Gran Meliá Golf Resort Puerto RicoUrb. Coco Beach, 200 Carr 968, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Happily ever after starts from the very moment of arrival at Gran Meliá Golf Resort Puerto Rico. Set on Coco Beach outside Río Grande against a backdrop of El Yunque rainforest, the resort’s villas and pavilions rise from an oceanfront paradise of lush tropical gardens, pathways and pools.
The multitude of amenities for weddings spans a wide choice of ceremony sites—from beach and gardens to ballroom and chapel. Couples bringing up to 40 guests to the celebration may choose a package that includes a bouquet of roses and orchids or tropical flowers, a decorated archway, a two-tier wedding cake and buffet-style dinner for the reception. For groups of up to 50, another package comes with a three-course plated meal and four-hour open bar serving premium brands.
The resort ensures quality time for couples with a host of amenities. At the Yhi Spa, they may indulge in a range of treatments in a couples suite, or lounge on Bali beds by the private outdoor pool. They may take salsa or meringue dance lessons, play tennis on one of three courts or explore the ocean’s depths in scuba gear. Offsite, they can ride horses, hike through the rainforest, or shop and sightsee in Old San Juan. Golf fans receive special privileges at the neighboring Trump International Golf Club, or they can sample five additional courses within a 30-minute drive.
Back at home, guests come together for meals that include exquisite pan-Asian, gourmet Puerto Rican and steak and pasta cuisine in three fine-dining restaurants. A casual international cafe, lobby bar, martini bar, swim-up bar and 24-hour room service ensure refreshments on hand at all times.
The choice of 486 accommodations includes five first-class, Oceanfront Villas and 96 RedLevel Suites, where service and amenities reach all-new heights. RedLevel perks range from personal butlers and preferred dining reservations to a media lounge with wide-screen TV and use of the adults-only pool, skirted by Bali beds for comfortable lounging. All suites feature rich mahogany furnishings, comfy sofas, breakfast tables in the living areas and oversized marble baths big enough for two.