Vieques Island is known as “La Isla Nena” (little girl island). The island is located between Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, and is separated from the southeast coast of Puerto Rico by 8 miles of Caribbean Sea.
Vieques Island is only 21 by 4 mile island. It was a gathering place for pirates during the 17th century. Various European powers fought for control of Vieques. The U.S. Navy left the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico on May, 2003, after more than 60 years of use as a testing ground.
Isabel Segunda port, holds the distinction of being the last fort built by the Spaniards in the New World. There is an excellent historical museum at the beautifully restored fort, El Fortin Conde de Mirasol. This fort holds the distinction of being the last fort constructed during the Spanish Empire in the New World, over time also served as a jail.
Vieques Island was featured on TLC’s show, “Wedding Island”. Sandy Malone, the only wedding planner in Vieques, works tirelessly to plan the perfect big day for her destination couples.
How to you get to Vieques Island? You will fly into Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (San Juan, Puerto Rico). To get to the island, you can either take a small plane from San Juan International Airport (20-30 minute flight), or a ferry boat from that is available four times a day. You can also get a flight from St. Croix or St. Thomas.
The charm, romance, and history of Vieques Island will win you over. Vieques Island has enough variety to satisfy any type of honeymoon. So whether you want to spend your days by the beach or enjoy the luxury of a world-class resort, this island will give you a dream honeymoon.
Haven’t received your passport? No worries, you can still honeymoon in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico is a US territory so NO passport will be required for US citizens flying to Puerto Rico.
Vieques Island is perfect for the bride and groom who want a romantic and cultural honeymoon. Contact Brides Travel and we will plan your perfect romantic getaway.