On Our Radar: Vieques, Puerto Rico

w Vieques beach

It’s on our must-go list for 2010 and now it’s time! The W Vieques Retreat and Spa opened yesterday. We still haven’t seen any official photos of the property, but the beach and those crystal clear waters, above, are reason enough to go. And the renderings are pretty seductive, too. That’s the Living Room bar below.

w Vieques bar

and a Mega guest room. Even the smaller–and smallest that the W Vieques offers–Wonderful rooms are an impressive 560 square feet.

w Vieques hotel room

You can snorkel, dive, surf, kayak and more on the secluded island, that’s a short plane flight from San Juan. Just how secluded is the island? Visitors weren’t allowed on from World War II until 2003 when it was a U.S. naval base. And only 3 percent of Caribbean travelers had ever even heard of it. So just imagine how pristine those beaches are!

Foodies will love the Alain Ducasse Mix restaurant. Here’s hoping it lives up to the hype better than Mr. Chow’s did at the W South Beach.

The W Vieques has a special Who’s the Ulitmate Insider Package for travel before June 1 that includes a room for $289/night and two cocktails in the W Airport Lounget. For another option, book the  Worldwide Wow Package before 5/1. Included in the WWP package are:

• 2 Welcome Cocktails in W Lounge
 at the airport
• Daily breakfast at miX on the beach

• Sunset Champagne Ritual for 2
• Baba au Rhum – A signature Alain Ducasse dessert

• Exclusive Jane Marvel for W Retreat and Spa ‘Sunshine’ beach bag

• Upgrade to a Mega room

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