There is so many wonderful things to say about this resort. It is perfect in just about every way! My husband and I just got back from spending 4 nights here.
I honestly do not think there is probably a "bad" room in this place. When we booked our stay- the resort breaks up your room options between "west" and "east" beach. I asked a few people who had posted prior reviews- and they said both are great....and they are right! If you are traveling with children- I would guess you might prefer west beach since it backs the part of the beach you can actuall swim in. The east beach is rockier and while pretty- not a swimmable beach. West beach is also closer to the beach club which I believe has some kids activities (I did not travel with kids- so I do not know that for sure!). Every room is essentially right on the ocean- so I agree with some prior reviews that I don't believe you can have a bad room here :-)
The property is absolutely amazing and breathtaking. There is nothing that I would change about this place. Whoever designed this place and did the decor did a fantastic job. The pool areas are beautiful if you just want to relax. There is a great bike path and you can get bikes and take a great ride around Dorado Beach. There is a lot of security around so you feel very safe.
All of our meals here were great. The quality of the food was extremely high- definitely top notch. All of the adult beverages were made to perfection (I hate an "improperly" made cocktail). The chefs and bartenders here clearly know what they are doing.
This is the nicest spa I have ever visited. Just like everything with the hotel, the spa is perfect too. I wish this was a spa I could go to more frequently. The treatments I had were all great. I would specifically recommend the bamboo and rock massage if you like deep tissue massages. The therapists were wonderful too- and clearly very experienced.
Overall- this is just about the most wonderful resort we have been to. I look forward to being able to go back one day soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Somewhere between idyllic and perfection sits a Puerto Rico resort of such intimate luxury and rare character, it calls to those who believe every journey should be a voyage of discovery. Once a 1,400-acre sugar plantation owned by the Livingston family, Dorado Beach caught the eye of conservationist visionary Laurance S. Rockefeller, who in the 1950s transformed the lush landscape into one of Puerto Rico’s most exclusive luxury resorts. With its serene coastline, private residences, spa sanctuary, golf courses and a harmonious sense of place that blends masterfully into the natural surroundings, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve invites guests to arrive spellbound – and depart speechless. ... more less
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