In May,2012,I surprised my wife of 42 years with a 2nd Honeymoon to San Juan,Puerto Rico. We had gone there in 1973 for a belated honeymoon. After 3 years and a son & daughter my wife deserved it. We couldn't stay at the Hilton Hotel as in 1973 because a disgruntled employee had attempted to burn it down. We decided to stay at the Hotel El Convento. This hotel is absolutely breathtaking. The ocean view, the gentle breezes, the sand and the waves tumbling on to the beach. My wife said it was like a dream come true. So many things had changed,but the Fort El Morro stood proudly as ever to defend the city.
The food at El Convento is 5 Star with a menu and wine list beyond compare.
The room was very elegant and my wife said she felt like a queen. Which is what she is to me.
The shops in Old San Juan are fantastic with a variety of merchandise to satisfy any visitor.
We went out on the beach and soaked up the rays and drank several pina colada's. They are to die for. Pineapple juice,coconut milk and the finest rum you have ever tasted. They bring them to you with a large piece of pineapple on the rim of the glass that was picked from the fields that morning. In the states the pineapples are a tangy sweet,but in puerto rico by picking them fresh that morning they are like biting into a piece of sugar. So sweet beyond belief.
One afternoon we drove to LaQuiluo Beach. A breathtaking Lagoon completely encircled by tall palm trees. My wife said she was so glad I had surprised her with her 2nd honeymoon,and she hoped we could return in 8 years to celebrate our 50th Anniversary!
My mother always told me when you meet " miss right" there will be no doubt in your mind that she is the one for you!
Go to Puerto Rico,your best girl deserves it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of historic Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento has set new standards of luxury, comfort and service while preserving the rich character of this former 16th century convent. This landmark treasure, a member of Historic Hotels of America and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has earned four diamonds from AAA each year since its opening. This is the exclusive hotel experience to indulge the most discriminating of travelers, and is a hotel like no other. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Convento San Juan