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“A dream honeymoon!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hix Island House
Route 995, km 1.5 | HC02 Box 14902, 00765, Puerto Rico   |  
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“A dream honeymoon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2003

Hix Island House was provided a spectacular finale to my honeymoon.

Not only was the architecture fabulous, but the rooms felt private while being extremely airy and open. They have a very sensual quality to them - the rooms and the setting - the (extremely private) outdoor showers. The amenities were top-notch (fabulous pool with an awesome view), appliances and utensils were uptodate and spotless and all the details were attended to.

Lastly, Kurt and Christianna who operate the place were prompt, responsive and extremely helpful.

Go there at the right time of the year and you will also bump into the delightful proprieters : Neeva Gayle and John Hix.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2003

We loved our trip to Vieques, Puerto Rico and our stay at Hix Island House. It truly is a place to go, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings around you. The archertecture of the buildings is brilliant. The view from our bed was the best seat in the house for a gorgous tropical storm that greeted us our first evening during our stay at HixIisland House. The gentle breezes and the warmth of the Carribean is a place you don't want to miss! There are so many unique characteristics and one of our favorite features was the outdoor shower. What a feeling to shower under the stars, but still in complete privacy. We enjoyed our time at HIH and will never forget it's beauty:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2003

Yes, you can trust all the 5-star reviews. (In response to the reivewer who was "suspicious that the other reviews, surprisingly all 5 stars, were written by management of the property." I'm sure they were written by other travelers similar to me who found HIH well worthy of all 5 stars!)

HIH is stunningly beautiful. Somewhat like being inside a work of art, surrounded by a work of nature. The Caribbean view is framed by an open wall. I for one loved the open-air feel - balmy air, soft breeze, sudden rain, and then sun again and shocking Caribbean color. Most of all, I loved the night sounds - especially the tree frogs. And the pool, steps away, was easily the best lap pool I've ever been in. Every time we returned from an Vieques outing to the HIH, we were re-surprised by it's peaceful beauty.

  • Stayed November 2003
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2003

John and Neeva Gayle have set the stage for those who seek serenity and calm in the center of Nature's wonders. John's unique architectural style allows you to observe the natural setting without feeling you're the intrusion. The Caribbean winds play with his forms like delicate fingers on a fine string instrument with hummingbirds, King birds and cukoos chiming in as the chorus. Neeva Gayle's refined aesthetic sets the mood in each of the lofts and her homemade breads reinforce the comfort zone. She always makes you feel you're at home and goes the extra mile to make the holiday perfect.

One visit to HIH and the unpretentious island of Viequez will reward you with desire to do it again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2003

Hix Island house was a gorgeous, remote paradise--the entire place was full but we did not see or hear a single person while we were there.
The scenery and service was unbeatable!! Sunsets and sunrise were gorgeous. The downside: It was a little "too close" to nature for us and we would have preferred some screens on the windows! However, if you don't mind being right in the midst of nature and its surroundings it is the place to be!

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Additional Information about Hix Island House

Address: Route 995, km 1.5 | HC02 Box 14902, 00765, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Isla de Vieques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax, rejuvenate and refresh midst Zen-like architectural elegance at Hix Island House, located in a 13-acre natural refuge. Our spacious lofts feature matchless Caribbean views, open-air private terraces, outdoor showers, Frette linens and luxurious lounging shirts. In-room kitchens are stocked with everything one needs to make breakfast; eggs, cereal, juice, Puerto Rican coffee, fruit, tea, jam and homemade bread. We also showcase one of the Caribbean's most magnificent pools and offer onsite Yoga and massage, daily housekeeping, full concierge and front desk services. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hix Island House Hotel Isla De Vieques
Hix Island Hotel
Hotel Hix Island

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