Fodor's Expert Review Malecón House
105 Calle Flamboyán, Esperanza, Vieques, 00765, Puerto Rico
Posh boutique spots like this seaside escape in Esperanza are raising the bar on Vieques lodging. Proprietors Marsha and Robin Shepherd spent many years in St. Barths, and after having served as captain and cook of their own charter yacht business, running a chic island property comes naturally to them. The 13 rooms at this immaculate place are decorated with rich wood furniture, luxurious stone flooring, and high-end linens. Four of the rooms open onto private balconies that drink in the sea directly across the street, while all rooms feature marble baths and comfortable beds with playful splashes of color. A small pool and common terrace—where breakfast, featuring Marsha's fresh-baked muffins and scones, is served—are open all day for relaxed lounging. Some of the island's best restaurants are a minute's stroll down Calle Flamboyán.
- affordable waterfront property
- tasty breakfasts
- welcoming hosts
- in-town location not for those seeking seclusion
Rate Includes: Free breakfast