Beaches of Vieques
Vieques has an incredible variety of 170+ secluded beaches to explore. The majority of our stunning beaches are located in the completely undeveloped National Wildlife Refuges on the western and eastern ends of the island. Several Vieques beaches are consistently ranked among the top in the Caribbean and the world, including Playa La Chiva, Playa Caracas, and our unique black sand beach, Playa Negra.
Explore the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay and prepare to be mesmerized as you step into a world of natural magic and wonder! Vieques’ biobay has been recognized as the world’s brightest by Guinness World Records and as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ by Conde Nast Traveller. It is best to visit the bay during nights with a new or crescent moon for the most brilliant glow.
Vieques is a hub for authentic Puerto Rican cuisine and our own neighborhood of Isabel II is home to the largest variety of restaurants, bars, fish markets, and local panaderias on the island. Within several blocks are more than a dozen options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, or the ingredients for a beach picnic. Amistad also offers a fully equipped common kitchen for guest use so you can self-cater or prep your cooler for a day of beach hopping.
Snorkel & Scuba
Vieques waters are home to an incredible five species of sea turtles, manta rays, eagle rays, angel fish, parrot fish, butterfly fish, and much more. Discover reefs with beautiful fans, brain coral, and gorgonian coral forests. There are beaches perfect for beginners and spots for the more adventurous and experienced adventurers.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Vieques with a captivating horseback ride. Explore a side of Vieques you could never access by foot or wheel to discover pristine beaches, lush jungle, and scenic trails.
Indulge your senses and rejuvenate your spirit with a luxurious massage. Reserve a massage in your room at Amistad (subject to therapist availability) or at a nearby salon in Isabel II to treat yourself to a blissful escape.
Explore the Town
With a great mix of shops, and galleries, as well as the historic El Fortin Conde de Mirasol, Isabel II is the cultural center of Vieques. Casa de Amistad is at the heart of it all and just two blocks from the ferry. Experience an authentic slice of local, Caribbean history, cuisine and culture right on your doorstep.