I guess I'm frustrated trying to navigate the VAL website and needed to vent.
This should be simple: family of five ready for a new adventure having visiting St. John (loved Coral Bay) a couple of times and numerous trips to Mexico (Akumal, Zihuatanejo, etc.) and we've decided on giving Vieques a try.
We are leaning to Vista dos Mares for our one week stay. Everything I've read about this villa has been positive. We plan to rent a 4wd vehicle and understand this should be a priority. Our routine is hit a beach in the morning until mid-afternoon, happy hour at the villa, and repeat.
Our flight to SJU doesn't arrive until 8:00 pm so we will spend one night in San Juan before flying to Vieques. Our return flight departs at noon so we will spend another night in San Juan after our week on the island.
We plan to catch a late morning flight to Vieques. Checked Cape Air and they have flights that fit our schedule. The cost is $1,095. Although unable to navigate the VAL site, they appear to have flight times that will work. It appears the cost is $720 but I can't confirm that.
We want to spend whatever time we have in Old San Juan and I understand the Isla Grande airport is more convenient. We won't be able to see much at the beginning of our trip due to our late arrival and morning flight to Vieques. But, we would be able to see and stay in OSJ upon our return from Vieques.
I guess it all comes down to these choices:
Stay at a hotel near SJU, fly Cape Air, and cab to Old San Juan if need be, or
Stay at a hotel in Old San Juan, fly VAL from Isla Grande. I'd feel better about it if I could get better info from the VAL website.
Constructive comments welcome!