Casa Mamey is a beautiful, comfortable, fully equipped home situated on a lovely hillside directly above the ocean. Atlantic views and cool tropical breezes abound here making this a most tranquil setting. Yet, Casa Mamey is surprisingly close to everything Vieques has to offer!
Casa Mamey boasts three large bedrooms and three full baths – two en suite. A fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances makes “home cooking” a pleasant option – and offers enormous savings over restaurants for families or groups travelling on a budget. A gas grill is “at the ready’ for the fresh catch of the day and there is plenty of room for both indoor and outdoor dining! Folding doors separate the main living area and the large covered terrace allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor living. Small terraces off the downstairs bedrooms let in the tropical breezes and allow glimpses of the Atlantic and the wild horses roaming the hillside.
You need not over pack. As Vieques becomes ever more popular, some restaurants have begun requiring reservations but dress on the island remains very casual. Fancy clothes and jewelry are better left at home! Casa Mamey includes a full sized washer and dryer, which make travelling light even easier! And the house is fully stocked with luxurious linens and towels -- including beach towels!!!
Most people come to Vieques to leave the stress of their day-to-day world behind, but Casa Mamey enables you to stay fully connected if you choose. The house features satellite TV and wireless Internet. Cell phone service for most carriers is excellent! There are also DVD’s, books, games, and puzzles in the house if you need diversion.
Bastimento (Purple) Beach is a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute ride from Casa Mamey. As you travel down the hill, there are breathtaking views to El Yunque rainforest in the West and to Culebra Island in the East. Once there, Bastimento Beach offers 100 yards of natural coral breakwater for wading and shallow child friendly swimming. To the west, there is a treasure trove of sea glass; to the east there is 16,000 acres of Fish and Wildlife Refuge coastline that is completely inaccessible to vehicular traffic of any kind. On land that was occupied by the U.S. Navy, you can walk nearly 10 miles of entirely uninhabited coastline until your reach land's end where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean.
For the more active and adventurous snorkel enthusiasts, a coral reef only 45 yards offshore teems with red snapper, yellow fin tuna, conch, angelfish, and an extraordinary variety of oceanic life. Kayakers, knock yourselves out reassured that no matter how much exploring you do... the trade winds will gently drift you back home. Sunsets from Bastimento Beach are not to be missed especially during the Spring and Summer when you can watch the sun set directly over the Big island of Puerto Rico.
Everything you need for a beach adventure –including beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, basic snorkeling gear, and sand toys –are waiting for you at Casa Mamey!
Ask any visitor why they came to Vieques and they will probably tell you “ the beaches”. But ask people who have been here for a while – or forever – which is the best beach, and you will hear many different opinions. Starting with the Western end of Island, Punta Arenas is the farthest, and one of the prettiest, with great views of the Big Island. The Rompeolas (breakwater), is great for serious fishing and spectacular sunsets, and is also out that way. The most accessible swimming beaches are in the Sun Bay Balneario. It is just east of Esperanza on the south side of the island and has 3 very different beach experiences (one of which is Media Luna, the best toddler beach on earth)! The Fish and Wildlife Refuge has beautiful, clearly delineated beaches off the main road but feel free to explore off the beaten path for more deserted beaches.
Other precious experiences are feeding wild horses, losing yourself on long walks through tropical hills, and weekend nights listening to blistering hot 'regeton' music at the NASA and dancing. The vast Parques Nacionales area also has our world famous bioluminescent bay. We recommend going on moonless nights with the BioBay Conservation group's pontoon boat and biologists, or another organized group on the Malencon( boardwalk) in Esperanza.
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