Hotel at a Glance: Gran MeliÃ¡ Golf Resort Puerto Rico
Gran MeliÃ¡ Golf Resort Puerto Rico feels like an escape from the world, thanks to its setting on aÂ secluded peninsula 30 minutes outside of San Juan. The resort overlooks sandy beaches and turquoise waters on three sidesâ€”spend your days sunbathing, kayaking, and swimmingÂ in the warm Caribbean Sea. You’ll also want to take a dip in the massive oceanfront pool, where you can relax on submerged loungers or shaded bali beds as a concierge service plies you with tropical drinks.
- Spacious junior suites boast custom mahogany furniture and private terraces or balconies.
- Eat, drink, and be merry at restaurants and bars on the resort property, where you can enjoy sushi, pasta, and handcrafted martinis.
- Go on an adventure: You can plan rainforest hikes, tours of Old San Juan, and snorkeling trips at the RedGlove concierge-services desk.Â
- Standout spa service: Rainforest signature treatment, an 80-minute therapy that rehydrates skinÂ with a brown-sugar body scrub, followed by a honey-citrus body wrap and massage
- Two 18-hole golf courses at the neighboring Trump International Golf Course buffer the resort from the mainland.
- Good for kids: Gran MeliÃ¡’s kids’ club can arrange daily activities and babysitting.
Puerto Rico: Rainforests, Beaches, and Spanish Colonial History
Located just east of the Dominican Republic, the US commonwealth of Puerto Rico attracts mainland Americans looking for an exotic Caribbean destination without the need for a passport. While Puerto Ricoâ€™s small size (itâ€™s about as large as Connecticut) makes it possible to see the whole territory in one trip, its eastern regions provide the best combination of outdoor trips and cultural activities. About an hourâ€™s drive east of San Juan lies El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest system, containing hundreds of exotic plant and animal species within its 28,000 acres. After hiking through this often-misty forest, take a short drive to the eastern coast and board a public ferry to Puerto Ricoâ€™s two less-populated islandsâ€”Vieques and Culebra. Both are well known for first-rate fishing, snorkeling, and diving waters.
Located along the islandâ€™s northeastern coast, the capital city of San Juan opens a window into Puerto Rico’s Spanish colonial past with historical mansions, cathedrals, and aimlessly wandering conquistadors. The cityâ€™s historical section is called Old San Juan, settled by the Spanish in 1521. Here, youâ€™ll see blue-cobblestone streets, centuries-old churches, and a 42-foot wall that once protected the city. To delve into the islandâ€™s artistic culture, head to the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, which displays a collection of pieces dating back to the 17th century.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The property is about 30 minutes from Luis MuÃ±oz MarÃn International Airport (SJU). Shuttles are available for $37.50 each way.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. The valid room type has a maximum occupancy of two adults and two kids 15 or younger, or three adults and one kid. $40 per night for one additional guest 16 or older, and $20 per night for each additional kid 15 or younger.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No resort credits are included in this Groupon.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Tempo, Nami, Cafe Solei, and Pasion Por El Fogon require reservations. The dress code is casual.
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