Rich history, culture, pristine beaches, majestic mountains and exceptional food – there’s nothing not to love about Puerto Rico. But what’s nearly as important as choosing a destination is deciding where to stay during your vacation. If you love incredible pools, superb service, private beaches and delicious cuisine, Puerto Rico resorts will surely appeal to your senses. You can find many beachfront resorts in beautiful settings all across the island, which highlights and complements the island’s natural beauty. Here are our favourite beachfront Puerto Rico resorts!
1. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Once a plantation, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is now one of the most exclusive beachfront resorts in Puerto Rico. Rooms are ultra spacious and classy with spectacular ocean views. The swankier suites and residences also feature plunge pools, outdoor showers, soaking tubs and golf carts for getting around the resort. Enjoy the services of an Embajador, breakfast with an ocean breeze, private session with a traditional healer and more. The resort shares its connection to the land and culture through a variety of excursions, and you are encouraged to be more than observers here.
2. Royal Isabela
Escape to this intimate resort on Puerto Rico’s northwest coast. Stunning Atlantic views, dramatic cliffs and a lush landscape creates an epic backdrop for Royal Isabela. 20 freestanding casitas are the perfect setting for family vacations, golf getaways, or romantic escapes. Featuring both indoor and outdoor space, they are positioned to best catch Royal Isabela’s stunning ocean vistas and breezes. They are made with natural wood floors and ceilings, and also come with opulent bathrooms and private pools. Want to do more than just relax on your private terrace? Take advantage of the 500-plus acres of natural beauty found only in Isabela!
3. Condado Ocean Club
This adults-only property draws in a fashionable and hip crowd. Its 96 rooms feature water views, lush amenities, and thoughtful in-room technology. Sleek simplicity and modern finishes perfectly complement the dramatic floor to ceiling views of Laguna del Condado or the Atlantic Ocean. Each room combines sophistication and relaxation, creating the perfect home base for exploring the beautiful island. Condado Ocean Club is also conveniently located within the Condado District, so you are in a prime spot to explore some of the island’s must-sees!
4. St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
In Rio Grande, St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is not far from Espíritu Santo River State Preserve and the El Yunque National Park. Set on two miles of pristine beach with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, find a state of relaxation amongst the natural wonders here. Rooms and suites boast a light, modern and organic aesthetic in a contemporary and residential setting. A white and light blue color palette beautifully complement ocean and lush tropical garden views, while custom furniture pieces evoke an inviting and luxurious home. Did we also mention that it is the Caribbean’s first and only certified Gold Audubon Signature Sanctuary, Puerto Rico’s first AAA Five Diamond resort and a Forbes Travel Guide Five Star resort?
5. Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
Built in the 1950s, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is where timeless sophistication meets with peaceful ocean views. Located minutes away from Old San Juan, on the award-winning Isla Verde Beach in Puerto Rico, the property is an oasis of 388-guest rooms, including 84 suites, poolside and oceanfront villas. Choose from modern sophistication in the Grand Tower, luxurious and elegant suites, or a lush retreat in the Villas. They all celebrate San Juan’s elegant past and present through warm textures and subtle ocean hues. Enjoy the island in a place that remains true to its heritage, artfully blending past, present and future.