Thank you for the helpful response. DH reminded me today that it was a land taxi driver who wanted to take us to Vigie, so you are correct! Do you happen to remember how much the cab ride was? 5-10 min would have to mean it wasn't too far.... And did you enjoy Vigie? Chairs and umbrella rentals available? And bathrooms, I will assume....Vigie has been revamped as of Dec last year. Thete is now a boardwalk with multiple food outlets with full meals and snacks if various types, bars, cocktails, tables, restrooms and showers. Chairs available, as noted above. Minimal umbrellas for shade as they're not necessary - there's tons of shade available all down the beach - tons.
Taxi should be around $10-12 one way. You can either arrange a time for pickup or there are drivers available there also to return you.
You can walk also, maybe 20-30 minutes walk, directions listed in several other posts on here...