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W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island

Vieques Island , Puerto Rico

Located 8 miles off the coast of mainland Puerto Rico, The W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island is easily accessible via a 20 minute flight from San Juan International Airport. Get ready to recharge at one of the most luxurious resorts in Puerto Rico, as you find yourself in an undiscovered Caribbean paradise, surrounded by pristine beaches, wild horses and the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay. Upon arrival, be greeted in style at the exclusive W Airport Lounge, where a W Insider will guide the way to the start of your electrifying adventure at W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island hotel.

W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island, named among the best ‘500 Hotels of the World’ by Travel & Leisure, features 156 stylish rooms and suites conceived by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.

Hotel Distinctions

  • Upon arrival to Vieques Island, located 8 miles off the coast of Mainland Puerto Rico, easily accessible with a short 20 minute flight from San Juan International Airport (SJU) or Isla Grande Airport (SIG), refresh at the exclusive W Airport Lounge where an insider will pick you up and guide the way to get your escape started.
  • Explore an Old World Caribbean Island (no fast food, no traffic lights) known for its wildlife and the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay. Partake in activities including tours of the bioluminescent bay, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, biking, horseback riding, and over a dozen pristine beaches waiting to be explored.
  • The W Vieques offers a variety of Strala yoga classes complimentary for our in house guests on a daily basis. Strala Yoga is the movement system that ignites freedom. Founded by Tara Stiles in 2008, Strala focuses on moving softly through simple and challenging moments alike, guiding the attention inward, encouraging fun and playful exploration, and creating space for connection to the self.
  • Away Spa offers more than 6,000 square feet dedicated to recharging your cool. 30+ custom treatments, fresh-air showers and 10 treatment rooms with amazing ocean views, are complemented with organic scrubs and rubs made from scratch everyday. Full service hair salon, manicure, and pedicure also available.

Amenities

Restaurant
Spa
Pet Friendly
Bar
Room Service
Pool
Fitness Center
Beach
Golf
Business Center
Handicap
Parking

Vieques, in full known as Isla de Vieques, is an island of Puerto Rico. Vieques Island lies about 8 miles (13 km) to the east of the Puerto Rican mainland, a short 20 minutes flight from San Juan International Airport (SJU). US Passports are not required for travel to Puerto Rico or Vieques Island from any US airport. Flight times average: 4 hours from New York or Boston, 4.5 hours from Chicago, 3.5 hours from Atlanta and 2 hours from Miami.

Vieques Airport (VQS) is accessible via San Juan International Airport (SJU) with direct connections on Cape Air and an estimated connecting flight time of 18 minutes. Major carriers, including American Airlines, Jet Blue, and Continental, provide interline service with transfer of luggage all the way through to Vieques.

When booking travel on American Airlines, select “all carriers” under the “more flight search options” section on the homepage to view available Cape Air flight segments. For travel on Jet Blue, search “Vieques, PR (VQS)” for available connections. For travel on United Airlines, search “Vieques, PR (VQS)” for available connections. To book flight segments separately, contact Cape Air directly at www.flycapeair.com or 866-227-3247/ 508-771-6944 or Vieques Airlink at www.viequesairlink.com. Travel arrangements can also be made through Expedia and Orbitz. Upon arrival at the Vieques airport, guests of W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island will be picked up and escorted to the W Airport Lounge for refreshments. W Talent will care for luggage while guests await transportation to the Retreat. The drive to the Retreat is approximately 5 minutes.

W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island

Rooms: 156

Suites: 21

Restaurants: 4

Pool: Dip and double dip again into our outdoor infinity-edge WET® splash pool overlooking the ocean as you consider spending your entire day lounging on a deckchair or draped across a sun bed.

Unwind in one of our private cabanas, where you’re so close to the action, yet so far away from it all! The in-crowd luxuriates in plush signature W robes, slippers, flat screen TVs, DVD players, individually controlled sound, fresh fruit, beverages, chilled towels, sun care necessities, Whatever/Whenever® Service service and High Speed Internet Access for the ultimate R&R.

The bi-level pool with small island separating pools are surrounded by a beautiful landscape, lounge chairs and cabana’s. Just feet away is WET® – Indulge. Another small pool is located by buildings 11 -17.
Maximum Depth: 1.52 meters/4.99 feet
Minimum Depth: 1.22 meters/4.0 feet
Size: 237.83 meters/780.08 feet
Heated: No
Salt Water: No

Spa: Discover AWAY® Spa At the W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island in Puerto Rico. Be transported to where the mood is set to decompress, with AWAY Spa’s perfectly blended potions and custom-made scrubs and rubs. With more than 30 treatments in body therapy, facials, hair styling, nail care, waxing, and fitness are designed to relax the body and rejuvenate the spirit. In addition to ten treatment rooms, a manicure/pedicure and hair salon takes care of all other beauty calls.

Fitness Room: Work out that body as you stretch high and energize. In the 2,000 square feet, state-ofthe-art, fully-equipped FIT® Fitness Center. Get an adrenaline rush any hour of the day when you tone up and trim down with 24/7 access. Gym rats and fitness warriors will love the comprehensive array of treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes and other cardio calorie busters mounted with personal TVs, fast track controls, and weight machines. Need to get rhythm? Our complimentary headphones hook you up to your
favorite tunes!

Tennis: Game, set, match! SWING tennis courts are located near the main driveway and exclusively available to hotel guests at no charge and without age restriction. Racquets and tennis balls are available for complimentary check out at Black Beard Sports (adjacent to FIT®). Please contact Whatever/Whenever for reservations, for up to two hours of court time per session.

Courts are open daily through Sunset.

Other Activities/Service: Recreation & Entertainment: Bicycle Rental, Kayaks, The W Living Room, W Beach, FIT, WET®, SWING Tennis Courts, Plunge Pool, AWAY® Spa by W HOTELS, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Beach Volleyball

Guest Services: 24-Hour Security, Luggage Storage, In-Room Dining, Fire Alarm With Light, W Beach Ambassador Service, Ice Machine, Air Conditioned Facilities, Whatever/Whenever® Service, P.A.W. – Pets Are Welcome, Luggage Forward, Towel Service, Express Check-In and Check-Out, Safe Deposit Box, W Airport Lounge, Barber/Beauty Salon, 24-Hour Welcome Desk

These activities are complimentary to W guests: Sunrise Kayak – Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings on W Beach at 7:45am for a one hour kayak tour (unless otherwise posted). If conditions are not favorable for paddling, we’ll either go on a hike or bike ride for the same duration.

Yoga – Meet us at FIT® Fitness Center each morning at 8am. We provide training for your mind, body, and breath. Private yoga sessions available through AWAY Spa, featuring Detox Yoga, Art of Meditation, and Introduction to Breath.

Pool Activities for Kids and Adults – Saturdays at 10AM at WET with a 24 hour advance notice by calling Black Beard Sports at ext. 1654.

Discover snorkeling (6 years and older)
Bubble Maker (8 years and older)
Discover Scuba (12 years and older)

Living Room: Welcome to not your ordinary Living Room. With an eclectic, neo-bohemian style by designer Patricia Urquiola, this space invites you to hang out, mingle and enjoy.

Amenities: Pool table, Board games & books, Outdoor terrace with fire pit and ocean views, High-speed internet access, Signature cocktail list & bar service, Happy hour

Meeting Room/Banquet Room: Creative in approach and innovative in design, W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island presents more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space to elevate the experience of events in Puerto Rico to new heights.

Number of Rooms: 156
Number of Suites: 20
Number of Meeting Spaces: 14 (5 indoor / 8 outdoor)
Largest Indoor Space: 2, 218 sq. ft.
Largest Outdoor Space: 1, 950 sq. ft.

GROUP AMENITIES:

On-site group & event coordinator
Function rooms w/natural lighting
Ocean-front & ocean-view events
Private beach functions
Teleconferencing system
Meeting suite(s)
White board
Wireless high speed internet
Pre-function space
Audio visual equipment

For further information please contact us at wvieques.meetings@whotels.com

Social/Wedding: Escape to an undiscovered Caribbean destination at the W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. Say “I Do” on a private beach surrounded by lush tropical landscapes, host a casual yet chic dinner overlooking the pristine Caribbean ocean,
mix and mingle whilst sipping cocktails fire side…Whatever your wish, unveil the most alluring backdrop for your wedding or commitment ceremony that reflects your personal style and create memories that you and your revered guests will relish for a lifetime.

UNIQUE WEDDING FEATURES:

Exclusive oceanfront event locations, including two private beaches
On-site wedding specialist to attend to pre-planning and day of coordination to ensure perfection
Special group room rates for wedding guests
Custom WOW Vows reservations website
Room upgrade for the wedding couple, romantic turndown service and VIP airport transfers
Complimentary Honeymoon Registry
Customizable reception package
Earn Starwood Preferred Guest Points before the big day.

RETREAT & ISLAND PERKS:

No Passport Required for U.S. Citizens. 20 minute scenic flight from San Juan
International Airport (SJU)
Temperatures range from 82 F in January to 87 F in July – Paradise all year round!
Full service 6,000 square foot AWAY Spa, with 30 custom treatments and ocean front treatment rooms156 spacious guestrooms (20 suites), ranging from 560 sq. ft. to 1,440 sq. ft.
Indulge in the island’s several activities, including kayaking world’s brightest bioluminescent bay
Exclusive W Airport Lounge with welcome refreshments
Complimentary transfers to and from Vieques Airport (VQS)

Beach: W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island nestles on two private, secluded beaches, where the white sands are sugar fine!

Be your own Caribbean queen and king when we give you direct coastal access from the hotel to the beach. Beach Ambassadors make sure you have everything for R&R by the seashore and more, from umbrellas, chaise lounges and towels to gourmet food and beverage from WET® and beach games.

The following services are available and items available for rent. Fees and charges may apply.

Umbrellas, Chaise Lounges and Towels
Gourmet Food and Beverage Service
Beach Ambassadors

On Site Shopping: W Cafe carries sun care necessities, snacks and ice cream, sunglasses, hats and other gadgets. A small boutique with stylish clothing, hates, shoes and accessories is located in the Loving room.
While The Copa is known for its glam swimming pool and great spa, it’s probably best known as a top dining destination in Rio. Its signature restaurant is the award-winning Cipriani Restaurant, which specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. Overlooking the Copacabana’s pool, Pérgula Restaurant serves Brazilian and international cuisine in a more relaxed yet still refined atmosphere. When the urge for a cocktail hits, head to the lively Bar do Copa or jazzy Piano Bar. This glamous landmark hotel, which opened is Art Deco doors in 1923 is a truly manginficant display of architecture.

ABOUT VIEQUES ISLAND

Known for its wildlife and the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay, Vieques was named best Caribbean Island by Travel + Leisure. 2/3 of the land have been designated as a Wildlife Refuge and are protected by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The diverse ecology includes sub-tropical dry forest, mangrove wetlands, lagoons, sea grass beds, coral reefs, and best of all—some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

WHAT TO SEE & DO

The island offers an array of activities including tours of the bioluminescent bay, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, biking, horseback riding, and over a dozen pristine beaches waiting to be explored.

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  • Best Island Paradise 2013 by SPG Members Favorites
  • Top 15 Caribbean Hotels 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler
  • T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels 2013 by Travel & Leisure

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