Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Dorado, Puerto Rico

In 2018, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve underwent an exciting transformation and reemerged more spectacular than ever, breathing new life into a magnificent piece of earth, 60 years after Laurance Rockefeller first founded the original resort. Each of the 96 beachfront guestrooms and suites were enhanced with a reimagined color palette and the Reserve’s sprawling grounds saw the addition of more than 300,000 new plant specimens.

 

The Reserve welcomed a new signature restaurant, COA in April 2019. Inspired by Puerto Rico’s indigenous Taino people, COA is named after the traditional wooden harvest tool that first enabled the development of agriculture on the island. With a name deeply rooted in Puerto Rico’s culinary culture, COA features a grill concept and carefully crafted menu showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients. Home to a new and expansive wine cellar called La Cava, COA offers a memorable culinary experience complemented by uninterrupted coastal views.

 

Meanwhile, the family-friendly poolside restaurant, Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill, offers a new, distinctive dinner menu of coastal cuisine, highlighting the freshest seafood and authentic dishes from the Mediterranean, while the lunch menu will feature lighter fare using the highest quality ingredients. The chic beachside restaurant, Positivo Sandbar, which includes a Omakase & Ceviche Bar, is beautifully situated on the beach so guests’ feet never have to leave the sand.

 

Spa Botánico, the Reserve’s Forbes Five Star spa, offers a bespoke, locally-inspired treatment menu and unique handcrafted products that are made in the on-site apothecary, the facility is currently developing a new spa cuisine concept. Additionally, the Fitness Center and Movement Studio offer the latest cardio and weight equipment, while the retail spaces include four boutiques with highly curated selections of accessories and giftware, as well as exclusive resort-wear for everyone.