We only spent one night on Vieques last March. We needed a room, and were surprised to find out that many of the guest houses do not allow children. Someone - I think at Island Adventures - recommended La Lanchita, and what a great tip! We felt like were visiting old friends, and we had never met Doug and Marikay before in our lives. It's so casual - Doug picked us up at the ferry terminal, took us "home" where we sat down in the office which is also part of their living quarters. We met the family dogs, all former Vieques strays now living the good life. We rented a vehicle, which refreshingly consisted of us giving Doug $55 dollars and him giving us the keys. They had towels, chairs, and boogie boards for borrowing - no signing out or deposits. Just take them and bring them back.
Our room was very nice, and the best part was the sound of the waves crashing on the beach just below. I slept better that night than I had in a long time. Our room would not have been ideal for a longer stay because we would have needed more cooking facilities, so I'd be interested to check out their other rooms.
Marikay drove us back to the ferry terminal the next morning. One of the dogs came along and spent the trip snuggling up with our kids in the back seat.
- Also Known As:
- Casa La Lanchita Hotel Isla De Vieques