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“Blissful and Luxurious Stay!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of W Retreat & Spa Vieques

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W Retreat & Spa Vieques
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Isla de Vieques
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Blissful and Luxurious Stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

My boyfriend and I just returned from our trip to Vieques and I smile everytime I think about our time there. The resort has impeccable service. The airport lounge site is perfect for waiting for the W shuttles. There's an after hours phone for you to call to arrange a pick up as well.

The design and decor is by far my favorite of any W I've stayed at. Their blend of natural materials, colors and ethnic designs all blended for a constant visual tour. We stayed in a Fantastic Garden Retreat...which was past the main pool/hotel block in a more isolated part of the resort which we preferred. It was quiet, spacious and closeby the W Garden pool which must be unknown to others because we were the only ones that used it. BLISS! We woke up to horses grazing under out deck! (We were in bldg 17). Large room, lots of closet space, extra round couch, great soaker tub, large shower and nice sized patio with a treelined, ocean view.

The service was fantastic. The staff is so friendly, helpful with advice on restaurants, beach favorites, where NOT to drive, scuba spots....great people. The Fitness center is also very nicely equipped so bring those gym clothes. They have water/towels and ear plugs on hand.

We also treated ourselves to the W Spa, an 80 minute Body Scrub and Massage. Worth Every Penny! The treatment rooms are based outside (enclosed w/patio doors but have drapes for privacy)...and post scrub, the showers are outside (fenced for each room) with flowers hanging from above....it was magical!

Sorce was nice but if you're traveling to Vieques- why not try the local flavor. It's convenient to go to Sorce for breakfast and lunch from W Wetbar but otherwise I'd suggest Next Course or Billi in Esparanza.

If you go to Vieques, look no further.

Room Tip: I highly recommend asking for a room on the exterior part of the resort. Spacious. Don't go for...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Haliay
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WViequesGM, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Vieques, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Welcome,

Thank you for sharing your amazing experience!
We are thrilled to read you and your boyfriend enjoyed the retreat's impeccable service.

It is great you enjoyed the decor and overall design narrative at the Retreat! the designer Patricia Urquiola carefully selected each of the components, including the pops of color and the indigenous materials incorporated to the general aesthetics.

The talent will be very excited to find out that their recommendations on what to do and where to go on island were so valuable in making your stay a memorable one!

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best Wishes
Greg White - GM W Vieques
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Dix Hills, New York, United States
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is a beautiful island and The W has a perfect spot to enjoy it. This hotel is on a bluff, with easy access to the water. The hotel offers fins and masks to all. There is a perfect spot for sunset and they provide a "sunset sip" rum drink to help celebrate the evening. Coffee/tea urns are in the lobby each morning. A perfect place to sip your wake up drink and view the calm waters. The lobby is open and inviting. The whole hotel is a bit on the dark side. This lighting is intentional.
The staff is outgoing and friendly. There are hard packed sand/pebble paths between buildings and around the resort. There are small steps on many of them. It is tough to navigate in a wheelchair, but not impossible. The room we stayed in was handicap accessible, the shower open and inviting. A double shower with chair, bars, and would fit a wheelchair. It was very clean. The view over the pool and of the ocean was spectacular.
The food at the outdoor cafe by the pool was fantastic. We had hamburgers, quesadillas and ceviche. The drinks were strong, tasty and a good variety were offered. A poolside waitress was always available and friendly. They also offered a large pitcher of ice water at any time. A very nice and appreciated touch in a tropical climate.
There was a cross section of people from families with little kids to couples of all ages.
Wild horses graze freely. Lizards and Coqui frogs are everywhere. The sound of the coqui lulls you to sleep each night.
We did not eat in the restaurant for dinner. It was pricey.

Room Tip: Our room was over the pool. There was music playing, but not loud. The view of the ocean beyond th...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Deidre E
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WViequesGM, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Vieques, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Welcome,

Thank you for sharing such a detailed experience with us!
It is great to learn you had such a wonderful stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Best Wishes
Greg White - GM W Vieques
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

My partner and I stayed at the W Vieques for four nights in March and we had an absolutely incredible time. As a gay couple, we found the resort and the entire island to be LGBT friendly. The resort was very chic, yet totally casual (shorts at dinner are fine). The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The staff was very attentive and great - especially the concierge and front desk. The beaches were great with lots of water rentals included in the resort fee. The only suggestion I would give to the hotel is to install dressers so there's a place to unpack your clothes (we had to live out of our suitcases on the floor). But this is a minor shortcoming that was more than made up for by the wild horses roaming the property and the complimentary cocktail of the day at happy hour! The hotel was cosmopolitan while also being extremely casual - which is a hard balance that they successfully pull off. It's great for a long weekend, a week long stay or even a honeymoon.

And, as amazing as the hotel is, you would do yourself a disservice if you didn't get out and explore the island. Rent a car to go to the spectacular and secluded beaches in the wildlife refuge which used to be a testing site for the US Navy. And, despite being very secluded and undeveloped, there's a surprising number of high end restaurants which are very accessible by taxi.

Getting there is a bit tricky, but we read posts on Trip Advisor recommending taking a taxi from the international airport to the tiny Isla Grande airport near downtown that is primarily used by locals. We did just that and found that the flights there were about half the price and the taxi only cost $20 each way. We heard other guests say the ferries where chaotic but we may give them a try next time if we are feeling adventurous.

Overall, it was an amazing retreat from a cold and harsh northeast winter and we are so glad we went. We plan on making this an annual trek since it was truly a perfect vacation. I definitely recommend the W Vieuqes and we can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Michael G
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WViequesGM, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Vieques, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Welcome,

We are so excited to read you describe your experience as one of your best vacations ever!
Thank you for sharing your amazing stay, I am happy to read you enjoyed the grounds as well as the added perks that come with the retreat experience.


We look forward to having you and our partner back,

Best Wishes
Greg White - GM W Vieques
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

The W Retreat and Spa Vieques is the perfect blend of luxury and relaxation---the property is stunning, the ocean-facing rooms are beautiful and the staff is wonderfully accommodating. The pool area is incredible--but the real beauty of Vieques are the various beaches. Get yourself into a jeep and explore the diversity of offerings. After a day of sun and fun, returning to W for sunset and cocktails around the fire pit is the exclamation point to a perfect day!

Only a 20-minute flight from San Juan, Vieques is an undiscovered treasure--and to have a chic but oh-so laid- back property to stay is a dream come true....STELLAR GETAWAY!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Lisa S
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WViequesGM, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Vieques, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Welcome,

Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing experience!
I am thrilled to learn you found the retreat to be the perfect blend of luxury and relaxation, as that is exactly the message we are looking to convey.
We couldn't agree more, Vieques Island is a magical place, definitely worth exploring! I am glad you had the opportunity to discover the many pristine beaches that surround the retreat.

We look forward to welcoming you back,

Best Wishes,
Greg White -- GM W Vieques
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

I absolutely loved this resort. It exceeded my expectations. The grounds are so beautiful and the entire resort is just very nicely done. We upgraded to the ocean front room which I recommend. Waking up to a view of the ocean is amazing. The room was nice and the bed was SO comfy! The service was impeccable, as soon as we walked out of the airport they were there to pick us up! Very friendly. Actually, everyone on the island seemed to be friendly. We only stayed at the resort for a pool/beach day once because we wanted to explore, but the pool bar is great and their food was good! We came back to the pool bar for a cocktail and app after every day out. There is music underwater in the pool which is super cool!The hotel is very romantic. Black beard being there is very convenient, you can rent chairs and coolers for your beach days and snorkel masks which are free. My only complaint is the tub in our room had rust marks on it which kind of grossed us out so we didn't use it and it takes up a large portion of the room so I think it would be better if they just didn't have a tub. Also, the toilet door is very minimal so make sure you are close with whoever your staying with! Well, my only other complaint is the food at Sorce is horrible and the service is even worse. I hope they get that together. We had breakfast there and it was horrible, even the fresh fruit was bad and they take FOREVER. So avoid that, but the cafe is great! We loved Vieques and this resort and want to take our friends back with us next time!

Room Tip: If your looking for quiet I would avoid the pool view rooms. Our ocean front was a corner room with...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Chelsea C
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WViequesGM, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Vieques, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Welcome,

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience with us. I am thrilled to read you are ready to come back! I appreciate your compliments to the talent and I will make sure to pass along how valuable their contribution was to making your stay a memorable one.

I am grateful for your feedback regarding food and service in Sorce, rest assured we strive to provide the highest quality in service in all aspects of the experience and I will make sure to look into the matters you address to ensure this doesn't occur again in the future.

We look forward to having you back,

Best Wishes,
Greg White - GM W Vieques
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cartagena, colombia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

My wife, son and I spent 1 week of our spring vacation here on Viques Island at the W hotel and could not be more pleased.
The Room: Upon checkin we were upgraded to one of the spacious garden view suites. While the room came with only a partial ocean view (Villa 15) it suited our needs just perfectly. The living room served as the perfect bedroom for our infant and afforded us some quiet time to sleep in our spacious bedroom. We cleared the fridge to make room for food for our son's food without a single complaint from the hotel staff (we will restock the fridge before we leave and hop[e note to incur a penalty)
The Service: AMAZING!!! From the staff at the airport lounge to the bartenders by the pool to the receptionists at the front desk there was nothing more that we could have wanted.
The Property: GORGEOUS! The pools were perfect. The horses wandering the premise added a touch to this Caribbean retreat that I've never experienced. The exterior of the rooms need some updating but it wasn't a big deal.
The Restaurants: I'd have to agree with the previous posts - the restaurants on campus left a lot to be desired.
The Cost: Reasonable.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Thomas C
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WViequesGM, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Vieques, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Welcome,

Thank you very much for sharing your amazing experience with us!
We are excited to read you and your family enjoyed your time at the retreat. I will make sure to pass your kudos along to the talent who ensured your stay was so memorable, I am sure they will be thrilled.

We hope to have you back with us very soon,

Best Wishes
Greg White - GM W Vieques
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

No words to explain how wonderful this hotel is and the great service offered by every employee! My favorite is Leo that always treats us like family! The food is awesome too and the passion fruit mojitos are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Third time in this beatiful place and will definitely be back! Thanks W....don't want lo leave!

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank Jossie R
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WViequesGM, General Manager at W Retreat & Spa Vieques, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Welcome,

Thank you for your wonderful review!
We feel honored to read you have chosen the retreat as your holiday destination in three occasions.

I will make sure to extend your positive comments to Leo, who will be thrilled to learn his contribution was so valuable in making your experience unique.

We hope to have you back soon!

Best Wishes
Greg White- General Manager
W Vieques
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Property: W Retreat & Spa Vieques
Address: State Road 200 Km 3.2 - HC1 | Box 9368, 0000765, Puerto Rico
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Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Isla de Vieques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — W Retreat & Spa Vieques 4.5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on two private, secluded beaches, the W Retreat & Spa Ð Vieques Island in Puerto Rico provides the perfect getaway for a relaxing and luxurious villa-style vacation with infinite indulgences. ... more   less 
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