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Top 12 Luxury Beach Resorts in Puerto Rico

From beautiful beaches and fantastic snorkeling to delicious cuisine, salsa dancing, and incredible coffee, there are many reasons to visit Puerto Rico. If you want to experience an unforgettable luxurious vacation in this beautiful archipelago in the northeast Caribbean, one of these magnificent luxury resorts in Puerto Rico will be the perfect base for your stay.

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Rio Grande The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
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The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Rio Grande

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 Restaurant.

Key Amenities:

  • Secluded, private beach and nature sanctuary

  • St. Regis Butler service

  • On-site, full-service spa

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf & Beach Resort, Rio Grande Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf & Beach Resort
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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf & Beach Resort, Rio Grande

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, a luxe spa, and a 7,000-square-foot casino.

Key Amenities:

  • Several on-site restaurants with unique cuisines

  • Two championship golf courses with award-winning clubhouse

  • Entertainment options ranging from a casino to a dive center

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, Carolina El San Juan Hotel
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Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, Carolina

The Fairmont 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 nightclubs offering live music and entertainment. Rooms reflect the beach atmosphere, stylish with bright tropical accents and modern touches.

Key Amenities:

  • Convenient location to the airport in heart of Isla Verde district

  • Four pools with private cabanas and a swim-up bar

  • Lively atmosphere with casino, nightclub and themed bars

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
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Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan

One of the best private beach hotels in the world, 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, an oceanfront promenade, and a private beach. Each of the rooms and suites, featuring picturesque ocean views, private balconies, and marble baths, was inspired by the resort’s captivating setting. It also offers a fine-dining restaurant, romantic wine bar, a trendy bar, and a cigar lounge.

Key Amenities:

  • Elegant design reflects the landmark’s rich history

  • Private balconies and oceanfront views

  • Private Beach Club with cabanas and butlers

Royal Sonesta San Juan, San Juan Royal Sonesta San Juan
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Royal Sonesta San Juan, San Juan

Royal Sonesta 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 multiple restaurants and bars 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, Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves steak and fresh seafood. This 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.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront location on Isla Verde Beach

  • Full-service spa and fitness center

  • Lagoon-style pool with waterfalls and rock grotto

El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo El Conquistador Resort
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El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo

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.

Key Amenities:

  • Remote, tranquil atmosphere on an island accessible by a free ferry

  • Private balcony with views of the Caribbean

  • Waterpark, four outdoor pools and private island to explore

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado

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, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is one of the best couples resorts in the Caribbean. It features 1,400 acres of natural beauty, with all rooms and suites sitting directly on a private stretch of white sand. 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.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach and 11-mile nature trail

  • Rooftop balcony or private plunge pool with each room

  • Three golf courses

San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, San Juan San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino
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San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, San Juan

Located right on the beach in Condado, this resort offers prime shore access to the shimmering waters of San Juan and is 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.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront location on Condado Beach

  • Outdoor resort pool with waterslide and whirlpool

  • Entertainment options include a casino, bars and off-site excursions arranged by resort

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort - San Juan La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
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La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort - San Juan

La Concha offers spectacular views, set along the sugary sands of Condado Beach just minutes from Old San Juan with its historical landmarks and vibrant nightlife. There are three pools, including an adults-only infinity pool, a fitness center with sea views, trendy restaurants for dining while gazing out at the brilliant blue of the Caribbean, and an on-site casino. There are a variety of room options, all of which are spacious and include standard amenities like flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and coffeemakers, while many boast floor-to-ceiling ocean views and large balconies.

Key Amenities:

  • Beautiful beachfront location

  • Three outdoor pools, including an adults-only infinity pool

  • Multiple restaurants and a casino on-site

Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort - Ponce Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort
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Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort - Ponce

Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort is an upscale, family-friendly resort with a large pool complex complete with a water slide, poolside cabanas, fountains, and a swimming area for kids and adults alike. There’s an adjacent 27-hole golf course at Costa Caribe, which also includes a nice beach guests at the Hilton can use, along with water sports rentals and many options for kids, like an 18-hole mini-golf course and arcade games. Dining includes light bites at the poolside bar, a pizza stand, and a fine-dining restaurant. You can also test your luck in the small casino with slots and a few table games. Rooms include the usual standard amenities, but if you book a suite, you’ll get a furnished terrace and whirlpool tub too.

Key Amenities:

  • Sprawling pool complex with adults’ and kids’ swimming areas and a water slide

  • Access to Costa Caribe facilities next door, including a 27-hole golf course and beach

  • Multiple on-site dining options, from pizza to fine-dining

Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico - Rio Grande Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico
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Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico - Rio Grande

Framed against the backdrop of the lush El Yungue rainforest, the sprawling Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico enjoys a remote setting along Coco Beach on the island’s northeastern coast. It has a huge lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar, two 18-hole golf courses, and a full-service spa with saunas, steam rooms, and Jacuzzis. The numerous on-site dining options include everything from Puerto Rican to Italian, and all rooms come with balconies or terraces. One-bedroom suites come with separate living rooms, kitchenettes, and ocean views.

Key Amenities:

  • Lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar

  • Set along Coco Beach

  • Full-service spa with saunas, steam rooms, and Jacuzzis

San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel - Carolina San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel
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San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel - Carolina

San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel is a luxury boutique property that offers a wide range of beachfront amenities, with everything from a beach concierge to lounge chairs. Kayaking, boating, and fishing excursions can all be arranged too. The rooftop bar and pool provide breathtaking panoramic views, and after dark, the nightlife is hopping with local and international DJs often hosted. Dining options include Zest, featuring modern Latin fare with sustainability-sourced ingredients. Rooms are sea-themed and include all the essentials – book a suite for a balcony with an ocean view.

Key Amenities:

  • Beautiful beach with concierge service

  • Local and international DJs at nightlife venues

  • Rooftop bar and pool

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