10 Most Luxurious Experiences in Puerto Rico

February 28, 2015

From fine dining to spa escapes and island excursions, Puerto Rico has activities for the luxury lover in us all. We asked our readers to pick their favorite Puerto Rico resorts and luxury amenities, and they delivered. Here are your picks for 10 luxury experiences and resorts to enjoy in Puerto Rico.

This is Crashboat Beach near Aguadilla near the surf spots. You can see how it got its name. Explore many of Puerto Rico’s nooks and crannies by canoe or kayak, and don’t leave the island without booking a nighttime kayak tour in a glass-bottomed boat for an up-close look at darting plankton that glow neon in the moonlight. Zach Stovall
The mojito was born in Cuba but has become synonymous with the Caribbean. In Puerto Rico, try one with the local Don Q rum. Publicity Image
Exchange four wheels for two, and ride to sites like the Castillo de San Cristobal in Old San Juan. Or to Caparra, Ponce de Leon’s original 500-year-old Spanish settlement and the oldest known European community under U.S. rule. Zach Stovall
Good eats abound. One day it’s traveling the Pork Highway to find the best local barbecue, the next it’s sitting down for tapas at Bar Gitano, one of famed local chef Robert Trevino’s three restaurants. Zach Stovall
On Puerto Rico, you don’t have to choose between beaches and rainforest. Both are ripe for the taking. In El Yunque National Forest, waterfalls form swimming holes, and orchids and bromeliads bend and twist their way through the Dwarf Forest, where the occasional chirps of coqui (tree frogs) penetrate the silence. Zach Stovall
You’re staying in San Juan, but be sure to venture out to more remote spots like Vieques or Culebra, where landing on a beach all alone is as likely as spotting fallen coconuts. Zach Stovall
An infinity pool overlooking the ocean is pretty much a requirement when choosing tropical resorts these days, and the one at the Caribe Hilton doesn’t disappoint. Let minutes turn to hours, and keep the mojitos coming. Courtesy Caribe Hilton
The west-side town of Rincon is known for surfing, and the boutique Rincon Beach Resort is the perfect home base for your weekend on the water. Explore on land too — leatherback turtles nest on this very slice of shoreline. Courtesy Rincon Beach Hotel
Honestly, what’s better than a whole day spent at the beach? OK, maybe staying for sunset. The western location of the Rincon Beach Resort makes this the prime spot for wishing the day a goodnight. Courtesy Rincon Beach Hotel
You’re never far from a good meal in Puerto Rico … or at the Caribe Hilton. Keep it casual at the Pina Colada Club (the frothy delight was, after all, invented in the Isle of Enchantment), or don your resort best and head to Morton’s for a steak or Lemongrass Pan Asian Latino for shrimp spring rolls drizzled with guava glaze. Courtesy Caribe Hilton

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