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Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach

Shacks Beach, Bajuras 326, Isabela 00662 Puerto Rico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 7 hotels in Isabela
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-surfing and SUP destination. There are 30 unique, fully - equipped apartments with everything for your home away from home on the beach. Many amenities are included like your clean sheets and towels, cooking tools and utensils, 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 Gift Shop has souvenirs, beverages, incl alcohol, and conveniences. The friendly Canadian Owners and helpful staff are kind, resourceful and a joy to vacation with. Villa Tropical's Best Value is maintained by the owner's maintaining direct relations with customers, thus why you will never find us on an OTA's top list. Villa Tropical books solidly 2 years in advance for high season dates.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Private pool
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Water sport equipment rentals
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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tconn123 wrote a review May 2020
Prior Lake16 contributions9 helpful votes
This review is a bit late but here goes. Once again I was welcomed back to Villa Tropical by Trevor and Jennifer to their wonderful place in paradise...this year I was there for a little over 3 weeks.from January 15th 2020 until February 7th 2020 . This hotel has an apartment like set up. This year i spent 2 nights is a one bedroom beautiful apartment with lots of privacy . I was traveling alone this year and after 2 nights of privacy I asked to be moved to a different apartment on Shacks beach . This was apartment TR. In this building there is a shared large deck and was much more fun for me.. At this apartment I saw over 7 Hump Back wales from the deck. This is a great building to watch surfers and kite surfers flying high in the are. These kite surfers are ultra friendly . If you stay at Villa Tropical don't be shy to strike up a conversation with them. The beach has a very well protected area for families with young children. I have visited Puerto Rico for 7 years now. It would have been 8 years but I didn't stay right after Katrina hit the island. After my many visits to PR I was so happy to discover Villa Tropical...Don't waste your time of money searching for a better vacation rental it won't be found. Jennifer and Trevor will make you feel right at home. The maids and handy man are ready to serve you as if you where a guest in their home.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Check with Trevor and tell him your needs. They have over 20 apartments various From honeymooners...
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Response from Trevor Y, Owner at Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach
Responded May 4, 2020
Thanks so very much for your kind word. Look forward to seeing you again this winter.
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Liz S wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California12 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
My family spent Christmas week in Isabela, PR. We stayed in 2 2 bedroom units in the main building and we also had a unit in the Q building. The accomendations were wonderful. Nothing like being steps away from the beach. We started everyday with breakfast on the deck and finished every night with fireworks on the beach. The kitchens had what I needed to make Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas dinner. Trevor and the staff are great to work with. This was are third trip to Villa Tropical. Will be back again!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Trevor Y, Owner at Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Thanks for the awesome feedback!! Great to hear and we look forward to hosting you all again soon
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_ponchoball wrote a review Mar 2020
Farmington, Utah19 contributions10 helpful votes
The apartments sit right on the beach. Beach is more rock than sand so you have to get past the initial beach in some places but once in the water wow. To the west of the apartments is 5 miles of native beach and jungle. No houses etc. we go several times a year and stay here. Blue hole dive site right on beach.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Flyer712625 wrote a review Dec 2019
Portsmouth, New Hampshire5 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a great stay at Trevor’s place. Was in the main building with direct oceanfront access, Apartment B1 had everything I needed and the view was amazing! A short walk to Ola Lolas for meals and I didn’t need to leave Shacks Beach all weekend. I’ll bring the family next time. Highly recommended, thanks for the referral Woody!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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kittykat8831 wrote a review Jul 2019
Long Island92 contributions27 helpful votes
Our family loved the apartment. They gave us a two bedroom with spacious living area and kitchen. The outside deck had a bbq and picnic table facing the ocean. I didn’t realize we should bring food supplies but we ventured off the property for food anyway and that was good. The drive there from Aguadilla was short and kind of felt like a treasure hunt. We would definitely like to go back and bring more family. Beach access was awesome. The waves were visible and audible but not to powerful when in the water.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach?
Nearby attractions include Survival Beach (2.3 miles), Jobos Beach (1.7 miles), and The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and babysitting.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Coffee Spot, La Vista Smokehouse, and Ola Lola's Garden Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a private pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palacete Los Moreau (5.0 miles).
Does Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.