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Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

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3.5 of 5
Montezuma Beach | 10-12 minute walk North along the beach, Montezuma 00000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Sano Banano Beach Hotel)
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My 13-year old and I had a "tent cabin" room at this luxurious and delightful resort. I can only imagine what the domes and jungle king rooms must look like, given how lovely our little "tent" was! While we did struggle with insects, I can't say that they were any worse here than they would be in a room with... More 

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las vegas
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23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was the perfect place to relax and enjoy doing absolutely nothing, except going to the beautiful beach, lounging by the pool with the monkeys, and eating delicious food. My sister and I chose the tent and we were lucky to get the one closest to the beach--and I wouldn't trade it for any other room offered. I know it... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ylang Ylang met all my expectations of a fairly remote, beautiful tropical paradise on the beach and much more. It is the perfect blend of adventure, wildlife and luxury, from the arrival via exciting water taxi across the gulf from Jaco to the howler monkeys; from the lovely accommodations and friendly staff to the fabulous food, my friend and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We got married here 5 years ago and just went back for our anniversary! It's such a special, one of a kind place! HIGHLY recommend!!! Whether you like relaxing or adventure, you can have both here. The spa is outstanding, staff is the best and grounds are gorgeous!!!

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North Hampton, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Lovely, natural, oceanfront resort and spa tucked into the edge of the jungle, the tent cabins are clean, comfortable and open to the wonderful breezes and sounds of the sea and jungle. Bathrooms are clean and showers are good with plenty of hot water. Good value for oceanfront resort. The spa services were excellent also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

secluded beach , def off the beaten path , great resort , loved the yoga, very cool yoga instructors in great studio directly in front of beach takes while to get there from St Jose airport but def worth time and effort

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Morrison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have stayed here 9 times and each time it is better. We love the staff and the owner is friendly and gives a great Garden Tour on Thursdays. The food is the best food in all of Costa Rica and even better than most restaurants in the US. It is the most relaxing place possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

After having travelled to many different beach resorts, I can confidently say that Ylang Ylang was the best one I've stayed at. But the reason why goes beyond the resort itself, which was a beautiful, romantic and serene place...it was more about the service, the setting and the food I was surrounded by at Ylang Ylang. Everyone I encountered at... More 

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Ukiah, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is such a beautiful resort tucked away from it all, surrounded by wonderful gardens and the ocean and bordered by a reserve. I stayed in a tent cabin and absolutely loved it! You feel so close to nature, yet with all the comforts of home. I've seen more wildlife here than in any of the National Parks! The staff... More 

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Great Barrington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

All the rave reviews of Ylang Ylang we read before hand proved well deserved. It is a perfect balance of nature and luxury. The staff could not ave been more gracious, and we loved staying in the tents. One of the best vacations destinations ever-highly recommended

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