Hurricane Note to All Guests
Many months after Hurricane Maria pounded the island of Vieques on September 20, 2017, our beautiful paradise is well on its way to recovery. It’s once again green and verdant. At least a dozen restaurants are open, as are some shops and galleries. Several outfitters, including BlackBeard Sports are back in business, offering kayaking tours as well as snorkeling and fishing trips. While a portion of the island remains without electricity, various municipal generators are providing power to the island with 100% power expected this summer.
Two popular tourist attractions are open: the handsome, 19th century Fort Conde de Mirasol in Isabel Segunda; and the small museum operated by the Vieques Conservation Historical Trust, located in Esperanza, a beach town on the island’s southern coast. Kayak tours of the Bioluminescent Bay, Vieques’ most popular attraction, have resumed.
A few beaches are closed, but most of Vieques’ world famous pristine beaches are in great shape and the island’s low-key vibe is in full force. The Vieques airport is fully functioning.
The W Resort & Spa was severely damaged and is closed for all of 2018. But, at least a dozen hotels and guesthouses have re-opened, in some cases offering reduced rates.
Horses still roam freely in the fields. Roosters and hens with broods of chicks cluck in the empty lots. And the musical chorus of coqui frogs fills the night.
Martineau Belle Playa
May 9, 2018
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