A pal and I just stayed at La Finca for five nights, lodged in the Family cabana. The stay was wonderful and really exceeded our expectations. The setting is beautiful. I loved reading while installed in one of the swinging benches on the porches...grilling dinner on our cabin's barbeque...eating on our terrace....listening to evening frogs or the patter of a rainshower on the roof. A morning coffee and an evening cocktail enjoyed on the main house terrace overlooking treetop with a view of the sea became daily rituals for us. One feels perfectly comfortable either keeping to oneself, chatting with fellow guests or tapping into the knowledge and guidance of the owners Corky and Bill. Thanks to them, we were steered to some wonderful island restaurants, beaches and outings. Our cabin's decor was the opposite of cookie-cutter. It had been furnished with cheerful, good-taste...though I will mention that it is not the place if you want all your towels to match...ditto kitchen plates. Next time I visit (soon I hope), I place to mobilize my friends as this is a place that could also be great for a group. There! First time I've written a hotel review, but La Finca deserves it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vieques' most beautiful rustic getaway and original eco-tourism destination since 1995....A rare taste of the Caribbean -- the way it used to be, quiet, natural & affordable. Perfect for groups of two to thirty, workshops, family reunions, or romantic getaways for just the two of you. Anyone who likes off the beaten track and wants to experience the Caribbean the way it was meant to be: quiet, natural and affordable. Salt water pool, outdoor showers, hammocks, views and breezes. La Finca is a cluster of handmade houses -- our large wooden main house, Casa Grande, alone can sleep 18-22, but we also have two family size cabanas and two smaller casitas, all on 3 acres of fruit trees & palms, on the off-beat island of Vieques, seven miles from Puerto Rico's eastern shore; a 25 minute flight and a world away from San Juan....We're up in the hills, with beautiful views and tradewinds, three miles away from the bustle of town...Talk about getting away! We're not a hotel, or a b&b ... The finca is our family's own private "finca" that we love to share with like-minded eco travelers -- folks who like things as natural and simple as possible. Our towels don't match, our showers are outdoors (don't worry -- they're private), the skies are jet black and studded with stars, and the property is dotted in coco palms, mangoes, starfruit, bananas, and a dozen hammocks ... Tropical summer camp, quiet and beautiful. Think Swiss Family Robinson... (Please note: Feb-March 2015 renting the whole finca means all houses/cabins with exception of Cabanita and includes 10 bedrooms with 7 baths and can sleep up to 33.) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Finca Caribe Hotel Isla De Vieques