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This was our third vacation at Villa Tropical and it didn't disappoint. You can't beat the location -- right on the beach and each of the units have large patios for taking in the view. Shacks Beach is a great location for water sports including...More
This was my first time staying at VT. It was amazing ! I highly recommend staying here! . I had a wonderful massage by Pearl on the deck with the sound of the waves crashing making it very relaxing !! Went snorkeling (with gear that...More
We've stayed at Villa Tropical twice now (one in 2016, and once in March 2018) and were blown away both times we went. We weren't sure what to expect this time around, post-Hurricane Maria, but the apartments and service were amazing as always. The facilities...More
By chance we found this beautiful tucked away apartment with ocean views. We had an unforgettable weekend. The apartment had everything we needed for our stay including beach equipment. We enjoyed the parasailing taking place just in front of where we were. Need to come...More
Spent over 2 months at Villa Tropical (Oct-Dec '17), even with the Hurricane Maria, the staff at Villa Tropical provided power as needed, water and a friendly, accommodating place to stay. Probably the best place I stayed outside of the US. I will be returning...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.