Best hotels and hostels in Culebra & Vieques

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    Hix Island House

    This hilltop ecoretreat takes its design cue from the elements, with 18 loft-style rooms spread over four stark yet beautiful concrete casas. At off-the-grid Casa Solaris, the sun powers the electricity and heats the water, and you can shower under the sun or stars. And no need for air-con: the open-fronted lofts allow the outside in. No kids under 14. Lofts include fully stocked kitchens so you can rustle up a healthy breakfast, there's a pool and daily yoga in the outdoor studio. Wi-fi in the lobby only. Designed by Canadian architect John Hix, Casa Solaris is the first all-solar-powered hotel accommodations in the Caribbean. Minimum two-night stay.

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    Malecón House

    At the western end of the malecón, travertine floors, luxe fabrics and uncluttered modern rooms make this 13-room upscale boutique a stylish choice. Three rooms have sea-facing balconies, there's a small lounge-library, the lush garden – perfect for iguana spotting – boasts a pool, while the rooftop is perfect for morning pastries. Friendly staff complete the picture.

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    Finca Victoria

    Perched on a breezy hilltop, this rustic-luxe retreat is an antidote to city living. Choose from spacious suites, a cool casa, tree houses on stilts and the singular tiny home. There's a pool, hammocks, an open-fronted communal space and daily yoga. Ingredients for the vegan breakfasts, massage oils and scrubs are all plucked from the organic garden. From the owner of San Juan’s the Dreamcatcher.

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    Casa de Amistad

    Everything a great guesthouse should be: welcoming, comfortable, well located and well priced. Nine mid-century-meets-Caribbean rooms come with air-con, modern bathroom and TV; some have balcony or patio. The lounge-library, guest kitchen, pool and rooftop deck make meeting fellow travelers easy. The ferry is a five-minute walk and there are great restaurants close by. Beach gear is available free of charge too.

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    Villa Flamenco Beach

    Gentle waves lull you to sleep and you wake up to one of the best beaches on the planet just outside your window: this six-unit home-away-from-home is an absolute winner. There are self-catering kitchen facilities and inviting hammocks, and friendly owners Violetta and Juan are on-hand to offer island advice. Closed from the beginning of October to mid-November.

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    Aleli Cottages

    Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Luis Peña Channel, 11 rustic cottages come with five-star views. Named after tropical birds, the smallest have a fridge, while larger cottages have full kitchenette. You get a hammock, beach chairs and a small cooler too. In this serene spot, the ocean will lull you to sleep and roosters will be your wake-up call.

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    El Navegante de Culebra

    This central lodging has eight units, all airy and simply furnished with a distinct marine theme. Many have gorgeous bay views and a deck makes enjoying the vista easy. Key drop boxes – you'll be given a code – and lockers, big enough for monster suitcases, mean you can do your own check-in/out. Restaurant La Cocina del Navegante is next door.

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    Villa Boheme

    This small whitewashed hotel sits right on the waterfront with lovely views from its expansive patio. The 11 rooms are simple but stylish, with bright white walls and gleaming tile floors. All share a well-equipped kitchen overlooking the bay. Borrow a kayak or lounge in one of the hammocks. There's a dock if you have a boat to park.

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    Hacienda Tamarindo

    Perched on a hilltop, this gorgeous 17-room guesthouse mixes a relaxed island vibe with lashings of style. Rooms come with tropical wood furnishings, wrought-iron balcony, colorful textiles and original art. The manicured gardens, where to-order breakfasts are served alfresco, have hammocks and a pool. Only children aged over 15 allowed during high season (December to April); eight and over the rest of the year.

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    El Blok

    This adults-only, industrial-chic boutique sits on the eastern end of Esperanza's main drag. Built from exposed cement, its stunning organic design is different from anything else in town. Its 30 modern, minimalist rooms catch the ocean breeze, and there's an urban-style rooftop with a plunge pool and stellar sunset views, along with a ground-level bar and restaurant.

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    Blue Horizon Boutique Resort

    One of the island's few beachside resorts, the Blue Horizon has only 10 rooms, each harbored in separate bungalows on a stunning oceanside bluff. The sense of casual elegance – both natural and created – is imbued in the place. The feel extends to its three on-site restaurants and a cozy lounge, which overlooks an Italiante infinity pool fit for a Roman emperor. Adults only.

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    Vieques Guesthouse

    This lovely, laid-back, bright-blue guesthouse is just a pebble's throw from the malecón. Rooms come with air-con, minifridge and microwave – two have full kitchenette. Plus there are balconies and a roof terrace for soaking up the views. And no need to lug your own beach gear, everything's provided, while the friendly owners willingly share their island knowledge.

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    Culebra International Hostel

    Once an auto-parts shop, this rambling hostel offers two spacious dorms (including one female-only) with good bunk beds and air-con. There's a simple kitchen and lots of outdoor seating, mostly in a wild garden of potted plants (over 350 at last count). Expat manager Tommy often cooks dinner for guests, served family-style. Located on Dewey's outskirts, just down the road from Colmado Milka.

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    Camping Culebra

    Famous Playa Flamenco is the only place you can legally camp in Culebra. Campsites are in five zones: A is closest to the food kiosks while E is closest to the beach and therefore the most popular. Outdoor showers have limited hours; bathrooms are open 24/7. Reservations aren’t typically necessary and camping gear can be rented. The campground has on-site security and is quite safe.

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    Lazy Hostel

    Built from shipping containers, the two dorms (one female-only) at this convivial hostel have four bunks, each bed with a power strip and night-light. Private rooms are simple and inviting. All have air-con and share spotless bathrooms, and there's a kitchen for guest use. It adjoins a namesake resto-bar, so prepare to party (or wear earplugs) on weekends. Age limit around 55.

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    Casa Ensenada

    This pleasant guesthouse just north of town on the waterfront at Ensenada Honda is in a handy spot. Three cheerful units (accommodating two, five and six people) come with kitchen or kitchenette, separate entrance and air-conditioning. Unexpected extras include free use of a kayak, free boat dock, beach towels, grill, hammocks and a spacious breezy patio.

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    Club Seabourne

    This Caribbean-chic hotel offers relaxed luxury in a garden setting. Individual rooms and villas are tucked into a lush hillside, all with private balcony or deck with distant ocean views. The property has an outdoor bar, an upscale restaurant and a secluded swimming pool surrounded by towering palms. Kayaks and bikes available.

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    Sun Bay Campgrounds

    Pitch your tent on one of the prettiest beaches on Vieques. Sun Bay campsites have individual grills and 24-hour access to bathrooms. Nighttime security is on hand too. Be sure to make reservations during summer, weekends and holidays.

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    Casa de Kathy

    This cheerful guesthouse has two apartments at the top of a hill, just a few minutes' walk from Esperanza's malecón. Both are wonderfully cozy and decked out with all the things you might need – from coffee-making facilities and board games to beach gear and tips on the best snorkeling sites. A large common balcony has sweeping ocean views. The owner Kathy is a longtime resident and activist; she's also a wealth of information on the island's complicated history with the US military.

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    Tamarindo Estates

    The Tamarindo is Culebra to the core: rustic, isolated and with a lovely Caribbean vista over Cayo Luis Peña. Spread over 60 acres, the dozen apartments in cottages are no-frills but comfortable with full kitchen and spacious terrace. There's air-con in the bedrooms only. The snorkeling, right from shore, is excellent. Playa Tamarindo is a five-minute stroll along the water.