Vieques- Located 8 miles off the coast of mainland Puerto Rico, The W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island is easily accessible via a short flight from San Juan or Fajardo (you can also reach it by ferry but I don't recommend it) . This is a truly remarkable resort, in an an even more remarkable island: Vieques. Surrounded by pristine beaches, wild horses and the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay, the fun begins upon arrival, at the exclusive W Airport Lounge, where a W Insider will guide the way. I had such a terrific time here. Even the pool has a sound system that can be heard underwater and the strawberry mimosas are to die for. I also adored the state of the art gym. The hotel was named among the best ‘500 Hotels of the World’ by Travel & Leisure, features stylish rooms and suites conceived by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. But you can shop around, there are plenty of gorgeous places to stay such as Hacienda Tamarindo and the Blue Horizon Inn, as well as many Airbnb properties. Vieques in itself has gone from being The Small Detour from a trip to Puerto Rico, to a destinations in it's own right. Don't go without having a Bushwaker at Bananas.
Happy Small Detour!