Thanks to everyone on this forum for all the info for our trip. We had a fabulous vacation on Vieques!
As for transportation: we took a taxi/van to Ceiba from SJU for $85 (5 people and luggage) and flew on Air Flamenco for $24 per person. We paid a little extra for being over on luggage ($35). I had planned on taking the ferry then decided to fly Vieques Air Link, but we got there early and the pilot for Flamenco was willing to take us. Next time I would just fly from Isla Grande. The small planes are an experience, but the views are wonderful. OK I've used fabulous and wonderful so far, will be hard to not re-use these words.
We rented Casa La Puerta in the Destino area and the house manager (Karen Murphy) met us and had a van waiting to get us all to the house. We arrived during a festival of horse races and there was a cock fight that day as well, the streets were croweded, but we never saw it that way again. Karen suggested Coconuts in Isabel, since the crowds would be in Esperanza, and we had a great meal outside followed by home-made banana ice cream. Funny to see kids in somewhat hip-hop attire riding horses thru the town right next to cars and trucks.
The house was perfect for us. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a bathroom and the veranda has a dining table for al fresco meals. We were out there all the time, with the tradewinds, there were no bugs at all. The tiny lizards helped with that as well. Every day it was the same beautiful view of Puerto Ferro and the ocean beyond, without a single building within our sight. We cooked many meals and had a huge outdoor grille. We took the house coolers and beach chairs to the beaches. Shopped at Morales between the airport and Isabel. Also the Green store outside Esperanza. Went to the produce market on Tues. at rte. 201 and 200. They told us how to cook black plantains.
I will write more later (need to get some cooking done here) but the beaches also have that "back in time" feeling. No buildings on most of them, just blue water and sand and palm trees. We were surprised how much we liked Sun Bay and Media Luna since they are not as remote as Blue Beach etc. The shade from the palms and the horses grazing nearby was picture perfect. No problems with theft at all, but there were 5 of us in and out of the water. Didn't hear or see any problems while we were there. Just paradise.
Will continue after dinner.