Fodor's Expert Review Villas del Mar Hau

Rte. 466, Km 8.3, Isabela, 00662, Puerto Rico

One-, two-, and three-bedroom cottages—painted in cheery pastels and trimmed with gingerbread—are the heart of this simple beachfront hotel. Built in 1960 as a getaway for the Hau family, the accommodations aren't luxurious, but if you're looking for an unpretentious atmosphere, you'll be hard-pressed to do better. Home cooks should consider one of the studios, all of which have full kitchens. At one end of the private beachfront boardwalk are three eco-lodges that utilize rainwater and solar energy. The open-air restaurant is known for its excellent fish and shellfish. The hotel also has outdoor grills, as well as basketball and volleyball courts reserved for guests.

PROS

  • laid-back vibe
  • protected swimming cove great for children
  • good restaurant
  • protected swimming cove that's great for children

CONS

  • very basic rooms
  • may be too kitschy for some
  • 4 pm check-in
  • late check-in (4 pm)

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Beachfront
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 787-872–2045

HOTEL DETAILS

46 cottages
Rate Includes: No meals

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