Hello Traci, So glad you had an enjoyable stay. I wish to clarify a few things for the benefits of future guests. When you say that you weren't able to use the resort facilities, you meant the hotel pool as all the other facilities are always open to villa guests.You stayed at our villa over spring break, which is the most popular week of the year for local beachgoers so the hotel pools gets fully packed. During times like these the hotel limits their pool to their guests for security reasons and ask villa guests to use the beachfront villa's pool. Other popular beach holidays are the 4th & 25th of July. The rest of the year the hotel normally allows villa guests to use the hotel pool as long as they are consuming at their pool bars/restaurants. Do note that the picture we have on the listing is of the beachfront villa's pool and I am so glad you found it "extremely nice". As for El Yunque Forest, I also wish to clarify that it s only 5 minute drive from our villa (not 1 hr) and that they have open the following trails: (1) La Mina Falls (2) Angelito Trail and (3) El Toro Trail. It is unfortunate you did not walk to La Mina as it has always been one of the most popular waterfalls of the Forest. Thanks for the info on the 6:30pm return ferry from Vieques being almost a sunset cruise. Will certainly take your recommendation on placing more seasonings on the villa. Take care!