429MAGAZINE weekly column is OUT on Vieques

429MAGAZINE weekly column is OUT on Vieques  |  dot429.com  |  Dear followers, my weekly contribution on Luxury Gay Travel for 429MAGAZINE at dot429.com is OUT and ONLINE. Check it OUT. This week, on my last experience in Puerto Rico and Vieques Island at the W Retreat & Spa. For more on Vieques click HERE. Till next week adventure. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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El Quenepo Restaurant Puerto Rican/Asian fusion

El Quenepo Restaurant Puerto Rican/Asian fusion  |  Vieques, Puerto Rico  |  Guided by our Guest Relations agent at the W Retreat & Spa Vieques, we learned about El Quenepo Restaurant right at the malecon of Vieques, only 10 minutes drive away from the Retreat. As they like to call it ” Fun, Funky, Island Food”. Run by Scott and Kate Cole. Quenepo is the fruit of a Tropical Tree that grows in the area of Vieques. Continue reading El Quenepo Restaurant Puerto Rican/Asian fusion

Vieques Island a quick summer getaway

by Carlos Melia for 429 Magazine  |  Last weekend was my boyfriend’s birthday, and the request was clear and simple: a summer weekend getaway. A travel getaway (shocking right… which other activities can be associated with me?) But nothing comes easy, when you are a travel agent. The mood and request was very specific – a beach getaway, sophisticated ambiance, remote location within the United States, with a flight no longer than five hours, and a destination that both of us had never been before.

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Vieques Air Link the best connection from Puerto Rico

Vieques Air Link the best connection from Puerto Rico  |  Vieques, Puerto Rico  |  When we decided that the W Retreat & Spa Vieques, was going to be our next getaway for a weekend, I began my research on way to get from Puerto Rico to the island of Vieques. I went through multiple options, including ferry (which I was advise not to trust, since it takes too long, and is not reliable) and air. I checked Cape Air among a few others, and I found that Vieques Air Link (or VAL as known by the locals) was offering professional service, good aircrafts and the best deal in the market, with fares unto 50% from their competitors. Continue reading Vieques Air Link the best connection from Puerto Rico

Weekend getaway at the W Retreat & Spa Vieques

Weekend getaway at the W Retreat & Spa Vieques  |  Vieques, Puerto Rico |  Just back from a lovely weekend at the W Retreat & Spa in Vieques, only 30 minutes away by plane from Puerto Rico main island. We came to celebrate Rubin’s Birthday, and to relax from the hustle and bustle from New York city, and we certainly did. Three days two nights was the perfect timing to enjoy the Retreat in full, and to discover the Island of ViequesContinue reading Weekend getaway at the W Retreat & Spa Vieques

Heading back after and amazing weekend in Vieques

Heading back after and amazing weekend in Vieques  |  Vieques, Puerto Rico  |  After a lovely weekend in Vieques at the W Retreat and Spa, we are heading back to New York city. All will be online on my blog by tomorrow, or you may also read my weekly column on Luxury Gay Travel at 429MAGAZINE. Photo above is me at the Adults Only beach of the W Retreat. Continue reading Heading back after and amazing weekend in Vieques

GPS Carlos Melia transitioning from Puerto Rico to Vieques

GPS Carlos Melia transitioning from Puerto Rico to Vieques  |  Vieques  | Hi there everyone, reporting from Vieques, were we are spending a fabulous weekend celebrating Rubin’s BDAY. More photos on Facebook. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia transitioning from Puerto Rico to Vieques