Our friends Andy and Michael have a house on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, just a short half-hour flight from San Juan. They've been gracious in asking us to visit several times over the years. It's a wonderful, low-key place--good food, beautiful beaches, friendly people, wild horses wandering all over. It's like the Caribbean before cruise ships and mass tourism.. Their house is called Vista dos Mares, at the top of the island with views of the Caribbean and the Atlantic. If you're looking for a great place for a group or family vacation, check it out.