We had a great experience staying at Inn on the Blue Horizon just outside of Esperanza in April 2011. The hotel was located just outside of the hustle and bustle of the town and was very peaceful and accomodating. You will definitely need a rental vehicle as the taxi service in Vieques is not very reliable (we had to wait for almost an hour at the airport, and no one showed up - NOTE: If you stay at the W., they offer a shuttle to their hotel)
The hotel was relatively easy to find, and the room we had was very nice (Josephina) - most rooms offered ocean views. The pool was beautiful, and chairs along the coast were very picturesque and nice to stargaze at night - Note: the beach at the hotel is down a steep slope and rocky, but the front office will provide beach chairs/umbrella/towels, and you will have a cooler in your room to take with you to some of the better beaches in the area (I would recommend Blue Beach or Red Beach for beautiful sand - approx 20-30 min from hotel in the Nature Reserve.
While the restaurant prices were a little spendy, the portions were large enough to share with your traveling partner if you were looking for a lighter meal. One downside: no coffee maker in the room, and the restaurant doesn't open until 8am if you like your coffee early before you get your day started.
Overall, Inn on the Blue Horizon has a lot to offer if you are looking for a more cozy, local feel. I would definitely stay here again. Note: they do have a hotel vehicle if you call ahead to reserve. You will need an SUV as the roads are not very well maintained, and most of the beaches are located down dirt roads with MANY potholes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the island's southern coastal road, less than a mile west of Esperanza on Vieques Island. The Blue Horizon Boutique Resort is perfectly situated on a bluff overlooking the waters of the Caribbean Sea; 800m of ocean front coastline. Its centerpiece is an airy seafront house, built in a Mediterranean style in 1975, whose soaring living area opens onto a view of the blue horizon. It's 10 air-conditioned rooms. Our Restaurant, Carambola and Blue Moon Bar open 7-days a week year-round! Massages are available in-room, cliff or pool side by our selective therapists. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Horizon Boutique Hotel Isla De Vieques