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
So relaxing we had a Villa on the Ocean. The rooms are very clean and welcoming. Daily maid services clean your villa, kitchen area, and restock items. If you plan on cooking you will need to make a trip as the kitchen is not stocked for cooking. Eclipse restaurant is the only restaurant on site. The serving staff are very friendly and we want to Thank Carla, Kevin, and Wanda for starting each day off on a positive note. We enjoyed the swimming pools and the property is beautiful and very maintained.
My wife and I just spent a couple of amazing nights at this hotel. What a truly special property, and special people working here as well. It was the perfect choice for us, its very quiet, not overcrowded, and the beach and restaurnat are amazing. This is a first class resort (not a chain hotel) in the prime location of Isabela, known as the most beautiful town, and coast of the island. We had been to San Juan previously, does not even compare to this side of the island. Excellent experience, very nice cliffside room we stayed in, not to mention awesome bar staff.
Took some visitors there recently on a Tuesday afternoon. They charged us $12.00 EACH for a Dewars White and rum and coke. Haven't been there since summer and apparently they are getting greedy since we never paid nearly that before! Guess that's why we were the only bar customers.
Last week we stayed at this hotel for four days and I had to leave a review to recount the amazing time we enjoyed! This resort is quite large, and there is plenty to do: eat at the Eclipse, ride bicycles (you can take them off property if you want as well), use the gym, either of the pools, or enjoy a million water activities. In truth, what we mostly did was read, and chill by the beach, and drink..of course, they make fantastic cocktails!! Dont miss the Flirtini cocktail or the Salma Hayek cocktail, took dozens of these down together throughout our weekend!!! We are planning our next vacation back next winter.
Positives are plenty. It is a small beach resort. It feels intimate. Rooms, bed, patios and Pools are clean. everything was very clean. The patio is a beauty.A bottle of sparkling was complimentary upon arrival. It is peaceful except for 2 planes that flew by creating some noises for about 20 seconds each. Not a deal breaker. It is right at the beach you can snorkel or walk the shore. We saw 2 baby turtles walking into the water. Recent hatches.
Service is good but not abundant. Is not like there’s a employee around each corner. Everything flows through the front desks. Our room was ample and nice. There is a beautiful restaurant on site in front of the beach. Not cheap. We had mix experience with the food in it.
It can be perfect if you are not expecting quick blast service. It is not luxurious. It’s very nice none the less.