The first W Retreat & Spa in North America, W Vieques, opened on March 25, 2010, and is located eight miles off the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico on the peaceful and untouched island of Vieques, where the everyday recedes with each tranquil wave. Offering a mix of serenity and natural beauty on the 55-square-mile island, this beachfront oasis is an invitation to escape the hustle of the city for a desired and untainted paradise that blends soft adventure with soothing relaxation. Blessed with two private palm-lined pristine beaches and tangles of mangroves stretching as far as the eye can see, W Vieques is the ultimate Caribbean wonderland.
W Vieques features a total of 157 stylish guest rooms, all with private patios and balconies, providing guests with unparalleled views of the glistening ocean; four scrumptious dining options from highly acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse and waterfront leisure spots including Paradise Edge, a serene sanctuary with lush landscape dominating the ocean located on the western edge of the property, Lawn, an intimate locale adorned with the charm of tropical surroundings and Fire Pit, an enjoyable place to embrace nature and luxury around a warm, inviting fire; a signature spa for ultimate relaxation and revitalization; and an island full of natural wonders and exploration.
Guests arriving at Vieques’ Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport will be invited into a private W Welcome Lounge where they begin their escape out of the mundane into the WOW before the 10-minute drive to W Vieques. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a first taste of the Retreat’s exclusivity, escape and indulgence.
GUEST ROOM FEATURES:
Nestled in the splendor and seclusion of the island, the property offers 136 guestrooms with views of the Atlantic Ocean, eight Fantastic Suites with a garden view, six Marvelous suites with an ocean view, six oceanfront WOW Suites and the signature Extreme WOW suite (W’s twist on the Presidential Suite). Sleep in style with W Hotel’s signature beds with lush pillow-top mattresses, feather-bed overlays, goose-down duvets and pillows and 350 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, creating the ultimate urban escape. Additional highlights will include ultra-plush W robes, select Bliss products sink side, state of the art entertainment systems, flat screen LCD TV’s and the signature W Munchie Box. Guests can bathe in pure pleasure in the open air bathroom featuring Agape’s minimal, natural and ironic tub designed by Patricia Urquiola, created exclusively for W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island.
MIX ON THE BEACH Ducasse, the first chef in 60 years to win six of the coveted Michelin stars at once, grants guests the pleasure of indulging in an unparalleled culinary experience with miX on the beach, the signature restaurant of W Vieques. Open for breakfast and dinner, miX on the beach includes indoor and outdoor dining that creates an unforgettable epicurean experience. miX offers guests a colorful twist on Latin Caribbean and French cuisine. Light and sexy dishes including grilled fish and imported meats visually reveal pure and local flavors. The restaurant’s wine cellar is stellar, boasting a selection of premium wines from around the world.
LA PESCADORA Featuring a fresh-catch seafood menu updated daily, guests can gather on the Retreat’s secluded beach for breezy al fresco dining atop a wooden deck surrounded by an over-sized bonfire and Caribbean-inspired tiki torches. While enjoying views of the Atlantic Ocean, exotic dishes are prepared at on-site grills, while signature cocktails, specially-selecting samplings of rum and tequila and the Retreat’s homemade sangria are served.
LIVING ROOM This vivacious environment is perfect for guests to enjoy a taste of paradise in the morning, noon and night. Starting in the late afternoon, Living Room’s chill vibes and hot beats set the ambiance with a variety of cocktail and snack options. Spilling out into the patio and Fire Pit, barefoot souls are invited to enjoy nature and luxury nuzzled amongst the palm trees and sandy beach.
WET Set poolside, guests can dip and sip in a casual atmosphere with two dramatic pools and cabanas. With a magnificent view of the beach, guests are set up for a true leisure experience while enjoying luscious signature cocktails and Mediterranean cuisine such as tapas or mezze.
W CAFÉ Serving on-the-run light and healthy snacks, chilled and hot drinks, W Café offers quick meals packed in gourmet picnic boxes and flexibility with miX “take away”, dedicated to guest’s excursions on the island or on the ocean.
Guests can unwind and revive the body and mind at AWAY Spa. With more than 6,000 square feet of space, an array of health and beauty therapies, as well as a selection of luxurious products, featuring Sue Devitt’s Microquatic™ range, the separate spa pavilion offers a serene ocean side getaway for the guest looking to fully embrace the unique vibe of the island. Rockwell Group Europe designed the spa, setting a welcoming tone that has been inspired by the holistic nature of its surroundings. Rivulets and canals flow throughout the space and scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean invite spa-goers to indulge in its relaxed luxury. In the main pavilion, manicures and pedicures will be offered in a social sunken room situated in the middle, and water therapy will take place in treatment rooms with views of private stone gardens. The pavilion is surrounded by captivating gardens with strategically placed seating areas and pools, and eight private, vine-covered indoor/outdoor treatment rooms are separated from the main pavilion by a reflecting pool, offering guests additional seclusion as stress and tensions melt away.
W Vieques offers a fitness experience that helps guests get the most out of life when visiting. Whether it is personal training, ocean side yoga, Pilates, weight machines or the elliptical, this state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness club is fully equipped with top-of-the-line Technogym machines. SWEAT also offers free weights, cardiovascular machines and boxing bags. Access to iPod accessories and cellular phone rental are other amenities that make this hotspot distinctive. Complementary water, towels and fresh apples are available daily.
Inspired by W Hotel’s Whatever/Whenever, W brings its new and unique Whatever/Whenever/Wherever service philosophy to the most alluring destinations around the globe; this time to a secluded island in the middle of one of the most exotic locales in the world, Vieques, Puerto Rico. While pampering guests with whatever they want- from private beachside yoga lessons at sunrise to private jet service around Puerto Rico - whenever they want it, W Vieques anticipates all your wants while taking resort service to unprecedented new levels of wish fulfillment. W Vieques invites sophisticated business and leisure travelers into a world where anything can happen. W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island features a full-service WIRED business center open 24-hours. W’s signature services include W2GO in-flight meals, private shoppers and fashion consulting, limousine service and rental car service, cleaning service, wireless laptops and portable DVD players to borrow, daily housekeeping, full laundry service from hamper pickup to in-closet delivery; pet services including walking, feeding, grooming, massages and personal chef services including grocery shopping and delivery.
WHERE MINDS MEET:
W Vieques has over 3,500 square feet of ultra-modern meeting and event space, perfect for small gatherings or large groups. Creative in approach and innovative in design, W Vieques engages and energizes meeting attendees. With a unique Sensory Set Up, W Vieques gets ideas flowing and imaginations growing with mood music, signature scents, citrus infused water, aromatherapy, notepads and pencils. Get out of the mid-day rut to uncover hidden talents and learn new skills with Wish Workshops where guests are exposed to anything from learning to being a chef to yoga lessons. And if work isn’t working, guests can take a break with Recess, custom designed for any group.
Taking full advantage of the island’s extraordinary location, W Retreat & Spa- Vieques Island offers guests an assortment of activities targeting adventure-seekers as well as those who are more quiet and reserved. Organized island excursions by land and sea are available while kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling and mountain biking are available for those who are a bit more courageous in nature. For a once in a lifetime opportunity, guests can escape to the world’s brightest Bioluminescent Bay for an unforgettable, nighttime kayaking or boat trip. Fishing aficionados can choose between saltwater fly fishing or boat charters for deep-sea fishing. Horseback riding off the ocean shore, jeep rentals for island and beach exploration and visits to the world-renowned Conde de Mirasol Spanish Fort, which has been restored into a museum of Viequense Art and History of people dating back to the indigenous times, are just a few additional experiences offered at the Retreat and on the island.
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