If a luxury getaway to Puerto Rico is top of mind, then you must consider Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in Dorado, Puerto Rico.  Set amidst 50 acres of lush tropical land and one mile of pristine beach, each of the 115 ocean-front guest-rooms offer unparalleled views of the blue Caribbean waters and personalized Embajador service.

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Stunning ocean views from the multi-level pool

 

The Ritz-Carlton Reserve was grandfathered to be built at the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, allowing every guest-room to rest steps from sea. The beach is encircled by coral reefs that block the larger waves coming onto land, making it a beautiful and peaceful swimmable beach.  For those interested in checking out the sea-life that resides near the hotel, you can easily explore the coral reefs via snorkeling to spot Octopus, fish, crab, sea urchins, and other critters that live amongst the coral.

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Rooms, Suites and Residences

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a family vacation with many, Dorado Beach Reserve has a ton of options to accommodate all sorts of guests. Their entry-level rooms boast floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to an outdoor living space with beautiful views of the gorgeous Atlantic ocean. If you can spring for a room with a plunge pool, you’ll get to enjoy your own private pool that is just steps away from the beach. The suites are all impeccably appointed with plenty of space for families, and they also offer residences with private pools, ocean views, full kitchens and as many as five bedrooms.

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Interior of the Plunge Reserve room

 

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Bathtub with outdoor shower in the rooms

 

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View of the West Beach Plunge Reserve room from the beach

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Views from the West Beach Plunge Reserve room

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Views from 2 bedroom suite on East Beach

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Views from the 5 bedroom villa

 

When To Visit Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Being that Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean and has a tropical climate, the best time to visit would be mid to late October through late February. If you’re looking to travel during low season to take advantage of lower rates, consider going during mid-April to June, right after the busy winter season and just before the rainy summer or hurricane season.

How To Get To Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Dorado Beach Reserve is located 35 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marín Airport and 30 minutes from Isla Grande Airport.  As we work on your booking, I will be happy to help make arrangements for transportation in conjunction with Dorado Beach Reserve’s preferred chauffer partner.  The hotel also features a helipad that allows guests to arrive directly onto the property, just a 15 minute flight from the airport. 

Once you’re at the resort, you may opt to get around via your own beach cruiser or via chauffered golf carts. 

What To Do Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

-Ambassadors of the Environment: Dorado Beach Reserve has a fantastic program called Ambassadors of the Environment to inspire guests to connect with nature and is perfect for families, children, or individuals. Activities could include hikes, snorkeling (ask about the bioluminescent night time snorkeling), underwater photography, and so much more.

-golf: The resort has two fantastic Tournament Players Club golf courses that offer 18 holes each and use native sand, manmade rivers and contoured bunkers to challenge even the most seasoned golfer.

-explore Old san Juan: A visit to Old San Juan is a must, to be able to see the beautiful colorful streets and taste some of the food that makes Puerto Rico famous.  Let me help set you up on a historic foodie walking tour so you get to explore the town while tasting some of the best food, and learning about Puerto Rico’s history.

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Old San Juan

-SPA: a stay at Dorado Beach Reserve without a visit to Spa Botanico is like visiting Puerto Rico and not going to the beach. It by far is one of the most stunning spas that I’ve even seen (and I’ve been fortunate to experience many), and the signature treatment I got was possibly the best massage I’ve ever had (I never fall asleep during massages and I think I passed in and out of consciousness with this one in the best way possible). Nature plays an important role in the entire spa experience, and one of my favorite parts of the experience included sitting by an infinity pool overlooking the pineapple garden instead of waiting in a dark relaxation room before my treatment.  

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Apothecary at Spa Botanico Entrance

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Infinity pool at Spa Botanico

 

-Dining: the hotel has a total of 3 primary dining venues, perfect for all times of day. COA is where guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner. Ingredients at COA are sourced seasonally and from local farms and purveyors, and signature dishes carry the flavor of Mi Brasa, a traditional, Spanish wood-burning oven. Positivo Sand Bar is the perfect place to enjoy lunch with toes in the sand, with Asian-inspired and Latin fusion dishes that hit the spot in the middle of the day. The dinig venue is also open for dinner, with also has an intimate Omakase Bar that serves sushi, seafood, ceviche, tapas style bites, and cocktails. Then you also have Encanto Beach Club Bar and Grill where guests can enjoyMediterranean coastal cuisine, island-inspired cocktails and grilled meats and seafood poolside.

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Lunch at Positivo Sand Bar

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Fresh coconut

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Vibes at Positivo Sand Bar

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Poke dish from Positivo Sand Bar

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Views from COA at breakfast

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Spicy Margarita

 

One other thing that is not to be missed is in-pool dining! Order from your room and have your breakfast or lunch delivered right to you, including a floating basket that will allow you to enjoy your meal from the refreshing comfort of your pool :D.

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In-Pool dining

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In-pool dining

Benefits of Booking Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve With The Hungry Chronicles Travel Services 

Aside from taking care of the entire booking process for you (organizing flights, airport trasnfers, reservations, activities, etc.) I have a fantastic relationship with the GM and hotel representatives that are an extension of me and will provide my guests with the following VIP complimentary amenities: 

For 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests at COA
  • $150.00 Resort credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom at COA
  • $150.00 Resort credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Feel free to email me at ane@strongtravel.com to discuss your next ideal getaway, or feel free to fill out the travel inquiry form at the bottom of this page.

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Quiet moment on East Beach

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Entrance to Dorado Beach Reserve