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The 10 Best Hotels In Puerto Rico

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Keri Bridgwater, Contributor

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Everyone loves a good comeback story, and five years after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has bounced back livelier and lovelier than ever. With its melting pot of Spanish, Taino and African cultures, there’s a distinct rhythm to the heartbeat of this Caribbean archipelago where warm sea breezes, flavorful rums and local cuisine tantalize the senses, enticing first-timers and repeat visitors.

A three hour and forty minute flight from New York City, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is an easy destination to reach, but a world away with its beautiful beaches, bioluminescent bays and rainforests as well as the cobblestone streets and colorful houses of historic Old San Juan. Puerto Rico’s best hotels make exploring the “Island of Enchantment,” a breeze with options ranging from historic city hotels to luxury beach resorts frequented by celebrities to design hotels surrounded by dense jungle.

Here are our picks for the ten best hotels in Puerto Rico.

  • Best Luxury Hotel: Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Best Beach Resort: The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
  • Best Boutique Hotel: Hotel El Convento
  • Best Hotel for Couples: Villa Montaña Beach Resort
  • Best Family-Friendly Hotel: Caribe Hilton
  • Best Luxury Bed and Breakfast: Tres Sirenas
  • Best Business Hotel: Condado Vanderbilt
  • Best Design Hotel: Hix Island House
  • Best Hotel For Golfers: Royal Isabela
  • Best Hotel For Foodies: El Pretexto

Best Luxury Hotel: Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

An ocean view room at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.


Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Who Will Love It: Travelers looking for over-the-top luxury and exclusivity

All-Star Amenities: Suites with oversized soaking tubs and rainforest showers; two stunning golf courses; private beach; photography concierge

What Not To Miss: A Spa Botánico treatment; cabana time at the Positivo Pool; walking the Rockefeller Nature Trail

Location: Dorado

Puerto Rico’s exclusive Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is the ultimate luxury resort with eco-conservationist bona fides. Conservationist Laurance Rockefeller, son of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., purchased the lush property in the 1950s and developed it into an eco-friendly resort and natural sanctuary. While under different ownership today, the property has stayed true to Rockefeller’s vision with an aura of exclusivity and reverence for nature and local culture. The elegant refuge is located on 1,400 Atlantic Coast acres providing a sense of total privacy and tranquility. Each room is assigned a personal embajador or ambassador who can arrange spa appointments, dinner reservations, and anything in between. Coastal-inspired guest rooms, suites and residences are palatial with separate living areas, large bathrooms and outdoors spaces such as verandas and rooftops with plunge pools and outdoor showers.

A destination in and of itself, Spa Botánico offers a range of treatments inspired by nature, including a garden bathing ritual and massage service performed in an open-air treehouse. The signature restaurant Coa, named for the wood tool that allowed Puerto Rico’s indgenous Taino people to harvest the land, sources ingredients from local farms and purveyors. Guests can also enjoy a range of outdoor activities like sailing, kayaking and hiking through the Jean Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment program. A favorite of Hollywood A-listers, it’s very likely you’ll spot celebrities while sunning by the infinity-edge pool.

Best Beach Resort: The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

The oceanfront swimming pool at the St Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico.


The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

Who Will Love It: Well-heeled travelers looking for a tropical getaway

All-Star Amenities: St. Regis butler service; Iridium Spa; marble bathrooms with rainforest showers

What Not To Miss: Pre-dinner drinks at the St. Regis Bar; taking time to appreciate the hotel’s collection of works by renowned Latin American artist Fernando Botero

Location: Rio Grand

Next to the El Yunque National Forest 40 minutes east of San Juan, the polished St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort provides guests with their own secluded two mile stretch of beachfront. Puerto Rican designer Nono Maldonado was inspired by the sea when designing the 139 rooms and suites decorated in shades of white, soft grey and turquoise. This watery-theme is also carried over into the grand five-bedroom residence Casa Estancia which has a particularly impressive Atlantic Ocean view.

Amenities range from a boathouse with water sports, spa, and tennis club to an ocean-front golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Set back from the beach amid lushly landscaped gardens, curtained cabanas and St. Regis deckchairs flank the main swimming pool, but golf carts can zip guests down to the Beach Club and quieter second pool with an adults only section. The concierge can arrange activities, including nature walks, biking, and kayaking. Multiple dining outlets include the taverna-style Paros Restaurant for Greek and Mediterranean dishes, and the St. Regis Bar for canapés and cocktails.

Best Boutique Hotel: Hotel El Convento

Hotel El Convento is located in a 17th-century convent in Old San Juan.


Hotel El Convento

Who Will Love It: Culture hounds and history buffs

All-Star Amenities: Rooftop swimming pool; fitness center; 24-hour valet parking across the street

What Not To Miss: Afternoon cocktails in the Alegría Patio Bar; manager’s nightly wine and cheese reception on La Veranda Terrace

Location: Old San Juan

It’s difficult to pass by the yellow and white exterior of this 17th-century Carmelite convent turned upscale hotel and not take a picture.The intricate Spanish Colonial architecture was restored outside and in. The 58 guest rooms have Andalusian tile floors, tapestries and chandeliers. Modern luxuries include Bose sound systems, mini-fridges, goose down pillows and Aveda bath products. In the heart of Old San Juan, guests can walk to museums and local landmarks like the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista and San Felipe del Morro Fortress. Hotel El Convento has three restaurants including Patio del Nispero, named for the Nispero tree growing below. For a change of pace and scene, El Covento guests enjoy privileges at sister property El Convento Beach Club in nearby Isla Verde including day passes to the beach, plus the use of towels, umbrellas and lounge chairs.

Best Hotel for Couples: Villa Montaña Beach Resort

Villa Montaña Beach Resort is laid-back and elegant.


Villa Montaña Beach Resort

Who Will Love It: Free-spirits and romantics

All-Star Amenities: Grass tennis courts; beach cruiser bikes; snorkel gear; complimentary parking

What Not To Miss: Dinner beneath the dangling filament bulbs at Eclipse restaurant; the Romance Room package including Champagne and rose petals

Location: Aguadilla

With its three miles of secluded beachfront and lush tropical grounds, the upscale yet low-key Villa Montaña Beach Resortin Puerto Rico’s more remote northwest corner conjures an aura of romance. Rooms and villas range from studios to three bedrooms with garden or sea views, while terracotta tile floors and wicker furnishings add a coastal meets country aesthetic. Larger rooms have kitchens with coffeemakers and cooking utensils; some even have washers and dryers.

There’s not much to do in the local area, but couples can stay as busy on the property as they like with activities like scuba diving, surfing and running on nearby trails as well as lounging by one of the two swimming pools or the private beach. The resort’s fine dining restaurant Eclipse highlights Puerto Rican flavors and local produce and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Best Family-Friendly Hotel: Caribe Hilton

The Caribe Hilton has a secluded beach.


Caribe Hilton

Who Will Love It: Stylish families who like to swim and stay active

All-Star Amenities: Oceanfront swimming pools; wave and beach wing guest rooms; Zen Spa Océano

What Not To Miss: Piña coladas and panoramic ocean views at Caribar; a private lesson at the Monica Puig Tennis Courts

Location: San Juan

The first Hilton hotel outside of the United States, the Caribe Hilton opened in 1949 on a 17-acre peninsula with a secluded beach minutes from historic Old San Juan. Children get the VIP treatment with a dedicated fountain pool, outdoor playground and daily activities like spike ball tournaments. There are also poolside movie screenings and s’mores stations and next level off property activities such as the opportunity to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Manatee Conservation Center research lab and help feed the gentle giants.

Each of the 652 guestrooms–decorated in a palette of mid-century white and seafoam–have private balconies and views of the garden or ocean. Parents are sure to appreciate the full-service spa, multiple restaurants, on-site snorkeling and the curved Caribe Bar where they can order various takes on Puerto Rico’s national drink the piña colada, which was reportedly created at the hotel in 1954.

Best Luxury Bed and Breakfast: Tres Sirenas

The pool deck at Tres Sirenas is right on the water.


Tres Sirenas

Who Will Love It: Surfers and bougie travelers

All-Star Amenities: Oceanview pool with daybeds; common spaces with hammocks

What Not To Miss: Standup paddle boarding at sunset; cocktails at the Tiki Bar

Location: Rincón

The guesthouse Tres Sirenas or Three Mermaids is one of the most sought after stays in Puerto Rico given its oceanfront location and elegant residential feel. The two story villa has just five tastefully decorated accommodations including two oceanfront rooms, one pool studio and two sea view apartments. The outdoor common areas, offering ample space to relax, are perfectly boho with terracotta tile floors covered in colorful rugs and woven basket light fixtures.

Lounge beside the oceanfront pool in one of the cabanas and go for leisurely swim off one of the calmest beaches in western Puerto Rico. Popular surf breaks are just a mile away, while kayaks and standup paddle boards are available to rent onsite. The hotel’s staff can arrange private yoga sessions, candlelit dinners on the beach and surf lessons. Tres Sirenas doesn’t have a restaurant, but breakfast is included and there’s a pint-sized bar for guests. Given Tres Sirenas size and popularity, there are some minimum stay requirements.

Best Business Hotel: Condado Vanderbilt

Condado Vanderbilt guest rooms are sleek and stylish.


Condado Vanderbilt

Who Will Love It: Jet-setters and corporate travelers

All-Star Amenities: Beach Club; swimming pools; boutique fitness center; impressive dining options

What Not To Miss: Sunset from the infinity pool; the Hammam Ritual spa service

Location: Condado

The beachfront Condado Vanderbilt was built by the Vanderbilt family in San Juan’s upscale Condado neighborhood in 1919. While the Spanish Revival-style building was added to over the years–guest rooms are in two more modern towers flanking the original hotel–features like the Art Deco lobby with grand winding staircase remain preserving its historic elegance.

The Condado Vanderbilt doesn’t look like the typical business hotel, but it is one of Puerto Rico’s most business-friendly. Corporate travelers will appreciate the 24-hour business center and access to an executive business lounge, including the use of a private meeting room for up to two hours. Corporate Long Stay packages allow travelers to “work from hotel” in suites with ocean views. The 317 guest rooms including 100 suites feature 300 thread-count Italian linens, marble bathtubs and French Press coffee makers.

With eight restaurants and bars, including Michelin star chef Juan José Cuevas’ 1919 Restaurant, it’s easy to splurge on a memorable meal or maximize efficiency and dine on thin-crust pizzas and grilled octopus without ever leaving. Still, worker bees should take a break and explore Condado Beach as well as Ashford Avenue. Considered Puerto Rico’s Rodeo Drive, the thoroughfare has fine dining restaurants and shopping.

Best Design Hotel: Hix Island House

A terrace with forest views at Hix Island House.

Michael Grimm

Hix Island House

Who Will Love It: Minimalists who want to get off the grid

All-Star Amenities: Yoga and Pilates pavilion; swimming pool; Frette linens; nightshirts by Neeva Gayle

What Not To Miss: Sunrise yoga and languid afternoons beside the swimming pool

Location: Vieques island

This architect-owned hideaway on Vieques, a small Caribbean island off Puerto Rico’s eastern coast, is a back-to-nature retreat with striking modern design. Architect John Hix designed the angular and sustainable structure using Wabi Sabi principles. Surrounded by casuarina pine and palm trees it was designated the Caribbean’s first all solar powered hotel. The four airy and open-plan designed casas have separate loft spaces, private patios, kitchens and dining areas. Restorative yoga and pilates classes are held each day.

The swimming pool, cleaned by staff using silver and copper ions, is the 13-acre property’s photogenic social center. There’s no restaurant, but lofts are stocked with breakfast essentials like coffee, tea, artisan bread and jam. Plan to drive down the hill to the town of Esperanza to pick up groceries or go to dinner at an oceanfront restaurant with views of Esperanza Pier. Guests can also borrow beach chairs, towels, and cooler bags for a day on the coast or book a massage during their stay. While there’s no in-room Wi-Fi, giving guests a true chance to unplug, it is available in the lobby.

Best Hotel For Golfers: Royal Isabela

Royal Isabela has just 20 spacious casitas.

Omark Reyes

Royal Isabela

Who Will Love It: Nature lovers and golfers

All-Star Amenities: Farm-to-table restaurant; 24-hour saltwater swimming pool; library; grass tennis court

What Not To Miss: Cocktails at the Croquet Bar; a cooking class with the chef

Location: Isabela

Perched on a bluff near the 19th-century town of Isabela in northwestern Puerto Rico, the Royal Isabela has one of Puerto Rico’s most beautiful golf courses, and 20 luxurious casitas; each accommodation at the Royal Isabela has a plunge pool, terrace and wood-beamed ceiling. Atlantic Ocean views can be experienced from many vantage points at the hotel as well as the sustainably maintained 18-hole course with challenging holes and a green along the cliff’s edge.

Accommodations and common spaces are sprinkled throughout the 426 acre property; the architecture is inspired by the Caribbean’s historic sugar mills. Guests can spot humpback whales between January and April, paddleboard on the nearby Guajataca River or look for dozens of bird species across the property including snowy egrets and scarlet tanagers. In keeping with the resort’s environmental ethos, the signature restaurant Jota uses ingredients from the onsite garden, locally caught fish and produce sourced from family farms.

Best Hotel For Foodies: El Pretexto

El Pretexto’s hilltop location offers guests stunning sunset views.


El Pretexto

Who Will Love It: Travelers who love to cook

All-Star Amenities: Organic garden; optional massage sessions

What Not To Miss: Yoga classes; walking through the property’s orchard and forest; family-style dining around the picnic tables

Location: Cayey

A self proclaimed “culinary farm lodge” where chickens roam freely, this farm stay in the Cayey Mountains is a dream destination for food loving travelers. El Pretexto specializes in week-long culinary experiences organized by owner Crystal Diaz. Guests get to visit area markets and producers, meet local chefs and learn to make regional dishes with hands-on cooking classes. But whether you’re staying for just two nights or five, you’ll experience lovingly prepared and locally sourced breakfasts and optional dinner experiences for an additional fee on Tuesday and Saturday nights. El Pretexto also hosts chef pop-up dinners, so there’s a good chance one of Puerto Rico’s best chefs may be whipping up a gourmet meal featuring local ingredients like grilled lobster skewers with pumpkin during your stay.

Lodgings–including five guest rooms split between two villas–are rustic but comfortable with farm style furniture and fine linens. El Pretexto is adults only and an hour from San Juan.

About Keri Bridgwater, Your Puerto Rico Guide

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit and write about beautiful hotels around the world since 2019. Indie boutique properties and wellness resorts often top my wish list, but I love fluffy robes and slippers in five-star grand dames too. I’ve been intrigued with Puerto Rico ever since I read The Rum Diary in my twenties, and I explored many corners of the enchanting island including historic Old San Juan on a recent trip. I’m based in San Diego but often on assignment, and have contributed to InsideHook, Marie Claire, Yoga Journal, Fodor’s, Modern Luxury and London’s Evening Standard, among others.

The Best Puerto Rico Hotels and Resorts for a Relaxing Getaway

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve reopened after an extensive refit in 2018.

Courtesy of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Whether you’re looking for wabi sabi–inspired concrete modernism or a more traditional upscale resort experience, Puerto Rico has a hotel that’ll fit. Many are built over sprawling grounds, with direct access to beaches and open spaces to facilitate social distancing, and a number reopened after Hurricane Maria with updated and expanded drinking and dining options. When you’re ready to travel to Puerto Rico, any one of these hotels and resorts will offer the relaxing getaway you need.

Note: These hotels are open but following strict health and safety protocols. Travelers should familiarize themselves with the latest individual policies and be aware of island-wide COVID restrictions.

Ritz-Carlton Dorado

Book now: From $1,399/night,

It may be only 22 miles west of San Juan, but Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve feels a world away. The resort has a spectacular location on a three-mile stretch of beach on Puerto Rico’s north shore, where Clara Livingston once ran a sugar plantation—and Amelia Earhart visited before departing for her fateful world tour. In 1958, Livingston sold the property to Laurance S. Rockefeller, who turned it into the first of his legendary Rock Resorts. Known for his green streak, he designed the hotel to respect the local beauty, mandating that buildings could not be taller than the surrounding palm trees.

The Ritz-Carlton—which reopened in October 2018 after a meticulous restoration following Hurricane Maria—pays homage to that original vision. Here, every room is beachfront, with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that disappear into ocean views, plus deep soaking tubs, outdoor showers shaded by gardens, and either spacious balconies or private plunge pools. As part of the property’s renovation, rooms were refreshed with a color palette that amplifies the natural beauty just beyond the doors. Additionally, the grounds showcase 3,000 new plant species, the spa is offering new locally inspired treatments and cuisine, Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill features a refreshed dinner menu, and the Positivo Sandbar debuted an omakase and ceviche bar directly on the sand. There’s even an entirely reimagined signature restaurant, Coa, which serves farm-to-table fare cooked on the grill. — Ryan Ver Berkmoes

The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel features 212 guest rooms, four pools, and three dining options.

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Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

Book now: From $374/night,

Built in 1919, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is a Spanish revival landmark, perched majestically above the Atlantic Ocean. From its opulent lobby to its luxurious guest rooms, the property fuses its storied past—it’s hosted everyone from European and Hollywood royalty to captains of industry—with distinctly modern amenities, making for one of San Juan’s best stays. Spread over a historic building and two towers, the 212 guest rooms feature stone-topped vanities, French windows, and ocean views, while the 107 suites include separate sitting and dining areas, L-shaped balconies, and 24-hour butler service. At the beach club and four pools, guests can also look forward to cabanas, personal butlers to bring refreshments, and assistance from a tanning and hydration specialist.

When hunger strikes, the Vanderbilt is prepared with three different dining options. Hit Tacos & Tequila for escabeche pork tacos and Patron margaritas; Ola Oceanfront Bistro for Puerto Rican cuisine and water views; or, if you’re in the mood to splurge, 1919 Restaurant for sophisticated fare by Michelin-starred chef Juan Jose Cuevas. Also on-site is VC Lounge for expertly mixed cocktails, Marabar Martini Bar and Lounge for live jazz, Veritas Wine and Cognac Bar for rare vintages, and Avo Lounge for fine cigars. When you need to detox, head to the spa for indoor–outdoor treatments, rain-forest showers, and hammam rituals. —Natalie Beauregard

Hotel El Convento commands views of San Juan Bay.

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Hotel El Converto

Book now: From $194/night,

The Hotel El Convento was once home to Carmelite nuns living simple lives dictated by their vows of poverty. Today, however, it’s one of Old San Juan’s most beautiful hotels, complete with exposed mahogany beams and louvered doors that let in the Atlantic breezes. Here you’ll enjoy views of the San Juan Bay, where the conquistadors once sailed, as well as the charming streets of Old San Juan. The hotel has long been among San Juan’s plushest accommodations. Rooms are done up in rich colors, lovely tiled floors, and Oriental rugs. Ryan Ver Berkmoes

O:live Boutique Hotel takes inspiration from Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

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O:live Boutique Hotel

Book now: From $250/night,

Opened in 2012 in San Juan’s stylish Condado quarter, O:live Boutique Hotel has been touted as one of the best boutique hotels in the Americas. The owners dreamt up the idea for the 15-room property while honeymooning on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and they’ve created a place that embodies the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle. Design elements reflect the cultures of Italy, France, Spain, and Morocco. While Condado’s iconic beach is just over the road, the hotel will also arrange for activities like hiking excursions in El Yunque and glass-bottom kayak tours through the bioluminescent bay of Laguna Grande. Ryan Ver Berkmoes

You won’t notice the lack of TVs at the Gallery Inn.

Courtesy of the Gallery Inn

The Gallery Inn

Book now: From $125/night,

Old San Juan is known for its atmospheric and historic hotels, but none matches the Gallery Inn for personality and creativity. Composed of six intertwined town houses, this fascinating hotel beckons guests to wander through its nine interior gardens and patios and seven parlors and porticos. Dating to the mid-1700s, the oldest building, La Cueva Del Indio, is located above Old San Juan’s north walls, meaning the views out to sea are the same ones that captivated the conquistadors.

Owner Jan D’Esopo is a well-known sculptor and her works dot the hotel’s meandering interior, which has enough comforts and homey character to avoid feeling like a museum. Equally unique are the 25 rooms, decorated with everything from silk screens and watercolors to sculptures and paintings. Some feature elegant four-poster beds and balconies with views of the ocean. Just don’t expect to watch TV—one, there are no TVs, and two, the views out over the old fortress walls are better than anything on Netflix. Ryan Ver Berkmoes

El San Juan Hotel reopened in 2018 with more dining options.

Courtesy of El San Juan Hotel

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

Book now: From $319/night,

A landmark property perched between the city and the ocean, the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel blends Old World elegance with tropical vibes. The famed hotel reopened in December 2018, after a full restoration following Hurricane Maria and now features updated guest rooms, public spaces, and landscaping. Thankfully, the original feel was left intact, and details like the iconic chandelier and hand-carved mahogany ceiling in the lobby remain. Guests can still sip champagne under sparkling crystals at the Chandelier Bar or party the night away at Brava, but now they can also sample Puerto Rico’s national spirit at rum bar 1958, grab a glass of vino at Wine Bar, or refuel with locally roasted Alto Grande coffee at El Cafecito. Also new to the property is Caña, a locally minded restaurant from Puerto Rican chef Juliana Gonzales, and Chico Cabaret, a hot spot off the lobby featuring live entertainment.

The 388 rooms all feature floor-to-ceiling windows with city, ocean, or pool views, as well as modern conveniences like sensor-activated air-conditioning, large HDTVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. When not lounging on their Lovell Plush mattresses made exclusively for the hotel, guests can take a dip in one of four pools, sunbathe on the two-mile-long Isla Verde Beach, or visit the tri-level Well & Being center for balancing spa treatments and fitness classes on the open-air rooftop. Natalie Beauregard

The St. Regis offers 483 acres of space.

Courtesy of St. Regis Bahia Beach

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

Book now: From $985/night,

In the shadow of El Yunque, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is situated on 483 acres of former coconut plantation and native maritime forest. There are still plenty of palms here, but now the flora also includes all manner of tropical flowers and trees, positioned around numerous trails for walking, running, and biking. Families love the resort for its many amenities, from four tennis courts and a Robert Trent Jones Jr.–branded golf course to a luxurious spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Part of a $60 million renovation following Hurricane Maria, the hotel now features a design by celebrated Puerto Rican designer Nono Maldonado and San Francisco–based firm Hirsch Bedner Associates. The plantation-style dark woods and warm browns have been swapped out for more modern, sea-inspired colors, and the 139 rooms have a chic, residential feel, with sprawling bathrooms, private terraces, and glass bar cabinets that can be stocked to your personal tastes by a 24-hour butler. Ryan Ver Berkmoes

No other hotel looks quite like El Blok.

Courtesy of El Blok

El Blok

Book now: From $165/night, expedia. com

El Blok’s strikingly modern aesthetic, pared-down vibe, and uncompromising comfort make it a surprising Caribbean find. Located in the small coastal town of Esperanza on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, the 22-room hotel opened its doors in 2014. San Juan–based architecture firm Fuster + Partners is behind the cool, contemporary design, with concrete wrapping the exterior, a central light well illuminating the interior, and a rooftop pool drawing guests from the beach just across the street. The furniture was carved from locally sourced driftwood and hardwoods, and works by Puerto Rican artists Javier and Jaime Suarez decorate the common areas. Distinctive touches such as an after-hours vending machine, Aesop amenities, and an obsession with local coffee contribute to an alternative yet luxe vibe. Should you ever want to leave the property, the El Bike program enables guests to explore Vieques without renting a car. Ryan Ver Berkmoes

Hix Island House is inspired by the Japanese principle of wabi sabi.

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Hix Island House

Book now: From $194/night,

Hix Island House on Vieques Island caters to guests who know that going green and living luxuriously are not mutually exclusive. Rooms come with See Design bedding as well as Frette robes and towels. Solar panels provide power, and wastewater from each room supplies the lush gardens. Canadian architect John Hix is responsible for the hotel’s striking concrete exterior, which stands in stark contrast to the surrounding hills, yet provides guests with both privacy and sweeping views out to sea. Ryan Ver Berkmoes

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Birthday. Benicio Del Toro cand_orel — LiveJournal

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (Spanish: Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez, born February 19, 1967, San Germán, Puerto Rico) is an American actor of Puerto Rican origin.

Let me remember the last film I watched with his participation…

French messenger. Supplement to the newspaper „Liberty. Kansas Evening Sun» — French Herald. The French Dispatch. Drama, comedy. Director, screenwriter Wes Anderson.

Yes, of course, I wanted another «Grand Budapest Hotel», but not to the same extent…

I may be going too far with my indignation, but I also need to blame Wes Anderson’s creation for this creation. Of course, everyone liked the ironic, with a slight touch of absurdity, the way the material was presented at the Hotel; which, in my opinion, further emphasized the drama of what was happening.

In the given case of «French Messenger» … the film is very similar in the form of presentation of material and cinematic techniques to the Hotel (in our domestic case, even dubbing the main character of Verzhbitsky), but, as it were, does not have the same clear ultimate goal. Yes, it is pure art.

We are talking about some French provincial publication, but even in the longest title of this magazine there is both apparent irony and some absurdity; which then manifests itself and is reflected in the whole intrigue of editorial life, which, however, is based historically and memoiristically on a real-life publication and its authors (according to Wes Anderson).

The Editor-in-Chief (Bill Murray) designed the life and workflow in the editorial office in a rather unusual, original and home-like way, evoking tenderness with harmony in the relations of the work team; but even more amusing is the subsequent intrigue at the end of the activities of this very editorial office.

Which, in principle, of course, is not enough on the whole for the plot of a full-length film, and the film includes, in the form of authorial articles of a magazine, four more fairly independent film novellas …

In the first episode, on behalf of a correspondent-local historian (Owen Wilson), plying around the city on a bicycle, an introductory tour of the town is conducted, where the magazine Ennui-sur-Blasé (almost literally — boredom and torment) is registered. The episode is interesting in purely visual terms, contains some cute jokes and amusing gags, but does not leave any deep memories and thoughts.

The second (exquisite in my opinion) episode includes a lecture by a special correspondent and art historian (Tilda Swinton) about a talented artist who, by the will of fate, is serving an endless term in a prison for lunatics (Benicio Del Toro).

I must say that this short story, in its absurdity, has the greatest intensity of it in the entire film, allowing the actors to show their previously, perhaps unknown, their acting abilities, striking the viewer with the truly inexhaustible possibilities of cinema until now.

So, Del Toro’s character in prison, amid boredom and alcoholism, discovered an unexpected artistic talent.

And his muse and very strict warden is the heroine Lea Seydoux (in the recent past, she was noted as the girl of agent 007). A beautiful girl in all plans and poses…

So, while serving his sentence and painting images of the muse, the artist falls into the sphere of interests of a certain art critic and art dealer (Adrien Brody), who accidentally serves a sentence for violating tax laws in the same place.

After the expiration of the term, the «art historian» developed a vigorous activity to attract interest in the work of the newly minted artist and finance his new works …

And now, with all the already complete absurdity of the emerging intrigue, then the plot in general acquires a complete anecdote, which cannot be said with a word or described with a pen. It is necessary to look … And the actors with their skill will contribute to the necessary and uninterrupted perception.

The third movie novel is probably the smartest and wisest. How to determine?!

About student French revolution…

About timidity and simultaneous protest, principledness of youth…

About cynicism and inclination to compromise, deceit of adults…

About love and its age refractions…

O professionalism…

About freedom and duty…

Plus, interesting scenery and the same theater of the absurd. For example — a decisive battle between the authorities and student rebels:

Starring student leader Timothée Chalamet, who excelled last year in both Dune and Don’t Look Up.

Good here too!

And the plot and the main meaning of this episode as a whole, probably, is about growing up … And one more thing — the opportunity for the actors to excel.

The fourth episode — from the criminal chronicle, where would it be without it in the printed edition?!

I won’t say that this short story has a great semantic load, but the opportunity to show off in screenwriting delights, plot sophistication, actor’s finds was provided to everyone, up to the realization of individual moments by means of some such popular animation.

Let’s put it this way — pure neighing.

It all starts with dinner at the police commissioner (Mathieu Amalric).

And the commissioner in the police service has an Asian chef, a jack of all trades, a connoisseur of cuisine, who nevertheless managed to amaze French gourmets.

As a result, everything develops into a police chase, hostage-taking, a shootout with the mafia… And all with humor, talented voiceovers, interspersed scenes of interviews on television, and discussion of the article in the editorial office.

And in the end, I think the episode is still about the cook and, in general, about something untried, unexplored in life.

At the end, of course, the final episode, about the fact that everything in life inevitably ends. Okay, that’s good.

It is necessary to say something in conclusion about such an ambiguous and multifaceted film in addition to what I have already said.

Precisely, it is necessary to say about the ensemble cast, almost in its entirety transferred from the «Grand Budapest Hotel» with the addition of a fair amount of worthy stars who managed to show off the brightest facets of their talent even in the shortest sometimes wordless episodes.

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