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“A great introduction to PR and Vieques.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bravo Beach Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Isla de Vieques
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8 reviews
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“A great introduction to PR and Vieques.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed at Bravo Beach for the first two nights of our PR trip.

After many hours of traveling, we were exhausted and so appreciative that they let us check in an hour early. We arrived, were given the tour of the hotel, and settled into our Ocean View room. I couldn't have asked for more. We napped with the balcony doors open... the breeze and the sound of the ocean were incredibly therapeutic. That evening, we walked around and grabbed dinner at a new-ish restaurant the owners recommended.

The next day, we enjoyed breakfast (fresh breads, cereal, hard boiled eggs, fruit, OJ, coffee) then rented a car. The hotel provides beach umbrellas, chairs, snorkeling gear and boogie boards on a first come, first served basis but it looked like there were plenty to go around.

The good:
-The owners are very knowledgable about restaurants, things to do, tour groups, etc so feel free to ask for advice!
-If you think you'll be spending any time in your room relaxing, the Ocean View rooms are definitely worth the extra money.
-The location is very convenient. We rented a car to see the beaches and bio bay, but everything else (food and ferry) was within walking distance.

The so-so:
-The hotel is small, peaceful and well-maintained, but it's not the W (it's also 1/4 the price). The rooms are very comfortable and clean but could use an interior designer's skills.
-The wireless is slow and doesn't reach every room, but working by the pool isn't so bad :)

Room Tip: The Ocean View rooms are a must.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Falcon Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I've been to the Vieques and the Bravo Beach Hotel 3 times now and have had an unbelievable experience every time. Carl and Janna are awesome, for some reason they keep letting me back in the place!! The locals are super friendly and the even remember me when I go down there. BBH is a great place to stay at. The rooms are comfortable, and the ocean side rooms give an amazing view of the Infinity pool and the ocean. Some nights it's so relaxing to sit out on the balcony and watch a thunderstorm storm roll across the ocean a few miles out while you enjoy the cool evening breeze. There is so much exploring to do in the island as well. The restaurants are great and the beaches are amazing! Can't say enough about my time spent at Vieques and the Bravo Beach Hotel!!

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms have the best view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Just returned from a week at the Bravo Beach Hotel and I could not have been more happy with our stay. Carl & Janna were great hosts, the room was clean & beautiful, and the view was superb. They gave us a little discount for staying a whole week, and provided endless beach towels with a smile. Continental breakfast was perfect, included tons of fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, cereal, toast, coffee, etc. We spent a lot of time chilling by the ocean-side pool--when we weren't making use of C&J's considerable knowledge of beaches, restaurants, and hikes on the island. For anyone on the fence, I would argue that Isabel Segunda is much more charming than Esperanza, and Bravo Beach Hotel is an easy walk to town, food, and the ferry terminal (and most importantly to Al's Mar Azul, don't miss taco night!). A great experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

My fiance and I stayed here for the first three days of our trip to Puerto Rico. We were traveling for fun and got engaged our second day there. The hotel is small, but peaceful, relaxing and clean. "Vieques time" is definitely the theme here, with an easy going staff, friendly owners and an easily walkable neighborhood.

I would venture to say that the style is comfortable and minimalist. The rooms are simple, but exactly what you need from a room to rest and relax. Our ocean view room was where we spent most of our time after the long days of driving and hiking around the beautiful island. They provide you with beach towels, chairs and a carry-cooler for the beach. The shower was warm, the bed was cozy and the view was amazing, especially at sunset.

The complimentary breakfast was simple, but yummy, featuring fresh local fruit, toast, coffee and a few cereal options. Enough to be filling, but still light and refreshing. If light isn't enough for you, there are several restaurants within walking distance that serve a more substantial breakfast. For us, the complimentary was plenty.

The two pools were a little too cold for significant use while we were there, but both were very clean and would have been nice to relax in had it been a bit warmer. I spent a few minutes in the one overlooking the ocean, which was so beautiful. The beach on which the hotel sits is not usable for walking along or swimming due to sea debris (seaweed, shells, etc.), but there are plenty of beaches within a few minutes of driving that are unbelievably beautiful.

Overall, if you are looking to spend your days exploring and your nights relaxing with a cool drink by the beach while absorbing some local culture, this is the right place for you. :-D We loved our stay here and could not have found a better hotel to meet our wants and needs.

Thank you Carl & Janna for such a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: 1) if you take the ferry over, be sure to pack some Dramamine as the waters can be pretty choppy and...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Salina, Kansas
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about our experience at Bravo Beach. It was perfect. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the owners, who were two of the friendliest people we met during our entire trip. They showed us to our room, which was lovely - very updated and clean. They provided us with beach towels, chairs and a cooler, and were readily available to help with any of our needs. The room had great air conditioning, a wonderful shower, cable TV, refrigerator and other amenities, including VERY comfortable beds. The property was gated and the beach views were breathtaking. I had spent the same amount of money the previous night on a hotel in San Juan. Bravo Beach was easily 100 times better. I cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Weston, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Our experience was fantastic! Beautiful room, accommodations, attention and view! We loved it. The owners are so nice! Our room was with the view of the ocean. Every morning there is a Continental breakfast! 2 pools very relaxing place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here for three days and three days at another hotel near San Juan. Next time, we are going to stay at Bravo Beach for the entire vacation. This place is exactly right. It is quaint, quiet, and the owners, Carl and Janna treat it like a Bed and Breakfast. Our room was gorgeous and had an unbelievable private ocean view. There are two, count em, two pools here, just in case you get bored of one. One pool overlooks the ocean. The best part of our stay was that it was quiet. It felt like we had a private paradise to ourselves. Maybe it was because we went on a low peak season week in December or maybe it's because Carl and Janna really take pride in making your experience comfortable and relaxing here. Either way, I'll be back. I also want to snuggle with Millie the dog again.

Room Tip: It's worth getting a room with an ocean view. They also provide you with beach chairs, towels, a...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Bravo Beach Hotel
Address: North Shore Rd, 00765, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Isla de Vieques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bravo Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bravo Beach Hotel is an 18 unit ocean front hotel consisting of 2 properties - the main hotel and Casa Roja (located just across the street). All guests have the same amenities and 24 hour access to the main hotel property. We are located on the Atlantic coast of Vieques, five minutes from the town of Isabel Segunda.Amenities include daily continental breakfast, wifi, satellite tv and free use of beach towels, chairs and coolers to take with you while you explore the island. Please note that while we are a coastal property, we do not have a swimming beach. ... more   less 
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