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"Islands Magazine” called the Royal Isabela the “best resort in Puerto Rico” and we’d agree it’s in the top five. A lush tropical enclave, The Royal Isabela meshes Old World charm with the area’s natural beauty to create a first class experience for guests. Built atop a coastal headland offering inspiring views, the property spreads across 426 acres, from coastal cliffs to lush tropical forest and rivers. The 20 casitas, small houses for guests, surround the stone and wood La Casa, main house, which has a restaurant and library and functions as a guest clubhouse. Each of the expansive casitas have 1,500 square feet of space, including separate living rooms and bedrooms with four-poster canopied beds and luxurious private decks with plunge pools. The golf course, one of the best in the Caribbean, has won accolades for its beauty and difficulty. It cuts across 3 miles of coastal cliffs, which loom up to 300 feet above the sea, and slithers through lush tropical forest and pastoral farmland marked by native grass, natural sand dunes, and deep canyons. Note: Breakfast and most drinks (beer, soda, water) are included in the room rates.