This is still February, your saying to yourself, why is he talking about the November trip? Well, we've already begun planning the November trip, to the point that we've got half of the flight bought ( I've got the flight down purchased, I'm buying the leg back with miles) and have made reservations on a place to stay. We've moved up higher in elevation from our last trip, but are not back in the Los Chivos area. This time we're staying in Villa Borinquen. (confused on how to say that? I was for a very long time. It's pronounced Veeya Boringken). One of the things Lorrie and I learned from the last trip at Los Cocos was that it's not that bad driving through or around Isabel. We had avoided doing it, at all costs, because of our very first trip to Vieques. On that first trip we got caught right near the ferry as it was unloading. After a long, white knuckled, slalom through the cars and people going in every which direction, we ended up in Santa Maria somehow getting lost. We've come a long way since those days.
I'm not positive of the exact the location of Colores del mar, but I do believe it's out near Playa Voltios (volted beach). The reason it's called volted is because there's an electric cable running from Vieques to Culebra and it enters the ocean at, Playa Voltios. I have a google shot of it below. You can even see the cable running to Culebra in the water. I highlighted it with orange:
Colores del Mar is not nearly as nice a place, at least from the pictures, as Los Cocos was, but it's 38% cheaper and does seem to have some killer views. It is owned by a massage therapist that lives on the island. I think I'm seeing a few added perks with this place, we shall see...