If you are tired of those tourist islands and the "big box" hotels then consider Vieques and Hacienda Tamarindo. This is a cool little place with a limited number of rooms, almost like a bed and breakfast on a tropical island. The home has a lot of charm, yet you have enough separation to avoid some of the noise issues in the B&B settings. The view from our water front room was awesome, the double doors opened wide enough to let the outside spill in for enjoyment. The room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The breakfast was wonderful each morning and the dining area of the hacienda was open and inviting, allowing for outside and inside seating. The location was great. Not right in the town of Esperanza, where the night time noise and crowds can be a factor, but not too far as well. An easy drive to the great beaches of Vieques.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vieques’ Hacienda Tamarindo offers 17 very special rooms, each lovingly and creatively designed and decorated by owner, Linda Vail -- her swan song after over 20 years as a commercial interior designer. Each guest room and public space is unique; imaginatively spiced with a lifetime’s accumulation of art, antiques, and collectibles. An ancient Tamarind tree in the lobby atrium majestically rises three stories through the center of the building. Terraces, courtyards, and sitting rooms offer ample space for relaxation and conversation. The Hacienda is perched on a hilltop with spectacular 180 degree views of the Caribbean -- from sunrise to sunset; looking down on the bedazzling, ever-changing myriad of blue, emerald and turquoise waters. Caribbean trade winds and lazy paddle fans keep you cool and comfortable. Here, you can fall asleep to a tree frog serenade and awake to the smell of jasmine on the gentle sea breeze. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Tamarindo Hotel Isla De Vieques