My daughter and I stayed at the IslaMar Villas in July 2003. We had a one bedroom/one bath and we loved it. It was extremely clean and roomy. There was a TV with local cable which has some English channels, a VCR, a double burner stove top, microwave, fridge plus everything you need for cooking and eating. There was an AC as well. The "compound" is surrounded by a wall and a secured front gate. There are 5 total units so you don't have to worry about big crowds. There was a nice pool and whirlpool, dive gear storage, rinse tank and a beautiful garden. It was like a home away from home. Around the corner was a convenice store and it's close enough to walk to town. I never felt in danger. All in all it was a great experience. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something different from the standard "tourist trap".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1998, owner Sherri Davis & staff personally take care of all guests on a daily basis. Six spacious, comfortable villas are situated around a relaxing tropical garden, pool, waterfall & jacuzzi area with hammocks. Villas are nonsmoking and have king beds, A/C, TV/Cable/DVD, free Wi-Fi, kitchens with dishes and porches. Located in a regular neighborhood behind the downtown tourist zone, many “locals” eateries, a park & neighborhood grocery are just around the corner. ... more less