5* decor, location (that view!!!) and welcome, 1* bed. The mattress was one of the worst I've slept on and hence I wasn't looking forward to going to sleep every night. At >$100 / night I expected better.
you’ve managed to find your way to the little seaside village of Esperanza as a destination based on really good information. Flamboyan is ground zero for a whole bunch of reasons: it’s THE primo location for the Malecon, several blocks of promenade lit at night where all the action is; you have Duffy’s right downstairs for all your initial wants/needs and their vibe and provisions speak the heart and soul of a desert island; Flamboyan stocks a little commons upstaIrs for guests that is thinking WAY ahead of your own planning and they know what they’re doing: snorkel gear? no need to bring...beach towels? games? coffee? coolers? beach chairs? wine glasses? (a fridge?): same; they don’t ding you for ANYTHING as an extra but provide everything you need to fully enjoy your stay; you can drive all over the island to fabulous snorkeling right offshore at countless amazingly beautiful remote beaches OR you can dive right under the old pier pilings a few hundred yards from Flamboyan and see nearly as much really easily. Flamboyan/Esperanza has a unique combination that is like the old time Caribbean and they have the recipe right. The owners are hands on in spades and are working like dogs - Alysa provided a huge amount of well organized VERY helpful orientation material by email on a host of issues. They are a perfect partner for an unforgettable vacation that feels totally off the grid (and they have WiFi). This is a diamond in the rough and an incredible bargain vs the other accommodations available, none of which have nearly the location special sauce. Pinch yourself.…
We stayed in room 1 for three nights in December. The room was really comfortable...the hosts think of everything you’d need to explore the island. The large patio was perfect for beginning and ending the day- what a view! Loved it & will be back!
We loved Room 1 of the Flamboyan Guest House, located upstairs over the fantastic Duffy's restaurant right on the Malecon in Esperanza. You are within walking distance of several great restaurants and the patio provides a picturesque view overlooking the ocean and is a great place to take in the sunsets. The room was very clean and comfortable and pretty. I was pleasantly surprised to find shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and a hairdryer in the room, as that is not always the case in these sorts of guest houses on the more remote islands. The private parking in the back was super convenient. We were there from Sunday through Wednesday and while you definitely get a little noise in this part of town, it was quite by 10pm so it didn't interfere with getting great rest.
Basic guest house accommodation, but all you need and a little more. The lovely hosts have gone out of the way to make their rooms cosy and comfortable with all the services you need. Don't think twice about booking the Flamboyan Guest House as a base for your Vieques-adventures.