Why it’s worth traveling for…
Originally built by Laurance S. Rockefeller as a one-with-nature, oceanfront resort (“no buildings taller than a palm tree”) and quickly adored by the 1960s glitterati, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, has reclaimed its status as a coveted Caribbean hotspot favored by the global jet set. Meander beyond the hotel’s iconic white-stone pitched roof pavilion entrance to explore its lush gardens, secluded stretch of beach, breathtaking infinity pool and glamorous tropical-inspired design. Assuming of course you can tear yourself away from your luxe suite or villa given they come outfitted with ocean views, outdoor showers, deep soaking tubs, and verandahs, many with private plunge pools. The stunning property is also home to a five-acre spa, tennis courts, waterfront golf courses, and a red-hot culinary line-up where elevated elegance meets sand between-the-toes charm.
100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado, Puerto Rico 00646-2000
Luis Muñoz Marín Airport is a 35-minute drive from the hotel
There’s really no need to leave the fabulousness on offer at Dorado Beach, except maybe for a dreamy cruise on a private yacht. Ask the resort to book your charter to set sail to explore the beautiful surrounding islands of Culebra, Vieques, Icacos, and Palomino.
Unspoiled Beach Hideaway
100 guest rooms, 14 suites
COA (Mi Brasa, traditional Spanish wood-burning oven).
Encanto Beach Club and Grill (Mediterranean coastal cuisine)
Posi + Ivo (Asian-inspired and Latin-infused fare)
La Cocina (gourmet market plus wine dinners and hands-on cooking classes)
COA (elevated wine cellar stocking 690 labels, 3,200 bottles)
Encanto (island-inspired cocktails)
Posi + Ivo (signature cocktail bar)
Created by legendary spa creator, Tracy Lee, Spa Botánico greets guests with a 100-year-old Ficus tree, representing longevity and health, before enveloping them in a botanical, garden cocoon. Treatments, culled from wild plants and herbs, celebrate Puerto Rico’s traditional healers: Manos, Santas, and Healing Hands.”
- Deep connection to earth and sea
- Complimentary photoshoot with the resort’s onsite photography studio
- Infinity pools that stretch for days
- Stunning beaches and unobstructed views
- 300,000 new flora and fauna