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In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.

A collection of brightly painted Puerto Rican country villas, right on the beach at Playa Montones, Villa del Mar Hau is quite popular with families. That’s likely because the compound has a lovely private beach, a game room, sports courts, good restaurant, market, and even a laundry, making it easy to stay put. Huge reefs protect the beach and making it an ideal spot for kids to swim. The villas are basic in their decor, but are right on the beach, and the parador’s main building is fronted by a huge wooden sundeck overlooking the surf.