If glamourous worldliness inspires you, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Río Grande, Puerto Rico is calling you. When you answer, prepare to be enchanted from the moment you step onto the property, which includes 483 gated acres of lush maritime forest on the island’s idyllic northeast coast. Bahia Beach blends elegance and unspoiled natural beauty to create a place of harmonic bliss and adventure in equal measure. The soothing oceanside setting and panoramic turquoise sea views welcome visitors in sparkling fashion, and the resort’s Iridium Spa and Bahia Wellness Center await to rejuvenate and inspire.
An immaculate Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed 18-hole course ranks among the Caribbean’s best places to play golf. But before stepping foot on the first tee at St. Regis Bahia Beach, you’ll begin at the finely appointed pro shop, where gracious customer service and first-class merchandise set the tone for your experience. From there, you’ll move to the secluded, manicured practice area, a beautiful place to ease into your round.
When playing the esteemed golf course, you’ll encounter coconut tree framed fairways with water features and bunkers accompanying many greens. The vibrant closing holes parallel the ocean, culminating with stunning views of crashing turquoise surf. The club offers a caddie program, something that many players enjoy for the stress-free, stroke-saving support these insightful golf guides provide.
After a fulfilling round, refresh yourself in your luxurious room or suite, then head for sustenance at one of the resort’s sublime restaurants. There you’ll discover delicious dishes prepared with fresh ingredients at several beachfront restaurants. The dedicated garden offers just-harvested produce daily and accents the local flavors and fresh seafood.
Exploring the verdant grounds unveils an exquisitely designed property located on a former coconut plantation and situated between the El Yunque National Forest and Espíritu Santo River State Preserve. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club is home to two miles of secluded beach and two private bird sanctuaries. It is the Caribbean’s first and only certified Gold Audubon Signature Sanctuary, Puerto Rico’s first AAA Five Diamond-rated resort, and a Forbes Travel Guide Five Star rated resort. The property is a short 30-minute drive from historic Old San Juan and 16 miles from Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz International Airport, which is the largest hub in the Caribbean.
Exploring Río Grande
Río Grande means “Great River,” and the town is renowned for its opulent hotels, championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants, and, of course, the El Yunque rainforest. El Yunque is the only subtropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. Its 28,000 acres are crisscrossed with hiking trails, waterfalls, and streams, which is a mind-blowing journey for nature lovers. There are 150 native fern species and 240 tree species, as well as unforgettable views and fun activities. You’ll find just as many reasons to explore the property and surrounding community as you’ll find reasons to play golf every day of your visit.