Hello Darlings, As the waves crushed against the white sands, an espresso has never tasted better. As I sat on a shore of Caracas beach in Vieques Island, a day following my 26th birthday I have never felt more blessed. I do feel very fortunate to be where I am in my life and having have achieved what I have this far. However no time or place have I felt more content and at ease with myself than on that beach in that very moment.
Vieques Island is 13 km or 20 minute flight away from the main island of Puerto Rico and is part of Spanish Virgin Islands. From Toronto, there are direct flights to San Juan and from there a Cessna plane will take you to this tiny paradise in the Atlantic Ocean. The journey of getting to the island is an adventure on its own but one that is well worth taking.Out of all places that I’ve traveled to this is by far one of my favorite. Since part of the island was occupies by US navy until 2003, it is only after their leaving that it became available for commercial development. Due to this, the island has remained unspoilede and is true to its Caribbean roots and authenticity. With not a single traffic light and a low key lifestyle of its 9,000 citizens, it is a quaint getaway from the rest of the North America with pristine beaches and wonderful people.