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Vieques and Culebra Hotels

Hix Island House

  • Rte. 995, Km 1.5 Map It
  • $$
  • Design

Pros

  • Acclaimed architecture
  • Secluded setting
  • Friendly staff

Cons

  • The lack of windows means bugs (especially pesky mosquitos) get in
  • Damp linens and clothing after tropical showers
  • No elevator

Updated 03/28/2014

Fodor's Review

Constructed entirely of concrete and set in the middle of Vieques's tropical forest surroundings, Hix House echoes the gray granite boulders strewn around Vieques, and the four buildings do manage to blend seamlessly with the environment. Does it make for luxurious design confection or island jail? Award-winning architect John Hix's design gets mixed reviews from visitors. A spare aesthetic permeates the rooms which, according to some, have dramatic lines and sexy curves.

Others might find the property cold and uninviting, regardless of inspiration and originality. Sunny terraces, panoramic open walls, and private outdoor showers keep nature nearby, though the nighttime songs of coqui frogs might disrupt your sleep. The resort's embrace of the environment goes beyond form into function, with the use of recycled water and solar-power systems. Even the swimming pool is eco-friendly.

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Hotel Information

Phone:

787-741–2302

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 19 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 03/28/2014

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Jun 1, 2008

For an adventure only, no luxury

If you want something different, in a desolate place, seeing people is the exception. We liked it for two nights, sleeping outdoors in a covered garage-like structure, no carpets, no phone, no TV. The island is an adventure, and seeing biolums is worth the effort. Be adventurous, give it a try! but ask how to make the coffee.

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