The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
What We Love
- Secluded setting on the edge of El Yunque National Forest
- Gourmet grub by super chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Fern
- An oceanside Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course
What To Know
- On-site restaurants are tasty but pricey
- Little or no nightlife
- 35-minute drive to San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson seems to know a good investment when he sees one, so travelers should take heart in the news that he snatched up this secluded seaside resort for north of $500 million in September 2013. Set on 438 acres between El Yunque National Forest and the Caribbean Sea, this 139-key plantation-style resort opened in 2010 rocks the best of everything starting with St. Regis’s signature service. Spacious rooms are spread out over a series of low-slung bungalows with exposed beams, rattan fans and brimming with custom cherry wood furniture. Spa-like marble bathrooms have massive rain showers and stand-alone soaking tubs.
In the Area
Though the resort is only a half-hour from historic San Juan, it’s a world away from…anything thanks to its setting between a protected rainforest and a pristine beach. That rainforest, El Yunque National Forest, is the only tropical national forest on U.S. soil with some 240 species of trees, 20, varieties of wild orchids and 50 species of ferns. That later statistic is the inspiration for super chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s on-site Fern, one of the best restaurants in the country, let alone Puerto Rico. Make a reservation well in advance for simply grilled preparations of local fish and meat in a Spanish Colonial Building that nods to this resort’s plantation roots. Robert Trent Jones Jr., one of the world’s pre-eminent golf course architects, designed the resort’s spectacular golf course, preserving the natural integrity of the seaside site. With impressive greens along the ocean, scenic lakes, undulating fairways and gentle ocean breezes, the course’s splendor is matched only by the world-class play it offers to golfers of all abilities.
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Beautiful appointed rooms. We were upgraded to a suite. Very large Bathroom with a Tub. Beautiful beach. Very Romantic. Staff was very attentive , always willing to help. World class Resort in the Caribbean. Will definitely go back.
I would love to say i never new how buty it was also the food like taco bell they actually sell fries while it was so amazing because hear back home in Atlanta Georgia they don't sell fries with tacos so my first has been seeing that was very very very like wow so different also the beach the beach was very wonderful chill last and everybody was having fun you know everybody was partying to 3 in the morning like oh my gosh nobody gets no sleep and you like the Crickets didn't even get to sleep like it's so amazing you guys have to go in and check it out for yourself you know and let me know how you feel you know right or maybe write you a script or write you a letter of how you felt how did it make you feel like feel from being like home you know like self open you have fun with it you know it's life but Puerto Rico yes it was fun and I guarantee you will have a good time if you take a trip there
We had a very disappointing stay and service was subpar. Concierge gave us wrong information and was unable to help us with any water activities or excursions. Hotel was also in bad shape and there’s an extra charge if you want to sit under a cabana by the pool..no joke
I went with my 3 kids and could not imagine how gorgeous it would be. We had an amazing room. The pools were perfect. We found sand dollars on the beach. Every staff member we encountered was polite, extremely helpful and courteous. There is so much to do there that we actually never left the grounds. They all keep asking when we are going to go back.
We stayed here in November 2016 for three nights and had a wonderful time! One of my husbands vendors took a large group of us and everyone loved it! The resort is definitely one of the most beautiful we have visited in the Caribbean--lush, serene, and very well-manicured, but at the same time very laid-back and relaxing.
The beach is pretty but not the prettiest I have ever seen, it is--wide, long, and secluded. The pool was very nice and ample sun deck chairs to lay out on. Among all the greenery at the pool you can find iguanas- dont get too close they may just jump of the edge and land in the pool- one did jump in right in front of me!
There are plenty of activities for everyone- golfing on the property and a great spa. There is sand bocce ball, kayaks and water trampoline/slide at the Boathouse. As well you can have tennis courts & fitness center.
The food -particularly the scallops were very good. The food and drinks were on the pricey side but typical for a resort. Each and every staff member provided amazing and friendly service from the moment we arrived until we checked out the service was awesome!
Our room was very pretty and we had a great view with easy access to most things on property. The property itself is massive but they do have golf carts that will come pick you up and take you all over the property. The bathroom was to die for- we had a massive open shower with a rain shower head. I want this bathroom at home so bad!!! There was a separate wet-bar area with sink and fridge.
At night her you could her the little Coquí - which is a tiny little frog that is native to Puerto Rico. They hide in the lush plants, you don't see them but you can sure hear them.