Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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Paradise Found in Puerto Rico
Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve opened its doors in late 2012, but the lush tropical property has been around for decades.

The 1,400 acre plantation was once the home of female pilot, Clara Livingston, and her family who cultivated the land into a once thriving pineapple and sugarcane plantation in 1928. After her death, conservationist and visionary Laurance S. Rockefeller bought the property and transformed it into the eco-resort we have today.

There are 150 rooms, all ocean front views and some with their own private plunge pools. The exclusive "Embajador" service provides you a personal butler for the duration of your stay. This unique, well designed resort offers you complete seclusion even when at full capacity. You'll never feel crowded; you will always feel welcomed. I love that everyone smiled, waved and greeted me every time I encountered a staff member or fellow guest.

The best time to come is February to April. You can enjoy three miles of secluded beaches accessible only to Dorado Beach Resort guests. You can reserve bikes to tour the property at your leisure. But to truly take advantage of all the Ritz-Carlton has to offer, plan your stay for at least five days.

This is a hidden paradise within a paradise. I did not think Puerto Rico could be more beautiful until I stepped inside the Dorado Beach Resort. Now I don't want to leave.
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