At the Waves is not a hotel but rather two, separate buildings on the north shore of Vieques containing five units. Our family, three generations comprising two grandparents, three adults, and two teenagers, occupied a one-bedroom unit and a three-bedroom unit over Christmas. The accommodations were very good, well-appointed and clean, although a few features were experiencing "technical difficulties" (e.g., the dishwasher resisted repeated attempts at repair and the satellite TV signal was intermittent). The adjacent beach was nice and generally deserted but the waves on this, the Atlantic side of the island make swimming inhospitable in winter. What made this place special was the management. Linda and Bill, who were inn sitting for vacationing owner Ian, were delightful--always cheerful, always helpful. Every request was met with a smile and an immediate, positive response. They really came through after we were robbed on the beach (see separate review under Vieques), loaning us their laptop and even money for food--definitely service above and beyond the call of duty. Of the 30 or so places we have stayed in the Caribbean over the years, I would rank At the Waves near the top. Unfortunately, it is on Vieques.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Waves is a beautiful new beachfront complex. With a very private and resort like setting these two villas overlook spacious grounds, a large pool area with multi level decks and the sparkling waters of the sea. The usually deserted sandy beach is perfect for shelling, snorkeling and intimate strolls. The dramatic views of the neighboring islands and the rain forest of Puerto Rico will delight. Fully equipped 1 to 3 bedroom suites available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- At The Waves Hotel Isla De Vieques