We stayed at Las Casitas Village for a very long weekend this past weekend and I am speechless...where to start.....
We felt like we were celebrities the moment we checked in and a "butler" led us to our room. It was dark by the time we took 1.5hr drive from SJU airport to the resort, so we had a hard time finding our way to our casita. Side note: we rented a car from "Charlie's Car Rental" in Isla Verde, which picked us up about a half hour after we landed and got us in our brand new rental in under 20 mins, and we were on our way. (It was also DIRT cheap--less than ALL of the airport based rental services.)
We also couldn't see any of the grounds upon arrival, but the next day.....!@!!@!!!!@!!!.....we were awestruck! The view from our balcony was beyond beautiful (we caught the sunrise, and it made my day!). I could have sat on the balcony for three days straight and would've been as happy as a clam!
We ate breakfast the first day at the small breakfast bar near our casita in the village since it was more convenient than calling a butler to golf-cart us to the main ElCon hotel. Side note: Being golf-carted around was such a luxury, and it was always a scenic drive through the cliffs and golfing grounds! Breakfast was good, but pricier than my favorite brunch spot outside of the resort- Las Vistas Cafe (A MUST-try while in Fajardo.) We also dined at Bella Vita (sp?) on El Con for dinner one night because we wanted more authentic Puerto Rican food, but found El Estacion, off of the resort, to be much fresher and tastier.
The room/housekeeping was always very clean, and turndown service was very cute with their towel-animal figures, a different animal every night holding the TV remote, greeting us upon our return to the room.
The infinity pool was spectaular with, again, unsurpassed views of the ocean and Culebra Island and waitress service.
The ferry via the main El Con resort to Palomino Island, however, was the highlight of our vacation. The views while walking through El Con to get on the cable car to get down the cliffs to the marina were (again) beyond gorgeous. (I took over 500 pics on this trip...it's insane! I don't think I take that many pics of my own children in a month!!! :-X)
On that note, we cannot wait to revisit Las Casitas again with our sons...it had to be the nicest resort we have ever visited together and made for a romantic anniversary treat. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Casitas Village is an enclave of private villas that enjoy sweeping ocean views, fully equipped kitchens, personal concierges and butler service. Among many pleasures, enjoy an expansive waterpark, scuba dive, ride horseback, golf or choose from a renowned menu of soothing treatments at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. Las Casitas Village has long been known as the jewel of the Caribbean and has accumulated a list of prestigious awards and accolades including a 4-diamond rating by AAA. Welcome to Las Casitas Village, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Casitas Village, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel Fajardo
- Waldorf Astoria Fajardo
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