Aptly named Casa Panorama does indeed have a breath-taking view of the Caribbean Sea but you will soon come to appreciate the other advantages of it's central and elevated location. It was always a pleasure to deal with Emily who was an attentive and caring host and we really appreciated sweet Maria picking us up at the airport, driving us to our car rental and then escorting us to Casa Panorama. It made us feel immediately relaxed and welcome to beautiful Vieques. Upon our arrival, we opened every shutter in the house and never shut them for the rest of the week....the breeze was amazing. We enjoyed breakfast on the lanai every morning, usually packed a picnic lunch and spent the rest of the day snorkeling at a variety of the beautiful beaches. Our favorite snorkeling was with Little Boat when Jorge took us to two off shore reefs on his Hobie, and snorkeling the west side of Cayo La Chiva at La Chiva beach. Read The Vieques Insider Beach Guide on Emily's coffee table to learn everything you need to know about the incredible Vieques beaches. When we had had enough sun and salt water, we would come "home" to a nice hot shower and relaxing cocktail on the lanai before heading out to dinner. The hot water on demand system never runs out. We were amazed at the selection of good restaurants available on such a small island. Every night we ate at a different place, some just down the road like Noche and Tin Box and on other nights we drove about 10 minutes into Esperanza and walked the Malecon until we decided on our spot for the night. One day we had a great lunch at Café Mamasonga in Isabel II and got some great shots of the largest and most colorful Iguana we have ever seen live, as he wandered along some branches and lumbered onto the railing surrounding the bar and just had a little visit. On our first night, we enjoyed a magical glass bottom kayak tour of the Bioluminescent Bay with Taino. Check the lunar calendar before booking your tour. Every night we fell to sleep easily in the comfy beds surrounded by the quiet night and gentle breeze. The next time we come to Vieques, we hope to stay at Casa Panorama for two weeks instead of just one. Thank you again Emily and Esther for sharing your lovely home with us. Bev, David and Kate Saunders, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.