Choosing the right hotel or resort is key to the success of any incentive trip.
Fortunately, Puerto Rico is home to a wide array of accommodations ranging from iconic beachfront resorts to historic luxury hotels. Below are 11 hotels and resorts that incentive travel planners return to time and time again.
Hotels & Resorts in San Juan
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel combines modern tropical splendor with Old World elegance. Recently renovated, the hotel was built in the 1960s and was frequented by local and visiting celebrities. Today, it stands as one of the most renowned resorts in the Caribbean and a perennial favorite for incentive travel planners. Fairmont El San Juan offers a luxury lifestyle experience complete with four pools, 13 restaurants, a nightclub, full-service spa and fitness center, retail shops, 30,000 square feet of event space, frequent live entertainment, and non-stop gaming action at the Foxwood El San Juan Casino. A destination within the destination, your team will have plenty to do on-site, but since the resort is a stone’s throw from downtown San Juan, they can easily spend some time exploring the city, too.
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
1055 Ashford Avenue, San Juan
Located just steps away from Condado Beach, this storied hotel embodies the perfect blend of historic glamor and modern-day luxury. The well-preserved Spanish Revival architecture and sumptuous interiors will fully immerse your team in the rich culture and heritage of Puerto Rico. Condado Vanderbilt boasts four outdoor swimming pools, a spa and wellness center, butler service, and 30,000 square feet of functional event space, including a 5,000-square-foot terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is also within walking distance of many popular attractions, restaurants, and bars.
Condado Ocean Club
1045 Ashford Avenue, San Juan
A modern oasis in the heart of San Juan, the Condado Ocean Club is an exclusive, adult-only boutique hotel with impeccable views and posh amenities. Located in the city’s fashionable Condado district, your team can easily walk to the many high-end shopping and dining options in the area. The hotel has 96 rooms, each with floor-to-ceiling views, as well as an infinity pool, private cabanas, beach access, an on-site restaurant, fitness center, and relaxed meeting spaces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Their Ocean Club team is also available to help you book off-site adventures and other activities.
1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan
The first international Hilton hotel, the Caribe Hilton in San Juan has been dazzling guests since 1949. The iconic property is situated on a 17-acre peninsula with a pristine and secluded beach. Conveniently located near many attractions in downtown Old San Juan, the Caribe Hilton is an ideal option for teams that want to spend time exploring the Island. The hotel’s amenities include an oceanfront pool, kids’ playground, tennis courts, and a full-service spa and fitness center, as well as an activity center offering a range of experiences including garden yoga, cardio tennis, and aqua aerobics. The hotel also encompasses 65,000 square feet of event space.
La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
1077 Ashford Avenue, San Juan
Just a few doors down from the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is La Concha, a AAA Four Diamond Renaissance resort. This mid-century modern gem is perfect for groups that want to lounge poolside during the day and play at night. While the sun is out, your team can enjoy La Concha’s two pools, private beach access, and full-service spa and wellness center. After dark, they can experience 24/7 gaming at Casino Del Mar or dance the night away at Fifty Eight, one of the hottest nightclubs in San Juan. The resort also features 35,000 square feet of combined event space, including an outdoor terrace and oceanfront venue.
Royal Sonesta San Juan
5961 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina
Set along the white-sand beaches of Isla Verde, the Royal Sonesta San Juan captures the exotic vibe of the Island along with the signature sophistication travelers have come to expect from the Royal Sonesta brand. The resort features 398 newly renovated guest rooms, including 22 suites, plus two miles of private beach access, a lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar, seven restaurants and bars, a fitness center, an ocean-inspired spa, and 24,000 square feet of flexible event space.
Hotels & Resorts Near San Juan
El Conquistador Resort
1000 El Conquistador Avenue, Fajardo
Perched on a 300-foot cliff overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, El Conquistador Resort is a peaceful oasis guaranteed to captivate and inspire your team. The resort offers traditional guest rooms and suites that boast stunning water views. Your guests can also choose to lodge at one of the resort’s private villas, which are situated at the highest point of the property and provide panoramic vistas of the Island. Some of the resort’s top amenities include four pools, an award-winning golf course, a seaside waterpark, and a private island only accessible by resort guests. El Conquistador also has 49 meeting and event rooms that can be customized for a wide variety of occasions, from leadership workshops to happy hours.
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
500 Plantation Drive, Dorado
Once a plantation, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is now one of the most exclusive luxury and eco-friendly resorts in the Caribbean. One of the property’s most unique attributes is its Ambassadors of the Environment program, which was developed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and highlights the Island's rich native culture and eclectic ecosystem through immersive experiences designed for groups of all sizes. This is a fantastic, transformational opportunity to offer your team during their incentive trip. The resort also has a host of other amenities including a private beach, two 18-hole golf courses, an adult-only pool, spa, restaurant, oceanfront bar, and several meeting and event spaces.
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve
200 Coco Beach Boulevard, Río Grande
This family-friendly beachfront hideaway is completely surrounded by water, pristine beaches, and lush landscapes. Located just 20 minutes from El Yunque National Forest, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve is the ideal accommodation for groups that want to spend some time in nature. From ATV tours to zipline adventures, the forest provides the ideal backdrop for limitless tropical fun. The hotel is also within an hour’s drive of San Juan, giving your team the opportunity to experience the colorful, historic culture of Puerto Rico’s capital city. The resort offers a robust amenity list, including a lagoon-style pool, two championship golf courses, a spa, and on-site restaurant, as well as a wide range of indoor and outdoor event spaces.
Wyndham Grand Río Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
600 Río Mar Boulevard, Río Grande
Where the beach meets El Yunque National Forest on Puerto Rico’s northern coast sits the enchanting Wyndham Grand Río Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort. A true oceanfront escape, the resort’s 500-acre property boasts a robust list of amenities including a mile of secluded beach, three beachfront pools, two world-class golf courses, nine restaurants and lounges, a casino, and a 7,000 square-foot spa that features 11 private rooms, a relaxation room, hair salon, and nail bar. Wyndham Grand Río Mar also houses more than 48,000 square feet of indoor event space and 58,000 square feet of outdoor space. These sprawling venues can accommodate a variety of team events, such as al fresco luncheons, cocktail parties, and more.
St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club
State Road 187, Río Grande
Set on a former coconut plantation and nestled between El Yunque National Forest and the Espíritu Santo River State Preserve, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is the perfect paradise for your team to relax and recharge. At this AAA Five Diamond resort, you’ll find private terraces that lead to spectacular ocean views, verdant foliage, a private beach, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr., golf course, a luxurious spa, and the acclaimed Mediterranean-style restaurant, Paros. The resort also has more than 25,000 square feet of event space that can be tailored to fit the needs of your group, whether that be a midday workshop, award ceremony, or pre-dinner cocktail hour.