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16641 La Cantera Parkway

San Antonio, TX 78256 USA

Reservations: 855-499-2960

Hotel: 210-558-6500

Fax: 210-558-2405

The Villas

Patio La Cantera


Inspired by the rich heritage of Texas Hill Country, each Villa pays homage to one of the region’s iconic ranches, celebrating the area’s deep-rooted traditions while incorporating contemporary touches and classic San Antonio character. Spanish colonial revival architecture and outdoor water and fire features highlight the rustic hillside landscape, inviting you to immerse yourself in the rejuvenating spirit of nature as you relax on your private patio or by the secluded hot tub and pool area. 

Discover a retreat within a retreat at the Villas at La Cantera Resort & Spa. A short stroll from the main Resort and just 20 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport, the Villas offer the quiet serenity of a boutique hideaway paired with the extensive amenities of our renowned luxury property. 

Every element of a Villa stay is personalized, beginning with a private arrival and check-in experience and complimentary valet. Villa guests also enjoy a personal resort cart to explore the rest of the resort’s 550 acres, including two world-class golf courses and a 25,000 sq. ft destination spa.


Family at The Villas

The Villas


For those seeking a residentially inspired retreat, the Villas at La Cantera are among the most exclusive, luxuriously appointed accommodations in San Antonio. Complete with plank wood floors, personal outdoor patios, refrigerators, and blissfully plush bedding, each Villa is stylishly arranged and imbued with the rustic spirit of the region — in design and in name.


The buildings encompassing our 34 spacious Villas (including our Villa King, Villa Queens, Villa King Suite, Villa Briscoe Suite, Villa Accessible King Suite, and Villa Accessible Queens accommodations) have each been named after an iconic Texas ranch, detailed by informational plaques in the Villas to give each space a distinctive sense of place. These ranches include Briscoe, Swenson, Waggoner, Matador, and Escalera, among several others.


Whether you’re traveling from near or far, the Villas at La Cantera offers an ideal hideaway for families, friends, business groups, and more.


  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Complimentary welcome cocktail or beverage upon arrival
  • Complimentary personal resort cart
  • Standing shower and separate over-sized bathtub
  • San Saba personal care products
  • Harman Kardon bluetooth speaker
  • Egyptian cotton sheets & bedding by Rivolta Carmignani 
  • Nespresso VertuoLine coffee
  • Access to all main resort amenities
The Villas Amenities
Villa Briscoe Suite

Villa Briscoe Suite

Our Villa Briscoe Suite is one of our largest suites (1600 sq. ft.), and would be the perfect space for your family/meeting/wedding party. It features a generously sized parlor. The parlor is furnished with a dining table to seat 8, and a large kitchenette including a dishwasher, microwave, and a full size refrigerator, a living area with a fireplace, and a large private patio featuring an outdoor shower and fire pit. The parlor connects to a Villa King room (included in rate) and can connect to a Villa Queens guestroom (separate booking).

*For daily access to Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness, please call the spa the day of your intended spa visit to confirm availability. Reservations are subject to availability due to occupancy constraints and temperature checks and masks will be required upon entrance to the spa. 

Villa King Suite

Spacious suite with a separate living area and sleeper sofa. 

Enjoy the intimacies of a remote boutique retreat coupled with the benefits of a full luxury resort during your stay at the Villas.  Every Villa King Suite makes for the perfect home away from home. Wet bar with pantry, ½ bath for visiting guests, and full living room (many with fireplace) set adjacent a Villa King room and (optional) Villa Double Queen. Each Villa features a garden tub and separate shower, plank wood floors, private patios, Nespresso makers and refrigerators. Begin your stay with a private arrival and check-in, then take advantage of the Villa’s private pool & hot tub surrounded by a poolside bar, a grab and go market, barista and a relaxing terrace. A personal golf cart will allow you convenient access to Signature and the full resort grounds.

Villa King Suite

Villa King

Secluded large room in near Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness.

Enjoy the intimacies of a remote boutique hotel coupled with the benefits of a full luxury resort during your stay at the Villas.  Each Villa features a garden tub and separate shower, plank wood floors, private patios, Nespresso makers and refrigerators. Begin your stay with a private arrival and check-in, then take advantage of the Villa’s private pool & hot tub surrounded by a poolside bar, a grab and go market, barista and a relaxing terrace. A personal golf cart will allow you convenient access to Signature and the full resort grounds.

Villa King
Villa Queens

Villa Queens

Secluded large room with 2 queen beds.

Enjoy the intimacies of a remote boutique hotel coupled with the benefits of a full luxury resort during your stay at the Villas.  Each Villa features a garden tub and separate shower, plank wood floors, private patios, Nespresso makers and refrigerators. Begin your stay with a private arrival and check-in, then take advantage of the Villa’s private pool & hot tub surrounded by a poolside bar, a grab and go market, barista and a relaxing terrace. A personal golf cart will allow you convenient access to Signature and the full resort grounds.

Take a stroll through the grounds of the Villas and you'll likely notice very distinct names for each of the buildings. This is a tribute to the iconic Texas families and ranches that helped shape Texas as we now know it. From Waggoner Ranch, which houses more than 1,100 oil wells and provides water for Wichita Falls, to the Pitchfork Land & Cattle Company, spanning 180,000 acres in west central Texas, each ranch has a unique and authentically Texan story to tell.  

This tribute embodies what has become the inspiration for The Villas special brand of hospitality; relaxed sophistication. Fire and water features anchor every twist and turn, with lighting hanging effortlessly from the branches of the trees to which The Villas nestle within. The Villas offers guests world class dining and a truly residential feel with its simple, yet elegant accommodations - seamlessly blending relaxed Texas hospitality and approachable luxury.


Kokernot Villas 1-4

Fort Davis and Apline, TX | Founded 1912

Brewster, Jeff Davis, and Pecos Counties

The 06 Ranch is located in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, operating on 130,000 acres under a brand that was first used around 1837 by David L. Kokernot, landowner and scout for Sam Houston during the Battle of San Jacinto. David's two sons, Lee and John, followed him into ranching. Lee's son, Herbert Kokernot, Sr., established a ranch in 1897, running Hereford cattle in the highland country.

Herbert and his uncle jumped a herd of cattle, horses, and cowboys off the train at Murphyville, present day Alpine. It was open range and the cattle grazed in the vast valley. He moved the operation to Lubbock for a few years then solf everything. Returning to Fort Davis in 1912, he purchased land and established the Kokernot 06 Ranch.

Ownership passed to Herbert's son, Herbert Kokernot, Jr., who loved baseball. He founded the semi-pro team the Alpine Cowboys in 1946. Herbert Jr. built the famous Kokernot Baseball Stadium in Alpine, which is still in use today.

The ranch is now managed by the sixth generation grandson Chris Lacy, whose family continues the hundred-year old tradition at the 06 of producing quality beef. They still work the cattle as their ancestors did, with 16 cowboys and a remuda (herd) of over 100 horses employed in the month-long roundups they undertake twice a year.

Chris' wife, Diane, is an award-winning photographer whose images of life on the Kokernot ranch record and preserve its distinguished heritage.



Palo Duro, TX | Founded 1876

Armstrong, Briscoe, and Donley Counties

The JA is the oldest privately-owned ranch in the Texas panhandle, and at its peak encompassed 1.3 million acres. Charles Goodnight, co-founder of the Goodnight-Loving Trail, provided the ranching expertise. John Adair, an Irish born financier from New York, fronted the capital to buy huge tracts of land in the panhandle. Creating one of the most beautiful and well run longhorn ranches of its time. 

In 1887, two years after John Adair's death, his widow Cornelia Ritchie Adair bought out Goodnight's share. Goodnight decided "he was sick of land and cattle." Cornelia gave the ranch to her son, Jack, but remained keenly interested in its management. Jack was a cowboy on the JA in his early years but it was his son, Montie Ritchie, who assumed responsibilty of running the Ranch during the Great Depressior'!. 

The JA weathered the hard years, sold off acreage, and continued to thrive. It is now operated by Montie's daughter, Cornelia (Ninia) Wadsworth Ritchie, her son Andrew Bivins, and partners Jay O'Brien and Dale Smith. Angus cows crossed with Charolais bulls have now replaced the previous Hereford herd. The JA also breeds all of its own ranch horses. 

Ninia has been inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame for her dedication to the preservation and continued success of this historic ranch.

Ja Ranch


Matador Fountain

Matador, TX | Founded 1882

Motley, Floyd, Cottle, Crosby, and Dickens Counties

The Matador was established by Henry Harrison Campbell and four other investors in 1879. A group of Scottish investors purchased the 1.5 million acre ranch in 1882. They retained ownership of the ranch for 70 years, establishing the town of Roaring Springs on the ranch land. The Scottish investors then sold the ranch to a company in London which subdivided much of the property. In 1951, Koch Industries, Inc., purchased the ranch and part of the holdings became Matador Cattle Company. 

Now covering some 130,000 acres, the Matador runs a herd of 3,700 cattle under the Flying V brand. Traditional Hereford cattle have been supplemented by a "smoky" Charolais cross, the product of mating Angus-mix Black Baldy cows with Charolais. 

The horses of the Matador remuda (herd) were awarded the honor of Best Remuda by the American Quarter Horse Association in 2013. The Ranch has also received the 2010 "Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship Award" and additional awards honoring its exemplary land stewardship practices. 

As large as it is, the Matador community is a tightknit family. Fourth and fifth generation cowboys are working the same land as their ancestors, proud of a hard-won reputation for quality cattle and exceptional horses. 



Vernon, TX | Founded 1852

Archer, Baylor, Foard, Knox, Witchita, and Wilbarger Counties

Established in 1852, the ranch was primarily used to raise crops, Longhorn cattle and horses. Oil production soon followed. In spite of its staggering size of over one million acres, it is the largest ranch under one continuous fence in the United States. 

The Waggoner was established by Dan Waggoner who, along with his son W.T., continued to add to its holdings by buying contiguous tracts of land across six counties. The Ranch was passed to W.T. (Tom) Waggoner's three chi!dren in 1909, with the stipulation that it couldn't be divided. This led to a ninety some year Texas-sized family feud and finally resulted in the ranch being sold to businessman Stan Kroenke in 2016. The asking price was reputedly north of $725 million dollars. 

In 1902, Tom Waggoner found oil while drilling for water. Today over 1,100 oil wells dot the property, while one of the lakes on the ranch provides water for the city of Wichita Falls. This multi-faceted business includes more tha 6,000 head of cattle and a large remuda (herd) of award-winning quarter horses.

The history of the Waggoner is intertwined with that of Texas, and remains one of the most fascinating in the state.

Waggoner Exterior


Swenson Exterior

Stamford, TX | Founded 1882

Cottle, Dickens, Haskell, Jones, King, Motley, Shackelford, Stonewall, and Throckmorton Counties

When Swante M. Swenson immigrated to America from Sweden in 1836, it wasn't to become a rancher. He came to Texas to run a merechantile business with his uncle. He also acquired Texas railroad land certificates which allowed him to file claim on any unclaimed state land. By 1860, he owned almost half a million acres in Northwest Texas. 

Swenson paid for many Swedish families to immigrate to Texas and they repaid their passage by working for him on the cattle ranch. Beginning a long-standing, rich heritage in Texas, the SMS brand was chosen for Swenson's initials and registered in 1882. The land holdings were leased to his two sons, Eric and Albin, who operated as the Swenson Brothers Cattle Company. 

The company is still run by direct Swenson family descendants who are breeding Hereford and Black Baldy cattle. The family has reinstated traditional ranch practices such as the use of a horse drawn chuck wagon during branding and weaning, keeping their 152 year heritage alive.



Uvalde, TX | Founded 1939

Brewster, Culberson, Dimmit, La Salle, Maverick, McMullen, Uvalde, Webb, and Zavalal Counties

Andrew Briscoe came to Texas about 1832. His is the last signature on the Texas Declaration of lndependence. Around 1910 his son, Dolph Briscoe, Sr., set out from Fort Bend County looking for good, strong ranch country. Dolph Briscoe, Sr. had seen his fair share of profit and loss, going broke several times before buying 35,000 acres of the Catarina Ranch in 1939. It was the first in a series of acquisitions that would eventually be passed down to his son. 

In 1954, Dolph Briscoe, Jr. inherited 190,000 acres from his father who had been ranching in Texas for almost half a century. Dolph Briscoe, Jr. more than tripled the size of the family holdings and with 640,000 acres, became the largest individual land owner in Texas. He served In the Texas Legislature, first as a Representative and then as from 1973 to 1979.

The Briscoe ranch is still family owned; the legacy passing to Dos Junior’s three children upon his death in 2010. They run 15,000 head of cattle and still have a heard of angora goats which, in former years, proved to be more profitable than cattle. The Briscoe family are active philanthropist, providing several generous endowments which included helping to found the Briscoe western art museum on the Riverwalk here in San Antonio.

Briscoe Ranch


Escalera Fire Pit

Fort Stockton, TX | Founded 1992

Pecos, Brewster, Archer, and Baylor Counties

The Escalera ranch sprawls over 260,000 acres and is one of the largest in Texas. The Fort Stockton Division is located south of Fort Stockton near Comanche Springs, on the Comanche Trail. The Seymour Division is located near Seymour, Texas, where the Western Trail crossed the Brazos River. In 1879, ranching and farming began in the area. Most settlers were driven out by the Comanches until the Texas Rangers stepped in and peace was brought to the area. 

Founder Gerald Lyda was a native of Burnet county. He broke horses, worked cattle, and even tried his hand at saddle-making before leaving the ranching business to become the biggest general contractor in Texas. 
Lyda returned to his love of ranching with the purchase of the 380,000-acre Ladder Ranch in New Mexico, which he then traded in 1992. Part of the trade included acquiring the 100-year old Elsinore Ranch near Fort Stockton which Lyda renamed Escalera, Spanish for "ladder". The Lyda family now runs a Black Angus cattle operation on this land.



Guthrie, TX | Founded 1883

Dickens and King Counties

The pitchfork ranch has been in continuous operation by the Williams family for well over 100 years. The ranch covers 180,000 acres in west central Texas, with a smaller spread in Oklahoma. It has survived the vagaries of weather in cattle depressions to hold its place as one of the states premier ranches. No other ranch in Texas can boast being larger today than it was during its initial years.

The business still focus is on cattle, with Angus, Hereford and Black Baldy cows. The pride of the operation, however, are the Pitchfork Grays. These gray horses with black mains and tails are as much a symbol of the pitchfork as the brand itself. The remote is heard fame has spread beyond the pasture to the rodeo arenas, and the polo fields around the world.

Changing times have brought diversification with oil exploration, farming, horses and hunting all contributing to the core cattle operation. While modern times change, the brand stays true to its roots and the Cowboys still eat at the same table as the hands who worked the forks a century ago.

Pitchfork Land & Cattle Company

LONG X (7-8)

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Long X Villas

Kent, TX | Founded 1895

Culberson and Jeff Davis Counties

The Reynolds Cattle Company had its inception in the years immediately following the Civil War. In 1868 George Thomas and William David Reynolds formed a partnership and adopted the Long X as their brand. They put together ranches in several counties which formed the basis of the company that was incorporated in 1884. They purchased 232,000 acres of land in Jeff Davis county and in 1895 established the Kent Ranch. At the tum of the century, the Reynolds Company owned land in nine Texas counties and four other States. Over the years, the original Kent Ranch has been divided, but each part is still owned by descendants of one of the two Reynolds brothers. 

On land that has been in the family for over a hundred years, they run Hereford cattle which occasionally rub shoulders with a small herd of buffalo from the Goodnight Ranch herd that have roamed the property for decades. 

The Long X is unusual in that it owns and surrounds the town of Kent. This was once a thriving community in the 1960s with a post office and a public school, but has since been largely abandoned.



Punta Del Monte, TX | Founded 1860

Starr, Hildago, Cameron, Willacy, and Kennedy Counties

The Yturria ranches are owned and operated by the descendants of Francisco Yturria, the only Mexican born founder of the large Texas ranches of the 19th century. He came to Texas as a young man in 1848 to work as a merchant's apprentice. Within a few short years, he had established his own mercantile business and founded the first bank in South Texas.

Yturria went on to make his fortune during the Civil War in the cotton trade with Richard King of the King Ranch. Yturria and King, along with others, founded the areas first rail road. He was a colorful figure who played a role in both Mexico and Texas in the middle years of the 19 century; a time of great political turmoil.
The Yturria ranch has remained virtually intact for over 150 years, covering more than 150,000 acres across five counties. In addition to the original Texas longhorn, other breeds in the cattle operation includes Santa Gertrudis and Beefmaster.

 The ranch now makes much of its revenue from native wild game hunts. Exotics have also been added to the carefully managed wild game program, including the Nilgai antelope, Oryx, and  free range elk.

Yturria Land & Cattle Company Villas

Discover the Distinctive Flavors of The Texas Hill Country

Guests of the Villas at La Cantera have access to an array of upscale and relaxed culinary experiences throughout the property. In addition to the main resort’s collection of dining options, the Villas feature several exclusive food & beverage outlets for guests’ privacy and convenience. From seasonal cocktails sipped under the San Antonio sun at the Villas Pool Bar to refined dinners and leisurely Sunday brunches at Signature, a culinary journey at La Cantera can be tailored to every guest's taste.

Named for Stephen J. “Tio” Kleberg, the former manager of the famed King Ranch South Texas and still one of the most influential figures in ranching today, Tio’s is the exclusive bar and casual dining outlet for Villa guests. Located in the welcome station, guests may enjoy a selection of snacks, salads, sandwiches, and more, as well as hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list. To begin the day, Tio’s also serves as the Villas’ morning barista bar, featuring healthy breakfast options and coffees.

HOURS - Open Daily, 24 Hours
Breakfast: 6:00AM – 11:00AM
Lunch: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Dinner: 5:00PM – 11:00PM
Overnight: 11:00PM – 6:00AM
To-Go Orders: All Day

Tio's Restaurant




Chardonnay, Reverly Vintners 11| 41 
Chardonnay, Errazuriz Max Reserva 12 | 48 Chardonnay, Kumeu River Village 17 | 63 Chardonnay, Cakebread 21 | 79 
Sauvignon Blanc, Walnut Block 12 | 45 
Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Bonnard 15 | 55 
Pinot Grigio, Scarpetta 12 | 45
Chenin Blanc, McPherson Cellars 11 | 41 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Z Alexander Brown 12 | 48
Cabernet Sauvignon, Justin 19 | 72 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Jordan 32 | 110 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus 175 W
Merlot, Cannonball 12 | 45 
Merlot Blend, Chateau St. Andre Corbin 14 | 52 Malbec Blend, Finca Devero 12 | 45 
Pinot Noir, Erath ‘Resplendent’ 13 | 49 
Pinot Noir, Hanzell Sebella 15 | 53 
Pinot Noir, Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Vineyard 20 | 75 
Zinfandel, Sin Zin 12 | 45 Syrah, Halter Ranch 15 | 49
Tempranillo, Numanthia Toro 14 | 52 
Rose, Angels & Cowboys 11 | 40


Chandon California Brut Classic 187ml 12
Chandon Brut Rose 13 | 52
Moet & Chandon Imperial 187ml 18
Veuve Clicquot - Half Split 75
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label 150
Dom Perignon 2006 Vintage 49 | 220


Tio’s Lemonade— Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Hand-crafted Lemonade

Love Creek Mule —TX Whiskey, Apple Butter, Ginger Beer

Midland Crisis— Buffalo Trace, St. George Spiced Pear, Honey

Guadalupe River— Texas Blend Whiskey, Creme de Cacao, Peach Bitters

Passing Through El Paso— 512 Silver Tequila, Ancho Reyes Verde, Lime

Amarillo by Midnight— Espolon Tequila, Wahaka Mezcal, Honey, Serrano

Ruby Star Spritz— Sparkling Wine, Aperol, Grapefruit Juice, Club Soda


FROZEN | $10

Margarita | Pina Colada | Daiquiri


BEER (cans) | $6

Modelo Especial | Stella Artois | Dos XX Lager | Bud Light | Miller Lite | Corona | Michelob Ultra | Shiner



Espresso (Double Espresso - add $1.50) $3.25/$4.25/$4.50
Americano $3.5/$4.25/$4.50
Cappucino (Hot or Iced) $3.5/$4.25/$4.50
Latte (Hot or Iced) $4/$4.25/$4.50
Mocha (Hot or Iced) $4.25/$4.75/$5.25
Latte Macchiato $4.25/$4.50/$4.75
Hot Chocolate $2.85/$3.10/$3.35
Milk Alternate $1.00
Flavors (Caramel, Hazelnut, Vanilla) $0.75


BREAKFAST (Served 7 - 11 a.m.)

Fruit Cup | 7

Bacon Egg Croissant | 9 — bacon, cheese, egg

Eggs Your Way | 10 — potatoes, bacon, toast

Frittata | 10 — eggs, ham, bacon, potato, aged cheddar, red onion

Yogurt Parfait | 9 — greek yogurt, granola, berries, honey



The Southern | 9 — Candied pecans, whipped cream & bourbon maple syrup

Strawberry Nutella | 10 — Fresh strawberries, Nutella & whipped cream

Peanut butter & jelly | 10 — Grape jelly, peanut butter, honey roasted peanuts & whipped cream

Rise & Shine | 11 — Cheddar cheese, ham & egg

The Alaskan | 13 — Smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, red onions, capers & egg



Turkey Wrap | 13 — wheat wrap, turkey, tomato, humus, lettuce, onion, cucumber

Cobb Salad | 12 — Grilled chicken, smoked bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese & buttermilk dill ranch

Italian Sandwich | 13 — coppa, mortadella, salami, provolone, tomato, lettuce, red onion, remoulade, French bread

Baby Greens | 8 — Strawberries, roasted beets, feta, crouton & herb vinaigrette



Comes with kid's beverage

Turkey Sandwich

Toasted Grilled Cheese


Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Stephen “Tio” Kleberg

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"Land is nothing but a piece of dirt. You—and the people who work alongside you—make the difference."

Stephen J. “Tio” Kleberg began working on the ranch when he was just nine years old. By the time he was 11, Kleberg was riding with the vaqueros. An aunt raised his ire when she told him he’d better learn to be more than “just a cowboy.” Tio took great offense, as he thought his aunt was disparaging his dream.

It took maturity and experience for Kleberg to recognize the intricate connection between the land, the cattle, the horses, the wildlife, the grasses, the water, the ecosystem and the business—and to understand what his wise aunt meant.

“She knew that managing a ranch well in the present—and for the future—took a lot more than riding horses and working cattle every day,” Kleberg said.

From his father, through legacy and by example, Kleberg learned what, perhaps, was his most important lesson: the land and the people who work it are an indivisible unit.

Upon his father’s death in 1979, Tio managed the King Ranch South Texas agricultural enterprises and later served as Vice President of King Ranch Agri-Business, managing all agricultural enterprises in Texas, Arizona and Florida, as well as the international operations in Brazil through 1998. Tio serves on the King Ranch Board of Directors and is past president of the American Quarter

Horse Association. He currently serves as Chairman of the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation and Vice-Chairman for TAMUK Foundation. Tio graduated from Texas Military Institute in 1964; received his B.S. in Animal Science from Texas Tech University in 1969, and received a U.S. Distinguished Service Medal from the United States Army in 1971.

In-Room Dining

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In-Room Dining

Sometimes a private meal in your room is just the thing to help you unwind and relax after a long day. For your convenience, the resort offers a variety of delicious in-room dining options available.

HOURS - Open Daily
Breakfast: 7:00AM - 11:30AM
Lunch: 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Dinner: 5:00PM - 9:00PM

The Villas Pool Bar

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The Villas Pool Bar offers a menu of both year-round signature cocktails and seasonal libations, each crafted to pair perfectly with an afternoon spent unwinding on a poolside chaise lounge. The Villas Pool Bar also offers a selection of wines and beers, as well as causal food offerings from Tio’s.

HOURS - Open Daily
11:00AM-7:00PM Bar Service, Food Service until 9:00PM

The Villas Pool Bar