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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
The resort is clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and efficient. Rooms were comfortable. Located near the Rain Forest and about 45 minutes from airport and Old San Juan. Although a bit expensive, food in the restaurants we tried was very good.
The staff was fantastic. Juan P. and Cheyenne were great. Great value on the package we purchased. Pool and beach area was well taken care of. Can't say enough about the staff..very polite and professional.
The resort was clean, beautiful, and the people and service were amazing...but..
We expected food to be expensive at the resort, but we also hoped for the quality to reflect the price which it did not. Food was mediocre except Iguana Cocina, this was an amazing restaurant from drinks to food to service.