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“Cliff side golf course with magnificent views, luxurious accomodations” 5 of 5 stars
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Royal Isabela Golf Resort
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   396 Ave Noel Estrada, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Isabela
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“Cliff side golf course with magnificent views, luxurious accomodations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Spent a weekend of luxurious relaxation. Stayed at bungalow 4, fruits and many other amenities upon arrival, the most comfortable and cozy bed, checked in late night and when we woke up, the view of the ocean was surreal. Had an early breakfast brought to the terrace and enjoyed the sun and plunge pool, later explored the beach, a natural reserve, and later tried the famous maraca burgers for lunch at the main Casa. Had a chance to meet the owners, the Pasarell brothers, world renowned tennis players, Charlie had the record for the longest game in Wimbeldon recently broken in 2010 by Isner. Obviously there is a grass tennis court on premise with Wimbeldon wood posts for the net. The golf corse is full of challenges and views. Hole 17th will become a landmark. Dinner was exquisitely prepared by NY trained chef who adds his local touch, the organic tomato soup,mmmmm, the tomatoes grown in the hotel's organic farm.

Room Tip: All bungalows have ocean view, but the honeymoon suites has an additional private deck, yes, romanti...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

What a beautiful resort! My husband and I recently stayed for two nights. They are still in the process of finishing up the spa area and some of the casitas. None of this impacted our stay at all. The Casita was amazing! The bathroom has a waterfall shower and you can walk directly out onto your personal splash pool. The beach area is secluded and huge. You need to get driven out to it. The golf course was challenging. The caddies (which are an additional fee) are knowledgeable and definitely help our game at times. Everyone that worked there was wonderful, from the concierge to the restaurant staff to the maintenance guys. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I traveled with a good diving buddy from California to Puerto Rico recently and had the pleasure of staying at the new Royal Isabela links golf resort overlooking the northwest coast of Puerto Rico.
My stay was beyond exceptional, truly my greatest vacation ever. My friend agrees with me and we were able to enjoy daily scuba diving with excellent local dive centers and even an extraordinary excursion to dive in the beautiful caverns and reefs of Desecheo Island (12 miles off the coast from Isabela). Royal Isabela has the most beautiful and spectacular golf course I have ever seen and in addition a 5 star restaurant, tennis and swimming--all on 300-400 acres of beautifully landscaped and natural land. My accommodation in luxurious and comfortable casita was perfect with magnificent views of the ocean. plunge pool and a rain forest shower.

Room Tip: all casitas are excellent -- # 3 and 4 are closest to the Casa and restaurant.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Javier L, General Manager at Royal Isabela Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear George

Thank you for sharing your Royal Isabela experience with us.
Your “fairy tale” review rewards all the time and hard work we’ve invested over the years in making Royal Isabela the luxury golf and nature sanctuary it is today. Whether you are golf aficionados, come for our spectacular beaches or simply to enjoy some relaxing downtime, Royal Isabela is a magical and powerful place that stays forever in the hearts of those who visit.
We hope you’ll be back very soon!

The Royal Isabela Management Team
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Address: 396 Ave Noel Estrada, Isabela 00662, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Isabela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Isabela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Isabela Golf Resort 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Royal Isabela greets guests with much more than suite accommodations. Located just steps from La Casa Restaurant, 20 freestanding Casitas are true "little houses" designed for the ultimate in Puerto Rican resort stays. Each Casita encompasses 1,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and is sited to best catch Royal Isabela’s stunning ocean vistas with minimal impact to the environment. ... more   less 
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