Hotel at a Glance: Gran Meliá Golf Resort - Puerto Rico
Gran Meliá Golf Resort - Puerto Rico feels like an escape from the world, thanks to its setting on a secluded peninsula 40 minutes outside of San Juan. The 4-star resort overlooks sandy beaches and turquoise waters on three sides—spend your days sunbathing, kayaking, and swimming in the warm Caribbean Sea. You’ll also want to take a dip in the massive oceanfront pool, where you can relax on submerged loungers or shaded Bali beds, as the staff brings you tropical drinks.
- Where you’ll stay: Spacious deluxe junior suites boast custom mahogany furniture and private terraces or balconies with garden views.
- Eat, drink, and be merry at nine on-site restaurants and bars. Daily breakfast for two is included in select options.
- Go on an adventure: You can plan rainforest hikes, tours of Old San Juan, and snorkeling trips at the RedGlove concierge-services desk.
- Standout spa service: The 80-minute rainforest signature treatment smoothes skin with a brown-sugar body scrub, followed by a honey-citrus body wrap and massage.
- Tee off on two 18-hole golf courses at the neighboring Trump International Golf Club, each designed by golf pro Tom Kite.
Eastern Puerto Rico: Rainforests, Beaches, and Spanish Colonial History
Located just east of the Dominican Republic, the US commonwealth of Puerto Rico attracts mainland Americans looking for an exotic Caribbean destination without the need for a passport. Though Puerto Rico’s small size (it’s about as large as Connecticut) makes it possible to see the whole territory in one trip, its eastern regions provide the best combination of outdoor trips and cultural activities. About an hour’s drive east of San Juan lies El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest system, containing hundreds of exotic plant and animal species within its 28,000 acres. After hiking through this often-misty forest, take a short drive to the eastern coast and board a public ferry to Puerto Rico’s two less-populated islands—Vieques and Culebra. Both are well known for first-rate fishing, snorkeling, and diving waters.
Located along the island’s northeastern coast, the capital city of San Juan opens a window into Puerto Rico’s Spanish colonial past with historical mansions, cathedrals, and aimlessly wandering conquistadors. The city’s historical section is called Old San Juan, settled by the Spanish in 1521. Here, you’ll see blue-cobblestone streets, centuries-old churches, and a 42-foot wall that once protected the city. To delve into the island’s artistic culture, head to the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, which displays a collection of pieces dating back to the 17th century.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The property is approximately 37 km from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). Shuttles are available for $37.50 each way.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another voucher? The voucher covers two guests. Please contact property regarding additional occupancy fees.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your voucher or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credit is not included with the voucher.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here or call (787) 657-1026.