Malecon house vieques: Malecon House — Vieques Boutique Hotel, Puerto Rico

Hix Island House – Hotel Review

What stands out to you about this place as you arrive?
Set on 13 acres of fruit trees, whispering pines, and palms, on Vieques, Hix Island House consists of five geometric concrete buildings—triangular, round, square, and rectangular—that fit into the natural surroundings despite their modernist design. A hilltop location in the center of the island affords views of the ocean in all directions. The very definition of seclusion—there are no phones, TV, or Wifi—the property serves as the ultimate place to hole up and opt out.

What’s the backstory?
An eco-friendly pioneer on the island, Hix Island House opened in 2000. Toronto architect John Hix, inspired by the Japanese concept of Wabi-sabi, built the hotel with conservation and responsible living at the forefront of the design. Solar and wind energy power each building, and cisterns capture rainwater.

So what are the rooms like?
This tropical home-away-from-home has 19 huge, loft-like, polished-concrete spaces, all austerely decorated with wood furnishings and small pops of color. All but two have outdoor showers; all have kitchens, patios or terraces, and garden or ocean views.

Is there a charge for Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi is complimentary, but the catch is it’s only available near the front desk,.

Drinking and dining—what are we looking at?
Management stocks kitchens with breakfast items (eggs, cereal, juice, coffee and tea, milk, jam, fruit, and homemade bread) daily.

What type of travelers come here?
Conservationist conversationalists taking some me-time.

What’s the surrounding area like?
Your neighbors are coquis, hummingbirds, and trade winds. A 25-minute flight from San Juan, or a seven-minute flight or 90-minute ferry ride from Ceiba, Vieques is known for its beautiful beaches, bioluminescent bay, and galloping wild horses. Hix Island House is a 10-minute drive to the town of Esperanza and beaches, 20 minutes from Isabel Segundo, seven minutes from the airport, and 20 minutes from ferry terminal.

Any other hotel features worth noting?
A 50-foot long pool with panoramic views provides a central point. Yoga classes are offered in a scenic pavilion for guests and non-guests. There’s no A/C throughout the houses, but their hilly location and abundance of greenery draws cool breezes. The hotel supplies chairs, towels, and snorkeling equipment for beach trips. Sprawling La Casona at the top of the property is available to rent for events (up to 80 people).

Bottom line: why are we picking this hotel?
This is a well-designed, modernist retreat that’s right for anyone looking to get off the grid—and off Instagram—for a few days.

Malecón House Vacation in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques is a Caribbean Island 6 miles off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Isla de Vieques is largest of the Puerto Rico islands. Vieques hold about 10,000 residents knows as Viequenses. It is about 21 miles long and 5 miles wide. There are no traffic lights in Vieques. Narrow roads lead to unspoiled beaches, colorful towns, and breathtaking scenes.

Vieques is known for it’s secluded beaches, snorkeling, Bioluminescent Bay (the brightest in the world), wild horses, and the largest wildlife refuge in the Caribbean, the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

Malecon House: A Vieques Boutique Hotel

Malecon House, located on the Caribbean boardwalk in the seaside village of Esperanza, has 13 guestrooms directly across from Esperanza Bay. A short walk will bring you to the towns beach bars, restaurants, boutiques, ocean sports, and picturesque beaches. Some rooms have private balconies to enjoy the view of the Esperanza (“hope” in English) Bay while others enjoy a garden view. Malecon House has a small pool to sunbath in or near, a breakfast of baked local good and fruit, and beach kits of chairs, coolers and umbrellas.

Vieques Tours

Walk to Sun Bay, Media Luna Beach, and Navio Beach.

Sun Bay, a 20 minute walk from Esperanza, is a palm tree lined sandy beach with areas of waves at one end and tranquil water on the other. Horses stroll around the grassy area of the beach. The calm waters and soft sand, bathrooms, food, and lifeguards make Sun Bay a great family beach. Walk another 10 minutes to arrive at Media Luna Beach, a shallow, calm, powdery sand covered beach. Continue another 10 minutes to Navio Beach, a beach full of fun waves for boogie boarding and a cave for exploring.

  • Navio Beach
  • Navio Beach
  • Media Luna Beach
  • Sun Bay
  • Sun Bay

Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay

Puerto Mosquito, Mosquito Bay, is located on the southern shore of Vieques. Mosquito Bay is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records 2008 as the brightest recorded. This is best explored in the New Moon so be sure to check the moon calendar before making your trip. The dinoflagellates, Pyrodinium bahamense, in Mosquito Bay are responsible for the bright lights seen when touched. The bay being shallow with a narrow mouth and lined with mangroves, it is perfect for keeping the light producing plankton trapped. Book a kayaking trip with a glass bottom boat for a truly amazing experience.


Almost every beach of Vieques is good for snorkeling so carry your equipment with you. Soft sand leads out to shallow water where you will see patch reefs, sting rays, reef fish, sea urchins, manatees, and nurse sharks. Some popular snorkeling sites include Esperanza Beach, La Chiva which is a breeding ground for many fish, and Secret Beach which has great visibility and a diversity of sea life. JAK water sports offers a kayaking trip to Tres Palmitas on the Vieques National Wildlife Reserve. The trip starts in Puerto Ferro bay where you will learn about the mangrove ecosystem and some of the features of the bay, following by paddling out to the mouth of the bay where you will snorkel along a fringe coral reef. Refreshments and snacks on a secluded beach are included.

Beach/Trail Rides on Horseback

Esperanza Riding Company offers a guided 2 hour horseback riding tour of the Esperanza area. The tour rides through hills, open meadows, woods, river bottoms and 2 secluded beaches. The tour concludes with a walk through the waterfront pasture overlooking the south side of the island. A group trail ride is $80/person.

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  • WiFi 26
  • TV 13
  • Air conditioner 1
  • Mini-Bar 2
  • Parking 25
  • Restaurant 7
  • Bar 10
  • Pool 16
  • Fitness 3
  • Bath/Shower 21
  • Refrigerator 20
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  • Guest house 5
  • Bed and Breakfast 3
  • Apartment 2
  • Mini-hotel 2
  • Hostel 1
  • Aparthotel 1
  • Resort hotel 1
Attractions Vieques

Bioluminescent Bay 2. 6 km.

Flamenco Beach 30 km.

El Yunque Rainforest 41 km.

Charlotte Amalie Harbor 62 km.

Saint Thomas Skyride 64 km.

Botanical Garden 70 km.

Airports Vieques

Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport 4.5 km.

Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport 30 km.

Diego Jimenez Torres Airport 31 km. nine0028

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  • Description
  • Rooms
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  • Facilities
  • Location

This hotel is located 26 km from the city centre. You can walk around the hotel.

A good choice when relaxing in a hotel is just as important as taking a walk. Malecón House is located in Ceiba.

Time to remember about daily bread! There is a restaurant for guests. Want to stay connected? The hotel has Wi-Fi.

Nearby: Black Sand Beach. nine0005

If you are planning excursions, pay attention to the tour desk of the hotel. Convenient for guests with disabilities: an elevator takes guests to the upper floors.

On-site entertainment includes a library. Water lovers will appreciate the outdoor pool.

To help you relax after a long day, the room has an alarm clock. The listed services are not available in all rooms.

Other services are available for guests. For example, a concierge.

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Services and facilities : Mirror, Telephone, Free toiletries, Towels

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Reviews of the hotel Malecón House 4*

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Fernando J. R.



Amazing experience last week with my wife. Excellent attention at reception, amazing pool. Very clean and fresh smell of the room. General A+

Jodie B. W.



The hotel is simply beautiful, very well maintained. And the staff are amazing, very friendly and always go out of their way to help! Definitely recommend! 😃😃😃

Michelle M.



We stayed at the Malecon House earlier this year and it was a truly memorable stay. The staff were all amazing, with Christy the general manager making sure we had a one of a kind experience. We wanted to take her home with us! I intended to write this review when we first returned from a holiday in Vieques at the end of January and time just slipped by. But it just goes to show how memorable the experience was, that I’m here, months after it happened, and I still remember it fondly. Feel free to stay there. We stayed in one of the deluxe ocean view rooms (ocean view on the left). nine0005

Laura E.



I really liked the Malecon house! It was perfect!

Kim M. S.



We have just returned from an amazing week at the Malecon House that exceeded our expectations. Our ocean view room was perfect. It was beautifully decorated and immaculate. The grounds are very well maintained and the lovely pool with waterfalls was a great way to end a day at the beach. No request or question was too much trouble for the staff at Malecon House, providing us with sun loungers, umbrellas and ice coolers every morning. We felt we were so well taken care of and their white glove service is unmatched anywhere we have stayed before. nine0005

Tasha A.



We had an amazing trip! The Malecon house turned out to be even better than expected. We can’t wait to return. Walking distance and great staff! I liked it very much!

Jackie B. K.



Location, location, location! Amazing views. Fun vibes… Neat little town.
The staff at the Malecon House were fabulous… Friendly and helpful. The hotel provided sun loungers, umbrellas, coolers and ice. Comfortable bed and central air! nine0371 I highly recommend! 💕

Cory W.



The Malecon house was the most beautiful place on the island. The service from the staff was the best I have ever received in a hotel. Highly recommend staying here. They were incredible. The rooms were very clean. Christy, the manager, was so amazing and so helpful in every way. She definitely went the extra mile to make our trip perfect. Did I mention great staff and service? I would give them 5 out of 5 stars. 😀
And Tyson is the bomb. He let us rent his car while he was on the island because all the rent payments had disappeared. He was amazing and doesn’t even work for Malecon House.

Rebecca L.



Had an incredible time in Vieques thanks to the phenomenal staff at Malecon House. Shout out to Nicky and Christy who went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and set us up for rides, tours etc. Everything we needed they got for us. Another shout out to Tyson who drove us around became our best island buddy 🙂
About staying here:
They have coolers, deckchairs, tubes, umbrellas, everything you need for a day at the beach. There are beach swings right across the road (sunset photo!) Restaurants and a grocery store half a mile away. Sugar Cane Pier down the street for a nice dip in crystal blue water. Sun Bay is a walking beach.
Hot Tip: Rent a golf cart to explore the island. We didn’t, but it was a blessing because we relaxed with Tyson.
Bonus for some people: Ability to switch off completely. Limited cellular service and Wi-Fi availability throughout the island. No one walks or texts here lol. nine0005

Dawn K.



We really enjoyed our stay. Great people, quiet location and amazing facilities that allowed us to fully enjoy Vieques.

Kathy K.



This mini-resort is a kind of resort. It is beautifully landscaped with a quiet waterfall, swimming pool, rooftop living area to watch sunrises and sunsets, breakfast on the terrace. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The staff is friendly and helpful. We are located just a few steps from the beach and located to several delicious restaurants. We are also close to pick up a site for a biopsy tour. nine0005

Heather B.



Marybeth, Sarah and Carmen were behind the warnings every day. The hotel is great. We cannot wait to return.

Lauren S.



Malecon house is a real find! The hotel is beautiful, amazing staff and the room was amazing. My husband and I visited in November 2019 for our honeymoon. We loved everything about Vieques and understandably the Malecon House is the best boutique hotel on the island. We stayed in room 11 & enjoy the canopy Caribbean Sea view and our own private patio. The entire hotel was spotlessly clean and every day we can return to a Clean room. There were tons of amazing extras there too — like a ‘bar’ where you can get drinks and snacks 24 hours a day, a gorgeous pool that was perfect for cooling off after a day at the beach, laundry services and tons of towels. beach things to use. Every staff member we came in contact with was truly wonderful. Although it was technically off-season, there are still many restaurants open (with no crowds and with more opening every night of our 4 day stay) and the weather was perfect. I highly recommend staying here! nine0005

Nancy R.



Very clean and comfortable. I loved the decor and landscaping.

Galicia E.



Excellent service, friendliness, calm and nice atmosphere and very clean. Wonderful place ♡

Paola D.



My husband and I spent 4 days at the Malecon house and absolutely loved it! Our room was nice, clean and had a big balcony. We took the golf cart off the road and drove around exploring the amazing beaches of Vieques. The staff at the Malecon House were very friendly and recommended some of the restaurants in the Esperanza area. There was a continental breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00. We will definitely be back! nine0005

Holly K.



A wonderful place to stay in Esperanza and I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Vieques. The staff was amazing, delicious and healthy breakfast every morning, everything you need for the beach. The owners, Fred and Tammy were so accommodating. They were great with my 3 year old son, he couldn’t wait to see them every morning for breakfast. My family really enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to come back again! nine0005

Mary J. P.



Fabulous place to stay. Close to restaurants, nightlife. Beautiful views. Relaxing sea water pool. Excellent staff. Stayed there with our teenage daughters — was lovely. Absolutely recommend staying here!

Sherry R.



Malecon House is the perfect place to stay in Esperanza. We absolutely loved our time there and appreciated all the amenities included in the room rate with beach towels for guests to enjoy the continental breakfast. The room was exceptionally clean and designed with all guest needs in mind. Not only is the accommodation beautiful, but the staff, especially the general manager, Daphne, were all welcoming and friendly. This hotel has a wonderful friendly and relaxing atmosphere that our family of four (including two teenagers) felt at home and was able to quickly recover from. The hotel does not have a restaurant on site, but there are a variety of restaurants within walking distance and we had fantastic food in them all (bananas, duffies, lazy jacks, and trade winds). This location is ideal for visiting all the beautiful beaches on the south coast of Vieques or simply enjoying the beautiful views of the Malecon. nine0005

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  • Ironing accessories (on request)

  • Pets not allowed

  • Conference room

  • Tourist office

  • Iron

  • Luggage storage

  • Hair dryer (on request)

  • Concierge services

  • Lift

  • Reception desk

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  • Stores

  • Non-smoking hotel

  • Fan

  • Access ladder to upper floors

  • Non-smoking throughout

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden furniture

  • Garden

  • Tiled/Marble floor

  • Safe

  • Upper floors accessible only by stairs

  • Gift shop

  • Water bottle

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Facilities for disabled guests

  • Non-smoking throughout

  • 24 hour reception


  • Terrace

  • Air conditioner

  • 24-hour front desk

  • Daily cleaning



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  • Alarm clock

  • Shower/Bath

  • Clothes hanger

  • Free toiletries

  • Underwear

  • Private bathroom

  • Towels

  • Toilet paper

  • Refrigerator

  • Toilet

  • Shower

  • Hair dryer

  • Free toiletries

Food and drink

  • Restaurant

  • Breakfast

Leisure and entertainment

  • Library

  • Pool

  • Outdoor pool

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  • Outdoor pool

  • Open all year round

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    Private beach

  • Beach/pool towels

  • Free access to all pools Open all year round

  • Close to the beach

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  • Sun umbrellas

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Malecón House registration rules
  • Check-in time:

    15:00 – 22:00

  • Check-out time:

    07:00 – 11:00

  • Credit cards accepted:

    Maestro, Mastercard, Visa

  • Please inform Malecon House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details found on your Booking Confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed and additional charges may apply. nine0005

    There are no age restrictions for check-in.

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Location of the hotel Malecón House

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Trade Winds Guesthouse


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Esperanza Oceanfront Apartments


Good for a large group, Esperanza Oceanfront Apartments is located in Ceiba. This apartment is located 26 km from the city centre.

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Esperanza Inn
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17 reviews

6 920 per night

Esperanza Inn is located on Vieques Island, 2.9 km from Bioluminescent Bay. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It offers a shared kitchen and an outdoor pool. Guests can relax in the shared lounge.

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How much does it cost to stay at the Malecon Hotel?

The cost of living in Malecón depends on the number of guests and the date.

The average cost per night is 14,400

Does Malecón House have Wi-Fi?

Free Wi-Fi is available for hotel guests.

What popular attractions are close to Malecón House?

Nearest attractions:
Bioluminescent Bay (2.9 km.) , Flamenco Beach (31 km.) , El Yunque Rainforest (41 km.) , Charlotte Amalie Harbor (63 km.) , Saint Thomas Skyride (64 km.) , Botanical Garden (69 km.) , Barbosa Park (72 km.)

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-in at Malecón House is possible from 15:00 — 22:00, check-out 07:00 — 11:00. nine0005

How far is Malecón Hotel from the nearest airport?

The nearest airport is Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport at a distance of 4.7 km.

Does the hotel have parking?

Free private parking is available for hotel guests.

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Attractions near the hotel

Bioluminescent Bay
2. 9 km.

Flamenco Beach
31 km.

El Yunque Rainforest
41 km.

Charlotte Amalie Harbor
63 km.

Saint Thomas Skyride
64 km.

botanical garden
69 km.

barbosa park
72 km.

Sagrado Corazon Station
72 km.

Ocean Park Beach
73 km.

Closest airports

Antonio Rivera Rodriguez Airport
4.7 km.

Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport
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Diego Jimenez Torres Airport
31 km.


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Malecon House

The Malecon House is a 4 star hotel located approximately 10 minutes drive from Black Sand Beach.

It is less than 3.8 km from Bahia Bioluminissente. Isabela is 170 km away, while Esperanza Quay is within walking distance. Bioluminescent Mosquito Cove is less than 2.7 km from the hotel. nine0005

Dining options include Bananas Restaurant & Guesthouse and Duffy’s, both within a 5-minute walk. This hotel is located 0.5 km from Antonio Rivera Rodriguez Airport. It features a swimming pool where you can enjoy your time.

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Malecon House Hotel 4*

Free Wi-Fi



Located approximately 4-stars from Black Sand1 Beach, Malecon House Hotel is a . nine0005

It is less than 3.8 km from Bahia Bioluminissente. Isabela is 170 km away, while Esperanza Quay is within walking distance. Bioluminescent Mosquito Cove is less than 2.7 km from the hotel.

Guests can dine at Bananas Restaurant & Guesthouse and Duffy’s, both within a 5-minute walk. This hotel is located 0.5 km from Antonio Rivera Rodriguez Airport. It features a swimming pool where you can enjoy your time. nine0225 Free Wi-Fi

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  • Important information

    Railway Registration: from 15: 00-22: 00

    Lacking: to 07: 00- 00-00-00-00- 11:00

    • Children and Extra Beds
    • Maximum number of extra beds per room is 1.



      1.7 km

    • Embankment of the Esperansa district

      100 m

    • Bay San

      1.7 km

    • Black Sand


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