The Plush Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach Hotel

Ritz-Carlton Hotels has very recently opened a new 5-star gem, after a huge investment of $414 million. Located 15 miles away from San Juan, on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, the new Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach Hotel was officially opened on December 12, 2012. It faithfully continues the unique Ritz-Carlton legacy of luxury, beauty and impeccable services, at prices that range from $1,200 to $1,600 per room.

The new beach hotel features 100 tastefully decorated rooms and 14 one-bedroom suites, spread across the former Laurance Rockefeller estate of 1,400 acres. The resort’s world-class accommodation includes outdoor showers in private gardens, private balconies, deep-soaking tubs, walk-in wardrobes, and much more.

If you want to treat yourself royally, you should choose the exquisite 4-bedroom VIP villa called Su Casa, which is a lavish oceanfront holiday residence. It was built back in the 1920s for Clara Livingston, the first owner of the estate. And since you’re going big on your vacation, make sure not to miss the amazing Spa Botánico wellness center which spans 5 acres, or the $12 million aquatic adventure park.

Other things you should do here include golfing on two Robert Trent Jones-designed courses, exploring the surrounding archeological sites and mesmerizing reefs, and enjoying flawless dinners at Mi Casa, the first luxe restaurant that Chef José Andrés opened outside the continental USA. Pack your bags and re-discover Ritz-Carlton!