Villa Tropical is an ideal spot to stay while enjoying the fantastic Isabela, which is absolutely gorgeous. What is great about Villa Tropical is that you get an apartment or studio for a very reasonable price with a fantastic view of the beach. It is one of the most relaxing places I've ever stayed at. It is perfect for for couples, families, or a group of friends. Unlike a hotel or resort where you spend tons of money on food and drinks that may not live up to your expectations and have to deal with crowds and waiting times, here you can prepare your own meals (there are supermarkets and a Walmart some 10 or 15 minutes away), but also have the option of walking to Villa Montaña, the resort next to it, which does have a restaurant overlooking the beach or Lola's down the road for drinks or a quick bite to eat. Shacks beach, as other reviewers have noted is more so for surfing, but if you walk in either direction you will find calmer waters. The apartments are very clean, and the owners are very attentive. I don't have a single negative thing to say. If what you are looking for is a hotel or resort with swimming pools, restaurants, fitness rooms and a spa, Villa Tropical is clearly not for you, but if what you want is an escape from it without dealing with what staying at a resort or hotel entails, this is the place to do so without a doubt.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1990, Villa Tropical's Location and Accommodations have enchanted visitors from around the world. Villa Tropical Inc. represents an exclusive group of fully-equipped oceanfront and non-oceanfront apartments located ON Shacks Beach (Playa Shacks), Isabela. Directly in front of the VT Main building is the "Blue Hole", a coral-reef-protected swimming area that provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of sea life while snorkeling and diving in underwater caverns. Just west of the coral reef is a challenging surf break and favorite kite-boarding destination. There are 28 exceptionally furnished, fully - equipped apartments with everything for your home away from home on the beach. Many amenities are included such as FREE wifi, FREE A/C, FREE Parking, FREE beach access, FREE soap, dish detergent, TP and PT :) LOL and cleaning supplies and FREE BBQ tank refills. The NEW Villa Tropical Store (gifts, conveniences, beverages etc.) is to be in full swing by 2015. The friendly Canadian Owners and helpful staff are kind, resourceful and a joy to vacation with. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments On Shacks Beach Hotel Isabela
- Tropical Hotel Isabela