Puerto Rico is lined up by hundreds of miles of picturesque, beautifully conserved shores, from the Atlantic Ocean on the north to the Caribbean Sea on the south.

These properties have managed to tap into this precious resource in unique ways, offering relaxing beachside lounging and tranquil waters for leisurely swimming.

Meanwhile, the more adventurous guest can take advantage of exciting water sports such as snorkeling or scuba diving, as well as sailing trips to nearby cays and islands. Luxurious accommodations in a lush tropical setting, fine dining options, spas, and world-class golf courses make any of these resorts and hotels the perfect destination for every family member.

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With over 300 miles of coastline, Puerto Rico's beautiful beaches can be found all over the island.

Pool and beach view at the Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Enjoy ocean views from the pool at the Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado

Originally developed by Laurence Rockefeller, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is an opulent, private hideaway on 50 acres of land in Dorado, just west of San Juan. The property offers both suites and private residences, a first-class golf course, beachfront and private pools, gourmet restaurants, an ultra-luxurious spa, and two secluded beaches. The tranquil waters of West Beach are protected by coral reefs, ideal for swimming or taking in the sun. At the same time, on East Beach, guests can enjoy water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, kiteboarding, and catamaran sailing.

Beach view at the Villa Montaña Beach Resort in Isabela.

The Villa Montaña Beach Resort in Isabela.

Villa Montaña Beach Resort

4466 Carr Jobos, Isabela

In IsabelaVilla Montaña Beach Resort is a relaxed beachfront property nestled between 35 acres of lush tropical gardens and sandy beaches protected by an off-shore reef. This plantation-style resort encompasses tranquil elegance in an informal setting. Guests stay in one- to three-bedroom, fully-equipped villas with patio terraces and jacuzzis. Aside from four swimming pools and tennis courts, the resort contains several miles of the area's famous coastline and can provide guests with kayaks and snorkeling equipment or arrange scuba diving trips.

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Fairmont El San Juan Hotel Grand Tower Suite.

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

6063 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina

Experience the iconic Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, one of Puerto Rico’s most authentic and exciting luxury lifestyle properties. Nestled within 15 tropical acres directly on two miles of the award-winning Isla Verde Beach in Carolina, this stunning hotel features a signature lobby of nightlife and entertainment. El San Juan Hotel has four outdoor swimming pools, a swim-up bar, poolside concierge service, and new luxury cabanas.

With beach access, guests can take advantage of water activities such as jet skiing or parasailing, and then relax on the spacious sundeck. The property offers several dining options and bars, the famed BRAVA nightclub, and The Shops of El San Juan.

View of a terrace at Copamarina Beach Resort.

The terrace at the Copamarina Beach Resort.

Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa

PR-333, Guánica

At the foot of the Guánica Dry Forest's rolling hills, looking out over the Caribbean Sea's cobalt and turquoise waters lies Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa. Opening to a sandy beach, the hotel is a paradisiac escape featuring numerous pools and jacuzzis, two fine dining restaurants, and the Ni Spa, where guests can be pampered or styled for a night out. For adventure seekers, Copamarina offers kayaks, hobie cats, paddleboards, and scuba equipment. 

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Caribe Hilton 

1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan 

The iconic and timeless Caribe Hilton sits on a 17-acre peninsula between Old San Juan, the Condado district, and the Convention Center district in San Juan, and still feels tucked away like a secluded, tropical escape. Enjoy the sun on a beach cabana, sip a piña colada poolside (it is said to have been invented here!), or relax at the Oceano Spa. The Caribe Hilton has something for everyone in your group. 

Aerial beach view at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort.

Aerial beach view at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

6000 Río Mar Blvd, Río Grande

Standing in front of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, guests are treated to a breathtaking view: a mile-long section of secluded beach lined with palm trees and El Yunque National Rainforest as a backdrop. This 500-acre resort offers a wide range of amenities, including two world-class 18-hole golf courses, a water sports center, and three beachfront pools. The tour desk can also coordinate transportation and tour operators for visiting El Yunque, catamaran sailing, kayaking in the Fajardo bioluminescent bay, ATV, and horseback riding tours.

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View from the pool at the Condado Ocean Club.

The Condado Ocean Club is located in the heart of the Condado district.

Condado Ocean Club 

1045 Ashford Ave., San Juan 

The Condado Ocean Club is an exclusive, adult-only boutique hotel that features modern amenities and sleek decor and is the perfect charming escape for travelers looking for a uniquely social experience. The hotel is located in the heart of the Condado district, close to trendy bars, world-class restaurants, exciting casinos, and beautiful beaches.  

Other beachfront properties available:

Royal Sonesta San Juan (San Juan)

San Juan Water Beach Club Hotel (Carolina)

Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort (Ponce)

Condado Vanderbilt (San Juan)

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort (Río Grande)

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino (San Juan)

Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve (Río Grande)

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