If you’re looking for a breezy getaway, this Puerto Rico vacation rental is just the spot! Nestled in Loiza's Aquatika Resort, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom condo offers all the comforts of home and access to unforgettable amenities. Take in the views from the rooftop terrace, catch some rays by one of the resort's 5 pools, or enjoy a game of mini golf! Plus, this coastal retreat is just steps to a private beach and located close to Puerto Rico's most exciting attractions for a daytime excursion.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Carabali Rainforest Park (9.3 miles), El Yunque National Park (10.0 miles), East Island Excursions (21.0 miles)
SURF & SWIM: Rio Grande Beach (1.0 mile), Luquillo Beach (10.9 miles), Seven Seas Beach (20.2 miles)
DAY TRIPS: Old San Juan (27.8 miles), Bioluminescent Bay Tour including Ferry Ride (45.7 miles)
LOCAL EATS: Arepas To Go Loiza (0.2 miles), La 187 Pinchos y Algo Mas (0.5 miles), Bar Gallito de Oro (0.7 miles), Via Pesquerra de Herrera de Loiza (0.7 miles)
AIRPORT: Luis Munoz Marin International (16.1 miles)
We had a great vacation used the Lazy River and pools everyday. Very secure not loud and friendly staff. We rented a car to visit Old San Juan, El Yunque , Rincon area and Guayama. Have recommended condo to friends.
The apartment was very nice (exactly like the pictures), very comfortable and clean. The Rooftop was enjoyable, the beds were comfortable and the apartment was equipped with pretty much everything you would need. The mini split systems in the apartment work awesome, easy to keep the temperature very comfortable throughout the apartment. We didn't bother to cook but we looked around and found that they had enough to get by on, if we chose too. The pool table was more of a kids table and old but very usable. The TV has a firestick, you just have to log into your own accounts. Our only real complaint about the apartment itself is that the washing machine smelled musty and the water pressure in the on suite was very weak (nothing that would impact our incredible vacation). The property was nicely kept (Impressive enough) and the private beach on the property is beautiful, the sand is very smooth, the beach is kept very clean, and the water is gorgeous, However, it would have been nice to have loungers to lay on at the beach. The pool is very nice, but not much of a water park, it is designed like a lazy river (without the current), long thin and curvy. The big pool with the slide is currently being remodeled. The location was good for us because it was centered to everything we wanted to do. It takes about half an hour to get to the San Juan area, about 20 minutes to get to Luquillo beach and the rain forest entrance and about 50 minutes to get to the ferry docks to get to the islands. The traffic is usually very heavy from mid morning to mid evening and traffic jams are pretty much inevitable, so always account for them when planning your travels. We had a fantastic vacation, we highly recommend this place especially if traveling with small kids.
The apartment was spacious and well supplied, and the location was perfect--on a beautiful resort with pools and other activities (the kids loved the mini golf!), close to the rainforest, and close to San Juan. The host was very responsive and helpful. Highly recommended!
This is a very nice place. The small beach is about a 10 minute walk through a nicely landscaped property. There are many pools, about waist deep. The apartment is nice. The outdoor space is the perfect place to have a morning coffee! The a/c works well and the kitchen served our needs. It was a bit tricky to get the water temperature right for an entire shower. Nice to have washer/ dryer available. The beds were comfortable. The owner was very responsive.
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
5 stars for the unit itself, 3.5 stars for the location, overall 4 stars combined. A bit pricey.
First, about the location+neighborhood:
+ The community is beautifully landscaped, pools are reasonably maintained, kids play areas were great.
+ Useful convenience store right outside the community, and lots of bigger grocery stores just 10 min drive away.
- Not really a "water park" as advertised, just a bunch of pools, but that was evident from looking at the pictures so I didn't go with sky-high expectations.
- It was quite the walk to the beach from my unit, and the beach was a really small, simple one - didn't stand out much - we only went there once. Other, more beautiful beaches around the island are definitely worth your time & energy.
- Not a great location for food/dining, except a bunch of roadside eateries. This works when you want to experience authentic local food, but not as your only option 3 times a day for the length of your stay. We ended up having to drive a lot just for food.
- Tour operators do not pickup from Loiza, so a car rental is an absolute must if you stay here.
+ Lots of opportunity to mix with locals, away from the bustle of the main touristy areas.
About the unit:
+ very spacious and bright unit, picturesque living area that was thoughtfully furnished; kids loved the bunk beds, adults loved the large laundry area and large kitchen.
+ provided in the unit were beach chairs, beach balls, a large bag to use for day trips, stand to drip dry clothes
+ AC units worked well, hot water in the shower was lukewarm but sufficient, ice available in the refrigerator for drinks.
- no shampoo/conditioners provided in the baths
+ sufficient towels for both indoor and outdoor (beach) use
~ upstairs play area & private terrace was useful but the provided pool table was super old/rickety and just got in the way more than anything.
~ 2 TV's in the unit but no support for cast or anything modern; we ended up not using this much
+ kitchen stocked with useful cookware and serveware; including an ice cream scoop which the kids appreciated.
About the experience:
+ check-in/check-out was seamless
+ responsive point-of-contact available to chat/talk as needed
- additional mandatory fee of $10 per person for a wristband is TOO expensive; very unrealistic to expect your guests to wear the wristband at all times for multiple days. We chose not to wear them, and voila - nothing happened. Total waste of money.