Villa Uno is likely one of the nicer places to stay in Vieques that is on the water. It is within walking distance to the ferry port, grocery market, a few nice restaurants, and the down town area. The villa is modern and can be completely opened up by swinging open the double doors and windows, giving a very airy feeling. The home has very good security, offers bikes and kayaks, a washing machine/dryer, and has a great salt water swimming pool with an ocean view. Our kitchen could have used a little more cleaning but it wasn’t bad overall.
My only other complaints are with the island itself, not the villa...since the villa is located down town it can be loud in the morning if you plan on sleeping past 7am. It seems like there may be a competition on the island for the person with the loudest stereo in their car, regardless of how bad it sounds., although this may not be an issue if you have a bedroom on the ocean side of the villa. I’ve read problems on the island with petty-theft, but we didn’t experience it...just be smart with your actions. Leave your car windows down or doors unlocked (to prevent damage to the car) and your valuables with you. There are areas of the island that are very beautiful but also areas that are very dirty, where people have dumped garbage or thrown things on the ground...I would think if the island wanted to attract more tourism they would keep it cleaner and make this the island paradise it could be. Unemployment is high, let’s put those people to work cleaning up.
PS - If you do go to Vieques make sure you take the bio-luminescent bay tour and plan on swimming...it’s an out of this world experience.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Uno Hotel Isla De Vieques