01/05/2011 04:29 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Architect John Hix: Vieques is the "Central Park of the Caribbean"

VIEQUES, PR -- John Hix, the Canadian-born architect who developed the "eco-hip," retreat the Hix Island House, sees Vieques as largely undeveloped gem in the Caribbean, a sort of "Central Park" in the midest of a highly developed region.

He sees sustainability as key to Vieques' future success is creating homes which are energy dependent, "off the grid," using solar power. He hopes that in the future wind farms will provide energy independence for the island.

Hix first visited Vieques some 28 years ago.

We spoke with him recently at his home for this interview.

You can also find this post at the travel video site, Vieques.TV.