Local Beaches on Vieques Island
Cast away in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island is nestled delicately in the pristine beauty of the island. With tropical weather and endless sunshine, W Vieques is an idyllic retreat and romantic playground. Beneath the surface manta rays mingle with sea turtles and starfish pose for perfect pictures.
The island of Vieques offers a generous menu of unspoiled beaches that allow you to take in tropical paradise. Every effort has been made to preserve the natural beauty, marine life and delicate ecosystem of these Vieques Island beaches.
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Sun Bay Beach (5M) - On the south side of the island near Esperanza, this beach is an excellent swimming location with restroom facilities and showers.
Media Luna Beach (5M) - Also know as ‘half moon bay' this long beach extends around the bay with calm, shallow waters perfect for swimming. Picnic tables and pavilions make this a great beach to spend the entire day.
Navio Beach (7M) - This south-side beach has strong surf and is popular amongst locals.
Punta Arenas Beach (6M) - Also known as Green Beach, this beach is located on the west end of the island within the Fish & Wildlife preserve and is only open during daylight hours. Picnic pavilions are available.
Bahia La Chiva (8M)- Also known as Blue Beach, this beach is midway into the Fish & Wildlife preserve on the east end of the island. It is a long beach with soft sand and calm surf.
Playa Caracas or Bahía Corcho (5M)- Also known as Red Beach, this beach is one of the most popular ones on the island with calm waters and picnic pavilions. Arrive early to get a prime spot.
Playa Grande (5M)- A picturesque beach with very strong surf is located on the south side of the island and is a popular fishing spot for locals.
Mosquito Pier (1.5M) - A mile long pier on the north side of the island just west of the airport. The beaches to the west are very calm and a popular place to see Starfish in the water.
Orchid Beach (9M) - Also known as Playa la Plata, this is eastern most accessible beach in the National Wildlife Refuge and boasts some great snorkeling. To get there, take the left fork in the road after you've passed parking space #10 on Blue Beach. Generally calm with moderate wave break depending on winds.
Secret Beach(5M) - Also known as Pata Prieta, this is a small and secluded beach with calm waters. Once the National Wildlife Refuge road becomes a gravel road on the eastern side of the island, take the first right turn (sign posted). It ends at a parking area with a 100 ft walk to the water's edge.
Garcia Beach (5M) - Garcia beach is just west of Red Beach (you can see it in the distance while standing on Red Beach). Once you've made the first right turn from the main refuge road going towards Red Beach, make the only right down a gravel road towards Puerto Ferro. Once you've turned, you will see a yellow gate 200-300 yards on the left. Park at this gate and walk 10 minutes to the beach. It's moderately wavy depending on the winds and often secluded.