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“Great Vacation Destination!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach

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Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach
Shacks Beach, Bajuras 326, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Isabela
Indialantic, Florida
2 reviews
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“Great Vacation Destination!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have been to Puerto Rico before for the excellent surf but until now have not been fortunate enough to stay at Villa Tropical. We recently spent three nights in the Filisha F2 which was ideal for our family of five. The hospitality that Trevor, Jennifer, and the rest of the staff showed us went above and beyond our expectations.

Although we could see the potential for a nice surf break directly out in front of Shacks Beach, the minimal swell did not produce ridable waves. One of the best things about this location is that you can normally find decent surf within a ten minute drive of Villa Tropical. We surfed Jobos Beach (five minute drive) during our last two days there. We were amazed how well this break served to all skill levels with multiple breaks in varying sizes to choose from. I'm not sure who had more fun, my ten year old son or myself. We were also able to enjoy the fantastic snorkeling directly off the Shacks Beach, the Camuy Caves (an hours drive away), and even horseback riding on the beach!

The Villa Tropical is the perfect tropical destination that offers something for the entire family.
We can't wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gulfport, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed in Room # M1 on the ground floor, you cannot get any closer to beach, the sound of the waves crashing is very relaxing, the view is beautiful. Myself and my wife stayed for 5 nights, wished it was longer! A great location, off the beaten track, I think the best beaches in Puerto Rico! and I have travelled all over the Island. Be careful when snorkeling, the current is strong! Do not go out too far! Enjoy!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A friend told us about Villa Tropical and we're glad we chose to stay. Stayed in M4 which is beautiful. The layout is a little funky but the great patio, huge patio doors and view of the ocean made up for the bathroom being by the kitchen. I'm glad I wasn't walking around naked because the entrance for M3 which is the three bedroom below M4 is halfway up the staircase to M4. We had several curious folks from M3 wanting to see the view from our patio.

The staff at VT was wonderful. We got to meet the owners of the M Buiding who work very hard at keeping the property pristine and comfortable.

Shacks Beach is very nice with some decent snorkeling right out front of the property. Though we did have a full kitchen, which was awesome, Ola Lola's was a delight both for dinner and again for The Breakfast Club.

If you're looking for a very relaxing, quiet experience, VT is the place to go.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

First of all, Trevor and his staff cannot be beat! They were more than accommodating for our group of 10. We saw so many beautiful fish snorkeling! We supported bakeries, Abierto's grocery store, bought freshly caught lobster right on Shacks Beach, and enjoyed beach life to the max. This was our third trip here and we'll be back again! Adios until we meet again!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We traveled to multiple parts of Puerto Rico and stayed here for 2 nights. The beach is amazing. Very pleased. We were able to snorkel with our 9 year old in very clean and beautiful water. Multiple fish and coral and a lot of rocks. Very friendly staff. Very informative about the area given in a handbook in the condo. Only things I will say about our trip not up to par was that there was not a full set of cook wear and not got it. Also wish the mattress was better, other than those two concerns it was a great place. Very modern and nice amenities through out. You will not be disappointed. Will be back again to enjoy the area and stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Centerville, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Villa Tropical Isabela Puerto Rico,
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for such a wonderful stay at Villa Tropical in Isabela Puerto Rico. I’m pleased to say that it’s still the best kept secret in the Caribbean. The staff was courteous, knowledgeable of the area. The rooms… OMG! Five star quality accommodations; clean, modern, luxurious and private apartments. Fully equipped kitchen, cable, air-conditioning, beautiful bathroom, terrace (best place to relax)
Jennifer and Trevor have improved the property to some of highest levels in the industry without compromising privacy. If you desire a small part of paradise, this is the place for you. A place for total relaxation… The water was crystal clear… The beach is a private retreat for all, as not many people know about Shacks beach…


Nelly, Jennifer and Trevor will make you feel at home. Only one thing remains to be said. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!!
We shall return!

Sincerely,
Ismael & Antje Gonzalez
Centerville Virginia
434 249 3855

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monkton, Maryland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and our three children just returned from an 8-day stay at Villa Tropical. From start to finish, the property and it's surroundings exceeded our expectations. The beaches were perfect for our children to play on and to snorkel. The villa we stayed in was on the beach,spacious and clean. The restaurant down the street, Ola Lola's, which is just a short down from Villa Tropical, served up delicious breakfast amid a cool outdoor vibe. I would highly recommend this for any beach and water lover who wants to find that off-the-beaten-path sliver of paradise. It truly is a special place.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Address: Shacks Beach, Bajuras 326, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isabela
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Isabela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 28
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 
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