Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
What We Love
- A sprawling beachfront resort with two golf courses, including breakfast, discounts and moreHoling up at the only Puerto Rican hotel with two golf courses, and the closest to El Yunque?
- Trying casino games, tennis on the property courts or water sports off the mile-long beach
- ?Choosing what to drink or dine on tonight: Puerto Rican? Italian? Sushi?…
- Receiving complimentary breakfast and golf, spa and cabana-rental discounts
What To Know
- There's a smaller adult only pool
- You can join in feeding the resort's iguanas every morning at 11 am
- WiFi is pretty weak
- Self parking is $15 a day or $20 for valet
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand, and when you visit this fabulous oceanfront destination, you’ll be doing the same. Located in Puerto Rico’s Rio Grande, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa – also housing a casino – thrills you with a veritable banana boatload of tropical fun and water-sporting adventure. There’s more than a mile of golden shoreline, plus the Tom and George Fazio-designed Ocean Course for golfers. Two pools sit along the Atlantic, the beach volleyball court is open to all, and it’s always happy hour at 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, one of many dining and drinking spots.
But to focus on the seaside would be to miss out on half of what makes this getaway great, because right outside its front door is El Yunque. The lush mountains are visible from much of the golfing green (fun fact: Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is the only Puerto Rican property to house two championship golf courses), and you’re actually closer to the national forest than any other stay on the isle. So when you’d like a change of scenery, lace up those hiking boots, book an eco-tour and get to dancing on the jungle floor. Or better yet, sign up for a canopy tour, and zip-line through the treetops.
Sleep tight in one of 400 spacious, vibrantly decorated, newly renovated accommodations, each equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi and a private balcony. Other perks include welcome bottled water and bath amenities by True Blue Spa. You’ll have 475 square feet to call your own, as well as an oversized bathroom.
You don’t have to say goodbye to the beach, garden, rainforest and golf-green views, just because you’re feeling hungry. Wyndham Grand’s various eateries are complete with panoramic views, along with international and Caribbean menus. Overseen by Executive Chef Ramón Carillo, they offer dishes that draw from the cuisines of Puerto Rico, America and Italy, and even Latin-Asian fusion. For sips, slip off to Barista Cafe for coffee, Boleros Lounge for martinis and Seabreeze, the lobby bar, Atrium Bar or 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill for frozen cocktails by the pool.
You could hardly be better placed for enjoying everything that makes Puerto Rico iconic. Beach? You’ve got more than a mile of it, right out your front door, with easy access to all the attendant water-sporting activities. Jungle? You’re the closest of any hotel on the island to El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest system – putting eco-tours and canopy adventures also within easy reach. If you’re a golfer, you can hit the links at the two property courses (another Puerto Rico first), one designed by Tom and George Fazio and facing the ocean, one by Greg Norman and facing the river. There’s also a tennis center with 11 Har-Tru and two hard courts.Bikes, hikes and games of beach volleyball can also be enjoyed here, plus sea-turtle scouting in nesting season. There are a nature trail and three- and five-mile jogging routes, as well as a fitness center and a casino with slots, video-poker machines and table games. And let’s not forget that there’s a thriving capital city nearby, only a short drive away. Head to San Juan to shop, sample the signature mofongo or scope out the colonial landmarks that date back to the 1500s.
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I spent 3 months at the Wyndham Rio Mar and watched as the resort and golf courses were brought back from the disaster. The staff was wonderful. Edwin the banquet manager and Jose in banquets were great. Once the restaurants reopened the food was great, Pig roast (LECHON on Saturday night was great)I had rooms with different views at times. There is no bad view either the mountains and El Yunque National Rainforest or the magnificent ocean views. While there I saw Leatherback sea turtles lay eggs and later hatch. Although I was there for work this is a great family resort. The golf courses are now fully repaired and are excellent. Golf course staff was great as well.
My wife had always wanted to go to PR so I booked a trip to this lovely property. It has the design of an All Inclusive property but it isn't. We used 15k Wyndham Rewards points to book this hotel and in hindsight I would have kept the points and paid the room rate as I could have gotten much more value for using the points at properties with high room rates and properties that are All Inclusive. We did get a monster Upgrade to a room on the top floor with a very scenic ocean view. Wyndham is one of the very best hotel loyalty programs and they reward you generously. Unfortunately it rained our whole time there and we did not get to enjoy the pool as much as we had liked. We would stay again but there are so many other places to see on this earth.
Review of the Rio Grande... Not the Margaritaville Vacation Club. My wife and three children 10, 7 & 6 stayed at this resort Aug 18' for 8 days in an Ocean Suite. The room, staff, pool, beach, food, staff and service were All 5 Stars. Yes, you will need a rental vehicle or Uber if you plan on eating dinner off the property and/or plan on taking day trips.
The entire property is extremely clean.The pool grounds and surrounding areas are scrubbed by the pool staff every morning. The hotel cleaning staff also kept the rooms and hallways immaculate. Everyone was also very pleasant which reflected in their work
Overall this vacation was a great experience ! We would highly recommend.
Great location and resort! We had a grest room and were upgraded ent ocean view. All staff were professional, friendly and helpful. Restaurants offered delicious choices. Definitely eat at the outside Tiki Hut! The fish tacos and chicken skewers were delicious. Even the casino -- all the dealers were fun and contributed to an overall perfect family vacation!
The staff were very welcoming. We stayed for 5 days in a studio on the Margaritaville part of the main hotel. The room was clean, modern and has a kitchenette with all the amenities.The pools were very nice and the beach was a few steps away. It was very family friendly. There could've been more variety of places to eat, but the food served was very good. The hotel does not provide room cleaning service while you are staying which would be nice considering you are at the beach and sand can be tracked in.You will need transportation or an uber to get around. It is a bit of a drive(20-30min) to any major tourist areas. Otherwise it was a lovely stay.