Puerto Rico

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort


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2019 Exceptional Value
Extra Value: Full American buffet breakfast for two daily.

This AAA Five Diamond Resort, named for three consecutive years to Conde Nast Traveler's Hot & Gold List, is nestled between El Yunque National Forest and the glimmering Caribbean Sea. Elegant luxury meets iconic butler service at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico.

139 magnificent rooms offer private terraces that lead to breathtaking ocean views. Your retreat is exquisitely furnished with the finest details, providing amenities including LCD televisions with surround sound, WiFi, and a mini refrigerator.

Golfers will enjoy the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course on the property, with impressive greens along the ocean. Succumb to being pampered in the Remde Spa, where you will receive personalized care along with signature touches such as chilled champagne, Jacques Torres truffles, and Kashwere throws.

A selection of tempting dining options awaits at four restaurants at the resort. Fern offers a selection of chef Jean-Georges' finest dishes from his domestic and international restaurants, as well as a robust assortment of wines and cocktails. Molasses offers variety and a casual setting in the Bahia Beach clubhouse, while Seagrapes offers an eclectic menu of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and pool snacks. Relax with a drink in hand at the St. Regis Bar and look out over spectacular ocean views.
HOTEL LOCATION
Embrace the romantic setting of a Caribbean coconut plantation nestled between a lush national forest and the sparkling sea.
Address:
Rio Grande


PR
Local Phone: 787-809-8061
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Concierge
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Golf: ON-SITE
Robert Trent Jones Jr., one of the world's pre-eminent golf course architects, designed the spectacular golf course at The St. Regis Baha Beach Resort, Puerto Rico.
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 2
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Jogging Trail: Additional Charge
Raquetball: Additional Charge
Squash: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Find your ideal state of relaxation in 139 magnificent rooms, where private terraces lead to spectacular ocean views. Amidst verdant foliage, your retreat is exquisitely furnished with the finest details, meeting the highest environmental standards. Beach: Two miles of beach available for guests to lounge and swim. The resort's Aquatics Center offers equipment and lessons for all non-motorized water sports including paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and fishing.
Total Rooms: 139
Year Opened: 2010 Credit Cards:
ROOM TYPES
SUPERIOR TROPICAL GARDEN
These guestrooms boast private terraces with spectacular views of the exquisite surroundings of lush nature that has been preserved in Bahia Beach. Size is 674 square feet. Features luxurious plush duvet, spacious five fixture marble bath tub.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Television
GRAND DELUXE TROPICAL GARDEN
Guestrooms reveal an amazing tropical garden view with beautiful surroundings and lush nature. Size is 748 square feet. Features a spacious five-fixture marble bath with an over-sized tub, separate shower & double vanity with over sized mirror featuring.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Television
OCEAN FRONT
Guestrooms boast private terraces impressive Atlantic Ocean views just about 40 yards back from the ocean. Size is 741 square feet. Features a spacious five-fixture marble bath with an over sized tub, separate shower and a lush duvet.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Television
DELUXE GOLF VIEW
These guestrooms offer impressive views of the Bahia beach golf course and its breathing splendor. Size is 748 square feet. Features spacious five fixture marble bath with an over sized tub, separate shower and vanity with over sized mirror featuring.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Television
DINING
There are 4 Restaurants at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort:
Seagrapes - Seagrapes Restaurant features a vibrant bistro cuisine, all prepared with the freshest available ingredients hand-selected by the executive chef. Attire: Day- Beach Attire during the day | Evening- Island Smart Casual Attire is r
Molasses - Molasses is the favored destination for any resort guest looking for fresh, creative menu options in a casual setting with spectacular ocean views. Attire: Lunch- Golf Attire is Welcomed, Island Smart Casual Attire | Dinner- Island
Fern - Jean-Georges' Fern combines a curated selection of Jean-Georges' greatest appetizers, international restaurants. Simply grilled preparations accompanied by bold condiments anchor the Fern dining experience.
St. Regis Bar - The St. Regis Bar beckons with its spectacular ocean views from the Plantation House. It's the perfect spot for sipping our signature Encanto Bloody Mary in casually elegant style.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Nature trails, bird sanctuary, tennis clinics, water adventures including paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and fishing.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Iguana Children's Club offers advenures and activities for children from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Applicable Ages: 5-12

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: Yes

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DO NOT GO HERE!
BettinaK700,
Tue Jan 01 14:35:52 EST 2019
We went Xmas week of 2018 thru to New Year’s Eve day. The concierge had to be the worst at the Bahia Mar and also at the St Regis. No one answers the phone no communication at all. I had called weeks before arriving at the property to book New Years Eve festivities. That was a joke concierge did absolutely nothing! They ran out of towels at the hotel pool. The service in the restaurant was atrocious it took Two in a half hours to get lunch. I would not recommend this property to anyone. The St Regis should be ashamed of themselves. The Bahia Mar was even worst. Save your money go somewhere else.

From Zero to Hero
CDinDC20009, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Sat Dec 29 10:21:56 EST 2018
We've stayed at a number of St Regis hotels and we're SPG Platinum. As a result, we have very (very) high expectations. We arrived on December 24 and check-in was an unreasonably protracted mess. We thought to kill some of the waiting time at lunch, but our food services was such a mess that our entire (very, very protracted meal) was comped. ON THE OTHER HAND, our room was lovely and large and clean, the grounds are beautiful and lush, and the staff generally is very thoughtful. I would especially like to mention Karen at Seagrapes, Raynier in the main bar, and Francisco (also known as Pancho) who is a butler valet. Amazingly, the resort fee makes more sense than any other resort fee we've paid. Why? The beach is a least a mile long and pristine, the beach staff are happy to set up chairs and umbrellas, there are plenty of chairs and flavored water at the pool, the bicycles are brand new as are the helmets, and there are canoes, paddleboats, and a playland of huge inflatables at the lake. Step back and consider: on December 24 the hotel had been open just one week after being closed since Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico and it was the beginning of Christmas week at a full hotel. It was a heroic undertaking to get this hotel open and functioning as well as it was. I'm sure it will operate more smoothly every day. And when you're frustrated, just step back and listen to the playlist of the ocean.

A Jewel is reborn
Vonschmidt, Houston, Texas
Sat Dec 29 10:12:18 EST 2018
Just before Christmas we checked into the St Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico which has just reopened after a massive renovation following the terrible hurricane of 2017. We travel extensively as real estate developers and have a passion for sampling the local tastes at great hotels and throughly enjoyed our visit. As many guests are wondering the condition of the hotel I wanted to take a moment sitting here tonight to let other travelers know that the Hotel is once again providing a resort experience. Like all great hotels an opening after major damage is a daunting task and travelers should understand that great things take time. That said the new rooms are fantastic, the grounds manicured, and the staff growing quickly into their roles. Being reborn literally in front of our eyes allowed us a rare glimpse into the daily improvements assuring me that this will again be the jewel of Puerto Rico. As our driver pulled through the little town of Rio Grande up to the main gates of the development we were greeted by an efficient security officer who cheerfully verified we were guests and provided our driver directions. I would suggest if your driver has never been to the resort for you to also get the directions as the grounds are quite extensive and our driver was immediately lost. The hotel might consider having maps handed out at this point. Once inside these gates the outside world is replaced by miles of lush tropical rainforest landscaping, golf greens, lakes, walking paths and idealistic palm lined drives. Following this truly transformative drive we arrived at the main hotel which is reminiscent of an old coconut palm plantation house surrounded by lush vegetation. I point out the beauty and lushness of the drive, golf course, and hotel itself as many readers are naturally concerned with the condition of the facilities post hurricane. The massive efforts of the landscaping team combined with an army numbering in the hundreds of construction workers have virtually erased visible signs of this storm. Upon pulling up to the Hotel we were greeted by a nicely styled doorman who greeted us by name. As you exit the car one is visually greeted by the massive koi ponds on both sides of the entry bridge which transfers you into the main lobby and it’s stunning view. Our eyes were delighted by the soaring interior architecture and massive bank of windows designed to draw the eye past the modern architecture, palm trees and lush planting directly to the ocean. This magical moment of cool cloths and views drew us into the seductive St Regis world instantly completing the transfer to a different time and place. After the business details were efficiently dealt with we were invited to continue relaxing on the grounds while our luggage was moved to our suite which we gladly indulged. While we soaked in the atmosphere and adjusted our internal clocks we discovered that we would be the first guests to stay in the new suite they had provided us. A note on the remodel which has transformed the entire Hotel into a modern clean yet classical look. You should not be in a hurry while here, take the time to stop and enjoy each experience and you will be greatly rewarded. Even after 5 days just this afternoon I discovered a gentle lake scene next to the driving range with wooden bridges and Lilly pads, which could easily have provided inspiration for Monet or perhaps today’s new artists. The hotel is a collection of low rise two and three story buildings spread out over many acres and surrounded by lush landscaping and meandering paths creating an oasis complete with low level lighting. The resort is literally set inside a rainforest and natural habitat setting certified by the Audubon Society. This developer has invested heavily in creating a perfect habitat which we took the opportunity to explore and enjoy, the sounds at dusk stretching into the evening will lull your senses. During our stay over Christmas we were amazed how this design and landscape gave us the feeling of being alone at a private residence. I would imagine even at full capacity this charm will remain in place. Never once during our entire stay did we feel crowded. Room: We were given a first floor Suite located in a quad building overlooking the ocean. The modern style of the room was very pleasing while the layout was near perfection with a small entryway, raised ceilings in the bedroom along with an adjacent living room both overlooking our private patio and the ocean through large sliding doors. The patio with double lounger and two comfortable chairs was surrounded by tropical landscaping providing a feeling of privacy. This was a perfect spot for morning calls, emails, and news from the outside world. The well laid out master bathroom tastefully complemented the room. Featuring double sinks, shelves for your toiletries and both an inside shower and tub set in its own walled courtyard. The bed as expected was very comfortable, the linens crisp and the lighting perfect. The HVAC was very well balanced and quiet keeping our room at the requested temperature day and night with zero fluctuation. Housekeeping Simply excellent, unobtrusive and very efficient. They appeared magically when we left the room in the mornings for breakfast and had the room serviced before we could return. Upon arrival the room was perfectly clean, missing nothing and each item was placed with obvious care as to how it would be received by the guest. The room was so new it literally had the aromas of new woods. Location: The hotel is located on the Eastern side of Puerto Rico just a half hour outside of Old San Juan and perhaps 20 minutes from the International airport. It’s located in the center cusp of the north facing bay surrounded by golf courses and of course the Ocean. Two major rivers are located to the east and west providing additional separation from the adjacent villages. I would suggest you book the internal natural tour ps and allow the staff to show you the magic of this location. The golf course is excellent and the driving range much more interesting with the bunkers, greens, and jungle with the mountains rising in the background. The range is free to guests. Service: From the moment we entered the property we felt welcomed. Not the “it’s my job” kind of welcome but the “welcome to my home” type. This level of genuine caring is coveted but rarely obtained. The doormen, restaurant staff, and waiters were all growing in their roles daily and quickly learned our names making us feel as if we lived there. The front desk was efficient and courteous both to be expected. However they exceeded this greeting us with familiarity, expediting us through the business side seated at fine desks in a comfortable chair. The efforts of the small desk staff at check in and out made us feel as if we were family or at least repeat guests even though this was in fact our first visit, but hopefully not our last. Internet: Internet worked well and provided sufficient speed for my network communications. This was provided to us free as SPG Platinum members. For travelers that are not Platinum there may be charges on a per day basis. Cell phone service was strong and reliable. Food and Beverage: The resort has 5 restaurants ranging from the Seagrapes casual dining restaurant between the beach and pools where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to a greek Resturant upstairs known as Paros. The staff at each are hard working friendly. I will report that we did experience longer delays and some confusion during the first three days however management stepped in and added more staff, reallocated resources and this morning service was much better. In Seagrapes the seasoned banquet manager Bernal in 24hrs completely revolutionized the morning service bringing it quickly towards the par St Regis guests expect. At night manager Karlos shared local history with us and insured our service. There are naturally items still to be addressed however based on our stay I would expect early this coming year the hotel will be seamlessly providing world class service. Additionally there is a small cabana restaurant by the putting and driving ranges that offers great fish tacos. There is also a beachside club approximately 1 mile from the main hotel which features the skills of a renowned chef who has infused European and Asian style with Puerto Rican traditions all while incorporating local seafood. The lobby bar also offers light dining although we did not have the opportunity to try this area. Summary. The St Regis Bahia Beach has begun the process of delivering a great product and with the continued improvement and education of a caring staff by an excellent management team they will once again be providing dream like experiences. We never met a single staff member including the large landscaping crews that did not seem to truly enjoy their jobs. As you can imagine there is a ton of maintenance required to keep up a property like this however they were never intrusive. The management of this hotel should be extremely pleased with the success they have enjoyed already in their efforts to recruit and train staff that is genuinely interested in customer service. With so many stops worldwide each offering unique experiences to sample its not always easy for us to return but this property has made it worth the effort

Always Great, but...
Cayoverde1,
Mon Dec 24 03:37:37 EST 2018
Me and my family spent a couple of days at this renewed property. I’ll start saying that we’ve been staying there for 4 years in a row now. Now, let’s begin by the changes, all rooms were remodeled. The simple but yet contemporary decir is very nice. We met the designer on property and he was very welcoming. I think room space may be better used (big unused space in front of closet) but it is a nice, refreshing change. Pool lounges are now light blue and the pool restaurant now serves breakfast. We noticed prices went up on a few items ($24 hamburger from 20 last year) so keep that in mind. Service is what you expect from a category 7 hotel. However, I ordered breakfast once and it never reached the room. What’s worse, no one apologized until I declared it during checkout (they did made up by dropping some charges at the end). Guess is one of few hiccups you might expect after more than a year closed. Grounds are beautiful and it seems you cannot go wrong with whatever location you might end up. Food selection may use a bit of local flares (if you want some caribbean flavors you are better off visiting out if resorts restaurants). I have talked about that before. Boat house is really fun and the girls at the Tortuga kids club are very dedicated (thanks to Veronica and company). The beach is a bit rough but a great place to lay out in the sand. Pool was a bit cool (no heater) but they do have a hot tub. Pool remains open 24 hours. Main bar is classy and servers are well trained. I dis not play golf but hit a few balls at the range (included in the resort’s fee). Must say it was a very nice detail being able to check in by 10 am and check out at 2 pm. Overall a great experience with a few notes for improvement. Also thanks to Silvia at the pool and Carlos at Seagrapes. Be aware that this property will turn to the new Marriott category 8 next year. I am not sure the hotel is ready yet. But we will see as we are certainly going back. An update will come.

AMAZING vacation
Kristina G,
Tue Aug 28 06:18:42 EDT 2018
most relaxing vacation i've ever been on. Hotel SPOTLESS, could benefit from some more food options but other then that no complaints. Very peaceful. Pools very clean. Bars great. Room gorgeous. Staff wonderful.



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