Apartments & Rates
Villa Tropical is Top Rated by TripAdvisor®, a “Travellers Choice Award” Winner and recognized as one of the “Best Values” in the Caribbean. This is not a hotel, nor is this a resort; better than that: Rent Your Own Shacks Beach Apartment – your “home away from home”…directly ON THE BEACH in PARADISE.
Start by clicking the MAP on this page and explore the Villa compounds and individual units. Explicit descriptions, real pictures, and price details are at your fingertips.
There are a total of Twenty-Eight (28) Apartments available for rent through Villa Tropical, Inc. The apartments are located in Eight (8) exclusive, private-family-owned properties, located both oceanfront and one street back from the ocean, on Shacks Beach, in Bajuras, Isabela (See Map). The apartments are of varying size, age, stage, location, view, amenity, and grander. Each Fully - Equipped Apartment (full kitchen, pots & pans, utensils, barbecue, satellite, sheets and towels, wireless internet access, beach access….and more) has unique attributes, ranging from modern facilities and amenities to towering high panoramic coastal views and eclectic décor. We have studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and three bedroom units. Rent the unit you like because of the view or its size or amenity, but remember that your total number of guests must be under the unit’s maximum occupancy. Every single apartment is someone’s absolute favorite. Call us @ 787-872-7172 to explore the optimum unit for your stay.
The Nineteen (19) oceanfront apartment units are a stone’s throw from the water, literally. Some front to the surf break and others to the Blue Hole Coral Reef. There are nine (9) non-oceanfront and ocean-view units. There are apartments with lavish tropical gardens, large gated yards and private pools. All have one space Free Parking, Beach Access, and Free Wireless Internet. All units come with the privacy you help support and Good Tenant Responsibility. Villa Tropical and the Shacks Beach experience is just that, an Experience. Visit more than once and a plentitude of views, surges of adrenalin, and deep breaths of relaxation will fill your memory.
WHERE ARE THE APARTMENTS?
From an Aerial Perspective of the Bajuras beach district, in the NW corner of Puerto Rico, on the border of Isabela and Aguadilla; the Properties list from east to west: Villa Bajandas (B), Villa Tropical (VT Main), and Villa Rivero (R), are the only properties that front to the “Blue Hole,” a picturesque Coral Reef and Protected Swimming Area. West of the Rivero building is Villa Filisha (F), Villa Quinones (Q), and Villa Sol (S), which are just slightly around the point just left/west of the Blue Hole, where there is a challenging surf break. During windy times here, world-class kite-boarders put on a dazzling show. The non oceanfront properties - Ocean Blue (OB) and Villa Viento (VV) are a hop and skip to the beach, one street from the beach….across the street from the Filisha (F) and Rivero (R) properties. OB2’s rooftop deck enjoys views of not only the ocean, but the Bajuras’ mansion skyline (original beach shacks no longer). A picture is worth a whole paragraph and many more words … see our MAP.
WHAT IS IN THE APARTMENTS?
Each unit is unique and the specific amenities are detailed in the description of each individual unit. See the MAP in Apartments and Rates to explore. And talk to us when you call to make a reservation. Tell us what’s more important to you – the view or having a pool or being on the first floor or most private deck. These are condo/apartment/houses - fully equipped properties. In each apartment there is a FULL kitchen, with stove, refrigerator, microwave, blender, coffeemaker, pots, pans, dishes, and utensils. Sheets, blankets, pillows and inside towels are also provided. We request that you guard them carefully for indoor use only and launder with the environment in mind. Please do bring your own beach towels or buy a Villa Tropical souvenir towel when you get here. We have hairdryers, irons, and other extra’s to lend, and more for sale in the VT Store; but for comfort, we recommend you bring your own personal necessities and move in for your stay. We even start you off with dish soap, toilet paper, a paper towel roll and other tools for tidying up. Additional supplies are available for sale at VT Store. There is FREE Satellite TV and BBQ’s with FREE Tank refills. All units have A/C and ceiling fans. There is one FREE Parking space for each unit (Two parking spaces for three bedroom units). There are coin-operated laundry facilities onsite and some of the units have en-suite laundry. Ask at the office about temporary storage for sports gear. A Free Weekly Cleaning is provided for all stays of 14 days and longer. Additional cleaning services are available for a nominal fee. There are no telephones in the units. Wireless cell services are excellent to nil, depending on your carrier. Contact Guest Services for more information.
Explore the different properties/‘Villas’ and the many unique apartment units, and then talk to us about your group dynamics. The pictures and descriptions are accurate, and if you can tell us more about your needs and desires, we will do our best to help you choose the optimum location available during the targeted time of your stay. If you are travelling as 3 families, then pick a property where you can all be together but have your own individual units or seek out our biggest individual unit….the options are limitless. Over time, as you visit us regularly, one of them will become your favorite. Do note that we cannot take a one-night reservation in advance and thus maintain commitment to two nights minimum booking. However a last minute one-nighter is always encouraged.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Villa Tropical is Industry Recognized as one of the best bargains in the Caribbean. We are an excellent value, based on our reasonable rates, the inclusiveness of our amenities, guest services, and remarkable Oceanside location. The added value achieved by choosing to stay with Villa Tropical comes from you fully moving in and living like you are at home. Stop at Costco, or the ECONO, or the Villa Tropical Gift Shop & Convenience Store (in the General Managers Office) to fill your fridge; then barbecue at home and eat on your deck, or on the beach. We provide all the inside necessities from pots and pans, to linens and towels. We start you out with soap and toilet paper, a paper towel roll and dish detergent; clean sheets and towels, and maintain a supply of everything else we could think of that you might need – now available from the VT Gift Shop & Convenience Store - from tin foil to seasoning; diapers to sunblock; shampoo to orange juice; soft drinks, spirits, beer and wine and all sorts of munchies.
COST = ( ( Apartment Rate X Number of Nights ) X 4 % Guest Services Fee ) X 9% Government Tax
There are no hidden charges beyond what we’ve stipulated here. There are a lot of things included in the rate upfront, which sometimes pops up as an extra charge elsewhere….but our rate includes electricity, water, A/C, wireless internet, satellite television, parking, use of beach chairs, barbecue refills and the friendliest concierge or recommendations services you’ll find anywhere. The Room Rate is based on the total number of People in your group up to the allowable maximum permitted to stay in the unit. You pay --- the room rate ( R ) multiplied by the number of nights ( N ) you stay in the unit (in full or in part) + 4% Guest Services Fee and overall 9% Government required Room Tax. The funds collected as Guest Services fees directly contribute to the FREE Services and many extra’s that the Villa Tropical Owners strive to maintain without additional charges; such as wireless services, new towels, bed linens, and mattresses, pillows, dish soap, toilet paper, garbage bags and more.
This fee structure has helped keep the room rates lower without removing the free amenities we are proud to include. Reminder: Wireless Internet is FREE, Parking is FREE, Barbecue’s are FREE, Barbecue tank refills are FREE, A/C is FREE ….. well, no, not really so please only turn it on when your doors are shut and you are inside the apartment. Help us save $$ and the environment by turning the A/C off when you head to the beach. And don’t pack your mask and snorkel – you can rent it here with fins for only $10 for the length of your stay. Tremendous value!
We are a small, family-owned and operated business so we must try to fill our reservations calendar judiciously. We DO NOT USE THIRD PARTY search engines thus WE BOOK DIRECT ONLY. We also WANT to give as many NEW GUESTS who are trying to visit Villa Tropical, the opportunity to do so. Thus we use the first come first serve general policy and adhere to the following reservation guidelines:
There is a minimum requirement for an advance reservation booking during holiday or high season dates. Minimum seven-day reservations are preferred when booked a year in advance. A minimum of two weeks is preferred from mid December through the first week of January. We welcome last minute walk-ins for any length of stay. A stay of less than two nights will incur an additional cleaning fee between $15 and $40, depending on the size of the unit.
Apartment rental is charged nightly, plus 4% Guest Services, and 9% Room Tax. Rental Rates are based on the minimum anticipated occupancy with an extra $20/night/person added up to the allowable maximum. Only Registered Guests are allowed on property grounds. Please register all visitors at the General Managers Office and have your guests pay for a Visitors Parking Pass for the day (only available when we have space). No pets are allowed on property grounds or inside the apartments. There is NO SMOKING inside the apartments. All Villa Tropical guests/tenants are bound by the terms of the Tenants Contract. PDF versions in English and Spanish are available on this site. Please note, for example, if you book a two bedroom with 4 person maximum occupancy but arrive with more people than the confirmed 4, you can not be granted the room with a lower maximum occupancy. If we can get you in a larger unit or multiple units, we will, if we cannot, we must sadly turn you away, and we will not return this deposit. Thank you for your respect and understanding.
Discounts apply for approved Corporate Partners, Government and Active Military Personnel. Discounts also apply for our Regular Tenants – members of the Villa Tropical First Mates Club. Call us to learn of Off-Peak Season Deals and this year’s Vacation Rental Specials. Stays of 90 nights and longer is room tax free.
Start with the MAP or you can click the property building names (buttons) on the right of this page to explore the individual apartment unit details; rates and pictures are provided. Call Reservations at 787-872-7172 from 9am to 6pm daily. We are here to help make your Shacks Beach and Villa Tropical experience extraordinary.