Pata Prieta or Secret Beach
Known as Secret Beach, the shallow, clear waters of Pata Prieta make it the best spot for rookie swimmers and unexperienced snorkelers looking for a day of fun under sunny Vieques’ sky. The cove is located inside the island’s Wildlife Refuge, where you can spot an array of aquamarine life such as schools of colorful fishes, manta rays, and bountiful coral reefs. There are lush green bushes in the background and a few palm trees that provide shelter from the sun. Don’t forget your snorkel gear and a camera!
Media Luna beach
Another ideal beach for families with small children is Media Luna (which translates to Halfmoon beach). A protected cove past Sun Bay with calm waters and white sand, this spot is perfect for exploring marine life. The tide at Media Luna is shallow enough for you to walk about 50 feet offshore to play around schools of tropical fish. Lusciously green hills complement the scenery on both sides of the beach. Since there are no facilities on-site, this beach is mostly secluded.