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From beautiful beaches and amazing snorkeling to delicious cuisine, salsa dancing and incredible Puerto Rican coffee, there are many reasons to visit Puerto Rico. If you want to experience an unforgettable vacation in this beautiful archipelago in the northeast Caribbean, you might want to consider one of these magnificent resorts.
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Dorado Beach was once a playground for Hollywood royalty and the international jet set. A multi-million dollar renovation transformed this palm-fringed oasis into an exclusive private estate resort that set a new standard for luxury in Puerto Rico when it opened in 2013. Located a few miles past the last strip mall in the north coast town of Dorado, its remoteness, discreet individualized service, a deep respect for the environment and 1,400 acres of natural beauty, with all rooms and suites sitting directly on a private stretch of white sand, makes it stand out from the rest. Every spacious, opulent room includes a rooftop balcony or a private plunge pool. The property also boasts three golf courses, an 11-mile nature trail, a five-acre spa and multiple gourmet restaurants.
Located at the foot of the El Yunque National Forest along the edge of the glistening sea in a romantic Caribbean coconut plantation setting, the five-star St. Regis resort along Bahia’s powdery shoreline in northeastern Puerto Rico boasts top-notch amenities along with spectacular views and beach access. The huge guest rooms feature exposed wood beams, spacious, modern bathrooms and expansive, furnished terraces that lead to spectacular ocean vistas. Enjoy teeing off on the golf course, lounging at the seaside pool and indulging in a customized massage at the full-service spa as well as tasting Greek and Mediterranean cuisine at Paros Restuarant.
El Conquistador Resort is a cliff-side luxury resort overlooking the ocean. It offers some of the most spectacular views in the Caribbean, located on the Island of Enchantment, accessible by a free ferry. While the remote location makes it difficult to explore other areas and venture off-site for other dining and entertainment options, it’s ideal for those who’d like to be able to enjoy everything they need without having to leave the property as well as to enjoy an especially tranquil escape from the stress of modern life.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa is a massive, family-oriented resort that features spacious rooms in a striking 500-acre beachfront paradise along the Atlantic. Although it offers a peaceful refuge from the city, guests enjoy shuttle and transportation services that make it easy to get out and explore other areas of Puerto Rico, including Old San Juan, historical forts and the famous bioluminescent bay. The property is home to multiple restaurants with a diverse array of cuisine options, as well as two championship golf courses, oceanside pools, an on-site dive center, a water sports center, luxe spa and a 7,000-square-foot casino.
The El San Juan Hotel offers a fun, relaxed party vibe along with a magical location on one of San Juan’s quietest, cleanest and largest beaches in the heart of the Isla Verde district, just a 5-minute drive from the airport. Guests can enjoy outdoor pools, including an Olympic-sized free-form pool with a swim-up bar as well as a world-class casino. You can do it all, from parasailing to taking a catamaran trip, although sunbathing and splashing in the surf are the main attractions here. After dark, dine at one of the multiple on-site restaurants and party the night away in the hotel’s bars, lounges and night clubs offering live music and entertainment. Rooms reflect the beach atmosphere, stylish with bright tropical accents and modern touches.
A luxury five-star resort, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is a historic beachfront property that boasts magnificent Spanish revival architecture, dramatic ocean views and opulent interiors. Catering to sophisticated travelers since 1919, the Condado Vanderbilt was restored to its original grandeur, known today as a beloved landmark in San Juan that serves as a monument to timeless elegance. The expansive property is renowned for its phenomenal facilities that include swimming pools, a full-service spa, oceanfront promenade and a private beach. Each of the rooms and suites, featuring picturesque ocean views, private balconies and marble baths, were inspired by the resort’s captivating setting. It also offers a fine-dining restaurant, romantic wine bar, a trendy bar and a cigar lounge.
InterContinental San Juan in Isla Verde is set on two-miles of San Juan’s best beach, known for its elegant landscaping featuring a rock grotto area with waterfalls overlooking the ocean and a lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar. Facilities also include a steakhouse and a full-service spa with a wide range of lavish treatments. Newly remodeled guest rooms are equipped with Smart TVs and French-style balconies with sweeping city, pool and ocean views, while the onsite eatery, SAK-I, is acclaimed for its Asian-fusion cuisine and specialty sake bar. This four-diamond property is also within walking distance to an array of shopping, dining and nightlife venues as well as being just a 15-minute drive from Old San Juan.
Located right on the beach in Condado, this resort offers prime shore access to the shimmering waters of San Juan, and an ideal base for experiencing many of Puerto Rico’s most popular attractions, including everything from the fortifications of El Morro and San Cristobal to the Bacardi Rum distillery and the striking natural beauty of El Yunque rainforest. The elegant rooms and suites include Marriott’s signature Revive bedding along with flat-screen TVs and high-end toiletries. Enjoy an afternoon nap under a beachfront palm or in the relaxed pool area, which features a waterslide and whirlpool. Hiking, sailing, snorkeling and golfing expeditions can all be arranged through the resort if you’d like to get a little more active. Afterward, soothe sore muscles with a deep tissue massage at the spa and satisfy hunger pangs at any one of the multiple on-site eateries. At night, place your bets at the on-site casino.