Sea Gate Hotel
Blue Horizon Boutique Resort
Hammock House Hostel
Hix Island House
And now for something completely different… Ecohip, new age–minimalist, environmental-austere; to describe the Hix house in a single sentence is nigh-on impossible, suffice to say that the place inspires robust opinions across the spectrum and is.
Lying along Hwy 996 about three-quarters of a mile west of Esperanza, on a hill looking across fields to the Caribbean, this is one of the largest guesthouses (15 rooms) on the south side of the island.
Casa La Lanchita
In the same neighborhood as the Bravo Beach, but a little lower down the quality bracket, La Lanchita nonetheless turns out eight spiffy suites with private bathroom and kitchenette on the ocean’s edge.
Perched – figuratively speaking – in the Barrio Florida in the hills above Isabel Segunda, the Crow’s Nest enjoys a rural airy setting with pink bougainvillea contrasting with its rippling turquoise swimming pool.
Situated on the far west end of the malecón, this popular guesthouse and inn has 10 rooms, most with air-con, including three terrace rooms that have a harbor view and catch the breeze.
Bananas is Esperanza’s original budget guesthouse-restaurant and it’s a classic, in the mold of a backpacker’s hostel in Thailand or a beach bar in Jamaica.
Sea Gate Guesthouse
Situated on a hill high above the town, the Sea Gate is a bit of a hike from the ferry dock, most of it uphill. But once you get here, it’s a different world.
Bravo Beach Hotel
Up above the lighthouse, in the burgeoning Bravos de Boston neighborhood, Vieques is fast creating its very own Beverley Hills.
Inn On The Blue Horizon
Small is beautiful. The Inn on the Blue Horizon was surely invented with such a motto in mind.
Clean and airy are two words that spring to mind when you glimpse inside the four well-laid-out apartments encased in this three-story whitewashed building situated on a rise above Esperanza’s beachside strip.
If you wish to camp, just east of Esperanza you can pitch your tent at Sun Bay. You’ll need to make reservations, even though there are plans to add 50 new campsites.
Casa De Amistad
A fun and comfortable place to crash slap-bang in the middle of town, Casa de Amistad has seven rooms for rent with air-con and private bathrooms (two of the bathrooms, though private, are separated from bedrooms).
These four à la mode rooms above Duffy’s bar on the Strip in lively Esperanza are brand new and appear chic with their glass hand basins and luxuriant linens.
The Amapola Inn has five rustic but secluded rooms in a separate building behind its popular Bili restaurant on the Esperanza strip. They’re clean, cool and relatively quiet without being too far removed from the central action.
Vieques’ old dockside stalwart is centrally-located, convenient and…well, that’s about it. Don’t expect a plethora of home comforts in this faded and rather bleak town-center hotel.
La Finca Caribe
Finca Caribe is Vieques personified. Sitting high up on a mountain ridge seemingly a million miles from anywhere (but only actually 3 miles from either coast), it’s the kind of rustic haven stressed-out city slickers probably dream about.