Listening to salsa bounce off the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, sipping a mojito while the setting sun illuminates the pastel-hued homes that line the ancient city’s winding corridors is what initially made me fall in love with Puerto Rico. The milky white sand, cobalt water, and shaded groves of swaying palms on Condado’s wide beaches sealed the relationship.
I discovered on subsequent trips that the island truly was made for romance, tucking away with my husband at remote hotels on the islands’ secluded west coast, romping on beaches where we never encountered another tourist. Later in life, I brought my son and marked the years passing by with springtime visits to our Puerto Rican escape.
My heart trembled after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. But resilient Puerto Rico is welcoming travelers once again with new luxe properties and renovated favorites all ready to take in visitors old and new alike.
“Visiting is the best way to show your support for the island,” proclaims the local tourist board. So show your support by booking a stay at one of these eight resorts in Puerto Rico.