Step into an oasis of tropical goodness. In the air is the smell of the tropics, the sounds of the local coquí singing in the night coupled with the perfect breeze to cool your senses. This is one of the many reasons why Puerto Rico is an ideal location for you and your honey’s dream honeymoon.
With many hotel options to consider, couples should never skimp when it comes to their special getaway. From El San Juan Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Collection to La Concha Renaissance Resort, a Marriott Collection or the posh Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino, luxury should be your first consideration.
Stephanie Prebble Consola and her husband Vinny Consola, two newlyweds who chose their stay at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan in celebration of their honeymoon this past September, sum up their stay:
“Within two days of our stay, we were on a first-name basis with many of the staff! They treated us like a king and queen! We appreciated that so much. This was a very special trip for us, one that I want to remember forever, and every aspect of The Ritz Carlton in San Juan has made that possible.”
On a recent trip to the Island of Enchantment, I, myself, had the pleasure of re-visiting the remarkable Ritz-Carlton, San Juan. In comparison to the last, a stay in the Club Floor proved to be the clincher for an unbelievable stay.
Couples who are unfamiliar with The Ritz-Carlton’s Club Floor should listen up.
Because Puerto Rico is an island with zero all-inclusive resorts unlike its other counterparts in the Caribbean, the Club Level rooms put an elegant twist to that otherwise popular concept for vacationers.
Perfect for couples itching for privacy and attention, The Ritz-Carlton Club features a private lounge and personal concierge staff, accessible by key-activated elevator only. The perfect ambiance to enjoy a refreshing breakfast to prep you for your day, the San Juan’s Club Lounge features impeccable views of the resort grounds and the Atlantic just steps away. One can argue it’s a breakfast of champions (and lovebirds).
Only accessible to guests staying in the Club Floor, the Club Lounge offers complimentary food and beverage throughout the day (hence, the all-inclusive concept). This would include: continental breakfast, light lunch, hors d’oeuvres and cordials and truffles at night all this while listening to the soft sounds of jazz music, and in very elegant surroundings. You’ll feel VIP, all the way.
The Ritz-Carlton San Juan’s Club Level features 46 well-appointed guestrooms, including a selection of suites.
Consider the Club Lounge when staying at any of the Ritz-Carlton properties, including in the remarkable island of St. Thomas. The Club Lounge there is situated away from the main area, with open air seating and views of St. John and other smaller islands in the distance.
Other dining options of The Ritz-Carlton San Juan include BLT Steak and Il Mulino New York, two restaurants offering world-class cuisine to all of its guests. Fine dining, romantic and polished service can be had here.
See Related: Epicurean delights at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
For others looking for local epicurean flavors, try venturing out of the hotel a bit. Try the local Puerto Rican cuisine, which may be harder to grab a hold of in the hotel’s setting. Local seafood, plantains, rice and beans, paired with delicious pork are some of Puerto Rico’s staples. Do not leave the island without trying at least a few!
Featured Package: Club Level Experience includes:
- Overnight Club Level accommodations
- One complimentary night – stay four nights, pay for three
- Overnight valet parking
- Internet access
Staring at $379/night, valid through 04/30/11.
For more information or to make reservations, visit The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino here.
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