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We rented one of the Villa Quinones buildings. The furnishings were a little tired, but very clean, and for the price it represents excellent value. The location is stunning: on Shacks Beach just outside Isabela; a renowned surfing spot, and the beach just in front...More
We just spent a week at Villa Tropical and I can honestly say we could not have asked for anything better...We already can't wait to go back! The cool thing about VT is that each of the different apartments/condos have their own unique special qualities....More
I don't want to steer people away from VT for whom it is RIGHT for, and I'll be specific: we were in the main Villa Tropical building - this may not be the case for any of the other villas (we weren't able to get...More
We enjoyed our stay at the Villa Tropical. We had two one-bedroom oceanfront units. The shared "lanai" was outstanding for relaxing and enjoying the sun and surf. The units were clean yet in need of some updating. For the price, you can't beat the Villa.
My wife and I enjoyed the Villa Tropical last winter so much that we returned for a week this past January. We love the Villa and all of the nice people who work there including Trevor the owner and Cookie the office manager. We stayed...More
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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... More
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.