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Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

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Cleveland, OH
posts: 8
reviews: 2
Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

I've narrowed down to the 3 hotels. We're a married couple taking no children (35 yrs. old). What do you think (Paradisus,Ritz or Las Casitas).

Also, has anyone tried the Adventuras Tierra Adventures (Caving or Canyoning). How was it?

Aston, PA
posts: 88
1. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

Interesting Selection. The Paradisus is an all inclusive about 45 minutes from San Juan. I have heard both good and bad reports on it, if you like being in one place, it should be great. The Ritz Carlton is beautiful and located in Isla Verde on a spectacular stretch of beach, close to both high and moderate priced restaurants and just down the street from the Wyndham El San Juan Hotel (trying to figure out why that isn't on your short list lol). From this location you can take a cab or bus to Old San Juan, take a day trip to Loquilla Beach or the Rain Forrest. Dress up and have a drink in The El San Juan Hotel. etc, etc. I would suggest the Isla Verde area and sorry but don't have any info on La Casitas. Whatever you choose, hope you love Puerto Rico. Nance

Murfreesboro, TN
posts: 206
reviews: 29
2. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

Out of the 3, I've only stayed at the Ritz Carlton. It was a beautiful hotel, and I'd definitely stay there again. Like the previous poster said, there's a great stretch of beach at the hotel. I also thought the pool area was very attractive, with good poolside drink/food service. .... Plus, it's close enough to walk to El San Juan, where there are some more good restaurant choices.

Cleveland, OH
posts: 8
reviews: 2
3. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

Thanks a lot. I know you can't go wrong w/a Ritz. It just seems like w/every hotel you'll get an awful review.

Boston, MA
posts: 2,406
4. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

Hi, If you are staying at the Ritz, try eating at Plato, just down the block. Casual atomosphere, good food.

puerto rico
posts: 12
reviews: 1
5. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

Paradisus, it is most. NEAR THERE you have EL YUNQUE, Luquillo street it includes meals. For honeymooners great. Aventuras tierra adentro you can look it up at the internet they are great but better EXPEDICIONES TANAMA, 787-894-7685 HE TAkes you to the caverns the inner rivers etc...

Santa Barbara...
posts: 3
6. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

One of the great things about the Ritz Carlton is that you are very close to the center of a lot of activities. There is a nightlife in the Isla Verde Area. As you have heard from others. The Ritz has also a lot of accommodations for couples.

At Las Casitas and Paradisus you are going to be away from the hussle and bussle. And you will get the feeling of a honeymoon. Both have access to various activities. Las Casitas is closer to an airport that if you wish will take you to ajoining islands for further exploring of the excellent beaches.

Paradissus has access to horseback riding thorugh paths that take you through parts of the rainforest and you will have t conforst fo going back to the beach if you so chose.

You also mentioned ocean villas, if you are willing to rent a car and plan your trip with various tour places then the Ocean Villas feel like your own apartment. You will have the privacy but not the attention you would have at the hotels. Caving and Canyoning is good on the Northwest cost of the island however, I haven't tried that specific group.

Puerto Rico
posts: 95
reviews: 1
7. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

I prefer Las Casitas!! It's belongs to The Conquistador hotel, and you can enjoy all the amenities there, inclusive, the private island with beautiful beaches and water sports.

The hotel have Casino, bar, restaurants, some swimming pools, dancing place, and have one of the most beautiful scenary.

florida
posts: 5
8. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

We just got back fromthe Paradisus. it is a beautiful resort but, unfortunately most of the reviews are correct. I have stayed at all-inclusives before. They are not all perfect but the difference was by far the service. You don't want to wait every night in the heat for dinner (and I'm from Florida so I know what heat is)or have cold food for breakfast which I thought was a one day fluke and turned out to be everyday. We called for a wake up call and never got it. The beach is beautiful but not in a blue water kind of way (since it is the Atlantic) If you want blue water four of the best beaches in the world are on the opposite coast. Getting anywhere from the hotel is outrageously expensive. The day trip to San Juan by tour was a good price but they didn't offer it while we were there. So we checked on a cab 80.00 each way! We then proceeded to rent a car two days in advance. The day we were to rent there were no cars there yet and they weren't sure when they would get there (although they did call another company for us.) In addition, they charged you a fee to park the car there overnight. The spa services should have been the Ritz Carlton prices, (I could have understood then).They were the most expensive spa services I have seen at any resort. Please read all the reviews before you decide. I can tell you it is not worth it to do all-inclusive in Puerto Rico because there are so many things to see and places to go you might end up picking up a burger on the run. Thw Wyndam San Juan is gorgeous. We will return as Puerto Rico is beautiful and there is a lot to see but will probably stay in Ponce on the Carribean side in the Hilton or the Wyndam San Juan. Rent a car while you are there and explore the island (Old San Juan is gorgeous). I would recommend a tour for the rainforest. Paradisus is a beauitiful resort but that's it. It is too far from most of the things you can do in Puerto Rico.

florida
posts: 5
9. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

I forgot to mention we are a married couple in our thirties without children as well.

Connecticut
posts: 9
reviews: 3
10. Re: Paradisus, Ritz Carlton or Las Casitas?

My husband and I (both in our 30's) have stayed at Paradisus and at El Conquistador (where Las Casitas is located). I know there are many mixed reviews about Paradisus, but we had an excellent stay in February, so much so that we are considering going back in a few weeks. If you decided on Paradisus, you have to go with the "royal services" - you will notice that most people who have stayed without children (they were able to utilize the 'adults only' pool) and used royal services have been very happy with the resort and service. I am a true believer in the Ritz Carlton, but felt like it was too close to the city/airport, and like the idea of being more isolated when on vacation (which you get the feel of at Paradisus and Las Casitas). No matter what, you have 3 great choices to pick from!