If you want to see the bioluminescent bay without paddling, Island Adventures offers 90-minute tours ($32) in an electric boat just...
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust
Lazy Jack’s Pub & Pizza
Another popular malecón bar, with music most nights of the week. Depending on the day, you can play at an open jam, embarrass yourself...
Inn on the Blue Horizon
A mile west of Esperanza on Hwy 996, this inn offers casual, elegant gazebo dining with a view like the name implies. Reservations are a...
Lonely Planet review
What have ’60s psychedelic band the Mamas and Papas and Vieques’ most bohemian restaurant got in common? They both owe at least a part of their success to expat impresario and restaurateur Hugh Duffy. In the 1960s, Duffy owned a restaurant called ‘Love Shack’ on the nearby island of St Thomas, where he hosted folk-music nights with a quartet of spaced-out hippies called the New Journeymen. It was an important first break. But while the Journeymen changed their name to the Mamas and Papas and headed off to LA for some California Dreamin’, Duffy transplanted himself 13 miles to the west where he opened up Chez Shack, a quirky Caribbean hangout that quickly began to rival the luminous bio-bay as the place to go on Vieques. Two decades later both Duffy (now into his 80s) and the shack are still rustling up fine dinners that have become almost as celebrated as his erstwhile protégées. Monday is the big night, with live reggae and an outdoor grill featuring chicken, fish or steak.