i heard about the hix house from a friend of mine who stayed there 3 years ago. the first picture she showed me made me fall in love and vow to get there one day. fast forward to earlier this year...my company was going to take us all on a "work trip" to st. john, along with our significant other, as a bonus. the trip, unfortunately, got canceled. instead, we received a monetary bonus. but that money was supposed to be for a trip, so that's what i did. finally, i could go to the hix house.
up until we got to the airport to fly down to san juan, i had my boyfriend believing that we were still going on a company trip. the look on his face was priceless when i told him what was really happening (it was also his birthday present). after a night in isla verde, a hike to la mina falls, and a tiny plane flight to vieques, we arrived at the hix house.
we were supposed to be there by 4:30, but the flight was delayed. i called the people at hix to let them know, and they set it all up so that they would leave our key, and they offered to make us dinner reservations. we finally got to the hix house around 6, and my boyfriend couldn't believe his eyes. neither could i...it was more beautiful than the pictures. we found our room (loft 3), and again were stunned. we decided to go for a swim in the amazing pool, and ran into diane. we spoke with her for a long time, and she was just such a delight.
the first night, we went about things a little wrong. we got dressed late for dinner, so we had the lights on. this attracted lots of moths and giant beetles. after this experience, we developed a plan for the following nights...close the giant windows before sunset, and only use candles at night. when we would return from dinner, we could open the windows, let the breeze blow in, and be bug free. plus, the candles were much more romantic anyway. although i will admit the bugs could be a little fun. the first morning when i awoke, i flicked a little spider off the mosquito netting, and immediately saw a lizard (i named him francis) run from under our bed and promptly eat the spider.
taking a shower outside was incredible. each time, there were 2 lizards (sebastian and tobias) on the door catching water on their tongues, and a hummingbird in the tree next to me. we had massages in our room (we both fell asleep during them because they were amazing), and were completely at peace for our entire stay. i am a huge lizard fan, so having so many of them sharing our loft was such a treat for me.
i'll admit that the first night, with those beetles in the room and flying into the walls, i was questioning my decision. but once we figured out how to keep them away, the loft was absolutely glorious. the people who work there are very friendly and very helpful. they obviously know the island well, and had great recommendations for places go to, beaches to see, and restaurants to eat at. the setting of the hix house is unlike anything i've ever seen, and you feel so secluded and private that you never want to leave. if you're looking for the most peaceful place in the carribean, this is it. i can't wait to go back!
- 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