by Whitney Rife
Located on Montones Beach outside of Isabela, Villas del Mar Hau is a family-run boutique hotel with colorful wooden one- and two-bedroom cottages with balconies and kitchens. An onsite restaurant is known for its fish and shellfish delicacies. Children will have a blast in the large pool. Beach toy rental is nearby and will provide hours of fun for the kids. Nearby, there are many natural wonders to explore, including Blue Hole snorkeling area and the Golondrinas Caves.
Our Editor Loves
- Big pool
- Fully equipped cottages
- Montones Beach
Great location, but a bit rustic. We stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage. The bedrooms weren't bad. The bathroom was small. The beach here is great and the water is clear. Good snorkeling out by the rock. From here you can take the boardwalk to Jobos Beach which is a popular surfing area with beachfront restaurants.
Beachfront cottage, kitchen sink so small you couldn't wash a dinner plate. Bathroom extremely small. Toilet and bathroom sink were loose. Beach sand felt like quicksand. Your feet would sink and there was a drop at the waters edge. We were offered another cabin and when we got there we noticed tiny wings on the bed sheet. Upon lifting the sheet there were TERMITES running along the borders of the mattress. the barbque"s bottom was rotted out and grill appeared not to have been cleaned in ages.