Travel Impressions

2015 TI Caribbean

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Puerto Rico 67 PUERTO RICO Passports are as optional as shoes in this domestic paradise, a U.S. territory that floats in the Caribbean Sea. The streets are always alive in Old San Juan, where explorer Juan Ponce de León's statue continues to watch over the settlement he founded and its stunningly curated museums and colorful handicraft marketplaces. Not to be outdone, San Juan keeps its spirit young with stylish shopping and dance-heavy nightlife, plus creative fine dining that rivals the grand traditions of New York. Not far is El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest managed by the U.S. Forest Service, featuring three types of forests, two waterfalls and 30 types of orchids, and Toro Verde Nature Park, home of the Caribbean's largest zipline and an astounding adventure park. Twenty-three golf courses and billfish-rich seas round out open-air pursuits along with fabulous beaches like Isla Verde, Condado Beach, and Vieques. And as the sun goes down, other waterscapes on the island literally light up with wonder—Puerto Rico is known to have the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. 2 Ashford Ave. Condado Lagoon M I RAMAR CON DADO SANTU RCE ISL A VE RDE San José Lagoon San Juan bay A T L A N T I C O C E A N Isla Grande Airport (local) Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport OLD SAN J UAN HATO R EY M unoz R iver a Av e . Po nc e D e Leo n Ave. 0 4 miles 0 4 km Ponce Mayagüez Rincón Arecibo Vieques Fajardo Isabel II Humacao Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Culebra Dorado Aguadilla Añasco Bay Isabela Luquillo Phosphorescent Bay El Yunque Rain Forest Caguas Old San Juan San Juan Caribbean Sea A T L A N T I C O C E A N Arecibo Radio Telescope Caves of Camuy 0 20 miles 0 20 km Rio Grande SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO 18 9 13 11 10 24 15 6 1 12 23 16 3 4 8 2 5 22 20 21 25 14 17 7 DORADO BEACH, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE (DORADO) OOOOO H The second Reserve in the world, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is nestled on the beloved former Laurance Rockefeller estate, featuring 1,400 acres of natural beauty and luxury. All 115 guestrooms and suites are situated directly on the beach. Other features include Mi Casa, a restaurant by acclaimed Chef Jose Andres; a five-acre botanical spa, Spa Botanico; and Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment. AAA Four Diamond. 1 ST. REGIS BAHIA BEACH RESORT OOOOO H Located on a 483-acre natural reserve, unparalleled luxury and complete tranquility await the most discerning guests. Find full relaxation in one of 139 guestroom and suites, or indulge at the world-class Remède Spa, an oceanfront swimming pool, beautiful two-mile beach, the signature Chef Jean-Georges restaurant, or at the 18-hole golf course. This AAA Five Diamond resort is just 25 minutes east of the San Juan airport. 2 LA CASITAS VILLAGE, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT OOOOO An exclusive enclave of just 157 one- to three-bedroom luxury casitas complete with fully equipped kitchens and personalized butler service, the resort is located next to Puerto Rico's renowned El Conquistador Resort, at which guests can enjoy all amenities, including an Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course; tennis; 18 restaurants and lounges; dozens of shops; Coqui Water Park; and the 100-acre private island of Palomino. 3 19

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