By Mariela Santos
The honeymoon is a memorable time for couples to enjoy each other’s company while celebrating their union. It goes without saying that one of the most important elements of the honeymoon is the accommodation, and various options offer wedding services that enable the wedding and honeymoon to be carried out in the same incredible place. Luckily there are many hotels and resorts throughout Puerto Rico that offer a honeymoon package. Read on for Culture Trip’s pick of the best honeymoon spots for newlyweds looking for adventure and comfort.
A Waldorf Astoria resort, El Conquistador has five different villages that offer guests a variety of accommodations. Some of the activities include the spa, travel to Palomino Island and participation in watersports, golf and tennis, or visits to the Coqui Water Park. There are also casual dining, fine dining, and bars and lounges with many culinary options. Wedding packages are available for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies.
The Royal Isabela is an oceanside resort with breathtaking views. A picturesque golf resort is one of the main draws of the hotel, in addition to the Casitas, which are like private little homes. Among the amenities of the hotel are swimming pools (each Casita has one), a fitness center and two miles of beach to explore. For honeymooners, the Royal Isabela is a perfect getaway if you’d rather stay put in the luxury of your hotel than venture into the outside world.
Horned Dorset Primavera
The Horned Dorset Primavera is a luxury hotel on the western coast of Puerto Rico by Rincón, a popular beach town that is a well-known surfing destination. Accommodations are varied as a result of different suite options, with Moroccan-inspired interiors and a private pool. Amenities include a round-the-clock concierge service, fresh water pools, a bar, lounge, and casual dining rooms. This hotel offers guests wedding services, beautiful views and privacy in secluded areas that make spending one-on-one time easy. If by any chance honeymooners are traveling with a child, babysitting services are available.
Horned Dorset Primavera, Rincón, Puerto Rico, +1 787 823 4030
This golf resort is a beautiful location to partake in the sport, at the location where the Puerto Rico Open, a PGA event is held. According to the Gran Meliá Golf Resort’s website, at “just 25 minutes from luggage claim, it is the closest resort to San Juan International airport.” Amenities include a spa, and the resort’s Red Level services, part of which include a laundry and butler service. If honeymooning couples want to remain close to the nation’s capital because of all of the attractions it has to offer, yet want to stay outside the capital itself, the Gran Meliá is a good option.
Gran Melia, 200 Coco Beach Blvd, Río Grande, 00745, Puerto Rico, +1 787 809 1770
Visitors may not know that Puerto Rico is an archipelago, and as such the name Puerto Rico refers to the main island. Hacienda Tamarindo is located in Vieques, one of a couple of smaller islands nearby. As such, a stay at Hacienda Tamarindo offers a different experience for honeymooners than hotels on the main island. To reach Vieques, visitors can either take a ferry or small plane, and from there the hotel is a short taxi ride away.
Near Sun Bay beach, the hotel is on a hilltop and has the distinction of housing a large tamarind tree in the lobby atrium. Similar to other hotels on this list that could provide an enjoyable experience for couples, Hacienda Tamarindo has different room styles for guests. Services include massages, horseback riding excursions and a trip to Vieques’ bioluminescent bay.
Hacienda Tamarindo, PR-997, Vieques, 00765, Puerto Rico, +1 787 741 8525
Hotel El Convento is located on what might be one of the most walked-through streets in Old San Juan, Calle del Cristo. Across the street from the San Juan Cathedral, the hotel is also a couple of minutes’ walking distance from different attractions such as the governor’s residence La Fortaleza, the Plaza de Armas where visitors can find the mayor’s offices, and the Cuartel de Ballajá.
The hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites, and amenities include a laundry service, massage therapy, a fitness center that is open 24 hours, and two restaurants. Wedding services are also available for visitors, as are honeymoon packages. By staying at this hotel, couples can explore one of the most beautiful and historic areas in Puerto Rico while they enjoy this special time as newlyweds.