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San Juan’s most sumptuous resort is set on 8 beachfront acres and once you’re here, there’s really no reason to leave. The beach is special one, with areas of wading pools perfect for infants, protected swatches with tranquil water, and areas with small but consistent surf of from 1- to 3-foot waves, perfect spots to learn to surf with a great onsite surf school. Surfing is just one of the many offered water sports; the Ritz also runs a topnotch kid’s club. Great dining, including outposts of New York City’s BLT Steak and Il Mulino, is a prized feature of the resort. The large guest rooms, with ocean or garden views, have extra-comfy beds and sofas swathed in fine linens, and marble bathrooms. The ninth floor boasts preferred accommodations and a private Ritz-Carlton Club lounge with personal concierge staff.