Absolutely amazing stay in the 'Paraiso Escondido' made us ecstatic
We had a group of 15 French studying in New York and were looking for a Spring Break destination. Puerto Rico belongs to the US so no travel visa issues, the dollar is the currency and excellent phone service. We stayed over in Patillas for 10 days. The house is located in front of the sea, has a pool and a hot tub, easily fits 18+ people and allows for a great party scene! Blasting music during the pool parties! Amenities are in good standing and Kevin, the manager, is extremely dedicated. You can also cook in one of the 3 kitchens.
40 min drive to Ponce airport / 1 hr drive from San Juan. Basically the whole island can be travelled in a few hours.
The house manager also own the gigantic bar down the street that attracts fantastic crowds on weekends. Beer is so cheap from 1 to 2 dollars! There is also a beach set up with small bars and salsa on weekends.
I would definitely recommend staying there for students & young professionals looking for an exotic escape in the Caribbeans! Less touristy and americanized than San Juan, you will completely disconnect from the City life and make great friends here. All the best for the future!