Hotel Spotlight: Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Two years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Ourisman Travel returned to one of our favorite properties, Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, to check out how the acclaimed property rose from the wreckage. And it is safe to say Dorado Beach did not disappoint. In fact, one might say that the property came back better than ever and is more than ready to welcome guests back to this one of a kind destination.

Dorado Beach has held the distinction as one of the most special destinations in the Caribbean for decades and its history dates back to the 1950s when it first opened as a resort. While the property has changed hands several times in its long life, it has always been geared towards eco-friendly luxury. The property opened under the Ritz Carlton umbrella in 2012 as the first Reserve in the Americas and from the start it was wildly successful. After Hurricane Maria in 2015, Ritz Carlton decided to expedite its 7-year renovation plan and, on top of reconstructing the 1,400 acres of damaged grounds, a complete interior renovation was put underway. It is apparent that no expense was spared in the revitalization project.

The guest rooms, which are more like private villas than a traditional room one finds at other hotels, feature a light and fresh color palette and all of the updated tech that luxury travelers are used to finding. Each room features ocean views seen through floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that open to either a private balcony or terrace. As if this isn’t enough to make any guest swoon, private plunge pools that align with the beachfront can be found in most of the 114 rooms. And to top it off, each room comes with its own Embajador who provides butler and concierge services and will go above and beyond to perform sterling service and ensure all guests’ needs are met.

Families that want to visit Dorado Beach can take advantage of 29 Reserve Residences that have direct beach access and are within walking distance to the properties guest facilities, though a golf cart is provided for each residence as well. These residences are spacious and offer full kitchens, living areas, and up to 5 bedrooms. If guests don’t feel like cooking in the kitchens they are able to hire a private chef to take care of their meals. For an ultra special experience, guests can book Su Casa – an 8,000 square foot home that comes with its own full-sized pool and plenty of space to accommodate larger groups.

Clients of Ourisman Travel can take advantage of our great relationship with Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, and our incredible Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom at COA
  • $150.00 Resort credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

For more information on how to book your stay at Dorado Beach and how Ourisman Travel can elevate your experience please email or fill out a Travel Request Form! Paradise awaits!

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