Villa Montana Beach Resort
What We Love
- A Caribbean beach resort in a lush corner of Puerto Rico, with villa and suite options and moreStrolling on and surfing off the WeddingWire award-winner’s multi-mile beach
- Playing tennis on one of the courts, using a complimentary racket
- Dining at the two restaurants, including one with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
What To Know
- Located on Puerto Rico's west coast, which is known for its prime surfing spots
- There are two pools to swim in
- Popular wedding destination
- WiFi and cell service can be spotty
- Some guestrooms could use a facelift
At Villa Montana Beach Resort, there’s no shortage of room for beach-bumming and sunbathing. In fact, this Puerto Rico property’s shore goes on for literal miles, meaning that you can shake out your towel wherever you want. And that’s not all you can do to make the most of the hotel’s ample amount of coast. There’s a Guest Service Manager on hand who can’t wait to set you up on your next sun-drenched seaside adventure, whether horseback riding, snorkeling, fishing or diving in the nearby reef.
Prefer to picnic in the beachfront gazebo? Done. Attend a beach bonfire with s’mores? The hotel’s got your back. If none of those choices fulfills your idea of beachfront bliss, then rent a cruiser or surf the Caribbean waves. And if you didn’t come for the beach at all, simply step off of it. This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award 2016 winner also holds two swimming pools, multiple tennis courts, a gym and two restaurants, one a Wine Spectator favorite. How’s that for choice?
Rooms, suites and villas
Villa Montana rooms are decorated in the Caribbean-plantation style and painted artistically in tropical and earthy tones. Terra cotta floors the main area, and uniquely detailed tiling, the bathroom. Enjoy ultra-luxe bedding, thanks to Egyptian-cotton sheets and down-filled comforters.Superior rooms, on the ground floor and with a private terrace, and Deluxe Cliffside rooms, on the second and third floors and boasting a balcony, both range from 300 to 400 spacious square feet. Suites are found on the ground floor and hold a living room, kitchenette and terrace. These accommodations all come with a queen bed.For the most space, the villas boast two bedrooms (one with a queen bed, one with an additional queen or two twins), plus a fully equipped kitchen, laundry area and a terrace.
You can’t go wrong with either of the restaurants here, overseen by Caribbean Award-winning Executive Chef Jeremie Cruz. Eclipse is a 2015 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner whose walls open to the sunny surroundings, with a menu of grilled seafood, pizzas wood-fired in an oven that can reach more than 800 degrees, plus other dishes that draw on ingredients from Puerto Rico’s Northwest. “O” Restaurant and Lounge turns its focus to Northern Africa and Asia, including Japan, Thailand and India. Here, sip a ginger margarita, or pick from choices that include bahn mi, sashimi and samosas.
Villa Montana is along literal miles of beach, so your biggest decision here will be which to try first: surfing, snorkeling, fishing or diving (there’s a great reef near the shore, with wrecks just an easy drive away). Then again, you could also horseback ride on the sand or try something completely different, like windsurfing or kite surfing. Or, you could hop over to the tropical rainforest for a romp around the ravines, say, zip lining or canyoneering. Golf packages are available nearby, too, and if you come between January and March, you may be able to go whale watching.
How to Get There
Terrible place--I got several nasty spider bites at this place. Need to see my doctor. At first, I thought they were flea bites because everyone had dogs around us. I turned in a complaint for the manager and they did nothing. As the bites got worse and bigger and lumpy, I realized spiders had bitten me while I was taking a nap. Then to top it off, I almost got pulled out to sea by the hideous undertow. My husband tried to save me, but another younger man had to jump in and help to save us both! And there are absolutely NO SIGNS, warning people about the undertow. And this place encourages families??? Luckily, I didn't see any children, trying to play on the beach. Perhaps they asked, but I think a sign might have been in order. And I'm very upset that nothing came from my complaint to the manager. Nothing. Nada.
Our stay at Villa Montana Beach Resort was disappointing, starting w/check-in. Front desk person was not friendly at all, didn’t even tell us we could get beach towels from her. We were early & went to Eclipse Restaurant for lunch. Beachfront, fabulous food & gracious service saved our 2 day stay. While we did get our room before check-in time, there was no help w/our luggage & our room was at the end of the resort. When someone finally showed up to help, we had already taken luggage up sets of stairs to 2nd floor. Room was clean but 2 people received 2 towels, 1 hand towel & 1 washcloth. We asked about getting 2 lounges on the beach where umbrellas were set up...finally we were able to get 2 maintenance people to help us. Really? The safe in our room didn’t work, couldn’t be fixed. My significant other got a key after having to sign a legal disclosure about returning it. This resort is not a hotel, rather it supports owners & time share owners...no ice buckets, no water bottles, nothing...Having said all that, the venue is picturesque & every meal at the Eclipse Restaurant was extraordinary, the service was impeccable from Gabriel (afternoon/evening) & Kevin (morning) was also excellent.
I cannot find enough words to describe how thankful, happy and satisfied I am with Yhasmina the Event Coordinator at VMBR and her entire staff! Our wedding ceremony and reception took place at VMBR in September 2019. From the moment we arrived everything was flawless. From the check in process to the rooms, housekeeping service, restaurant and servers. If you have never been to the resort it makes it a bit difficult to find your villa because the numbers on them are pretty small. However you learn the layout pretty quickly. We arrived a day early and stayed at the resort until our wedding day. The day of the wedding VMBR staff was extremely helpful in guiding me through everything, they made sure everything was going according to plan, they always checked with me before proceeding with anything. The DJ at the reception was also extremely helpful, reviewing everything before we even started. The food was amazing and the cake to die for! I wish I could have taken some home. The decoration was spot on. Considering I never visited the resort prior to booking our wedding and I did everything through email and based on their online pictures I can say I took a big risk but I am not regretting it at all. I would definitely stay there again in order to revive memories. All the wedding guests were also extremely satisfied with the service, the food, decor and overall wedding. You guys are the best and extremely professional!