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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most relaxing vacation i've ever been on. Hotel SPOTLESS, could benefit from some more food options but other then that no complaints. Very peaceful. Pools very clean. Bars great. Room gorgeous. Staff wonderful.
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.