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Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

My husband and I just spent a ten day vacation in Puerto Rico and stayed at Villa Tropical. It far exceeded our expectation. The owners, Trevor and Jennifer, along with their staff were friendly, helpful and treated us like family. The unit we stayed in was TR (Top Right). It was a 2 BR/1 BA with kitchen and living area...

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2Thank MrsSparrk
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 May 2013

My wife and I stayed in Villa Bajandas for five unforgettable days in late April. Here's the deal with Villa Tropical: it is a collection of different apartments/houses, each with their own charm and quirks. We stayed in one of the most bare bones, sparsely decorated, and inexpensive units available. Because this is what we wanted, we had a phenomenal...

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4Thank Alexander B
Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I have mixed feelings about this place. I liked a lot of things about this property and some I really didn't like. However, I would say the good outweigh the bad. The good: SOME of the homes and properties for rent are nice and modern and well priced. The beach is pristine and BEAUTIFUL and isolated, so you can acutally...

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7Thank grnfern
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I emailed a reservation for July 2013 - and did not receive a call as the automatic reply said I would. I called the hotel's main line the next day, and no one picked up. After SEVERAL unsuccessful attempts to reach someone I dialed the emergency contact number which was picked up by "Trevor". When I explained my situation -...

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14Thank MNieves123
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Reviewed 25 April 2013 via mobile

Great stay. The beach feels private. The staff is great. Villas are clean and comfortable. Can cook your own meals or dine out in town. We're from Nashville and are coming back. We absolutely love it here.

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1Thank Roguecyclist
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 22 April 2013

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...

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2Thank 13AliciaR
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 20 April 2013

We stayed at Villa Tropical with another couple for six nights. We stayed at the Villa Felisha condo number 2. It was two bedroom, one bath and was perfect. You could walk out the doors and down some steps to the beach. The staff was awesome, everything you need is there. I rented a surf board for a couple days....

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1Thank Chris J
Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 April 2013

I'm a graduate student, who is pretty easy going and was traveling with my girlfriend on this trip. We tried to be spontaneous with our last few days in Puerto Rico. So we didn't know where we were staying until those days came around. I remembered finding Villa Tropical on google maps before the vacation began and showed my girlfriend,...

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1Thank BTylerP
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 13 April 2013

We recently stayed at Villa Tropical for a relatively short get away. The location of the Villa Tropical is stunning. Shacks beach is absolutely gorgeous and - if the heat doesn't bother you -morning runs by the water is an absolute must. The water is lovely and great for swimming, although the currents in some areas are pretty strong. The...

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Florida City, Florida
Reviewed 9 April 2013

First let me start off by saying the staff is the best thing about this place! Everyone we met was friendly and overly helpful. They truly do make the experience more enjoyable. Now on the less desirable stuff ... Accomodations: Granted you are on a beautiful beach in the middle of no where, but really most of the units here...

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Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach

Address: Shacks Beach, Bajuras 326, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isabela
Price Range: €73 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
Also Known As:
Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments On Shacks Beach Hotel Isabela
Tropical Hotel Isabela
Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments On Shacks Beach Puerto Rico/Isabela
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VillaTropical Isabela Property representative
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Jobos beach is around a 30 minute walk. That is good as Jobos beach is loud and crowded. We have a small store on site and there are two restaurants within walking distance. I would highly recommend a car to make your trip more enjoyable as there are many cool things to see within a short drive.

over a year ago
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Hi, The break out front is a fast moving right that is amazing to surf when the waves are out of the North, Ne.

11 months ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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VillaTropical Isabela Property representative
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We have three properties which have private pools, but there is not a common pool

over a year ago
Boone, North Carolina
JTiller111 Isabela, PR Property representative
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VT Main (BL, TR, TL), Villa Rivero and Bajandas units have the shortest distance to the swimming area outfront and best views of the blue hole coral reef but agreed, sometimes having a pool option too is golden with kids. Mother Nature sets the schedule for calm vs rough waters and though we can estimate calmer in summer than in winter, it all depends on the weather. If however it is super tough swell surfing time of year, best to watch not snorkel. If it's calm you don't need to venture far from shore to see live coral and an assortment of sea life. The swimming hole always offers a protective refuge for bathers but expect a current, which in itself can be loads of fun. One can always drive the short distance to jobos beach or crashboat for more sandy bottoms. There are beaches best known for learning to surf and those like shacks known for its miles and miles of untouched wilderness. Our kids, 7&9 love the Long Beach walks exploring for shells and bamboo and other ocean collectibles. Calm is ok, but they prefer waves to jump in. Booties are advisable as well as encouraging doing our best not to touch the coral or sea plant life but just in case, nice to have on. Always wear your mask so you can keep an eye on your underwater surroundings and you will have a great time. Rent an SUP and explore the reef from above the surface. Walk over to tropical trail rides and enjoy a shacks beach horseback ride adventure. Call reservations and talk more about when you are planning to visit and we can best advise on available units and their features for families. Remember we book direct only - no ota's - call 787-872-7172. See more pics on our Facebook page and on Instagram @shacksbeach.

5 months ago
Ceiba, Puerto Rico
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“None of the rooms are far from the beach. Villas closer to the office are closer to the swimming beach, but really, none are very far away.”
genenurse, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“during winter waves will get loud”
627katarinar, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view is the best, although other rooms are fine I love to wake and see the ocean”
333diverdarryl, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Double room, single bathroom, full kitchen and living room apartment.”
RosarioJR, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Joslyn or Trevor”
Debbie0416, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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