Rather than taking home a souvenir from your trip to Puerto Rico, why not leave with a revitalized sense of wellbeing? Find your bliss at the spa and give your fitness a boost during your stay as well. From hammam rituals to beachfront exercise classes, find your favorite way to relax at these spa hotels.
The 11,000sqft, nine-room Rainforest Spa at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico is the perfect place to relax. Unwind in the private pool, steam room and sauna or opt for a dip in the hot tub after a workout in the fitness center, complete with cardio machines and free weights. In addition, the resort boasts two world-class, 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Tom Kite, alongside four tennis courts, as well as opportunities to kayak, paddleboard and snorkel.
For a truly indulgent spa day, book the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. Before meeting with a skilled therapist, explore the steam room, sauna and rainforest showers, or relax in the Stillness Lounge with a cooling beverage or hot tea. Try the hammam ritual, which includes a body exfoliant and hydro-sensorial therapy, which is said to symbolically rinse away impurities and leave you with a renewed sense of wellbeing. In addition, the hotel’s oceanfront fitness facility provides group classes and top quality gym equipment, as well as private fitness training upon request.
Outdoor daily mindfulness sessions are part of life at La Concha Renaissance in San Juan. Led by a wellness instructor, roll out your mat and practice breathing techniques paired with moves that will challenge your flexibility and muscle resistance. Those who prefer to exercise on their own can head to the fitness center, where cardio machines face the ocean. Sore muscles can find relief at the neighboring Condado Vanderbilt Hotel spa.
Whether you’re making use of the fitness center or taking a water aerobics class, keeping to your workout routine is easy during a stay at the Caribe Hilton. The 8,500sqft beachfront Zen Spa Océano is the ultimate oasis, offering a hydrotherapy room, sauna and steam rooms. Enjoy the outdoor heated whirlpools before a massage or body wrap. Beauty services also abound, with everything from blowouts and waxes to manicures and lash extensions.
Find sanctuary at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel’s Well & Being Spa, where massages, body scrubs and facials are personalized to your needs. They also offer a male-focused menu. At the 24-hour, three-level fitness center, group workouts on the open-air Sky Deck include everything from Float Fit (HIIT training on the water) to TRX and boot camp sessions to sunset yoga. Refuel with a smoothie from Live it Well Juice Bar after a spa day or workout.
While staying at the St Regis Bahia Beach Resort, book a massage on the beach. Expect to be whisked away on a golf cart that drops you off at a beach hut with open windows. The lapping waves act as the backing track for your treatment. Alternatively, follow a floating stone pathway to one of 10 treatment rooms at the 10,000sqft. Here, they only use organic, cruelty-free products. Other spa highlights include steam rooms, sauna and hot and cold plunge pools. Just next door is the Bahia Wellness Center, which houses Technogym equipment, and a yoga and Pilates studio.
The Spa Botánico experience is rooted in nature. Located inside the Dorado Beach hotel, the spa is decorated with native plants and designed around a 100-year-old tree. Float in an infinity pool overlooking a pineapple garden as you await a massage, facial or body treatment, performed in a treehouse pavilion. Massage oils and facial products are made using indigenous ingredients. In a building reminiscent of an old sugar mill, you’ll find the fitness and tennis center with five clay courts overseen by Olympian Juan Oscar Ríos.
There’s nothing more relaxing than a beachfront massage in an open-air cabana at Ni Spa, located at Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa. Drawing inspiration from the Taíno word for water, the spa brings elements of nature inside, with outdoor showers and two solarium relaxation areas. Also onsite are a manicure and pedicure room, a make-up and hair styling room, and a fitness center.
After checking in to the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar, request an in-room massage to melt away the day of travel and set the tone for a relaxing vacation. Alternatively, step inside the 7,000sqft Mandara Spa and prepare for a treatment inside the oceanfront meditation area or steam rooms. Other wellness perks include a fitness center, yoga classes, aqua aerobics, volleyball, nature walks and more.