Fodor's Expert Review Hacienda Tamarindo

Rte. 997, Km 4.5, Esperanza, Vieques, 00765, Puerto Rico Fodor's Choice

Taking its name from a centuries-old tamarind tree rising more than three stories through the center of its main building, this plantation-style property—with a barrel-tile roof and wood-shuttered windows—was once a dance hall but is now one of the island's prettiest hotels. You can easily find a spot all to yourself, whether on a shady terrace or beside the pool. "Caribbean chic" may be the best description of the combination of well-chosen antiques, elegant wicker furniture, and vintage travel posters. The penthouse is the nicest room, with a separate entrance on the third floor and a massive private terrace overlooking the ocean. The made-to-order breakfasts are a great reason to get up early, and on-site horseback riding along the beach is a lodging perk.

PROS

  • beautiful views
  • nicely designed rooms
  • excellent breakfasts
  • excellent breakfast included

CONS

  • drive to beaches
  • small parking lot
  • no full-service restaurant
  • no elevator
  • must drive to beaches
  • no full-service restaurant
  • no elevator

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Near the beach
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 787-741–8525

HOTEL DETAILS

17 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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