(Closed) Puerto Rico honeymoon?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My Fiance and I went to San Juan, Puerto Rico about a year ago and we LOVED it! We stayed at the Ritz Carlton on the beach (which is literally less than 5 minutes from the airport). We got an amzing deal flying in from Orlando through one of the travel websites when we booked our hotel and flight together. 

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SanJuan/Default.htm

PR is great if you want to lounch on the beach/ near the pool and order cocktails from the service staff. My Fiance actually had the best mojito of his life at the hotel πŸ™‚ 

We were only there 3 days, but the one thing we did do to get out of the hotel was go on a kayaking trip to see the bio-bays. We booked through the tour company the hotel suggested and I wish I could remember their name. Just google ‘Puerto Rico bio-bays’ and you will see what I mean….the water GLOWS and SPARKLES when you touch it because of the algae in the water. It’s one of the coolest experiences I have ever had!! 

I will say that we did not get adventurous and go get food outside the hotel. We didn’t go to PR for the food though πŸ™‚ I hope this helps!! 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

That’s where I am going!  Fiance is from there, and hasn’t been back in a while, plus, no money exchange, no passport.  I know El Yunque Rainforest is a great place to visit.  And listen for the Coqui frog at night, it is supposed to be a sleep inducer.  I am still gaining info also, so I don’t have much to go on. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Woodstock:  We are going to try to do our honeymoon a few days after the wedding.  We don’t want to go in January or February, since prices then go up because of the surfing competition there.   The bio-bay is incredible, from what Fiance tells me.  Also, El Yunque Rainforest and Bacardi distillery.  If you like them, try an island Pina Colada. YUM!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We visited PR a few years back and didn’t really like it at all. The only good part of the trip was visiting Culebra, that was gorgeous. Other than that, It did not feel like we were in an exotic location, everything was run down outside of the hotel areas. We did jamaica the year after and LOVED it!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@ReyDar64:  Old San Juan for sure. Also check out Isla Verde and Culebra.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

PR is amazing, specifically San Juan! We went there for an all-expense paid vacation for my job. we stayed at the Caribe Hilton, which was so accomodating and nice and had the BEST ocean view ever.

I don’t know how much sight seeing you want to do, but we pretty much did it all. I suggest the Latin Roots, which is a club to learn to salsa dance. Very fun atmosphere (laid back, not party atmosphere) and have some mofongo, which is a popular dish in PR.

We visited the Capitol which was beautiful. Also went to Castillo de San Juan, which is a historical site to visit.

Other than that Old San Juan is the place to go. Beautiful, full of history, and some great places to eat. Old San Juan is big enough to have tons of fu, but small enough to walk to. Take a bus down there from the hotel if you stay at the Caribe Hilton or Ritz Carlton and enjoy the sights!

I am going to Jamaica for my honeymoon, but I have to say I’m jealous you get to go to PR as I wanted to go back there instead, lol. Maybe I will change my mind once I’m on my cruise.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

There’s a super cool hotel in Old San Juan that we stayed at the first evening of our honeymoon. It’s in an old mansion and looks like something straight out of the Bachelor/ette TV show! Plus, it’s where the president stays when he’s visiting PR- we even lucked out and stayed in the same room that he does! Best part is, the rates are under $200 a night!!! There arent TV”s in the room, but I’d suggest staying there for a least a night or two just to exprience it! It was super cool!!

I’m getting ready to do a full honeymoon review on my blog so check it in a week or so and you can see pics and such

http://www.champagnelifestyleonateachersbudget.blogspot.com

The hotel name is Gallery Inn, Old San Juan in case you’re interested in looking it up πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That’s where my Fiance and I are going for our honeymoon. We are both Puerto Rican and LOVE our island; so, what better place to go than home? Now, calling it “home” is a bit of an exaggeration, as neither of us were born/raised there, lol. But we’ve visited and from my experiences, it’s beautiful, the weather is amazing, San Juan and Old San Juan are out of this world, the food is delicious, AND best of all the price is just right. I can’t wait to get away with my honey to the island of our descendants!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Yeah! A PR post – an old one, but happy none the less!

@Woodstock:  

@brendaray2009:  did you end up goign there for your HM?

We are planning on heading there for 7 nights, then embrakign on a cruise. During our time in PR, we plan to hire a car from Charlie’s Rentals, drive to El Yunique, stay at Rainforest Inn for 3 nights or so.

Then in OSJ we will stay at Vila Herencia, which looks amazing.

If anyone has any tips / recommendations, please post!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Nic01:  No didn’t get married yet.  I am eagerly hoping to go.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@brendaray2009:  Sorry, didn’t realise that your wedding is later this year! Have you planned / organised anything for PR?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Nic01:  Well, despite my profile saying we are getting married this year, we had to postpone it due to financial reasons.  We have found a hotel we want to use.  It’s not fancy, but enough for our needs.  Fiance is from PR, and he has family down there.  His brother has graciously offered to pick us up/drop us off at the airport, and even take us on a little sightseeing so we don’t have to rent a car.  Car rentals are pricey in PR!  Since we want to stay in San Juan, we will use the metro and stay pretty local.

This is where we will be staying: http://www.acaciaboutiquehotel.com/

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