Top Beachside Accommodations in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is surrounded by hundreds of miles of picturesque, beautifully conserved coastline, 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 member of the family.
Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa
At the foot of the rolling hills of the Guánica Dry Forest, looking out over the cobalt and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea lies Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa. Opening to a sandy beach complete with four-poster beach beds with billowing white curtains, 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. The hotel can also provide a private boat to the famous Gilligan's Island or Cayo Aurora, shallow, mangrove-lined cays perfect for snorkeling or enjoying a relaxing day in the water.
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 private beaches. The tranquil waters of West Beach are protected by coral reefs, ideal for swimming or taking in the sun, while on East Beach guests can enjoy water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, kiteboarding, and catamaran sailing.
Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel
Carretera 429 KM 3, Rincón
Located on the west coast of the island near Rincón, the Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel offers a luxurious, intimate escape with some of the best sunsets in the Caribbean. Guests stay in private villas, each with its own pool, and have access to a secluded, semi-private beach. The hotel's restaurant, Chateau Rose, offers exquisite traditional French cuisine, as well as premium wines and cocktails. To add a touch of romance to the experience, guests can request champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries taken to their rooms, as well as in-suite massage and spa services.
Villa Montaña Beach Resort
4466 Carr Jobos, Isabela
Villa Montaña Beach Resort in Isabela is a luxury 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.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
6000 Río Mar Blvd, Río Grande
Standing in front of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, guests are treated to a breathtaking view: a mile-long section of secluded beach in Río Grande lined with palm trees and as a backdrop the foggy, verdant mountains of El Yunque National Rainforest. 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.
El San Juan Hotel
6063 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina
Experience the iconic 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, 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 as well as the famed BRAVA nightclub and The Shops of El San Juan.