A Design-Pushed Eco Retreat On The Lush Island Of Vieques

Trendy, minimalist, open-air lofts designed to border the pure great thing about an idyllic Caribbean island. 13 acres of lush, tranquil tropical landscapes alive with wildlife. Non-public patios created for deep rest and catching the cooling commerce winds. And its proximity to pure wonders like a Bioluminescent Bay and over a dozen of probably the most lovely seashores you’ve got ever seen.

If this seems like your superb trip, it is time to get the rustic-yet-refined Hix Island Home in Vieques, Puerto Rico in your journey radar.

Location

It takes just a little effort to get to Vieques, a distant island 8 miles off the jap coast of Puerto Rico, close to St. Thomas and St. John. However except you are afraid of puddle jumpers, the aerial views of lush jungle, verdant mountains, and turquoise Caribbean waters on the 22-minute flight from San Juan make the journey half the enjoyable.

When you’re on the 21-by 3-mile lengthy island, nothing is simply too distant. Hix Island Home is a couple of 10-minute drive from the airport, set on a excessive ridge with 13 acres of lush environment to discover and panoramic views.

Structure and Decor

Trendy Brutalist-style structure is constructed with concrete and wooden, designed to age and develop a patina primarily based on the ideas of wabi-sabi.

Furnishings and decor are up to date, with pop-of-color furnishings and textiles like purple loungers and graphic mattress covers.

What to Know

Like almost all the accommodations and inns on the island, Hix Home is not situated immediately on a seashore. A lot of the island’s idyllic, uncrowded seashores are accessed by automotive. The most well-liked and accessible seashore, Solar Bay, is only a 7-minute drive from the Lodge. The extra wild and distant seashores within the Wildlife Refuge are about 20 minutes away.

highlights

  • Placing fashionable, minimalist structure
  • 13 acres of serene lush, tropical pure panorama
  • Indoor/out of doors, open-air lofts
  • Non-public patios and out of doors showers
  • Photo voltaic-powered pool with panoramic view
  • Absolutely stocked kitchens and eating areas
  • Complimentary breakfast fixings every day

Lodging

There are 4 separate buildings unfold out in numerous sections of the 13 acres: Casas Solaris, Redonda, Triangular, and Rectangular. Every was designed by the lodge’s proprietor and architect, John Hix, primarily based on the ideas of sustainability and wabi-sabi, the traditional Buddhist philosophy that celebrates the understated great thing about minimalism, and the distinctive patina that may solely develop over time.

Whereas the aesthetics of the lofts are minimal and uncluttered in order that friends can benefit from the pure great thing about the environment, the lofts come absolutely stocked with every thing you could possibly want for a seamless keep: well-equipped kitchens, fridges stocked with breakfast necessities like Puerto Rican espresso, eggs, and bread, eating areas, and enormous non-public patios and out of doors showers with unbelievable views. Plus, the lodge is glad to mortgage you coolers, towels, and seashore chairs to your excursions.

Eating

Whereas there is not a restaurant or bar on-site, friends can order from a menu for in-room eating.

Who It is Finest For

{Couples}, solo vacationers, and anybody seeking to unplug

Notable Facilities

  • Placing fashionable, minimalist structure
  • 13 acres of serene lush, tropical pure panorama
  • Indoor/out of doors room design
  • Non-public patios
  • Photo voltaic-heated out of doors showers
  • Frette linens
  • Yoga and Pilates lessons within the out of doors pavilion
  • Absolutely stocked kitchen for breakfast; eggs, juice, Puerto Rican espresso, tea, milk, butter, jam and artisan bread
  • Seaside chairs, seashore towels and cooler luggage on mortgage
  • Wi-Fi accessible at reception
  • In-loft massages

Close by Sights

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By gerard