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The bed is made out of god knows what. Sounds like cardboard crunching. VERY small room not suite. That room is not nice in anyway. This place is close to nothing so plan on transportation. We don't surf and that's the only reason you want...More
We were supposed to stay at the hotel next door (Villa Montania) for a friends wedding. For about the same cost as their (Villa Montania's) cheapest rooms (far away from the beach), we were able to get an ocean front apartment at the Villa Tropical....More
Just got back yesterday from Villa Tropical and was generally very happy with our stay. Granted we are a bunch of surfers on a surf trip, but we are all professionals who are over "dirting" it like we did twenty years ago.
By far, the...More
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights because we saw good reviews and photos but was very small and difficult t find you really need to have a car to get there and go out to eat or to the supermarket because is...More
First off, if you're looking for a luxury resort you may want to consider another location. If you want a great price for a comfortable and clean apartment on a FABULOUS beach then try Villa Tropical. The staff is very friendly and the apartment (1B)...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.