Dream Island Escapes

Craving an island vacation? Get inspired by these exotic destinations.

Visit Vieques

Experience close encounters with giant sea stars, bask on sunny beaches, and soak up local culture on this little-known island near Puerto Rico.

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Vieques Puerto Rico: Get sweet on an old ruin
Photographer David Hillegas

Get sweet on an old ruin

Explore the 19th-century remains of the Playa Grande Sugar Mill—closed in the 1940s. It stands as a reminder of the area’s once-thriving sugar industry. Photo op: Pose under the curved redbrick entry surrounded by bright green foliage.


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