- El San Juan Hotel & Casino (Isla Verde; tel. 787/791-1000): Newlyweds will find themselves at the heart of San Juan's vibrant nightlife scene, yet they will be ensconced in luxury along a beautiful stretch of beachfront. In fact, the hotel boasts probably the best nightlife and entertainment, as well as fine dining, of any property in San Juan -- and the competition is fierce. There's live music at the casino or adjacent nightclubs. Its elegant lobby, with wooden paneling and a sprawling, opulent chandelier, is a magnet for the young, beautiful, and moneyed visitors. Set on 12 lush acres (4.9 hectares) of prime beachfront, the rooms are as light and airy as the setting. Honeymooners might want to try an Ocean Front Lanai room or one of the resort's villas.
- Hotel El Convento (Old San Juan; tel. 800/468-2779 or 787/723-9020): Newlyweds can sleep in and spend their afternoons wandering the Old City or lolling around the rooftop splash pool, with its sweeping vistas of San Juan Bay and the bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There are bougainvillea and tropical flowers hanging from seemingly every window and terrace, as well as colorful, restored Spanish colonial architecture everywhere you turn. You'll feel spoiled by your room's marble bathroom and elegant bed. Explore Old San Juan; it's chock-full of galleries and historic fortresses and churches, wonderful cafes and funky shops. The Romantic Memories of San Juan package will get you fresh flowers, champagne, and chocolates in your room, but all guests get a world-class wine and cheese tasting every evening on one of the hotel's many spectacular terraces. There are also pre- and post-cruise packages.
- Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel (Rincón; tel. 800/633-1857 or 787/823-4030): The most romantic place for a honeymoon on the island (unless you stay in a private villa somewhere), this small, tranquil estate lies on the Mona Passage in western Puerto Rico, a pocket of posh where privacy is almost guaranteed. Accommodations are luxurious in the Spanish neocolonial style. The property opens onto a long, secluded beach of white sand. There are no phones, TVs, or radios in the rooms to interfere with the soft sounds of pillow talk. This is a retreat for adults only, with no facilities for children. Seven-night packages, with all meals included and round-trip transfers from the airport, are featured.
- Inn on the Blue Horizon (Vieques; tel. 787/741-3318): Celebrate your honeymoon in tropical splendor at this property on an oceanfront bluff overlooking the idyllic south coast of Vieques and the neighboring village of Esperanza. Relax with the sea breeze in the sumptuous furnishings of the main building's open-air atrium, or watch the sunset at the circular Blue Moon Bar, which overlooks the striking coastline. The pool sprawls across the horizon with the beach and ocean beyond it, but the private rooms feel like home (somebody's extremely well-appointed home), with beautiful cotton linens, antique furniture, and art. Romantic packages suitable for honeymooners are available. Make sure to rent a jeep to explore secluded beaches or the hilly, forested interior of the island.
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.