Perched high above the ocean on top of a 300-foot cliff, Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful resorts in the Caribbean: “a peaceful retreat on the Island of Enchantment.” Ranked among the world’s most idyllic spots, El Conquistador is truly a golf destination like no other. To stand on a balcony overlooking the ocean; to feel the gentle sea breezes caress your skin; to breath the invigorating air; and to know that you have absolutely nothing to do but to enjoy it all, is a rare experience indeed; and then, to be able to top it all off with a challenging round of golf on one of the world’s great courses.....
Located on the northern tip of the island, not far from the El Yunque Rain Forest, and only a short drive from all the attractions of Las Croabas and Fajardo, El Conquistador is a golf destination almost beyond compare. The vast complex is divided into five villages and the resort’s Grand Hotel.
For golfer’s, the resort’s Arthur Hills Golf Course, an amazing par 72 layout (I love Arther Hills' layouts), is both challenging and player-friendly with elevation changes of more than 200 feet – a rarity among the typically flat Caribbean golf resorts.
- Golf Fees: From $75 to $180 depending upon the time of day and season of the year.
Accommodations include a variety of choices from a standard, partial ocean view room to a luxury, three-bedroom villa, and everywhere the stunning, panoramic views of the ocean will take your breath away. If you’re looking for a few rounds of golf, or just a few days away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, you’ll find El Conquistador to be a soothing getaway and a magical tropical world of adventure, not only for golfers, but for the entire family.
The Grand Hotel at El Conquistador, the villages of Las Brisas and La Vista, offer a vacation that can only be described as “pure indulgence.” And then there’s Las Casitas Village, a four-diamond resort that shares El Conquistador’s grounds offering amazing ocean views and personal butler service around the clock. Built into the side of a cliff and wrapped around its own swimming pool, you can enjoy the gentle sea breezes as they caress you in Las Olas Village. Or you can relax on your private balcony in La Marina Village, which also overlooks the sea and is home to the new water park and private marina.
El Conquistador’s Amenities and Facilities include:
- Located on the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico, near El Yunque Rain Forest
- Only four miles from downtown Fajardo and Las Croabas
- On-site world-class golf, spa, casino, water park, wind surfing, scuba diving, and fishing
- An 8-minute boat ride from the resort’s private Palomino Island
- 31 miles from San Juan and Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU)
- Compare Prices for nights at Las Casitas Village and El Coquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa.
How to get There:
The airport is, of course, in San Juan: the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU). The airport is served by almost every major U.S. airline as well as many more from Canada and Europe.
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Contact:El Coquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa
1000 El Conquistador Avenue
Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico.
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