Some of the Island’s biggest (and most luxurious) resorts can be found in Río Grande, including the St. Regis Bahía Beach and Wyndham Grand Río Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort. If you prefer more intimate accommodations, the town also boasts some of the most idyllic and serene country getaways you’ll find anywhere in Puerto Rico.

Home to the only subtropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System, El Yunque, Río Grande is known for its gorgeous natural scenery, from majestic waterfalls to verdant mountainscapes.

Here are some of the top places to stay in this east region destination:

Suite view at the St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort.

Suite view at the St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort.

St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort

As the first St. Regis property in the Caribbean, this 438-acre resort offers lavish accommodations, unparalleled service, and breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled on a former coconut plantation, St. Regis Bahía Beach sits between sandy beaches and the banks of the Espíritu Santo River.

The resort is known for its commitment to environmentally conscious development, and the property has a garden which supplies fresh produce to the on-site restaurants. It is also home to two private bird sanctuaries, which earned it the first and only Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary Certification in the Caribbean.

Resort amenities include an Iridium Spa, an outstanding golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., a seaside swimming pool and esplanade, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a kids' club, private cabanas, butler service, and 24-hour concierge. This 139-room hotel is Puerto Rico’s first AAA Five Diamond-rated resort and has been featured in the Forbes Travel Guide, among other prominent lists.  

A beautiful beach with four tall palm trees and beach cabanas at Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve, Río Grande, Puerto Rico.

The beach is picture-perfect at Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve in Río Grande.

Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve

If a secluded tropical paradise is what you seek, look no further than Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve. This beautiful destination hotel is situated inside a gated community between El Yunque National Forest and the ocean. With magnificent architecture and contemporary décor, The Hyatt Regency boasts 486 rooms adorned with mahogany furnishings and warm golden tones.

One of the top amenities of this posh hotel is its lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar. Other facilities include a small casino, an upscale spa, and two 18-hole golf courses that host PGA events such as the Puerto Rico Open. The hotel also features a buffet, a steakhouse, and a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant.

An aerial view of the oceanfront golf course at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

The Tom and George Fazio-designed Ocean Course at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf & Beach Resort.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar 

Without a doubt one of the most elegant and luxurious hotels on the Island, the Wyndham Grand Río Mar has been listed as one of the World’s Greatest Places by Time magazine.

Bordered by the scenic mountains of El Yunque and situated along a mile of golden-sand beach, this 500-acre property boasts two renowned golf courses, three lagoon-style swimming pools, 10 top-notch restaurants, a casino, wellness center featuring the Mandara Spa, and much more.


Roo view at the Rainforest Inn in Rio Grande.

The Rainforest Inn is Río Grande's quaint mountain hideaway. 

Rainforest Inn

The Rainforest Inn is a boutique bed and breakfast set in the El Yunque rainforest. This quaint mountain hideaway features private porches with hammocks where you can listen to the sounds of nature. The intimate wood-and-brick villas offer an assortment of amenities to make your stay comfortable, like living rooms and kitchenettes. Other amenities include guided hikes, a yoga studio, spa treatments, and Wi-Fi. This small inn is eco-friendly, vegetarian, and LGBTQ-friendly.

Hacienda Siesta Alegre

Hacienda Siesta Alegre oozes Spanish Colonial charm. 

Hacienda Siesta Alegre

This 30-acre inn tucked away in a rustic mountain setting oozes historic, Spanish Colonial charm. There are three principal rooms with private bathrooms, and four additional rooms available by request. Each guestroom is individually decorated and offers rural-style perks, like outdoor clawfoot tubs, wraparound terraces, and hammocks.

The Hacienda Siesta Alegre also has a ranch, where guests are welcome to spend time with retired thoroughbred racehorses. A hearty breakfast is included in your stay, so you can start the day with no worries.

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