We stayed here during Xmas week. We rented unit #5701 for two families. The way the numbering works is that the units ending in 1 are on the ground floor, 2 on the 2nd floor and 3 are the penthouse units. For the two families (total of 8 people) we felt that one of the penthouse units would have worked better. I believe the higher the first two numbers, the closer you are to the beach.
I can understand that there is going to be some variations from one unit to the other based on the owner. We rented ours through Alonso Realty. He sent his agent to pick one of the families up from the airport. There is no interaction with the agent other than the rental agreement and to pick up the keys.
The public areas were maintained well. We saw crews trimming the hedges, clearing the dead leaves, spraying (must be for mosquitoes). The pools are nice, and so is the hot tub. During the Xmas week, the club house got little use. We went there occasionally for a wi-fi connection, since our apartment did not have any.
We felt totally safe at this location, partly because it is a gated community. During Xmas week there were plenty of other families. All residents are required to wear a wristband to use the public areas (a way for them to ensure that only residents are using the facilities). We were comfortable walking around the property even late at night.
The area of Loiza that this community is located is a bit run down. As others have noted not many options on decent restaurants near by. We picked up cereals, milk etc. at the Wal-mart/Ralph's which is about 4 miles away. For some lunch/dinner we drove up the Ciosco in Luquilllo which is about a 15 minute drive. Plenty of options were available at Luquillo. Less than half an hour ride on the coastal road to the Isla Verde area of San Juan. We felt the location was convenient for our excursions (to El Yunque, Fajardo, Old San Juan, Luquillo beach etc.)
The beach behind the property is small. It is fine for a stroll, or a quick dip.
At night you do hear the coqui (the local frog).
- Also Known As:
- Aquatika Beach Hotel Loiza