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Beautiful ocean views along the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico, but no direct beach access
Perched on a cliff in northeastern Puerto Rico overlooking the sea, Las Casitas Village has a remote locale just a 10-minute drive from restaurants and shops in Fajardo. Although a beach isn't on-site, a ferry takes visitors out to an island that's great for swimming and snorkeling.
Fajardo is known for its seafood and proximity to the small Palomino Islands (the resort's 100-acre island is the largest of these). Many local companies host day trips to Culebra and Vieques for snorkeling and scuba diving. Surrounded by calm waters that are crystal clear, Fajardo is a superb destination for snorkelers and divers. For years, boating has also been a popular activity in the region.
The grounds of this Waldorf Astoria resort are beautiful, with spectacular fountains and foliage, but sprawling -- so bring your walking shoes. Big rooms have light, airy color schemes, large balconies, and stunning views of the hotel's lush grounds. Each of the 234 rooms is conveniently stocked with free coffee and water, and some even have up-to-date kitchenettes, which provide an alternative to the pricey on-site restaurants. The nearby beach is only accessible by ferry, but large, well-maintained pools come with views of the ocean, and the neighboring El Conquistador Resort's Coqui Water Park, with multiple slides and lazy rivers, is a great option for the family.