San Juan’s St. Regis Bahia Beach rolls out new luxe perks

It is time you commenced managing San Juan like Reykjavik. Never just fly around — cease and remain awhile.

All wintertime extended, loaded travelers stream into St. Barts by charter puddle jumpers that depart from St. Maarten or San Juan. Most travelers hardly ever leave the airport when they transfer. But they should.

San Juan is the excellent two- or a few-night stopover keep. It’s colorful, energetic and ever more stylish Aged Town is one of the greatest in the Americas.

But St. Barts-minded sophisticates needn’t slum it there. The metropolis also boasts just one of the most effective resorts any place: the St. Regis Bahia Beach front Resort — a ideal aperitif for people headed on to much more special isles.

The St. Regis lies a quick 30-minute travel together the coast from the airport by scarcely designed oceanfront farmland, the place it sprawls around 483 acres of palm-loaded, iguana-prosperous estate land.

Exterior of people walking in San Juan.
The colourful, bustling streets of Puerto Rico’s capital.
Christopher Sadowski

A previous plantation — whose historic dwelling is now the central foyer, restaurant, bar and champagne-sabering place for the resort — today the vacation resort is all about play, not operate.

The hotel’s pool is huge and damaged up by footpaths and miniature waterfalls, a artistic layout that offers everyone their area. Rooms are established aside in smaller clusters alongside jungle-like paths. Services is St. Regis gold conventional.

An exterior of the St. Regis Bahai.
The St. Regis Bahia sits on 483 acres of prime palmed assets.
St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
An exterior shot of the St. Regis Bahia's golf course.
Robert Trent Jones Jr. intended the resort’s golfing class.
St. Regis Bahia Seaside Vacation resort

But substantial-rolling households hunting to health supplement their island joys with some peaceful nights ahead of or right after yacht-social gathering revelry on St. Barts will want to e-book the resorts newest merchandise: the Casa Estancias.

Opened in November, the one of a kind beachfront estate with room for 10 friends has 5 bedrooms, 8 bogs, a big kitchen area, a eating home, a motion picture room, an outdoor terrace with a saltwater lap pool, summer months kitchen area, lounge area and an expansive grass garden that qualified prospects directly onto a private 2-mile beach front.

With a place that substantial, a full-time butler, every day housekeeping, and total entry to the resort’s facilities (including the ocean-entrance golfing system made by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the Iridium Spa and health and fitness center, the tennis club, the boathouse with water athletics) is de rigueur.

A bed inside the St. Regis Bahia.
1 of 5 bedrooms inside the new Casa Estancias.
St. Regis Bahia Seaside Vacation resort

It will established you back a amazing $30,000 for each night time — which is (try out not to gasp) probably a ton much less expensive than your St. Barts villa rental.

Tradition junkies will respect yet another artsy addition to the vacation resort: 4 huge-scale bronze sculptures by renowned Latin American artist Fernando Botero.

“Donna su Cavallo,” one particular of the artist’s most famous sculptures, now welcomes attendees at the entrance to the Bahia Seaside grounds. Once more at the rotunda just down the extended entrance street, “The Rape of Europa,” awaits (time to brush up on your mythology).

A woman at the bar enjoying the artwork .
The St. Regis doesn’t skimp on the artwork.
St. Regis Bahai Seashore Resort

Future, choose a suggestion from “Reclining Female with Fruit.” which greets company upon arrival at the Casa Grande foyer, and get into the mood. Presiding about the porte cochere is “Leda and the Swan” — no have to have to reveal this just one to the youngsters.

If Botero tempts you to cheat on your food plan, the vacation resort also has a permanent artwork selection of Spanish art, composed of a blend of new and founded artists. such as Héctor Méndez Caratini, Rafael Ferrer, Jorge Zeno, Luis Torruella and additional. 

Most recent of all the resort is aiding intellect meet up with overall body with elementally themed experiences.

Exterior of the St. Regis' Seagrapes restaurant.
Dine al fresco at the St. Regis Bahia’s Seagrapes cafe.
St. Regis Bahai Seashore Resort

Launch in February, attendees will be equipped to practical experience “water”-influenced actives that include poolside soirees, artwork installations and watersports. In March, the topic is “fire” — assume fiery cocktails, passionate fireplace a la brasa dinners and firepit festivities). It will be followed by “earth” and “air” months.

Immediately after all, absolutely everyone demands a breather involving flights.