W Retreat & Spa Vieques
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We left San Juan and flew on Cape Air to the island of Vieques. We checked into the 'W Retreat' hotel. This place is less than 2 months old which was great for everything being so new, but ohhh the service.... We mostly hung out at the beach and ate some decent overpriced resort food. We rented a car and explored the island one of our …
... it was all very "green," as James, proud of his new found expertise with colour, proclaimed.
The rain forest museum was equally impressive. Light and airy, with several child-friendly exhibits and a film narrated by Benicio Del Toro, the museum was memorable and enjoyable - not least for Brendan because no fewer than three people commented favourably on James' Tigers hat. (The previous night, the Tigers had defeated ...
... on Tuesday night at the on-site Japanese restaurant, then watched the Obama debate in our hotel room. Two cribs were set up in our room, and the boys slept almost as well as they do at home. (this leaves a lot of leeway for Jasper). To help us survive The Witching Hour (from 4 - 5 am), we ended up with the four of us in our huge bed - surely a cute photo!
Breakfast was at the on-site restaurant, followed by a morning ...
... seabirds, as well as the endangered leatherback turtle. The whole island is also protected from all visitors staying over night. Although I was not able to experience seeing this structure first hand, there is only one man-made structure that this island bares and it is an old, abandoned, out of service light house that in a way adds to the natural beauty of this islet.
... enough to go underwater. As for me actually swimming, well,...that didn't happen. Ha! I tried though.
The crew captain had prepared us a nice meal along with some of the best tasting sausa I have ever had (peach mango sausa)! All in all, I enjoyed the quality service of the crewmen and the great breezes from the beach! Another experience to remember!
Hasta la proxima!
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility