Vieques, Puerto Rico


Well that was fun. Congratulations to Marissa and Amy for guessing correctly! Katie gets an honorable mention for being the first to mention Puerto Rico. Send me your addresses ladies and I’ll send some love your way.


So we went to Vieques, Puerto Rico to celebrate our first decade of marriage. We honeymooned in French Polynesia, specifically Moorea, and we were looking for somewhere closer to home that was not commercial, manicured, or overpopulated. The weak dollar eliminated almost anywhere that the currency was the euro and then Stefan came across the Hix Island House and we were intrigued. Once he read about the bioluminescent bay we were sold.

A Puerto Rican Meal

We had a fabulous time. I will never tire of lying on a beach where there is not another soul to be seen for miles. There is just something so remarkable about the contrast with my everyday life that gets me every time. Vieques is beautiful — a masterpiece of nature, really — and the people we encountered were kind and generous. Many of them live impoverished lives but they do not seem to have impoverished attitudes. They seem to appreciate the beauty of their environment and do without an excess of material things. Really, it was just a wonderful getaway, exactly what we were hoping for.

Blue Beach

11 Responses to “Vieques, Puerto Rico”

  1. 1 edith October 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Beautiful! I’m glad y’all had such a wonderful time!

  2. 2 amy h October 2, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    How funny — we went to Moorea for our honeymoon, too! My husband wants to go back for our 10th, but I really think we’ll do something closer to home like you did. Our 10th isn’t for 3 years though, so I have plenty of time to think about it.

    I’ll e-mail you.

  3. 3 erin October 2, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    how wonderful! i am glad you had a great time!

  4. 4 marissa October 2, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Wow, my husband looked over my shoulders at those beautiful pictures and said, “Hey, that looks like Vieques Island!” I can’t believe that was it! He said he was stationed there in 1983 and there was nothing there, not a hotel, no town or villages, nothing. All that was there was Camp Garfield, and they used to play war games on the island. His favorite beach was Red Beach. Kind of nice to see the place used for something else, as it’s just so beautiful. Glad you guys had a good time, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

  5. 5 amandajean October 2, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I’m glad that you had a great time! sounds like it was perfect.

  6. 7 katie October 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Oh, hooray. I thought it that was it (obviously)! It looks so beautiful.

  7. 8 martha October 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    it looks like an amazing place. So glad you had a wonderful getaway.
    and happy anniversary again:)
    your hotel sounds like it was awesome.

  8. 9 blair October 8, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    that sounds heavenly!!

  9. 10 Lori October 9, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    awesome! we want to go .. it’s on the list!

  10. 11 sheree October 24, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Happy Anniversary Urchins!! 10 is our magic number this year…I know alot of people celebrating 10 year anniversaries this year. The pics are lovely..glad you all had a great time!

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