I stayed at the Villa Montana with my family for a friend's wedding. Our check in was smooth but the villa was substandard, the tiles were cracked and chipped and the couch smelled. i immediately complianed and received the run around from the front desk. the bride for the wedding contacted her coordinator lizbeth, and after a few hours had us in another villa which was not quite what i expected, but nice overall.
the grounds are beautiful with lots of wildlife(huge frogs, iguanas, even bats) but also a ton of bugs so be sure to bring spray with you. the beach right in front of the hotel is picturesque but not suitable for swimming (but great for surfing). to swim and snorkel i'd suggest getting some snorkeling equipment from the front desk and walking to the left of the resort on the beach. you'll reach an area called the blue hole where the water is protected by coral reefs so its not only calm with lots of fish but you can walk out about 300 feet and the water reaches your waist.
the eclipse (the resturant at the resort) was terrible. the food was overpriced and out of the few meals i had there, not one meal was prepared to my liking. to make matters worse, the service was incredibly slow. even taking into consideration you're in the caribbean, there was no justification for the horrific service. we spent a totoal of 10 days in puerto rico and this was the only establishment we visited were a meal was a 2 1/2 hour ordeal. we ended up eating most of our meals outside the resort (there are a number of resturants on route 110).
The wedding itself was wonderful and curiously the food that was terrible at the resturant tasted great at the wedding. the resort did a fantastic with my friend's wedding and i would highly recommend them for an event providing they work out the issues they have.
overall the resort is beautiful and the staff tries really hard to please (raul the porter went above and beyond to assist us throughout our entire stay). if you're looking for a place to stay outside of the tourist areas and looking to do relax on the beach in a remote picturesque setting this resort is for you.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Montana Beach Hotel Isabela
- Hotel Montana Beach
- Resort Montana Beach
- Villa Montana Beach Resort Puerto Rico/Isabela