A woman relaxes in an overwater hammock at Copamarina Resort in Guánica.

Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa in Guánica.

Top Resorts in Puerto Rico

Among Puerto Rico’s most popular resorts, you’ll find many of the traits you’d expect in a Caribbean island: verdant, manicured grounds; stretches of private white-sand beach; deluxe facilities exuding casual elegance; a variety of adventurous outdoor activities; designer golf courses; and tropically-inspired dining.

What you might not expect, if you’ve never been, is the level of hospitality and service at each property, their unique settings, and their versatility. Within a quick drive from San Juan, you’ll escape the city and discover a remote paradise waiting for you to relax and indulge — whether that includes rainforest hikes and ziplining or just sitting on the beach with a cocktail is up to you.

Gorgeous aerial view of the Dorado Beach Resort & Club.

Gorgeous aerial view of the Dorado Beach Resort & Club. 

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado

At Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, there truly is something for everyone. Framed by five acres of pristinely maintained grounds and tranquil beach, this is one of the most beautiful properties on the island.

Book a day at the Botánico Spa, a hidden sanctuary tucked between stands of palm trees. Go down to one of the resorts two beaches, where you can practice exciting water sports, or enjoy peaceful tide pools ideal for snorkeling or floating. Practice your swing at the TPC Dorado Beach, a championship golf course. Make a dinner reservation at Melao by Mario Pagán and experience Puerto Rican cuisine like you never have before. Every day there is something new to discover in this tropical hideaway.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar golf course alongside the coast.

Sweeping ocean views along the golf course at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf Club.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf and Beach Resort

 6000 Rio Mar Blvd, Río Grande

Impressive vistas surround the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf and Beach Resort which lies at the foot of El Yunque rainforest, adjacent to the Mameyes River and flanked by semi-private beachfront.

With two golf courses, a casino, spa, tennis courts, enormous pools, and over a half dozen restaurants and bars, you won’t need to leave the property unless you really want to. The resort’s location offers guests a wealth of activity options, including horseback riding in the rainforest or on the beach, kayaking the bioluminescent bay in Fajardo, sightseeing and shopping in Old San Juan, and more.

An aerial view of the beachside St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort.

Sweeping beach views at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort.

St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort

State Road 187 kilometer 4.2, Río Grande

St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort has at its heart a contemporary plantation house surrounded by picturesque gardens and a meditative koi pond. That feel of classic luxury with a modern twist is replicated in the guestrooms, which are comfortably close to the turquoise waters and soft white sand of the property’s beach.

Explore the nature trails around the property, take advantage of a plethora of water sports, or play a round of golf with an ocean view. Just be sure to spare some time for the Remede Spa, where guests follow a floating pathway to secluded massage villas with picture windows looking over the spa's fire garden. St. Regis Bahia Beach resort is the place to be pampered and unwind.

One of the pools at El SAn Juan Hotel

El San Juan Hotel

6063 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina

Metropolitan vibes meet the peaceful ocean views at El San Juan Hotel. Recently renovated, this historic resort is located right off the Isla Verde beach and steps away from downtown San Juan.

El San Juan features four tropical pool areas with luxurious cabanas, over a dozen restaurants and bars – some with live entertainment, BRAVA nightclub, top-of-the-line spa, and wellness center, as well as exclusive boutiques to shop around. You can take advantage of an array of outdoor activities like parasailing and jet skiing.

 

Dramatic ocean views from the pool terrace of the Royal Isabela. 

Dramatic ocean views from the pool terrace of the Royal Isabela. 

Royal Isabela

 396 Ave Noel Estrada, Isabela

At Royal Isabela you stay in a casita (a private villa) high on a cliff with a dramatic view of the Atlantic Ocean and its own pool terrace. While it's tempting to spend your vacation in private luxury, especially since they offer in-suite massages and facials, the resort offers many amenities that may coax you out.

Royal Isabela is a paradise for golfers, but you may also enjoy some croquet or tennis, sunbathing on El Pastillo beach or paddleboarding on the nearby Guajataca River. The town of Isabela is worth venturing out to explore to find more magnificent beaches and some of the best dining options along the northwest coast of Puerto Rico.

Relaxing beachside bed at the Copamarina Beach Resort.

Relaxing beachside bed at the Copamarina Beach Resort. 

Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa

Guánica

Situated on the south of the island along a private beach tucked in a cove on the Caribbean Sea, Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa is the definition of tropical paradise.

Enjoy the breeze from one of the resort's beach huts, escape into the spa for a massage, or have a romantic dinner at Restaurante Alexandra where you can savor exquisite dishes made with fresh local ingredients. The resort is also close to the town of Ponce where you can explore museums, the Serrallés Castle, and the picturesque town square.

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