With an intoxicating mixture of sandy beaches, emerald rainforests and an abundance of luxury, the island of Puerto Rico is always tempting when seeking a beach vacation. Whether you pick a small but glamorous boutique resort, or a mega-resort perched high up on a cliff, immersing yourself in island life for a few days will leave you feeling totally rejuvenated.
El San Juan Hotel & Casino
Another beach resort that overlooks Isla Verda Beach, the El San Juan Hotel and Casino stands out from its competition for a few different reasons. Firstly, the resort places a huge focus on gourmet cuisine, and offers nine distinct gourmet restaurants serving up everything from the highest quality Japanese teppenyaki to delectable Southern barbecue bites. The resort’s Encanto Pool Complex has also contributed to its popularity, with swim-up bars, private cabanas, waterfalls, and even a poolside concierge.
Situated between Old San Juan and Condado, the Caribe Hilton offers over 900 rooms and suites, as well as some of the best restaurants and bars in the area. The resort’s Oasis Bar is where the pina colada was invented back in 1954, so it is definitely worth stopping off for a drink and trying the original pina colada. When it comes to spending time out in the sun, guests can choose from the three-level swimming pool or the only private beach in San Juan, guaranteeing privacy and seclusion.
El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa
When it comes to mega beach resorts, this is the most mega of them all in Puerto Rico. A sprawling compound of Mediterranean-style low rise buildings set across 500 acres, 300 feet above the sea on a towering cliff, El Conquistador Resort and Golden Door Spa is, in a way, like a small city, but this is exactly what their regular guests love about it. With seven swimming pools, 21 restaurants, tennis courts, a golf course, the Golden Door Spa and a water sports marina, a vacation at this destination resort will ensure that all your needs and comforts are fully taken care of.
InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino
Situated on a two-mile stretch of Isla Verda’s gorgeous white sandy beach, the InterContinental San Juan Resort and Casino is designed to dramatically complement the beauty of the Caribbean. The resort has a few different dining options, each of them equally delicious, from the Mediterranean café to the classic steakhouse to the Japanese restaurant. The pristine beach is easily accessible, but, when guests want some time away from the sand, the resort’s lagoon-style pools, complete with waterfalls and in-pool bars, are the ideal place to chill out.
Each of Puerto Rico’s beach resorts offers something slightly different, whether it be gourmet dining, swim-up bars or unbeatable views. The island attracts a wide range of travellers, and the great thing about Puerto Rico’s beach resorts is that they offer a wide variety of rooms, from a standard single to a luxury suite with your own private butler, ensuring that everybody’s needs can be taken care of.