What We Love
- The views of the Caribbean Sea and Vieques’s mountainous interior
- The wood-grilled fish and steaks at chef Jose Enrique’s open-kitchen restaurant
- Relaxing by the rooftop plunge pool with chef Jose Enrique’s signature cocktail (Puerto Rican rum, fresh-squeezed star fruit juice and ginger)
What To Know
- The 21 guestrooms are stylish but no-fuss; there are no TVs
- The vibe is casual, and going barefoot is encouraged
- Easy access to bike rentals, riding and hiking trails
- Children 17 and under are not permitted
- The bar opens at 5 p.m.
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The curved concrete four-story El Blok is the debut project of music executive Simon Baeyertz. Baeyertz’s intent was to create a simple, beachy retreat that’s big on relaxation and laid-back socializing. The guestrooms have floors clad with hidrolico tiles in a geometric pattern, and the hand-plastered walls are purposely left unfinished. All rooms have terraces with dramatic views and Magniflex organic hybrid foam mattress with colorful striped throws. The second floor of the hotel is a breezy open-air space that includes a bar and restaurant. Chef Jose Enrique’s eatery features versions of his lauded Puerto Rican dishes such as bacon and egg empanadas and seafood soup with coconut; his signature cocktail is made with Puerto Rican rum, fresh-squeezed star fruit juice and ginger — it’s best enjoyed by the rooftop plunge pool.
In the Area
The sole reason travelers flock to Vieques is the pristine white sand beaches — and if you’re not on the beach or appreciating the view, you’re napping or enjoying a cocktail or a casual meal. The small island boasts 40 beaches, and the concierge will give you insider tips on the best ones to visit if you’re not content with the one in front of the hotel. (However, chances are you’ll be happy to laze away your stay on-site.) If you are in the mood to dine out, the hotel isn’t far from El Quenepo, which serves a cosmopolitan take on traditional Puerto Rican fare. If you choose to tear yourself away from the beach, the 19th-century Count Mirasol Fort has art exhibits and an intriguing collection of Vieques artifacts, along with an amazing view of the island.
How to Get There
Staffs in El Blok are very nice. There is a old male staff who helped us take our cases from the third floor to the grand floor because of the electricity off. We are really thankful to him. The hotel also has great foods. The hotel has a pool on the roof. El Blok would be your great choice on Vieques.
非常感谢帮我们搬箱子的老爷爷，非常友好 很热心 是酒店的雇员 走的时候没找到老爷爷 没来得及给小费 希望这个评论你能看到
We had diner and drinks there and it was very fine dining! great wine selection, reasonably prices and amazing cocktails! would certainly recommend it. they were understaffed amd overbooked but handled it very well. opening hours are unsure though so best bet is by chance.
Vieques is such a beautiful, laid back island with some of the best beaches I have ever seen. This was our third visit to Vieques and our first stay at El Blok. While the island is still recovering from devastating hurricane Maria, El Blok stands strong. It's minimalist, modern design and lovely decor offered the inviting and relaxing atmosphere we look forward to. The roof top of the hotel has amazing views and a plunge pool. Sadly, the pool wasn't open when we were there. We had an esquina room. Again, lovely views, clean with a wonderfully comfortable bed, plenty of space and an outdoor veranda to take in the view. The new restaurant was fantastic. They did a great job with the design of the space and there is an outdoor patio and bar as well. All of the hotel staff were beyond accommodating and kind. We have stayed at the W in the past (disappointing to hear it won't be re-opening after the hurricane) and Malecon House (open during our visit). The manager also told us that many of the restaurants are planning to reopen for the season this November. We also had a great meal at Bananas, within walking distance from El Blok. If you are hesitant to visit Vieques after the hurricanes, don't be. The island is getting on it's feet again and is more beautiful than ever. Go!
Newly restored El Blok hotel and restaurant in Vieques is a must stop when visiting the Island. The restaurant is now on the first floor, a large, amplíe site with plenty of tables and a very large and attractive bar. It caters principally to tourists from abroad and from Puerto Rico. The service at the bar was outstanding with the bartender spending time with the customers explaining the various drinks available, particularly 'sahumerio'. Then at the table, the service was also very good, although it took some time for the food to come. We ordered beef sliders and grilled corn cut salad as appetizers. To share the main dish we opted for the lobster pasta, to learn that they did not get lobsters in from the local fishermen on that day so it had to be replaced with shrimps. Not the same thing, but it was very tasty and well prepared. It was a great experience, the ambiance, the quality of the food and the service. We will certainly visit again.
This was my first time visiting this place. The Blok botes is well designed, really modern and beautiful aesthetic places. Rooms are minimalist, I really
Enjoy it. Food is great! Staff will go the extra mile for you. They even help me book the bio bay tour for my first night. The hotel is really close by some amazing places like the bio bay and black beach. Wild horses are very common there. I’ll recommend 100%. Just plan your visit with time and buy the tickets at the Fajardo port in advance not the same day. To skip the long lines.