Our trip to Villa Tropical was probably the best vacation I've ever been on. No really, it was amazing. I've been to Puerto Rico several times, but only the San Juan and Condado areas. However, this time my boyfriend and I decided to get away from the tourist crowds and try Villa Tropical.
Villa Tropical was absoluelty amazing. We had a beautiful villa right on the beach. We stayed in Q2. It was clean and simple and exactly what we expected after seeing the photos online. Every morning we would walk right onto the beach and and have it completely to ourselves. And at night we would grill up some fish and eat on the oceanfront deck. The fact that we were away from all the packs of tourist and busy street made everything feel so relaxing.
Even though we loved the laid back feel we're still really active people. We went snorkling right in front of our villa, kayaking, spearfishing, surfing, standup paddleboarding (with Aquatica highly recommended), swimming, hiking, and even went crabbing with a couple that was in the villa next to us! It was the perfect combination of relaxation and activity. And without any of the overpriced fees you'd get at a large resort!
Lastly, everyone was so wonderful and kind. People would come visit our porch and chat. We would share drinks and talk with other guests. I've never had the experience of staying somewhere that you could make friends and share stories with people from all over the country. We met so many amazing people. Not only that but the employees of Villa Tropical were so helpful too!
I had the most unbelievable experience here. It was truely a magical place! I just got home yesterday and can't stop telling everyone that they have to visit. And as for my boyfriend and I, we're already planning our next trip to Villa Tropical!
- 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-surfing and SUP destination. There are 31unique, 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments On Shacks Beach Hotel Isabela
- Tropical Hotel Isabela