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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve


Photo: Courtesy Dorado Beach

100 Dorado Beach Dr.
Dorado, 00646, Puerto Rico
TEL: (787) 626-1100
TEL: (800) 241-3333

In the 1950’s, Laurance S. Rockefeller’s 1,400-acre retreat on Puerto Rico’s palm-fringed northern coast was a Caribbean hot spot for Hollywood’s elite (Ava Gardner, JFK, and Joan Crawford were all regulars). Now a $342 million renovation is bringing Dorado Beach back to its glory days. Private embajadores are at the ready to whisk guests in golf carts on jungle-lined paths to their two-story beachfront bungalows decorated in cream-colored fabrics with soothing sand-tinted walls. The colonial-style Su Casa villa has been meticulously restored (and can be all yours for a cool $30,000 a night). Adding to the wow factor is chef José Andrés’s Puerto Rican–inspired Mi Casa restaurant, his first outpost in the Caribbean. But the hotel’s shining star is the five-acre Spa Botánico, where we indulged in an unforgettable tree-house hammock massage that lulled us into a blissful slumber.

Room to Book:

All rooms and suites face the ocean, but the Plunge Reserve rooms on the ground floor come with private infinity plunge pools.

Insider Tip:

Make use of the bicycle given to each guest on check-in and ride the Rockefeller Nature Trail. Weaving through the lush property, the path showcases Dorado Beach’s wild side. Look for iguanas and Haitian parrots while riding through the dense forests and wetlands.


Open / Closes
  • Beach Resort
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • Water Sports
  • WiFi

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 2012


Number of Suites: 14 suites and 1 villa

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Rooms: 100

Number of Pools: 2


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