6pm-9pm. Rooftop parties with epic views on Sunday afternoons. (787) 741-6020. www.elblok.com




El Local Vieques - NEW! Calle Antonio G. Mellado #51 at intersection of Calle Muñoz Rivera. Nuevo Latino cuisine with a Viequense twist. More info at the Facebook page.




El Yate (Isabel II) Casual authentic Puerto Rican watering hole with good food, near the old ferry dock.


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El Quenepo (Esperanza) - Some of the Caribbean’s most imaginative, inspired cuisine in an elegant setting on the Malecon. Open daily at 5:30 except Sundays. Reservations recommended. Call 787.741.1215 or email reservations@elquenepovieques.com. Info at www.elquenepovieques.com



El Sombrero Viejo (Isabel II) - Liquor store and bar. Happy hour every night except Sundays - 3-6pm



Gran Parada (Route 201) - 8am - 2pm



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Lazy Jacks (Esperanza) - Laid-back restaurant and hostel, 20 feet from the ocean. Kitchen open noon-midnight every day, 365 days a year, Late night bar is a popular last stop for the locals — until 1 AM on weeknights and 2:30 am on weekends- www.lazyjacksvieques.com



Lighthouse Cafe (Isabel II)



Mama Mia (Isabel II) Artisanal Pizzas, Pastas, Seafood Steaks. Tuesday-Saturday 11pm-10pm, Sunday 5pm-10pm. Closed Mondays. (787) 692-0742



Restaurante Bili (Esperanza) - Beautiful, authentic Puerto Rican cuisine from acclaimed chef Eva Bolivar. Open daily except Wednesday, 5-11 PM. Visit the Facebook page for menus and info.



Subway (Isabell II) - 6:30am-11pm

Taverna (Isabell II) - Italian restaurant and pizzeria, with fresh seafood and steak specials. (787) 438-1100. Open 5:30 PM.



Trade Winds (Esperanza) - NOW OPEN! Sunday Brunch and Dinner overlooking the Caribbean sea. Sundays 8 AM-1PM, Dinner Monday through Wednesday nights only - 5:30 to 9:30 PM. To make reservations, call 787-627-9924, send an email to tradewindsvieques@gmail.com, or send a Facebook message. www.tradewindsvieques.com



Tsunami at the Wave Hotel (Isabel II) - 11am-9pm for food; until 11pm for drinks



Viequense Panadería (Isabel II) Try the Cuban sandwich on the local bread. Amazing!



William's Pizza (Isabel II)



Morales Supermarkets and all colmados are open.
John Towne Bread's
(Isabel II) - Buy at Sombrero VIejo on Fridays
Produce Stand (Route 201 on Tuesdays)
Vegetable Stand (Route 997 - in the tire shop)
Pescaderia (Fish Market) (Isabel II)




Specialty Stores


BlackBeard Sports (Isabel II) - Mon-Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 10am-2pm



El Pescador Fishing and Marine Center (Santa Maria) - Open daily 8am - Dusk; Ring bell



Funky Beehive (Isabel II)



Luna Loca (Isabel II) - Mon-Sat 9am-5pm (803) 292-3862



MamaPlaya Himalaya (Isabel II) - Mon - Sat 10am-5pm



Vieques Gifts (Esperanza) - Wed/Thurs 12pm -3:30pm & Fr/Sat 2pm-5:30pm



VQS Emporium (Isabel II) - Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm



Toda La Casa (Isabel II) - Mon-Fri 9am-1pm; Cash Only



Lucky1 (Esperanza) - lucky1designs@gmail



La Tiendita JulyMar (Bo. Santa María) Route 200 KM 0.7 // Monday - Friday 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday 8:30 am-4:30 pm Closed on Sunday.




Photography and Events Services


E.P. Anderson Photography - Wedding, family and event photography -  www.epanderson.com - 971 506 9406

Green Eyed Girl Weddings and Events Green Eyed Girl Wedding and Events takes a local approach to planning your wedding in Vieques, Puerto Rico. - www.greeneyed-girl.com - 971-506-9406







Fun

Abe’s Snorkeling and Bio Bay Tours is open for business! Visit www.abessnorkeling.com or the Facebook page. Reach Abe directly at 787-435-1362.




Isla Nena Disc Golf Club Have fun with the locals and explore the island's favorite new sport! Generally Sundays; location changes. Join the Facebook Group to learn about the next match or visit




Isla Nena Scuba Offers scuba certifications, scuba and snorkeling tours as well as custom boat trips. Contact Arnaud at info@islanenascuba.com or call 787-718-7605. www.islanenascuba.com




Vieques Paddleboarding Come Paddle with us if you are in Vieques. (787) 366-5202 | info@viequespaddleboarding.com | www.viequespaddleboarding.com




Pig Roasts with Tom Roberts Some of the most fun and memorable parties on the island. Schedule yours at (787) 435-9173




Yoga at Hix Island House. Daily at 9 AM.




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LEARN MORE

For more information on Vieques, visit these experts:

 

Vieques Insider

Publisher of the island’s popular print magazine. In-depth articles, up-to-date business listings and a downloadable beach guide. Get the latest issue here: 

ViequesTravel.com

In addition to the super-cool VQS logo, you’ll find newly-updated information as of May 2018. Links to many hotels and guesthouses with rates. We love their super-useful Travel Tips.

Vieques.com

Vieques.com is working right now to compile a list of newly-reopened businesses and should have it available to the public soon!

Vieques-Island.com

This popular website has been providing reliable Vieques information for years. Check out their in-depth hotel and guesthouse listings.