Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

A sanctuary tucked away on the Puerto Rico Caribbean coast, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a resort where time not only stands still, it is replete with extraordinary moments. At this private Puerto Rican resort, serenity and casual luxury are intertwined as guests become immersed in their indigenous surroundings – in an island retreat encircled by coral reefs, blue Caribbean waters, and lush vegetation. With an unparalleled level of guest services, personalized embajadores, 96 luxurious oceanfront guestrooms, 1 villa and 14 private residences spread across 50 acres and with one mile of beach, Dorado Beach awaits you.

Hotel Tip

The Spa Botanico, set in the lush gardens, is heavenly. Local plants and herbs are the foundations for the treatments – the “Treehouse Massage” is unforgettable. –Limor Decter Lawrence, New York

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  • Daily Full Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
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One of the nicest places we have ever stayed!!!!

By: mcondro

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2013

The Ritz reserve at Dorado Beach really is amazing. Everything is first rate. The pool, the beach, the spa, the restaurants, the staff, the rooms are all five star. On the property, you really feel like you are in your own paradise. If you are looking for a special getaway, this is definitely the place to go.
Travel Advisor:  Katherine Gould


By: TP

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2015

so enjoyed our stay at the glorious dorado beach reserve! Cannot wait to return. The utmost quality and service. Looking forward to returning!


By: sheri75

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2015

Can't say enough nice things about this piece of paradise! Great service and setting..cant wait to return,,,
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

superb service;

By: BK

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2016

Fabulous setting; low density (2 story buildings); incredible service
Travel Advisor:  Patrick Millard

Best resort I've ever visited

By: Juli

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

This place is over the top. The service is exceptional. The restaurants are amazing. The spa is the best I've ever visited. There's not a detail the Ritz didn't think about. Loved the outdoor showers in rooms, the hammocks on the beach, the vibe in Positivo, the bikes provided. And the butlers (ambajadors) are there before you ever need them. This is a five star plus property
Travel Advisor:  Kiki Hoener


By: Rchicago

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2016

One of the best resorts we've ever stayed at! Exceptional service from the moment we walked in! The grounds are so beautiful. Bikes come with the room…so it was a great way to see the entire place. Right on the water. Amazing food! Definitely request a room with your own pool. The beds were awesome. We will definitely be back!
Travel Advisor:  Nora Winsberg

Perfect for Families

By: Shari

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017

A gorgeous resort with many amenities for the entire family. The three restaurants served excellent food. The beach was beautiful. We watched peacefully as the waves of the Atlantic crashed continuously into the rock wall barrier. Heaven.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Millington

Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach

By: Kelly B

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

Our stay this time was much better than our previous visit. The one negative during our stay is they were doing construction (refinishing all the decking) on the main lobby / pool entrance area - so it was closed and you had to walk along the perimeter of the building each day instead. It was a little frustrating and inconvenient. Other than that our stay was very nice.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Heflin

Ritz Dorado Beach

By: Jamie G

Reviewed on: 26 May 2017

Wonderful Stay. Second time back
Travel Advisor:  Kim Heflin

Dorado is a dream!


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2018

We had a blast at Dorado!! The service was excellent and the rooms were big and comfy. There is so much to do there. Lots of fun with not a lot of stress.When the hurricane hit Puerto Rico we texted our butler that was there to make sure he was okay. He was with us the whole time and made our stay special.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Terrific Resort

By: BL

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Dorado Beach. The staff were great and the resort was beautiful. Everything seems to be in full working order. We were lucky enough to stay in a suite with a plunge pool- the room was spacious and the pool was fantastic. Dorado Beach is definitely open for business!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

El Dorado Resort

By: cbear

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

This is a beautiful resort on the north central shore of Puerto Rico. The facilities have all been beautifully restored following Hurricane Maria. Rooms, restaurants, spa, and all public spaces are in great shape. Housekeeping does a terrific job keeping the guest rooms in excellent shape. The staff are eager to please in any way possible. Sometimes, a special request may require a follow-up call, but be patient. They're busy catering to a lot of guests' needs.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Dorado Beach A Ritz-Carlton Reserve


Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2019

Our new favorite spot in the Caribbean. All aspects of the resort are top-notch, and after travelling all over Mexico and the Caribbean this is our new favorite spot.
Travel Advisor:  CJ White

Amazing getaway

By: Bananas

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2019

The Ritz Reserve at Dorado Beach was incredible. The grounds were beautiful and incredible restored since the hurricane. The rooms were spacious, well appointed and comfortable. The staff at the hotel were very attentive. We loved it and will be going back.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Elias

The perfect winter family break

By: Kendra

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

My husband, nine year-old daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous spring break trip to Dorado Beach. The setting is spectacular with something for everyone. A suite with a plunge pool made our whole family happy. The spa is magnificent and the food delicious. While the service is friendly, the butler component has some kinks to work out, so always worth an extra call to confirm appointments and reservations. Aside from that small bit of feedback, we adored the Dorado and hope to return soon!
Travel Advisor:  Kim Heflin

Dorado Beach

By: Joanne

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

Wonderful service and amenities. Kind staff. Great beaches. Food was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Suzy Xiu

Amazing Trip

By: lisa

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

Another Fabulous vacation planned by Alisa! From the special welcome upon arrival to the great treatment at the spa. Alisa made our family vacation so special. Thank you, Alisa!
Travel Advisor:  Alisa Cohen

Beautiful resort with excellent service

By: Ashley F

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2019

We absolutely loved this resort! The setting was gorgeous and service was above and beyond. We have a family of four with two small boys so the convenience of everything was well worth it. Having the private pool right outside our door was amazing. All the food was fantastic and bikes, surfing and other family activities were perfect for us! Thank you all!
Travel Advisor:  Red Letter Travel


By: Bai

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2019

Best resort! Professional and very friendly staff. The butlers were top notch. The resort is beautiful, clean and well manicured. Very lovely and relaxing environment. The restaurants were excellent. Food was delicious.
Travel Advisor:  Heather Loss


By: Emo

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

My family loved our vacation! The grounds were stunning. The accommodations were perfect. The food was excellent. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. We ran into only 2 staff members all week who weren't exceedingly pleasant and helpful (they were the spa receptionists, giving out the vibe of palace guards rather than hostesses). But that didn't spoil this amazing vacation. The bikes and trails were fun. The water park was fun. The unexpected gifts of snacks, wine, and chocolates added to the joy. We will miss the sound of the coqui frogs at night and we will be back.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Millington

Spring break 2019

By: Lauren

Reviewed on: 04 May 2019

I can not say enough about this hotel! It is truly luxurious but still so laid back and relaxed. We were taken care of from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Our Ambassadors were so lovely and incredibly helpful with anything we asked. The hotel is beyond beautiful. We stayed in a one bedroom suite with a plunge pool on East Beach. Our plunge pool was enormous! Our kids loved having a pool all to themselves! The East Beach pool and beach were incredible. Never crowded, and no matter what time of day we were able to get chairs and umbrellas. The ambassadors of the environment center had incredible activities for our kids throughout the week as well. The spa was one do the most beautiful spas I have ever seen. You really feel so relaxed there and one wit nature in their outdoor massage rooms, showers and amazing grotto. The restaurants were phenomenal as was the service. We really can’t wait to go back!!
Travel Advisor:  Kristin Diehl

great, easy weekend getaway

By: bethesdamom

Reviewed on: 07 May 2019

with a direct flight, this resort is easy to get to from DC . Staff was gracious and and anticipated many needs. Grounds were beautiful and vast. Great protected swimming area.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Cohen-Dumani

One of the best places ever!

By: Sonic

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2019

We have traveled a fair amount and the Dorado Beach Ritz was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. Every detail was thought out in the planning of the resort. The staff was fabulous, the rooms were amazing the food/drinks were on point and the list goes on. We are trying to figure out when we can go back! We miss our noon frozen coconut milk treats!
Travel Advisor:  Katherine Gould


By: Cps

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2019

Dorado is a beautiful resort. The people are all so extremely nice and helpful going out of their way whenever they can. My only critique is that food is extremely expensive and the options get boring after a couple of days. I know it’s a luxury resort and i expect to over pay but it’s crazy
Travel Advisor:  Liana Kraushaar Merriman

Dorado Beach ,Ritz Carlton Puerto Rico

By: Aunt Diane

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2019

This was one of the most beautiful properties I’ve ever been to it was very well-maintained with exquisite gardens and beautiful beaches with one of the most beautiful rooms I’ve ever stayed in absolutely loved everything about it ;the food , the location the lighting , the people , had nothing to complain about , I would go again 👍First class all the way and a beautiful library full of history was once a summer home of the Rockefellers
Travel Advisor:  Kate Johnson

Dorado Beach, Ritz Carlton

By: DM

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2020

Excellent resort, service and restaurants are top notch. Ocean and the beach are steps from your room. Second year in a row we've been there and plan to go back next year.
Travel Advisor:  CJ White

Ritz Dorado Beach

By: Caribbean

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2020

Loved facility and staff but food service was very slow
Travel Advisor:  Red Letter Travel

Overnight Stay

By: Malisa

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2021

Beautiful property, amenities, and accommodations!
Travel Advisor:  Kaleigh Kirkpatrick

Amazing resort

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2022

I am so grateful to my travel advisor Christy Menzies who introduced me to this gem of a resort. Truly one of a kind, Dorado Beach Reserve is a fabulous property for romantic getaways and families alike. I can't wait to return!
Travel Advisor:  Christy Menzies

Puerto rico

By: Ashley

Reviewed on: 29 May 2022

This hotel is awesome!
Travel Advisor:  Christy Menzies

Dorado Beach PR

By: Ari D

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2022

One of the best properties I have said at in my life. The service was impeccable and everyone was very friendly and always helpful. I will return here again in the future for sure. The rooms and property were very clean and well kept.
Travel Advisor:  Natalie Holland

The most beautiful place to celebrate our 10 year anniversary

By: Nikki G.

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2022

We had the best anniversary trip during our stay here. We originally wanted to go to Maui but you honestly feel like you are in Hawaii at this property. It is absolutely stunning. I just mainly lounged and relaxed at the beach and pool the whole time because the scenery was so breathtaking. The grounds and hotel room were luxury at its finest. We loved our balcony room. The view from our room was amazing. The service was very good and everyone was very nice. I would say our only negative experience was our dining experience at Coa. The service and food were not good. If you are going to be charging those prices then service and food should have been much better than it was.
Travel Advisor:  Christy Menzies

Great service

By: Ashley

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2023

The hotel is beautiful and the people are great. I have and would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Travel Advisor:  Christy Menzies

Dorado Beach Stay

By: Puerto Rico Babymoon

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2023

Gorgeous room and resort. Food and drinks by the pool were great and spa was delightful. Dinner in the restaurants was incredibly expensive
Travel Advisor:  Jeremy Gurvitch

Ritz-Carlton Reserve at Dorado Beach

By: Wendy L.

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2023

This hotel is incredible. Breathtaking views and perfectly tucked in between the ocean and rain forest.. the grounds are beautiful!!
Travel Advisor:  Martine Dorobanti

Hotel stay

By: Mishel

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2023

Great hotel and attentive staff
Travel Advisor:  Ana Reguero

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