Hey guys! After taking some time off to deal with some health issues (I’ll spare you the details, but kidney stones suck), I’m so excited to finally have a ton of new content lined up for you guys! Today I’m throwing it back to my trip to Vieques in Puerto Rico. Although it wasn’t the sunniest welcome, the island still proved to be beautiful during our first day of exploring.
5 Things I learned my first day in Vieques:
1. Just 6 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico (or a 20 minute plan ride) the island of Vieques is 55 square miles and has a population of less than 10,000.
2. Vieques is a sanctuary to many types of animals, most notabley wild horses. They pretty much have free reign of the island, so if you come across one on a one lane road…you may be sitting there for a while.
3. From the early 1800s until the 1920s there was a fully functioning Sugar Cane Mill on the island. Exploring the ruins was definitely one of the highlights of our tour.
4. The Ceiba Tree that we visited is over 300 years old and has many ancient stories and legends associated with it.
5. The W Hotel property is breath taking (if you caught the tour of our room on snapchat you know what I’m talking about), and this was going to be an amazing weekend!
Stay tuned for more info on our stay at The W as well as info on Puerto Rico’s first ever fashion week!
*Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post, however I did receive compensation in the form of room and travel c/o the W Hotel. As always, all opinions are my own.