I’m no miner fourty-niner (what does that even mean?) but I’ve truly struck gold. On a recent trip to Puerto Rico, my lovely fianceé Becki picked out our hotel on Vieques – the small island off the coast of Puerto Rico – and it was a truly wonderful choice. Let me present to you the best place to stay in Vieques:
The Only Hotel You Need to Know About for your Trip to Vieques
We stayed at the Tropical Guest House and whether you’re visiting the hauntingly beautiful bio bay, here to see the wild horses, or just coming for the beaches, it is without a doubt the best place to stay in Vieques. Let me tell you why:
- They truly make you feel like you’re at home
- It had the friendliness of a backpacker’s hostel with the amenities of a guest house
- There is a lack of pretension and unnecessary formality you often get from hotels, while still maintaining a high degree of professionalism and polish
- The price can’t be beat
- Unlike many places on the island, there is no minimum length of stay required
- The staff is friendly and genuinely wants you to enjoy your stay there
The Owners Inject their Personality into Everything
The owners – Joe and Maria – are the best hosts I’ve ever met in my life, bar none. They seem to have gravitated into their natural roles:
Maria handles the greetings, bookings, the staff, and finding taxi rides, rental cars, tours and anything else you could need while there. Joe maintains the property, handles the paperwork and business aspects of hotel ownership, and provides endless entertainment with a quick wit and ebullient charm.
After a long day of driving to Fajardo, PR to catch the ferry to Vieques, figuring out how to buy our tickets (not as easy as you’d think), figuring out what to do with our rental car, the hour-long ferry ride, and catching a Publico to the Tropical Guest House, Becki and I were ready to collapse.
Luckily for us, Maria had everything handled perfectly, greeting us with coffee and cookies, and got our room ready even though we were 2hrs early for check in. Sincerely a wonderful experience staying with them, and one we won’t soon forget.
Thinking of going to Vieques? Have you been to the Tropical Guest House or are thinking about going? Leave a comment and tell us about it.