Hix Island House
Travel Blogs from Isla de Vieques
... not much. There are fish and coral, but I guess we are spoilt from other places we have been. It is nice to spend time in the water and we have a nice conversation with two guys who are waiting for friends to come back from snorkeling. They are from Texas… go figure!! We have a nice conversation with them before heading back to the house. We decide to just chill at the house for a while… then we get a text from our ...
... of life as a beach bum!
(A little while later...) We've taken the family concensus...they like the property a little further from the beach cause it is a beautiful caribbean cottage and has 4 times more land than the one in town! Important if we decide to get a horse. We were leaning towards the beach/town property but it needs a lot of work...still ...
... satos of Puerto Rico as well. We spent some time together exchanging rescue stories (more about that later!) and felt very much that we were each enjoying the company of like-minded people. After lunch, the whole family headed to the beach. The rules say no pets, but the beach is almost deserted and there was no way for us all to go to the beach together without bringing Luna. So once more we found ...
... text messages from Ann Marie, starting with a photo of Kimberly and a tiny brown and white puppy and followed by this: What should I do? Mom! Nevermind she ran away. JK she’s following us! She’s so cute. Mommy! She’s trying to get in the gate. This was followed by a photo of the puppy having just slipped between the bars of the gate. I called, and Ann Marie said that the dog – who we had seen earlier begging for attention and ...
... nam nic innego tylko sie sprezyc, i pokonac trase powrotna w tempie blyskawicznym. Wizja taplania sie w blocie jest malo ciekawa, choc na pewno tym razem nikt sie juz nie poslizgnie na glinie i nie wywienie orla, bo trudno to bedzie zrobic pod gorke. Nikomu juz nie przeszkadza tez bloto po kolana, bo nie ma czasu na omijanie zdradzieckich miejsc.
Niestety nie bedzie ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hix Island House Isla de Vieques
First, I am suspicious that the other reviews, surprisingly all 5 stars, were written by management of the property.
Relaxing in Paradise
Our fantastic week's vacation at Hix Island House in Vieques, the small island off Puerto Rico's southeast coast included yoga classes, daily swimming and exploring. The island's still pristine where the Navy abandoned large swaths of land, and the towns have everything you need, up to and including outstanding restaurants. Accommodations at the Hix Island House made their own adventure with close communing with nature in the luxurious setting of Merimekko bedspreads and Philippe Stark furniture. Beaches are glistening white, with your choice of amount of surf depending which of the many beaches you choose. It feels as though you'd have to go half-way around the world for this luxury in this nature, but it's surprisingly close by.
Couldn't Get Enough
Within minutes of seeing the Hix House website while planning our vacation to Puerto Rico, we were on the phone booking two nights with them. Let's just say right now, two nights was not enough...Our stay was - quite simply - incredibly relaxing; a true island vacation. The spaces are completely open, yet each studio allows privacy and intimacy. The managers provided us with everything we needed -- from advice on what beaches to check out to fresh fruit and bread. The Hix House, of course, is beautifully designed and maintained. Looking at the wholly modern structures with a tropical backdrop is surprising and remarkable. We have recommened the Hix House to several friends and hope to return soon.
The Hix's have achieved a perfect balance between creating beautiful interiors (Marimekko bedspreads, polished concrete floors, outdoor showers, Frette linen sheets), and the natural surroundings. Trade winds blow through the open windows creating cooling cross breezes, birds fly by your window, flowers drape around it. The view to the sea can be contemplated from broad window ledges or comfortable lounge chairs with a cup of rich Puerto Rican coffee and a slice of Neeva Gayle Hix's delicious homemade bread. Or in the evenings sunset can be enjoyed with a glass of white wine and some local cheese that the Hix's keep each fridge stocked with. It is a privilege to stay in such architecturally perfect environment, (John Hix is an internationally respected architect and author), which respects the beauty and rustic nature of Vieques, a Carribbean island unspoiled by tourism. This is the perfect getaway from stressful city life, after a few laps in the perfect pool, a walk along the beach and a yoga class in their studio, you'll forget the meaning of the word stress.
Eco-conscious and Sensual
Peaceful, verdant, lush, home-baked bread and yoga but only if you want to. Hasta la proxima.
Quelle merveille, Monsieur Hix!
Perfect fusion of design, function and glorious ambiance. John Hix designs for Carribean nature to balm the body and spirit, and Neevagayle soothes the soul. I am reluctant to say too much because I don't want ANYONE to horn in. So go away, all of you.....
Hix Island House is a beautiful, serene, peaceful retreat....... The attention to detail, as well as the design, etc...... make this a wonderful getaway place.......
I have visited many times and will continue to..........
La colina de fabulous
what a perfect place to relax and unwind. no televisions, no telephones, no appointments, no crazies. bring the biggest thickest book you've got and see how time flies.H IH is meticulously maintained by loving owners and managers. if you are lucky, john or neeva gayle hix will give you a guided tour through nature and it's marvels on the hillside. we can't wait to return to this unique carribbean retreat.
HIH is special. And I'm jaded from too much business travel.
Hate to use the term....total zen!
Hix Island house is undoubtedly one of the most interesting, beautiful experiences to be had on Vieques or the entire Carribean for that matter. The guest rooms are straight out of a dream...large open sculptural spaces with cut-outs that birds, butterflies, etc. can fly through (granted, this may be a BIG down-fall for some !). I hate to use the term but zen describes it perfectly. And the pool...it is a bromide pool as opposed to a chlorine one which means when you open your eyes underwater it is crystal clear, not cloudy. And your eyes don't burn or turn red. I have stayed at several inns on Vieques and this one is far above the rest. A totally unique and wonderful experience.