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“In love with BBH (bravisimo!)”
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Bravo Beach Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Isla de Vieques
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Our 6 day stay at Bravo Beach Hotel was absolutely magic! This place is an interesting mix of a house with traditional latin flavor with stylish touches. In fact, another reviewer here frowned upon the "boutique hotel / vacation home" contradiction, to me this is precisely what makes it unique: there's a hip yet laid back atmosphere. It's true that there are some (slight) imperfections but they create a warm, spontaneous feeling that goes perfectly with the island... this is not Miami it's Vieques!
The view from the rooms upstairs, pool and dining area is so beautiful I could just sit there and watch it for hours, day or night... it's definitely a contemplative experience. The pools are crystal clear and so relaxing, we had a hard time leaving the hotel every day to go exploring the island (which is also incredible of course!). There is no sandy beach here but we didn't miss it, there are so many in Vieques that we picked a different one every day and in the afternoon we were happy to go back to BBH to be blown away by the ocean view again.
We really appreciated the breakfast and all of Janna's and Carl's help during our stay, they are doing a fantastic job. Carl's dad was also around, he was great too, friendly and happy to chat with us.
I recommend BBH and Vieques to anyone seeking authenticity, nature, simplicity, adventure and... happiness.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

We had planned on staying at another place near Esperanza (Inn at Blue Horizon) when they had lost our reservation- so they did not have a place for us leaving us a day to find a place last minute- luckily we called Carl and he had a great spot for us- considering it was the last two days of our vacation, we were splurging on a place and we got room "9"- I guess it is a honeymoon suit, and it is spectacular, great view and sounds to fall asleep and wake up to. This neighborhood is way more relaxed and quiet than Esperanza. This side of the island is better to relax, no loud cars driving by at 12am- the food in Isabel Segunda IS WAY BETTER AS WELL
they had a bunch of beach stuff handy to take out which was great- and I almost regret not using either of the TWO swimming pools- they have two!

wish I would have planned it out with BBH in the first place

thanks Carl and Janna- your place is a jewel

Room Tip: anything with an ocean view will make you feel like you are sleeping on the beach
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

First off, I'd like to thank Janna and Carl for the generous treatment during our stay. My husband had trouble with Wifi at HT, so Janna and Carl accommodated us for the 2 days prior to our stay there. BBH has great view, we were in a suite on upper level with the sea softly serenading us at nite. Two great pools, bordering both the ferry and a residential community. We had a nice contental breakfast every day, they are working on providing a hot breakfast. Remember getting parts for stoves is a chore in Vieques. Vieques is an island off an island, so double trouble there. Walking distance to some great places. They have only recently taken over the property and are doing a great job. I wish them luck in adding another property to the wonderful island of Vieques. Thank you for a lovely stay and good luck in completing your renos. We will be back next year.

Room Tip: Upper Level suite.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Pros: nice pools

Cons: very small room (courtyard rooms), noisiest aircon ever.

As a more general comment ... Hotel suffers from a slight identity crisis - boutique hotel or vacation home? Jury is still out. The place is comfortable enough but comes across a lot more stylish than it actually is.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

The Bravo Beach Hotel is amazing!

My boyfriend and I stayed in one of their Ocean View rooms. It is definitely worth the extra money! The view is spectacular from the balcony, which is furnished with a high table and chairs. On a clear day you can see the neighboring islands!

The hotel provides a continental breakfast in the morning which is great to be able to have a quick meal before heading out to the beaches for the day. It was a really appreciated service!

The owners, Janna and Carl, are great hosts! They’re around to answer questions about the best beaches and restaurants on the island. It is obvious they take pride in the hotel and want to make sure everyone has a great stay.

Quick note, since other reviewers have commented on it, although the hotel does include “beach” in the title, there is no swimming beach as it is full of coral and rocks. The owners were very up front about this with us before our stay.

Room Tip: Ocean View rooms are totally worth it!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Our first trip to Vieques really taught us a lesson on Vieques hospitality!

We landed in San Juan and the entire airport was evacuated! We sat on the plane on the taxiway for hours until the airport was brought back online and we were able to get off the plane . Luckily for us, our connecting flight to Vieques didn't leave due to the airport being shut down! While we were stuck on the plane I called Janna and let her know we were running behind schedule. When we finally landed in Vieques, the Publicos had left the airport but Janna offered to come and pick us up themselves. Not only that, but they asked a friend with a restaurant to stay open for us since we arrived so late. They took us to the hotel to drop our things off then dropped us off for dinner. Honestly at that point any food at all was welcome, but their friend's restaurant was wonderful.

We had an ocean view room, the El Jardin suite, which was gorgeous. It was so relaxing to open the french doors and hear and see the ocean from bed. The hotel grounds were relaxing, with two pools and several places to kick back and relax.

Janna and Carl were both very accommodating with information, tips and advice. The island lost power for a few hours one night and they not only waited up to make sure we could get to our room with a flashlight, but had already put some electric "candles" in our room so we had some light to move around. The bed and linens, as well as some of the complimentary perks of the room (cooler, beach chairs, etc) were quite nice.

We spent a week there and as we left we were already considering our return.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Sean G
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We really enjoyed our 4-night stay in the Villa at Bravo Beach Hotel. I think we were the first wedding on property under the new ownership -- it was a very simple wedding on the 2nd floor terrace and everything was perfect. Janna and Carl were very accommodating. The villa was very nice and so much bigger than we expected. The swimming pools were great for our two children and we loved the easy access to town and restaurants. Vieques is a great island to visit and explore. We hope to stay at the Bravo Beach Hotel again sometime! Good luck to Janna and Carl!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Address: North Shore Rd, 00765, Puerto Rico
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Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Vieques
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Isla de Vieques
Price Range: £90 - £271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bravo Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bravo Beach Hotel is an 18 unit ocean front hotel consisting of 2 properties - the main hotel and Casa Roja (located just across the street). All guests have the same amenities and 24 hour access to the main hotel property. We are located on the Atlantic coast of Vieques, five minutes from the town of Isabel Segunda.Amenities include daily continental breakfast, wifi, satellite tv and free use of beach towels, chairs and coolers to take with you while you explore the island. Please note that while we are a coastal property, we do not have a swimming beach. ... more   less 
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