Once a plantation, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is now a private estate resort in Puerto Rico inspired by the legacy and memorable vacation experiences of its original developer, Laurance S. Rockefeller. Its remoteness, discreet individualized service, and deep respect for the environment distinguish it from other luxury hotels in the Caribbean. As the first Reserve in the Americas, the Reserve component on its own offers guests a truly extraordinary experience pairing top tier service and exclusivity with Puerto Rico’s rich landscape and culture.
Situated on Puerto Rico’s Caribbean coast yet worlds away from typical luxury beach resorts, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an intimate retreat offering a true sense of barefoot elegance. Blending Laurance Rockefeller’s novel environmental design philosophies and modern, yet minimal décor, this Dorado Beach resort blurs the boundaries between outside and in, creating an open-air enclave that embraces the natural splendor and diverse culture of an unspoiled corner of the world. From the dedicated butler appointed to create an experience tailored to your needs, to the indulgent spas, dining experiences and adventurous recreational opportunities, Dorado Beach is a true luxury sanctuary designed to allure the world’s most discerning travelers.
At Dorado Beach, guests will be able to enjoy 1,400 acres of natural beauty and luxury with all guestrooms and suites sitting directly on the beach, world-class cuisine by Jose Andres, they can relive the magic of a legendary era at Su Casa and explore Dorado Beach’s landscape and wildlife by Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment, all with Dorado Beach’s extraordinary scenery as their backdrop.
Discover the natural beauty and lush landscape that has lured travelers to Dorado Beach, a celebrated Caribbean destination for generations. Among an unspoiled view and towering palm trees, we invite you to immerse yourself in the unique experiences that await. This luxury oasis was grandfathered to be built on the footprint of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate from the 1950s, allowing for every guestroom and restaurant to rest directly on the beach, only steps from sea.
Dorado Beach Puerto Rico, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is conveniently located 35 minutes from San Juan’s main airport, Luis Munoz Marin Airport, as well as 30 minutes from Isla Grande Airport. Once a 1,400-acre sugar plantation owned by the Livingston family, Dorado Beach caught the eye of conservationist visionary Laurance S. Rockefeller, who in the 1950’s transformed the lush landscape into one of Puerto Rico’s most exclusive luxury resorts.
Few homes at Dorado Beach Puerto Rico are held with such reverence as Su Casa, which served as Clara Livingston’s beloved residence from 1928 – 1955. One of Miss Livingston’s conditions was that no alterations would be made to Su Casa until the last Livingston was deceased. Now at the VIP villa for Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, guests can experience the original Spanish hacienda restored to its original 1920s grandeur. This expansive 8,000-square-foot, five-bedroom villa, complete with a private concierge embajador, extraordinary oceanfront views and a private infinity-edge pool, is nestled among the resort’s palm-fringed beaches and tranquil ocean waters.
Dorado Beach Puerto Rico, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve enjoy a bespoke experience complemented by the presence of discreet, subtle and observant personal concierge who awaits to fulfill every unexpressed wish.Banquets & MeetingsExecutive boardroom along with ocean front ballroom. Fine Dining on SiteWith internationally acclaimed Chef Jose Andres, the Dorado Beach restaurant’s culinary fine dining offering is a delectable blend of traditional cuisine, the vibrant flavors of Spain, and the savory flavors of American cooking. Two fitness centers with state of the art equipment.
Achieve a blissful state of relaxation at Spa Botánico, our five acre Dorado Beach spa sanctuary set within a fragrant pineapple garden and lush natural landscaping. Inspired by nature to impart a holistic sense of well-being, this Puerto Rico spa resort pairs local Puerto Rican ingredients with indigenous soothing traditions performed in the most unique of spa settings for a total sensory experience.
Integration with the natural world is an essential component of Spa Botánico. The journey begins the moment you enter the Dorado spa’s Apothecary Portal, filled with local botanicals and the scent of lavender to set a tranquil mood. A truly unique experience unfolds in two treehouse treatment “rooms” as expert therapists work their magic in the shade of leafy branches. Outdoor showers and plunge pools allow you to remain immersed in the natural moment. Spa Botánico is a place to be savored; take a day and discover its enchantment as well as your own inner sanctuary.
High Speed Internet in rooms and throughout property. Child Programs and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment. An infinity edge Positivo pool and cabanas, located steps from the hotel’s main arrival pavilion. The whole family will enjoy the Encanto Beach Club’s expansive pool for adults and splash pools for children. Spa Botanico, a five acre Dorado Beach spa sanctuary set within a fragrant pineapple garden and lush natural landscaping. Inspired by nature to impart a holistic sense of well-being, this Puerto Rico spa resort pairs local Puerto Rican ingredients with indigenous soothing traditions.
With acclaimed chef José Andrés at the helm of his first Caribbean restaurant, Mi Casa, guests can enjoy an epicurean adventure that reflects Puerto Rico’s heritage as the crossroads of Spanish, Caribbean and American cuisine. From outdoor dining on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, experience a savory blend of delectable flavors, innovative dishes prepared by a culinary mastermind and a refreshing blend of fresh handcrafted cocktails prepared with many ingredients from our own gardens.
Tucked away amid lush flora is Spa Botánico, a five-acre botanical sanctuary of pampering offering a holistic yet modern approach to beauty and wellness. This relaxing enclave blends lush surroundings, a soothing natural environment and the finest quality of local botanicals and ingredients to enhance tranquility and revitalize the senses. From the Apothecary Portal that welcomes you into this relaxing realm, to the gardens that produce the healing properties of many of our indigenous treatments, Spa Botánico coaxes each of your senses into a heightened state of focus.
Tennis Courts on Site. The Wind & Waves Center is located on East Beach and will provide guest with access to a variety of water sports equipment. Casino Gambling can be done in San Juan. Ecological Tourism: A favorite of residents and guests since the resort’s opening, the historic Rockefeller Nature Trail is a walkable, open-air sanctuary from land to sea.GolfingThree distinct golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones.HikingHistoric 11-mile Rockefeller Trail. Jogging & Running11 miles of Rockefeller Nature on property. Recommended Rooms: Casa, an iconic 1920’s private villa oasis uniquely embodies the luxury lifestyle the Reserve brand aims to capture. With five private bedrooms, a private infinity edge pool that overlooks the ocean and a storied legacy, it’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience.