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.
How to Get There
We stayed here for our honeymoon shortly after they experienced a horrible hurricane which caused a massive power outage. My husband & I feared the resort would be a wreck, unruly staff from stress, & unable to access every amenity. We wore completely wrong!! The staff were full of friendly faces, huge smiles, pleasant attitudes, & they made sure we enjoyed everyday from sun up to sun down. The resort was gorgeous & only had minor renovations blocked off. A few areas didn't have access but because of that we were granted $50 resort credits. We truly felt so welcomed from the gratitude of the staff. The only thing I wish we could have changed was the adult only pool truly made children stay out. During the late hours kids were in every jacuzzi & always in the adult pool which was a little aggravating at times during relaxation times. But the resorts Margaritaville held happy hours, there were nightly events, & the all inclusive food made up for it. The best idea was leaving off the resort & grab liquor from local stores as a shot was $18. So we took a can a few to get different food & liquor runs but other than that absolutely a blast!!
Enjoyed the trip. Resort has every amenity and made stay very enjoyable.I will recommend the Wyndham Rio Mar resort to all my friend and family. I look forward to coming back again in the near future.
This wonderful piece of paradise is Right on the Perfect beach, chairs and umbrellas set up daily for your convenience. Beautiful pools, one with slide for kids and one Quiet pool for adults. Great Hot Tubs, Clean beautiful resort inside and out. Very friendly staff. I would highly recommend this resort.
We stayed 3 nights in mid February on a last-minute vacation getaway with our 2 young children. We picked this resort over many others because we specifically wanted to hike in El Yunque and drive to Fajardo to take a kayak tour of the Bio luminescent Bay. The location was perfect for both. We had an Ocean/Pool View Room with 2 double beds. The room was sufficient - clean, functional but nothing particularly special. Our view was more pool than ocean but beautiful still. No issues with noise. The common areas in the hotel were beautiful and the views from most areas were spectacular. The only thing that didn't meet our expectation was the average age of guest. We had a 10 and 6 year old with us and there were very little, if any children at the resort. The hotel side had a few each day but the majority of the guests seemed to be part of the Margaritaville side of the resort and thus an older crowd. For that reason we probably would not return as we typically seek out more families at resorts when we travel with our children.
Amazing and beautiful property. The amenities offered where perfect. Enjoyed the pools, casino, and just about every restaurant on property. 5 O’clock somewhere was the best. Everything was perfect for this trip other than one minor detail. I put a friends name down on the room so she could get a key made for when she arrived. The gentlemen at the front desk who was apparently a supervisor made her a key without checking an ID. He told her that’s he’s been with the company for years and not to say anything. This from a security standpoint concerned me slightly as anyone could have asked for a key then. Other than this hiccup, everything was perfect. Would love to come back.