The Ritz-Carlton, San JuanSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Imagine sparkling blue waters where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet, lush tropical gardens along the beach, and the warm tropical weather of the islands, and you will picture a day at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan. In Isla Verde, San Juan, on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, this stylish luxury resort is an idyllic island escape. The hotel's 416 rooms are crafted in a contemporary tropical style, with bright and vibrant colors offset by deep wood accents. Marble bathrooms are comfortably elegant, while all the room's furnishings are deeply plush. Large picture windows offer fabulous views of the ocean, while warming the room with abundant natural light. Find peace in the beauty of Puerto Rico, and sink into the lap of luxury with your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan.
After a wonderful breakfast at The Ocean Bar & Grill, lounge by the pool, soaking in the sun or sipping a cocktail in one of the private cabanas. Pamper yourself at the spa to ease the weight of the world, then enjoy a friendly tennis match before lunch. Head out to the beach and dive into the warm waters for a day of surfing lessons, or take a day trip to nearby Vieques or Culebra islands to snorkel at amazing reef sites just offshore. Visit the Fort San Felipe del Morro, built in the 16th century to protect San Juan Bay, then tour the Bacardi Rum Plant and learn how this legendary libation is made before trying some samples. Hike through the lush El Yunque Rainforest - over 28,000 acres - and make your way along picturesque trails to waterfalls, pools and breathtaking look-outs. Head out on the open ocean for an exciting day of deep sea sport fishing, then return to the resort for the perfect evening meal. Choose from wonderful steaks and fresh seafood at BLT Steak, sample diverse Italian cuisine at Il Mulino New York, or try modern European fare with a Pacific twist at Mares. Follow your dinner with a delicious cocktail, and relax on the beach as the stars come out over your personal paradise at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan.
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