AAA Travel Tips / Best Honeymoon Stays in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Best Honeymoon Stays in San Juan, Puerto Rico
By AAA Travel Editors
June 30, 2022
Looking for a honeymoon destination that offers stunning ocean views, sensuous luxury and rich local culture? San Juan has it all.
The Puerto Rican capital offers newlyweds an endless list of fascinating things to do and sites to see — from bioluminescent bays to the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan and from white-sand beaches to historical fortresses.
Even more numerous are the hotels and resorts throughout the city. Not sure which to choose for your perfect honeymoon stay in San Juan? Here are several of our top recommendations.
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Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

100 Dorado Beach Dr.
You can’t go wrong planning your honeymoon at this AAA Five Diamond. If nature relaxes and rejuvenates you, you’ll love the Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve’s remote sanctuary — a true mixture of luxury and local culture.
The rooms’ wall-sized sliding doors provide direct access to the outdoors or balconies with uninhibited views of the ocean. Open-air showers, locally inspired artwork and calming colors will also help you and your partner feel more intimately connected with the natural world and each other.
With the reserve’s outdoor spa, robust fitness room, golf course, and sea and land excursions, you’ll never run out of things to do as a couple. Don’t forget to visit the water park and pools for a time of playful fun or quiet reflection.
Summer rates at this exclusive resort begin at around $2,000 a night, but you can save up to 15% if you stay at least five nights or if you’re a AAA member.
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San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

1309 Ashford Ave.
Looking for a hotel with vibrant nightlife? Book your honeymoon at the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino with its various slot machines and classic games. Consider staying in a corner room as some of them have a double balcony.
During the day, you can enjoy Condado Beach’s crystal-blue waters (just watch out for rip currents), or float in the hotel’s ocean-facing tiered pool while sipping a piña colada from the swim-up bar.
The hotel’s various fine-dining restaurants, bars and cafés will delight your tastebuds and keep you coming back for more. And don’t worry — the 24/7 fitness center makes it easy to stay in shape even while on vacation.
Depending on how far in advance you book your stay, nightly rates start at around $300-$350 at the San Juan Marriott Resort. Be sure to take advantage of your AAA member savings!

The Royal Sonesta San Juan

5961 Isla Verde Ave.
AAA designates the Royal Sonesta San Juan as a AAA Three Diamond for its captivating location on Isla Verde Beach, its high-end outdoor pool with a swim-up bar and its delectable dining options. The smoke-free hotel’s spacious rooms provide a calm space to enjoy some downtime when you’re not splashing in the ocean, touring the city or visiting historical sites with your special someone.
You don’t have to travel far to enjoy some of the top highlights of San Juan. Old San Juan is just a six-mile drive from the hotel while the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico is only four miles away. Even closer is the Teatro Fransisco Arriví, San Juan’s enchanting performing arts center.
Depending on when you go, rooms at the Royal Sonesta San Juan start at around $300-$400 a night.
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Caribe Hilton

1 San Geronimo St.
The Caribe Hilton also provides a AAA Three Diamond experience for honeymooners in San Juan. Room rates begin at around $500 a night, but because the Caribe Hilton is a AAA Preferred Partner, you can save up to 15% and earn Honors points as a AAA member.
Perks like free breakfast, free parking, spa discounts and loyalty program extras are sure to make your vacation a pleasant one. Plus, the hotel’s 17-acre property gives you and your spouse plenty of room to explore and enjoy yourselves.
Why not start with the private swimming beach and enjoy direct views of the historical Fort San Geronimo? Next, burn calories the fun way on the tennis courts or participate in some of the resort’s daily recreational activities. If you love the water, try snuba or scuba or go sea trekking or paddling boarding without even having to leave the property.
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Fairmont El San Juan Resort and Casino

6063 Isla Verde Ave.
Looking for a hotel with the perfect blend of a traditional yet modern atmosphere? You’ll enjoy the ambience at the Fairmont El San Juan Resort & Casino. This AAA Four Diamond hotel certainly stands out with its luxurious amenities, high standards for cleanliness, lively nightlife and wide variety of restaurants and bars.
From the moment you walk into the lobby, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time and into an upscale 1960s lounge complete with grand chandeliers and lively jazz music. You can expect that feeling to grow as you wander through the hotel’s opulent bars, ballrooms and dining areas.
Venture outside and enjoy the scent of hibiscus — Puerto Rico’s official flower — as you explore the resort’s lagoon-style pool, the Well & Being Spa, and the relaxing cabanas along a private beach. Next, go to the Fairmont’s GSI Tour Desk to sign up for exciting adventures that will open your eyes to the true beauty of San Juan.
Summer rates start at around $475 per night, but plan to pay an additional fee for on-site parking if needed.
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