The W Retreat and Spa in Vieques is a mere five-minute drive from the airport. The resort has its own beaches, one for adults only and the other open to all. Because the property is on the north side of the island, its Atlantic waters are slightly colder than the Caribbean waters in the south. The hotel’s main pool also has a pristine view overlooking the beach that instantly helps you decompress. It’s perfectly feasible to swim, snorkel, kayak, lounge by the pool and be pampered without ever leaving the property. But that would be a shame, because the numerous beaches on the island, especially the ones that are harder to get to, are true oases that should not be missed. The pace, including service, is slow but the people are nice. While it’s the top hotel on the island, and the property is truly beautiful, service is still at the mid-level of the W chains. Sit back, relax and just don’t expect too much.