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12 Best Resorts in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a gem, offering vibrant cuisine, history, rich culture, and beautiful beaches. You can shop and explore Old San Juan’s colorful Spanish architecture, venture into the lush El Yunque National Forest, or visit one of the three bioluminescent bays to see microorganisms light up the water into a twinkling wonder. We’ve pulled together a list of best resorts in Puerto Rico that provide numerous perks and bargain packages while also remaining top-of-the-line in presentation. Are you ready for a vacation?

Bahia Beach Resort and Golf Club Bahia Beach Resort and Golf Club
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Bahia Beach Resort and Golf Club

Amongst the Carabalí Rainforest Park, Bahia Beach Resort is a top-rated luxury hotel in Puerto Rico that resides on a former coconut plantation and still houses much of the lush tropical foliage of its past. What makes this haven so special, aside from luxurious rentals, butler service, chef-created food and an incredible golf course, is its dedication to preserving the surrounding grounds, of which over 60% are designated green space. Only a select few resorts in the world tout the title Certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary, and this Puerto Rican gem is one of them because of efforts to protect the environment and wildlife, which simultaneously delivers a breathtaking atmosphere.

Key Amenities:

  • Butler service

  • On-site golf course

  • Two-mile crescent beach on nature reserve

El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort El Conquistador Resort
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El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Did someone say private island? El Conquistador has their own personal sliver of paradise accessible by ferry, and it’s worth the short ride. The family-friendly resort also features a great waterpark with waterslides, more pools and a lovely lazy river—it really adds a lot to the experience, especially for families with kids. Rooms are striking yet neutral, with unbelievable island views, and the general feel of the entire property is totally rejuvenating. You’ll get to enjoy golfing, spa access, games, entertainment and plenty of wining and dining.

Key Amenities:

  • Private island resort accessible by ferry

  • Waterpark with lazy river and pools

  • On-site golf course

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Wyndham Grand Rio Mar
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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar

The sprawling pool is its own oasis at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar, while the hotel interior impresses with a blend of classic and modern design. Championship golf courses back right up to lush rainforest, which is easy to access, and certainly a highlight of staying here. Multiple lounges and restaurants offer a variety of highly praised cuisine and drinks, with the poolside tiki bar nailing an island-esque sangria—the breakfast buffet is delicious too. You may find offers that include food and beverage credits, as well as other perks like personalized guest service. Book an oceanfront room. It seems like a necessity.

Key Amenities:

  • Championship golf courses

  • Two-mile stretch of beach

  • On-site entertainment venue with casino

Parador Guanica 1929 Parador Guanica 1929
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Parador Guanica 1929

Parador Guanica 1929 has an undeniable charm, which is quite refreshing when in need of something a little more straightforward. Near Guanica Bay, the hotel has historical roots with a matching aesthetic of Puerto Rico’s pure style. For those not interested in all the frills and booze at other resorts, here you’ll be treated to three chef-prepared meals a day and various snacks with the all-inclusive package. Hop on a boat to get to Gilligan’s Island, a protected biosphere with excellent snorkeling. All around, this is the place to stay if you are looking for a peaceful, quiet retreat.

Key Amenities:

  • All-inclusive dining packages

  • Boat access to snorkeling at Gilligan’s Island

  • Quaint rooms in historic, renovated building

La Concha Renaissance San Juan La Concha Renaissance San Juan
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La Concha Renaissance San Juan

Hop on a complimentary bike and travel just a couple of miles to historic downtown, where the site-seeing is unique, and the shopping and food scene superb. Multiple pools, including an eye-catching tiered infinity pool, can be found throughout the grounds of La Concha Renaissance San Juan, which also has prime access to numerous ocean activities. Serafina Restaurant is hands down the most jaw-dropping place to dine onsite, where you can dine on authentic Italian dishes, while Solera is a sophisticated poolside terrace restaurant. Guests can add on to their experience while at La Concha, as packages are updated seasonally with special perks like free upgraded rooms and discounts for longer stays.

Key Amenities:

  • Outdoor pools and beach access

  • On-site casino

  • Located in historic downtown San Juan

Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa
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Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa

Located in a quiet area, Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa has authentic Puerto Rican vibes on the Southwestern Coast. Copamarina is meshed with nature, taking on a more “eco-tourism,” earth-friendly approach. With a gorgeous reef proximal to the beach, diving and snorkeling opportunities draw many enthusiasts to this spot on the island. Kayaking, fishing, and jet skiing are among the popular excursions, along with the complimentary ferry to Gilligan’s Island. Las Palmas, the on-site cafe, whips up a killer pina colada and Caribbean lobster. Family, food, and diving options—that’s a great recipe for a carefree stay in paradise.

Key Amenities:

  • Half-mile private beach

  • Complimentary ferry to Gilligan’s Island

  • Luxury villas with furnished balconies

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

Located right on the beach in the chic Condado neighborhood, the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris not only offer direct access to turquoise water and beautiful sands with loungers and umbrellas, but it hosts a gorgeous pool complex with two pools, one of which has a swim-up bar and a water slide among the soaring palms. The property also includes a casino with video gaming machines, slots, and over 20 table games, including poker and blackjack. The spa includes a sauna and is the perfect place to go for pampering treatments like facials and deep tissue massage. There are a variety of bars and eateries, with a la carte and buffet meals served at breakfast and dinner. Rooms and suites include personal coffeemakers, minifridges, flat-screen TVs, iHome radios, and soft, waffle-weave robes.

Key Amenities

  • Pool complex with two pools, a water slide, and swim-up bar

  • Beachfront with umbrellas and loungers

  • Casino with slots and table games

Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort
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Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

Located along the island’s south coast near the city of Ponce, the Hilton Ponce boasts mountain views in one direction and the sea in the other. A family-friendly resort, it offers a wide range of activities for all types of travelers. While it has a small beach with water sports rentals, the highlight is the pool complex with swimming areas for the kids and adults, water slides, fountains, and daybeds. There’s a 27-hole golf course next door and lots of facilities for the little ones, like mini-golf and indoor arcade games. The casino includes mostly slots with a few table games and there are multiple dining options from pizza and sushi to the wine-focused La Cava restaurant. All rooms have patios or balconies, and if you book a suite you’ll get a whirlpool tub too.

Key Amenities:

  • Beach with water sports rentals

  • Pool complex with water slides and areas for the kids and adults

  • Casino with slots and table games

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

Offering two miles of private beachfront on Puerto Rico’s north coast, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers a wide variety of activities and opportunities for relaxation. It includes three golf courses, an 11-mile nature trail, two pools, a water park, a fitness center, and a huge spa with a treehouse treatment room for indulging in massage, body, or facial treatments. Enjoy multiple gourmet restaurants and luxurious rooms and suites that all sit along the fine white sands featuring awe-inspiring views and rooftop balconies or private plunge pools.

Key Amenities:

  • 2 miles of private beach

  • Three golf courses

  • Huge spa with a treehouse treatment room

Royal Isabela

Located along the spectacular northwest coast, Royal Isabela offers a dramatic view of the ocean from its cliff-top perch. Accommodation is in freestanding casitas which come with 1,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, including private terraces with plunge pools. It’s a golfer’s paradise, with an 18-hole course overlooking the ocean along with golf lessons and a putting green. Enjoy multiple pools for swimming, in-room massages, and facials, and even cooking classes led by the chef. Dining is a treat, with farm-to-table fare served for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch at Jota Restaurant. A complimentary continental breakfast is provided as well.

Key Amenities:

  • 18-hole golf course with lessons available

  • Multiple pools and in-room spa services

  • Farm-to-table restaurant

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel El San Juan Hotel
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Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

Located along one of the largest, most tranquil, and pristine beaches in the region, the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel sits in the heart of the Isla Verde district. It offers everything from sunbathing and splashing in the surf to catamaran excursions and parasailing. There are beautiful pools, including an Olympic-size free-form pool with a swim-up bar, a spa and a salon, and a wide range of drinking and dining venues. Enjoy lots of fun after dark with a laid-back party vibe here, including a world-class casino, nightclubs offering live music, and multiple bars and lounges. Rooms have a beachy style with standard amenities like flat-screen TVs and custom-designed beds. Some have private balconies and high-end features like espresso machines and whirlpool tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa and salon

  • Multiple pools, including one with a swim-up bar

  • World-class casino and multiple entertainment options

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

Set along two miles of beach is the Isla Verde area near the airport, Royal Sonesta San Juan offers a prime location complete with a rock grotto area highlighted by waterfalls that overlook the ocean and a lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar. It’s home to the full-service Akua Spa for a little pampering, and there are multiple bars and restaurants, although many others can easily be accessed with just a short walk. Guest rooms feature French-style balconies, some with sweeping ocean views.

Key Amenities:

  • Two miles of beachfront

  • Lagoon-style pool and swim-up bar

  • Full-service spa and fitness center

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