An Estate with a Story - The history of the resort, built in the 1950s, is found in unlikely places. It’s told in a 90-year-old tree that looks plucked from a fairytale. It’s weaved into artfully crafted bonbons filled with pineapple. It’s whispered among the lush trees that shade the Rockefeller Nature Trail. The story of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, should be heard, but it should also be experienced.“We’ve created the ambiance to facilitate happiness, peace, and love. Those things, in the end, are the reason for life.” Federico Stubbe Dorado Beach Developer.
Once a plantation, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is now one of the most exclusive Caribbean luxury resorts 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 ultra-luxury resorts by allowing extraordinary moments to unfold in the most unexpected ways. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ushers in a new level of luxury travel experiences. This exotic Reserve sanctuary is the first of its kind in the Americas, with its secluded location, intimate accommodations, exclusive amenities, and personalized Embajador service.
With only 115 oceanfront guestrooms spread across 50 acres and one mile of beach, this luxurious island sanctuary is encircled by coral reefs, blue Caribbean waters, and a lush tropical forest. An unparalleled level of individualized guest service enhanced by the local customs and flavors of Puerto Rico awaits. The new Ritz-Carlton Reserve was ‘grandfathered’ to be built on the former Laurance Rockefeller estate's footprint, allowing every guestroom and restaurant to rest directly on the beach, only steps from the sea. A Celebrated History Dorado Beach’s history began over 50 years ago when Laurance S. Rockefeller unveiled his eco-friendly luxury island resort.
This Reserve sanctuary is the first of its kind in the Americas, with a secluded location, exclusive amenities, and personalized Embajadores service. With only 115 guestrooms across 50 acres and one mile of beach, this island sanctuary is encircled by coral reefs, blue Caribbean waters, and a tropical forest. An unparalleled level of guest service enhanced by the customs of Puerto Rico awaits you. The Ritz-Carlton Reserve was grandfathered to be built at the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, allowing every guestroom to rest steps from sea.
The Traditional Retreat Redefined - Rooms & Suites - The beauty of the private Caribbean surroundings is celebrated with thoughtfully designed luxury suites and villas. Spacious layouts, luxurious bathrooms, and indulgent bedding tempt one to forgo exploration for welcome seclusion. Discover an exclusive selection of two- to five-bedroom Residences and the five-bedroom, historic Su Casa. Each private home boasts pristine ocean views and expansive open-air living spaces to accommodate families and friends who gather to immerse themselves in nature’s astonishing backdrop.
Dining - Restaurant Experiences Rooted in Puerto Rico - Dining Overlooking Dorado Beach - Puerto Rico’s heritage is a cross-section of many cultures. It nowhere is that more evident than in the cuisine. Restaurants at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, reflect that food diversity brings together the best of those traditions with the resort's breathtaking beauty.
Wellness & Spa - Achieve a blissful state of relaxation at Spa Botánico, the restorative spa in Puerto Rico, set within a fragrant pineapple garden and lush natural landscaping. Inspired by nature to impart a holistic sense of well-being, this sanctuary pairs local ingredients with indigenous soothing traditions performed in the unique spa settings for a full sensory experience.
Botanico Al Fresco - Spa Botánico honors Puerto Rico’s genuine botanical and healing traditions that embrace the esthetic, cosmetic, and medicinal importance of local plants. This integration with the natural world is reflected in these fresh new offerings entirely outdoors within a lush, private garden setting. There are two dedicated gardens; one for men and one for women. Body scrubs are blended in the spa’s kitchen and combine Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and healing ingredients indigenous to Puerto Rico.
Area & Activities - While many beachfront resorts in Puerto Rico have plenty of activities to hold your attention from morning to night, it takes a special kind of place like Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, to capture it for a lifetime. One-of-a-kind experiences – from a sun-drenched beach and an old-growth forest to a sunken garden, the Puerto Rico beach resort makes each moment more fascinating than the last. Along with nature’s charms, discover opportunities for adventure, enlightenment, and relaxation. Retreat to an open-air spa that climbs into the treetops. Or explore the scenic beauty of this exclusive Puerto Rico beachfront hotel's historic 11-mile Rockefeller Trail. With endless experiences at Dorado Beach, you’ll have a lifetime of stories to add to your rich travel narrative.
Golf at Dorado Beach - For those who venture on the never-ending quest for dream rounds and ideal playing conditions, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, shares their passion for the game. With two distinct TPC Golf Courses (Tournaments Player Club) designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. this Puerto Rico golf resort’s lure is not just the magnificent scenery but also the masterfully challenging golf course layouts that have made it a favorite PGA destination.