Puerto Rico’s is slowly recovering after the devastation caused in 2017 by a string of powerful hurricanes. Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is set to reopen its doors in October, marking a significant recovery milestone for the hurricane-battered island. It will be the first ultra-luxury resort to welcome guests back to the island.
Newly expanded facilities at Dorado Beach will showcase thoughtful design and handcrafted touches aimed at amplifying the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. Each of the resort’s 114 beachfront guest-rooms will reopen with an enhanced and reimagined colour palette.
The sprawling grounds at the Puerto Rico property will include an additional 300,000 new flora and fauna. Su Casa, the property’s unique five-bedroom villa, which was originally home to the historical figure Clara Livingston, is being fully modernised for discerning travellers while retaining its unique character and appeal.
There will also be fresh and innovative dining concepts at the reopened property from its acclaimed culinary team. The Dorado Beach’s signature restaurant and bar is being reimagined with an exciting new concept scheduled to debut in mid-November. Meanwhile, the family-friendly poolside restaurant, Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill, will offer a new, distinctive dinner menu of coastal cuisine, highlighting fresh seafood and authentic dishes from the Mediterranean.
The property’s chic beachside restaurant, Positivo Sandbar, is preparing to debut a highly anticipated Omakase & Ceviche Bar, situated on the beach. For guests who wish to connect with the local culture through food, La Cocina Culinary Center will continue to host cooking classes and private dinners while expanding on its popular Fresh Market concept.
The Reserve’s acclaimed Five Star Spa Botánico is also being fully revitalised with a focus on the needs of modern luxury travellers. In addition to a bespoke locally-inspired treatment menu and unique handcrafted products that are made in the on-site apothecary, the facility will include a new spa cuisine concept to elevate the wellness experience.
The second Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world and the first in the Western Hemisphere, the property made its original debut in December 2012. It is located on 1,400 acres that were part of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate.