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Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico 4.0

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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Pros

  • Right on Coco Beach
  • Spacious, clean rooms that feel warm and island-y
  • Upscale spa with saunas, steam rooms, and Jacuzzis
  • Two 18-hole golf courses on-site
  • Beautiful, free-form oceanfront pool with swim-up bar
  • Second smaller oceanfront pool with cabanas
  • Numerous restaurants, including Puerto Rican, Asian, and Italian options
  • Pretty grounds with lots of foliage

Cons

  • On-site beach is rocky and unimpressive
  • Nothing off-site within walking distance
  • Some rooms feel a bit run-down
  • Some rooms have tube TVs
  • Complaints of difficulty finding open parking spaces

Bottom Line

The sprawling, remote Gran Melia Golf Resort is perched along Coco Beach on the northeastern coast on the island. The 486 rooms are decorated in warm golds and oranges, with simple mahogany furnishings. The lower-level rooms could use a few updates, especially to the bathrooms, where some surfaces are beginning to rust. Although the resort is oceanfront, the beach is somewhat rocky, and some guests plan excursions to visit the nicer beaches on Culebra and Culebrita. One of Gran Melia's strengths is its large, lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar that is a regular hot spot for guests; other facilities of note on-site include a small casino, two 18-hole golf courses, and upscale YHI Spa.

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Location

A good 35 minutes from Old San Juan, but beautiful, pristine beaches and lush vegetation abound.

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Located on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico along Coco Beach, the Gran Melia's location feels relaxed and remote. A rental car would be wise, as not much is within walking distance of the resort.

Some of the closest restaurants and bars are sprinkled throughout the area on random roads -- mainly PR-3, which connects a series of coastal towns to inland areas. On the activities front, though, there's plenty to do and see within a short drive from the resort: El Yunque National Forest; boat tours; golfing; canopy tours.

  • 35-minute drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
  • 20-minute drive to Berwind Country Club
  • 30-minute drive to Fajardo, where the ferries to Culebra and Vieques depart
  • 35- to 40-minute drive to Old San Juan
  • 1-hour drive to El Yunque National Forest

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Address

200 Coco Beach Blvd., Highway 955-I, Rio Grande 00745, Caribbean

Room Types

  • Deluxe Jr Suite, Garden View
  • Garden View Red Level Jr Suite
  • Ocean Front Presidential Villa
  • Ocean Front Red Level Garden Villa
  • Ocean Front Red Level Jr Suite
  • Ocean View Red Level Jr Suite

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