While the all-inclusive resort is one of the most popular options on other islands like Jamaica, the opposite is true in Puerto Rico. Visitors interested in an all-inclusive stay will be able to find just a few options on the island.
Many vacationers feel that all-inclusive resorts are a great deal. After all, you pay one set price for all of your food and entertainment, so you know exactly how much to budget for that portion of the trip before you even leave home. It's a weight off many traveler's shoulders, and helps to take away some of the pressure of pre-vacation planning. However, vacationers should keep in mind that each resort has different definitions of "all inclusive." Check with the individual resort to see what they include in their price.
Others feel that all of the in-resort activities and meals detract from the experience of visiting a Caribbean island. With so many other tourists and planned activities, all-inclusives make some people feel that they are actually missing out on something. Getting a true taste of Puerto Rican culture would certainly be more difficult without stepping outside of the resort's confines. Likewise, the resort's menu would probably have little local flair.
Puerto Rico doesn't urrently have any all inclusive resorts operated by one of hte major international chains that specialize in this style of accommodation. This will eventually change, once the Dreams Puerto Rico Resort & Spa opens in the coastal town of Guánica. When construction is completed on this planned 250-room property (curently explected to be October 2018), it will be a first-of-a-kind for the island.
In the meantime, even those who generally aren't interested in an all-inclusive resort will find of Puerto Rico's existing hotels offfer their own variation on the all-inclusive concept. Some local hotels offer packages that include the price of the room and meals; however, guests may not find a complete array of other amenities included in the price. Of course, if they leave the hotel grounds and explore Puerto Rico's many museums, historical sites and other landmarks as well as its many other interesting attractions, guests will find more than enough free and low-cost options to keep themselves fully occupied during their vacation.
Some people enjoy the advantages of all-inclusive pricing. There are multiple reasons why these plans are popular. Among other factors, they allow you to know in advance what your vacation will cost. Go to their individual pages to get more information about their amenities, activities, and food.
If you are trying to plan for a special occasion, or are coming with a large group of people, you can find a group-friendly accommodation like Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar. Nestled away in lush tropical gardens in the southeast corner of Puerto Rico, Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar is an idyllic Caribbean resort that boasts a broad range of modern conveniences and amenities, like luxurious villas, warm hospitality, and a secluded white sand beach. You will find them at 170 Candelero Drive.
A noteworthy location positioned on the waterfront worth considering is Parador Joyuda Beach Hotel. Once you arrive at the Parador Joyuda Beach Hotel you'll be swept away by the scenic coastal views and soothing sounds of the surf. Additionally, the rooms are nicely decorated, well-kept, and the staff is friendly. Find them on Route 102 at Km. 11.7.
Hotel Parador Palmas de Lucia: The comfortable air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Parador Palmas de Lucia come with cable television, private bathroom and veranda offering excellent views of the beach or swimming pool area. Find them at 901 Panoramic Road.
The following table lists more information about the 7 all-inclusives serving Puerto Rico.
|Name||Type||Phone Number||Star Rating||Location|
|Caribe Playa Beach Resort||Hotel||(787) 839-6339||
|3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Emajagua|
|Hotel Parador Palmas de Lucia||Hotel||(787) 893-4423||
|4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Emajagua|
|Parador Guanica 1929||Hotel||(787) 821-0099||
|1.3 mi. West of Central Guánica|
|Parador Joyuda Beach Hotel||Hotel||(787) 851-5650||
|4.2 mi. Northwest of Central Cabo Rojo|
|Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach||Resort||(787) 626-1100||
|1.9 mi. West of Central Dorado|
|Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar||Hotel||(787) 852-6000||
|0.5 mi. East of Central Palmas Del Mar|
|Yunque Mar||Hotel||(787) 889-5555||
|1.8 mi. West of Central Luquillo|
Keep in mind that each location is different. Make sure you find out what is included with your room rate to avoid disappointments and save on unwelcome additions to your final bill.
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