If you’re seeking your own personal sanctuary in one of the most luxurious environments the world has to proffer, might I suggest the beautifully-appointed Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, the property is a 50 acre island, surrounded by teeming coral reefs and rich with vibrant tropical forests. Turquoise waters, clandestine haunts, burgeoning gardens and intimate settings for a romantic tête-à-tête abound. Beautifully blurring the lines between outdoors and in, the idea of an elegant, barefoot escape thrives.
The moment I landed at Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, I felt as though I had walked into a private paradise of a resort. It feels like coming home every time I am greeted by my personal embajador, who attends to my every need and whimsy throughout the duration of my stay. By the time I am whisked away to a splendid suite, reserved especially for me, I’m feeling the exhaustion and weariness of travel begin to peel away. As I enter my suite, my suspicions are confirmed: the views are spectacular, the rooms adorned with the latest in elegant styling and beachfront residences allow guests to saunter out onto expansive patios. In all sincerity, there is little necessity to leave the lavish premises of the residences- each option is cunningly crafted to ensure that guests have everything necessary to slip into an alternate reality, where the pressures and pace of the outside world flit away.
To add another level of escape to this exquisite oasis of luxury, Dorado Beach guests can visit the Spa Botanico and become transported to a more blissful state of being. Whether it’s a massage in the open-air Tree House or guests are pampered with an After Sun Ritual, the spa is a haven of rejuvenation and transformation. Essential facials, exclusive Spa Botanico Rituals, massages, manis and pedis are all on offer, ensuring guests can catch up on and maintain their beauty rituals, while the pressures of civilization become a mere memory.
In addition to amenities fit for the most elite of travelers, the dining options are fabulous. Being a foodie at heart, I could hardly wait to dine at Mi Casa by JOSÉ ANDRÉS where world-renowned chef José Andrés concocts an artful menu featuring farm-fresh ingredients, creative pairings and locally-inspired selections. Highly skilled mixologists compose drinks with the utmost refinement, which beautifully pair with the restaurant’s seasonal fare. Other resort dining offerings include the Encanto Beach Club Bar and Grill, Positivo Sand Bar and La Cocina Gourmet. Each establishment serves the most sophisticated of cuisine that will leave guests not only satiated, but craving more.
From their attentive service, enthralling vistas and unmatched amenities to the vast perimeters of their private, secluded property, Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve is a must-visit for couples who thrive on both the exotic and romantic. Get away for a few days and revel in the golden, understated glamour of this Puerto Rican property known for its unparalleled services. Golfing, Spa Botanico treatments, tennis, pools and even a large overstuffed bed all await the intrepid traveler.
So what are you waiting for? Join me and jet to where the world is simpler, the noise softer and the atmosphere lighter. Meet me at Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, for the time of your life.