Planning to travel in March with husband for a week. Leaving 3 kids with gradparents in Orlando. Due to flights out of Orlando, Puerto Rico came up as a potential spot to visit. I discovered Vieques, and would like to hear more from anyone who has been there.
My husband and I really loved St John.... the beautiful beaches, no real fear of crime, wonderful snorkeling, potential for daytrips to other islands, variety of upscale restaurants and especially the ability to spend the day driving our jeep from place to place and town to town. Our days on St John were spent visiting a beach or going for a drive in the morning, going into town for lunch and then hitting another beach or sightseeing spot in the afternoon. Then we would into town for drinks at a beachside bar or go to our hotel and have cocktails on our balcony, clean up to go out to a nice dinner. We took a boat trip to the Baths on Virgin Gorda one day and did a lot of snorkeling.
Wondering how Vieques might stack up in comparison. What is the overall vibe of the island? The beaches in Vieques look beautiful, but I'm worried that there might not be enough to do, enough places to see, nice restaurants, or potential day trips for a week long vacation. We would also be interested in taking a boating trip or renting a boat, and want to have that option.
Any insight would be very appreciated.