The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's beachside nature retreat
VERIFIED LUXURY

A tranquil feeling envelops you from the moment you step into Casa Grande, a stately plantation-style house that that serves as The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort’s lobby. From there, a culture of impeccable service permeates every aspect of your stay at this tropical paradise.

Following Hurricane Maria, the hotel bounced back with a stunning new look in December 2018 after a $60 million renovation. The grounds continue to be a top draw. Observe the local wildlife that makes the verdant surroundings their home. Active types can choose from golf, biking and an array of water sports at the beachfront hotel, while the spa is a haven for relaxation.

As the sun sets, staff and guests gather for a traditional champagne sabering and toast, a festive showing of genuine Puerto Rican hospitality. Coqui frogs chirp their nightly tunes, and the sky transitions from blue to pink to black, making way for a sea of constellations that twinkle above the sparkling Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel.

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Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Nestled between El Yunque National Forest and Espíritu Santo River State Preserve, the luxury resort sits on 483 exquisite acres in Rio Grande. Throughout the sprawling grounds, you will find two miles of secluded beach, 73 acres of lakes and 3.5 miles of biking and walking trails.
  • Tee off on the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course, which sits against a dramatic backdrop of both the turquoise sea and majestic El Yunque rainforest.
  • For a relaxing stay, sun themselves at the pool and private beach or indulge in pampering with standout treatments at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa.
  • Because of its vigilant commitment to conserving the environment, The St. Regis Bahia Beach is the only gold-certified Audubon Signature Sanctuary in the Caribbean. An in-house marine biologist offers nature and birding tours throughout the grounds.
  • To celebrate the day’s transition into night, The St. Regis Bar hosts a champagne sabering ritual every evening at 6 p.m. While their parents savor bubbly libations, children are invited to participate in a koi feeding ritual outside.


Things to Know
  • While it feels a world away from the frenzied urban pace of San Juan, The St. Regis Bahia Beach is just a 35-minute drive from Luis Muñoz Marín Airport and 45 minutes from Isla Grande Airport. 
  • Book one of the resort’s Iconic Occasion experiences for a unforgettable stay. These bespoke excursions include a master art class, an exclusive visit to Puerto Rico’s Center for Manatee Conservation, an onsite culinary journey with the resort’s chef, an insider’s tour of Old San Juan and a private sabering lesson. 
  • The property is a haven for leatherback turtles who lay their eggs here between March and September. Hotel staff will you when the eggs are hatching so that you can observe this remarkable event. 
  • Four times a year, the Puerto Rico hotel invites up-and-coming local artists to be inspired by its enchanting surroundings, culminating in an onsite showcase of their work.
The Rooms

  • Guest rooms are set in 12 separate buildings, infusing the expansive resort with an exclusive boutique feel. Inspired by the picturesque oceanfront setting, each of the 139 refreshed rooms (including 35 suites) features a bright, modern palette in shades of white and light blue.
  • Conceived by local designer Nono Maldonado in partnership with renowned international firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, each of the inviting accommodations seamlessly blends classic Puerto Rican style with modern touches. Garden and ocean views bring the outside in.
  • Butler service is available around the clock for a worry-free stay. A butler will pack and unpack for you, provide beverages and take care of garment pressings. 
  • Eleven room types range in size from 674 to 1,295 square feet, with a limited number of connecting rooms available.

The Restaurants
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows at Paros, the resort’s signature restaurant, offer a breathtaking welcome to an elevated dining experience. The refined menu focuses on fresh seafood prepared using vibrant Greek and Mediterranean flavors.
  • Adjacent to the pool and boasting a thatched roof and open-air ocean views, Seagrapes is a laid-back option for all-day dining. The kitchen serves creative dishes that appeal to all palates (wood-fired pizza is a specialty here), and the bar specializes in Puerto Rican rum, a must-have while on the island.
  • For sand-side bites, stop by Beach Club by Jose Enrique, where authentic Puerto Rican fare is the order of the day, or Beach Shack for smoothies, coffee and casual cuisine.
  • A captivating mural, The Long Awaited Voyage by Puerto Rican artist Arnaldo Roche Rabell, hangs above The St. Regis Bar. This elegant space is known for its locally inspired Encanto Mary, an inventive version of the classic cocktail that incorporates plantains and spicy peppers.
  • All restaurants at The St. Regis use herbs, greens and produce harvested from the resort’s own greenhouse.

Amenities
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Bar
Gym
House car
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Restaurants
Spa
Getting There
Route 187 Kilometer 4.2, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745
TEL866-961-3326
TEL787-809-8000
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SJU  (35 min)   RVR (45 min-1 h)  
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