Just returned from a 5-day stay at Sunset Paradise Villas with my wife and 4 kids (ages 2, 6, 9 and 11)....We had considered staying at a hotel, such as Villa Cofresi, which would require 2 rooms - given how our kids are starting to get a bit bigger. Rather than have the 2 rooms, we opted to go the villa route with Sunset Paradise Villas.
The villa is well located in a reasonably quiet neighborhood. 100 yards away is the municipal beach - which was NEVER crowded. Puerto Rico does a wonderful job with their public beaches (actually, all beaches are public as the "beaches belong to the people"). There are palapas and a nice little pizza stand / shop which we found very convenient. People in the neighborhood are exceptionally friendly..
The waves are literally off the back door with a small strip of beach to play on (size of the beach varies during time of year). The snorkeling right off the back door was fantastic as the water is relatively calm and the sunset are beautiful.
Villa is well kept and appointed. Not too big - not too small....
Fast food, bakeries, restaurants, liquor store, pharmacy are all a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive....Easy access to downtown Rincon and the bigger beaches (Marias, Steps, Domes, Sandy etc.)....All are beautiful, relatively uncrowded and offer something different (surfing, snorkeling etc.). But, it was always nice to come back to our "own" beach and the small pool on the rooftop.
We walked up the beach to Villa Cofresi, Rincon Beach Resort, Horned Dorset etc. We found some of these places to be crowded, loud etc. to the point where you had to fight it out for a lounge chair....The beaches were not as nice - but, those resorts offer the convenience of having restaurants / bar right on site. Nice, if that's what you're into.....We enjoyed making our own breakfast, using the gas grill etc....It was easy to seek out the crowds when we wanted. Unfortunately, with the other resorts, you have to leave the resort to seek out the quiet and solitude.
Highly recommend and we'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunset Paradise Villas... casually elegant, with beautiful sunsets, warm ocean breezes, and golden sandy beaches. Come experience one of the finest beachfront rentals in Rincon, Puerto Rico! Rent one of our beautiful beachfront villas and the Caribbean ocean will be just steps away. We have 8 total separate private homes. You can choose from 1 bedroom to 25, we can accommodate your needs up to 50 overnight guests. For your next vacation rental, with deluxe oceanfront accommodations, look at one of our private beach homes on the west coast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunset Paradise Villas Hotel Rincon
- Sunset Paradise Villas Puerto Rico/Rincon