The Links golf course at Royal Isabela.

Golf Destinations: The Links at Royal Isabela

Perched atop 200-foot bluffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Escape to an intimate oceanfront resort on Puerto Rico’s spectacular northwest coast. Blessed with stunning Atlantic views and a dramatic landscape lush with native flora and fauna, Royal Isabela is an epic backdrop for heartwarming family vacations, unforgettable golf getaways, romantic escapes, milestone celebrations, and gracious resort living. Enjoy the natural majesty of Royal Isabela from a private Casita, playing a round of golf on The Links, exploring two miles of quiet beach, or paddling along the Guajataca River.

Breathtaking Golf

There is no more dramatically located playing venue on Puerto Rico than at Royal Isabela. Whereas most developers build real estate products on the most coveted land, at Royal Isabela, they placed the golf course there. This enables players to hit shots with unparalleled views of the sea, given the elevation and cliffside setting. Royal Isabela is in good company that way. Pebble Beach – the iconic venue on the California coast – also gave golf precedence over real estate sales. If it’s good enough for one of the most famous places to play on Earth, it certainly is welcomed at Royal Isabela. 

Prevailing winds at Royal Isabela require playing golf shots with great attention to detail, to account for the thrilling gusts that buffet the terrain. One of Royal Isabela’s most exciting design characteristics is how little ground was moved to create the 21 golf holes on the property. This minimalist approach to golf course architecture is why The Links seems like it has been on the land forever, meshing seamlessly with Mother Nature’s unspoiled gifts. 

Farm-to-Table Fresh Food

Jota Restaurant at Royal Isabela offers dependably delicious locally sourced dishes. The menu highlights Royal Isabela’s vegetables, herbs, and fruits, as well as the bounty of local fishermen, cheese makers, and small family farms. The intimate, soothingly decorated restaurant includes an outdoor terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Appealing to both food connoisseurs and families alike, there’s something for every person’s preferred tastes on the menu.

Elegant Lodging

Guests of Royal Isabela enjoy the amenities of a fine golf club and the ambiance of a luxury resort with the best-personalized service. The spectacular location, casitas, terraces, and patios invite pausing for a moment to bask in the sunshine, breathe in the fragrance of the Higuerillo trees or search for constellations in the starry sky. Each villa-style accommodation, charmingly known as a Casita, is a private hideaway with its own plunge pool and terrace.

Isabela, Puerto Rico

Isabela is known as Jardín del Noroeste – the Garden of the Northwest – because of the many wildflowers that flourish here. Isabela is also well known for its world-class surfing spots. It has hosted several World Surfing Championships and is also renowned for its ideal board, wind, and kite surfing conditions. This beautiful coastal city is a popular place for island visitors, thanks to several beautiful beaches, outstanding panoramic views, and other diverse attractions such as its submarine rivers, caves, and archaeological sites. Golf might enjoy the best real estate here, but it’s not the only thing to enjoy about the area.