Gorgeous pool and terrace with hot tub, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen
Cozy rooms with plush bedding
Made-to-order breakfast included in the room rate
Private walled compound with lots of terraces for relaxing
Walking distance to beaches and restaurants
Coolers, beach chairs, and umbrellas provided
Free parking and Wi-Fi
Not located directly on the beach
Courtyards and hallways echo, meaning footsteps and voices can be heard in some rooms
The breakfast room is small with tables close together
No restaurant, bar, spa, or fitness center on-site
Not very kid-friendly (pro for some)
The Blue Boy Inn is a custom-built, upper-middle-range bed-and-breakfast set in a private walled courtyard close to Rincon's Marina Beach. The property's eight rooms are cozy cocoons with queen-size beds, plush bedding, and tiled outdoor terraces. The inn is one of Rincon's most romantic and caters mostly to couples and privacy seekers. It features a huge pool and terrace area with an outdoor kitchen and fire pit, but it lacks a restaurant and bar, and a beachfront location. Those who demand ocean views could try Tres Sirenas and those requiring more amenities might enjoy the (pricier) Horned Dorset Primavera.
An intimate inn with a romantic vibe, immaculately maintained gardens, and plenty of private spaces for lounging poolside or beneath the shade of tiled terraces
Named for a 1770 Renaissance painting by Thomas
Gainsborough, the Blue Boy Inn is a true retreat. It's close to the beach,
bars, and restaurants yet when inside the thick walls of the custom-built
property, the atmosphere is private and serene. Tiled terraces and hallways are
lined with terra-cotta pots filled with palm trees and ferns while gardens are
consumed with various shades of flowering hibiscus and other colorful plants.
The entrance to the hotel leads to a small lobby cluttered
with pamphlets, flyers, and information about the various activities available
in Rincon -- everything from reminders about the local farmer's market to
paddleboard rentals and horseback riding excursions. A small breakfast room,
the scene of made-to-order omelets and pancakes, is an air-conditioned sun room
with an arrangement of tables for two and blue chairs.
The heart of the property is the massive
pool and its surrounding terrace, where guests prone to self-catering can cook a
feast in the outdoor kitchen, prepare cocktails to be enjoyed at the swim-up
bar, or simply sit at the fire pit after the sun sets. The hotel offers ample
room for guests to find privacy. A lounge-like covered terrace overlooking the
pool features private pod-like chairs and nooks with candles and reading
lamps (and bug spray). A private garden is designed for reflection. Guests can
wander the maze-like pathways past a bubbly water feature, watch turtles eating
hibiscus flowers, or sit on a bench beneath the shade of a pergola.
Set at the intersection of Calle Jose Perez and Black Eagle Street, a road that
dead ends at the beach, the Blue Boy Inn is hidden behind a lushly landscaped,
walled compound, a quick walk to Marina Beach, and 90-minute drive to the
airport in Ponce serviced by JetBlue.
The popular Ship Wreck bar and grill is a few steps from the
Blue Boy, while other restaurants, such as the beachfront La Copa Llena, are a
five-minute walk. Rincon's downtown area and Plaza Square, where a farmers
market is held on weekends, is about a 20-minute walk.
Two-minute walk to Marina Beach
Five-minute walk to Steps Beach
Five-minute drive to the Rincon Lighthouse
Five-minute drive to downtown Rincon
Six-minute drive to Domes Beach
50-minute drive to Rafael Hernández Airport, Aguadilla
One-hour, 30-minute drive to Mercedita Airport, Ponce
One-hour, 30-minute drive to Bosque Estatal De Guánica
Two-hour, 30-minute drive to Luis Muñoz Marín International
Two-hour, 30-minute drive to Old San Juan
Two-hour, 45-minute drive to El Yunque National Forest
Cozy rooms with Caribbean style, flat-screen TVs, and terraces or balconies
The hotel's eight rooms all follow the same design style
with a subdued, mostly ivory, color palette accented by dark wood furniture, colorful vases of fresh-cut flowers, and floral-themed canvas artwork. Privacy
and comfort are the main priority -- the queen-size beds are fitted with high-quality
sheets, extra pillows, and fluffy duvets, while thick window treatments can
released from their tie backs to block daylight for those sleeping in.
The rooms also come equipped with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, bottled water, and daybeds or wicker sofas for additional
seating and lounging. The hotel's two Pool Studios, tucked beneath the
second-floor terrace, overlook the pool and have kitchenettes with microwaves,
toaster ovens, and mini-fridges.
The bathrooms are simple but functional with white tile
floors, pedestal sinks, and walk-in showers. The private terraces and balconies
feature wicker lounge chairs, small tables, arrangements of potted palms and
greenery, and frequent visits by Paco, the resident cat.
Huge outdoor pool with a hot tub and swim-up bar, and a large terrace with a fire pit and outdoor kitchen
The hotel's massive pool area overreaches the scale of the
intimate inn. The custom creation is surrounded by columns, trellises thick
with colorful hibiscus, and neat rows of brown wicker lounge chairs with
coordinating umbrellas. Peppy striped hammocks rock above low-lying greenery at
one end of the courtyard while a sunken lounge area surrounds an oval-shaped
fire pit at the other. There's an outdoor kitchen and dining table for at least
The pool is an L-shaped space with a set of swim-up bar
stools (although no bartender). A bubbling hot tub is in one corner of the
pool, shaded by a pergola. In addition to the multiple places to lounge and relax
around the pool, the Blue Boy has two additional covered terraces and a secret
garden with benches, a water fountain, and pet turtles.