First off this experience was incredible. My wife and son both wanted to consider moving here after our visit.
It makes more sense to utilize the shuttle service from the hotel. My wife, son and I rented a car and it was most cumbersome. Simply finding the place is a task as you have to time everything so that you make the ferry and it becomes somewhat concerning.
Upon arrival we were greeted well and from the hotel taken to the resort. The rooms were exactly as described very comfortable yet unique in the design and layout in the resort itself was beautiful. You feel as though your staying in the jungle (uh, you are) with the ocean right outside the door. We saw many Monkeys including howler monkeys. We saw plenty of iguanas, crabs, armadillo and other animals. The staff was very responsive and gave us realistic time lines too anticipate dining as well as other amenities. Food was well prepared and it was bright enough for us to eat for seven days without issue. (my son loved the chocolate milk they prepared for him daily).
Visiting the island we hiked the waterfalls, zip lined and surf several days (surfing with Alberto was definitely a highlight), the bohemian shops in walking distant were convienient and we also went to the local hotel where they featured a film which was great for my son (life of pi). The owner takes great pride in providing world class experience to a variety of different types of people. The pool is well taken care of and great for an evening swim. It helps to be comfortable with an outdoors experience. Those that are willing to accept an environment outside of the typical 4 star resort will really appreciate this gem. It has been a full year since we enjoyed Ylang Ylang and i can honest say my Wife and Son has not gone an entire week since without talking about Ylang Ylang. I often hear "Dad, when are we going back"?
The owner is nothing less than a fantastic individual that took time to speak with us about life on thenisland, his tramsitiin, family, employees etc. He is a stand - up guy with a huge heart...don't let his tone in the reviews sway you.
James Smith and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This family-owned resort is known for its natural tropical beauty, variety of wildlife roaming the grounds and outstanding customer service. Located a 10-15 minute walk on the beach from Montezuma, one will find romantic Beach Front Bungalows with A/C, a Spa nestled in the jungle, and a tropical pool edged by waterfalls. If you're looking to get away...this is the getaway place... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ylang Ylang Beach Hotel Montezuma
- Ylang Beach Hotel
- Ylang Beach Resort