Recently returned from a three night getaway with my wife for our 20th anniversary. We had stayed at the property 18 years ago when it was Hyatt Dorado Beach. The newly Ritz owned property is as close to paradise as you can get. The first floor private plunge pool was amazing(had a corner room with a bigger pool) as well as the outdoor shower(makes you feel like you are in the middle of a rain forest)-very unique and classy. Was VERY happy to see that Ritz Carlton has kept the Rockefeller philosphy in its "no structure higher than a palm tree" policy. Even though the resort is brand new in every way, there is still the secluded, relaxing feel, so much that you really feel that you are there by yourselves(hotel was supposedly at 94% occupancy- but rarely saw any other guests on the beach or in the ocean). Mi Casa was a great experience for dinner- even though the $70 pitcher of sangria is a little tough to swallow. Jenniffer, our Ambassador was outstanding-bringing fresh ice every morning as well as, believe it or not, actually moving a large palm that had fallen from a tree so that our path wouldn't be blocked to the beach-(they think of every detail). My wife loved the tree-house massage from Daniel. The hotel had gotten word that we were celebrating our 20th and five minutes after check-in, delivered complimentary champagne, chocolate strawberries- as well as welcome letters in our room from the GM as well as ambassador staff wishing us a happy anniversary-very nice touch all around. Being in the hotel industry for almost thirty years myself and traveling extensively- can honestly say - I would really have to go out on a limb to find any issues or dissapointments. Can't wait to return .
- 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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