Stayed in Unit M3. Beautiful area, ideal location. Windsurfing wasn't what I had hoped, but will bring kiting gear next time. Trevor is a very cool host and looks after all your needs. Snorkeling is world class right out your door. Neighbors of VT are very friendly and hospitable. Ola Lola's (walking distance) is an awesome makeshift bar/restaurant where guests and locals can mingle casually and sip refreshing cocktails or eat a great meal.
Tropical Trail Rides- walking distance is an incredible riding experience on pristine beach and almond forest.
This place is the "GEM" of Puerto Rico" for those who aren't the "resort" types. We hate resorts. This place is for laid-back, adventurous, easy-going people into being mellow and not requiring pampering.
Our 3 bdmr unit was great, except that the kitchen could be better equipped for those of us with culinary inclinations. Even just some stemware for wine/cocktails and a few sharp knives would go a LONG way. That said..i'd go back in an instant. In fact, like the Terminator, we WILL be back!
Gracias to Trevor for being such a great host and all around cool dude.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments On Shacks Beach Hotel Isabela
- Tropical Hotel Isabela