- Ritz-Carlton San Juan Spa & Casino (San Juan; tel. 800/241-3333 or 787/253-1700): At last Puerto Rico has a Ritz-Carlton, and this truly deluxe, oceanfront property is one of the island's most spectacular resorts. Guests are pampered in a setting of elegance and beautifully furnished guest rooms. Hotel dining is second only to that at El San Juan, and a European-style spa features 11 treatments "for body and beauty."
- Gran Melía Puerto Rico Golf Resort and Villas (Río Grande; tel. 866/436-3542 or 787/809-1770): Twenty two-story villas are spread across a gorgeously landscaped property hugging the northeast coast in the shadow of the mountainous rainforest, El Yunque. The facilities are first rate; the stately lobby is a traditional mix of Puerto Rican and Spanish influences, flanked by an African-inspired meditation pond out front and Asian-inspired lagoons behind, where most of the resort's top-notch restaurants are located. The rooms are spacious and have great views of the lushly landscaped walkways or the broad beachfront that runs the length of the property. The two adjacent Trump golf courses are world class, and the pool and beach area offer all major watersport activities. There's a full range of children's activities and organized fun for adults as well, from yoga lessons to beach volleyball games. The resort spa has first-class facilities and a wide range of treatments.
- Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa: A Wyndham Grand Resort (Rio Grande; tel. 800/4RIOMAR [474-6627] or 787/888-6000): This $180-million, 481-acre (195-hectare) resort, 19 miles (31km) east of the San Juan airport, is one of the largest hotels in Puerto Rico, but personal service and style are hallmarks of the property. Eleven restaurants and multiple lounges boast an array of cuisines. It has two championship golf courses, two pools, a beach and watersports, horseback riding, fine tennis facilities, a full range of children's activities, entertainment and nightlife activity, and anything else you might need for your perfect Caribbean getaway. The resort is blissfully situated between the El Yunque rainforest and a beautiful stretch of north coast beach.
- El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa (Las Croabas; tel. 800/468-5228 or 787/863-1000): The finest resort in Puerto Rico, this is a world-class destination -- a sybaritic haven for golfers, honeymooners, families, and anyone else. Three intimate "villages" combine with one grand hotel, draped along 300-foot (91m) bluffs overlooking both the Atlantic and the Caribbean at Puerto Rico's northeastern tip. The 500 landscaped acres (202 hectares) include tennis courts, an 18-hole Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course, and a marina filled with yachts and charter boats. There's a water park and an island beach just offshore for guests.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.