The Villa Vera was everything we expected, and more. It was reviewed as a very low-key place to stay. The positives: The layout of the resort, the pool, and the size of the rooms. We had a suite with a covered patio (which included a hammock). It was great just to be able to walk directly to our room on the ground floor. In our suite we had a king-sized bed, (very comfortable) a desk area, (which did have a coffee maker - we were prepared and brought our own coffee and bought bottled water there), an eating area, and separate toilet/sink, dressing area, and a very nice Jacuzzi tub with a large mirrored vanity area. The décor was beautiful - large palm trees embossed on the wall, and beautiful Caribbean colours in the accents. There was also a mini fridge beside the eating area, to which we used every day, as we shopped and stocked up with breakfast/snack items, etc. at the Chedauri, (like a Walmart) that was within walking distance.
The office staff/concierge were very helpful and friendly. Maid service was prompt and great, we had fresh towels and bedding every afternoon. The concierge even brought us some fruit one morning.
There was never any problems getting a lounge chair by the pool, as this was not a crowded place. If you love fishing, or have one of those yachts (!) the marina was a great place to get out on the water.
We rented a golf cart for one day, which was arranged at the office and brought right to us, and we had a wonderful day of exploring the whole island. Optionally, if you needed a cab, one was always available at the end of the resort entrance - usually around 50-60 pesos. (78 if you were going to the park at the south end). $4-7 approx.
The negatives: I totally agree with some of the other reviews, that this resort would be much improved, however, with a better bar service and optional eat-in restaurant on site. As a result, (and I'm not totally complaining, because this did save us some money) we had to buy our beer/wine etc. at the Chedraui, and go out for dinner on most nights. We did opt to order in some food one night from the menu at the Villa, which was very good. Having no restaurant right there may have been a blessing in disguise - because we discovered many wonderful sumptuous places to eat off site.
We had booked with RCI cruises/resorts and were a bit annoyed because on the last night, the concierge came by with a "bill", which neither of us had a clue as to what for. Apparently it stipulates in the RCI contract that the resort can charge an extra fee if they want to, which also included a gratuities fee and a donation to a local charity. (optional) We were surprised about this, because we had tipped the maid and the concierge when they helped us, so couldn't understand why the extra charges. We got it ironed out, and ended up opting out of the donation fee, and had to pay an extra $40 US or so. (it was an agreement in our contract that we were unaware of, so please read your contracts!)
All in all, the Villa Vera was a very good place to stay.
- Also Known As:
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- Villa Vera Puerto Isla Mujeres Hotel Isla Mujeres
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