"This villa is excellent for many reasons, not the least of which is its location high on a hillside overlooking other villas below, part of the golf course, the tennis center off to the left , the ocean and the enchanting image of Vieques Island rising from the distant horizon. Spectacular views! The villa has three decks, but the two that overlook the view to the ocean will soon become your favorite places to hang out in this three level villa. A note on that : if stairs are an issue for you, this might not be the best place. That aside, the villa has what you will need for a pleasant stay; in addition to nicely decorated and spacious. Palmas del Mar is a nice drive 1 hour SE from San Juan. A lovely BIG development of many gated sub-developments, it is quite a nice asset for eastern PR. The development has 2 pro-designed golf courses, a huge tennis complex, a private Beach Club with pools, restaurant, and a great stretch of beach for walking. The pool in the villa complex at Palmanova Village is uncrowded and sits perched on yet another spectacular view. A short walk to the nearby Palmas Plaza gives you a small grocery store for the basic supplies, but also several small restaurants. Two are must-trys and highly regarded: La Pura Vida and a great Mexican place with great tacos and burritos - and oh yes, delicious Margaritas. Near the original Marina nearby are 3 great restaurants owned by an island celebrity chef. Be sure to try one, or all three places by Chez Daniel. Avoid eating at the Yacht Club unless you hear they have changed their restaurant management : our only disappointment during our stay. While walking the beach be sure to save time for some food and refreshments at the Bohio Bistro right on the sand. A great place to hang out to take in all the beauty that surrounds you at every glance. At the villa you can safely sleep with your windows open as there are no flying insects of any sort, and you can hear the rolling ocean waves in the distance, and until about midnight you will be serenaded by the melodious chirping of the national PR icon: the Coqui tree frog. You will be enchanted, and like we, vow to return to PR, and this great villa, for another stay. A short drive away is the Yunque National Rainforest - a must see if you like nature and hiking, in particular. Seniors: Your US National Park Service lifetime Senior Pass will get you in free (along with all the historic sites in Old San Juan walled city). Enjoy !"
Guest: Daniel B.
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: March 24, 2015