10 Best Resorts in Puerto Rico—No Passport Needed

An incredibly ritzy place for a vacation with the kiddos, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel, isn’t your regular family resort.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Far removed from the hustle and bustle of San Juan, Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa sits just outside the low-key southern Puerto Rico town of Guanica

Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa

Many properties purport to have stuff for everyone, but the 500-acre Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, tucked between El Yunque National Forest and the Atlantic Ocean on Puerto Rico’s northeastern coast

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

When it comes to Puerto Rico lodgings, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, the island’s first and only AAA Five Diamond resort, ranks at the very top. Situated on a former coconut plantation between El Yunque National Forest and the Atlantic Ocean

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

When this San Juan hotel opened in 1919, it was the first luxury stay in Puerto Rico.

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

The Royal Isabela is a resplendent, 426-acre oceanfront resort on Puerto Rico’s northwest coast.

Royal Isabela

Another “hotel” with a laundry list of resort amenities, the newly restored 388-room Fairmont El San Juan Hotel has heaps of history (Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Liza Minnelli have all performed on its iconic stage) as well as dazzling design.

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

On a budget? Puerto Rico has some excellent wallet-friendly options, and our favorite just may be the independently owned Villa Montana Beach Resort.

Villa Montana Beach Resort

Isla Verde’s Royal Sonesta San Juan provides business travelers and holiday goers alike the opportunity to kick back in a fabulous resort setting that’s just 15 minutes from the financial district and close to the airport.

Villa Montana Beach Resort

A vacation at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in the lively Condado district is like hitting the jackpot, which indeed you can do at the 24-hour casino’s slot machines and card tables.

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino