Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico: Why We LOVE It

By Bridget Castner

If you're seeking a beach destination that seamlessly combines luxury, history, and natural beauty, Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico is the ultimate choice.

Whether you're sipping on a piña colada by the pool, strolling along the sandy shores, or indulging in world-class cuisine, every moment at Caribe Hilton is an opportunity to create unforgettable memories.

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What Makes It Special

Steeped in history and nestled along the shores of San Juan's pristine Condado Lagoon, Caribe Hilton has been welcoming guests to its island embrace since 1949. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and unbeatable hospitality service that guests have been enjoying for over 70 years!

The Caribe Hotel is surrounded by expansive 17-acres of property adorned with lush greenery and stunning sandy beaches. This hotel doubles as a huge beachfront spa with beautiful ocean views, is family-friendly, and has almost a dozen on-site restaurants.

What's more is this particular hotel is the birthplace of the Pina Colada! Bartender Ramon "Monchito" Marrero invented the drink back in 1954, and it was named the official drink of Puerto Rico in 1978.

On-Site Activities

This family-friendly hotel in San Juan has options for everyone! Parents can unwind in the shaded hammocks while the kids play in the adjacent playground. In addition, they can enjoy time in the family pool, take a walk through the tropical gardens, or visit the bird sanctuary.

The hotel also features a gym with advanced workout equipment as well as daily group exercise classes. If that’s not enough, there are yoga sessions available most of the week as well as yo-lates, which is a combination of yoga and pilates that are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Guests can also reserve time for private tennis lessons or use the courts individually between the hours of 7 AM - 8 PM. Don’t forget to take a dip in the hotel’s pool to cool off, or soak in the sun on the secluded beach! There are activities for an extra charge such as inner tube rentals, beach cabana rentals, and beach tennis rentals (which require a reservation).

Recent Awards

The Caribe Hilton is the proud receiver of the Traveler's Choice award from TripAdvisor in 2020 and 2021 for consistently providing excellent customer experiences while adapting to new ways of working since the COVID pandemic.

Additionally, the hotel's spa Zen Spa Oceano was awarded Best Hotel Spa by Smartmeetings in 2023.

On-Site Dining Options

This incredible resort provides a broad range of dining options:

Morton's Steakhouse

A restaurant with an award-winning wine collection, matured beef, delectable seafood, irresistible side dishes, and indulgent desserts with beautiful views of the ocean. (Reservation is required)

Lola's Puerto Rican Cuisine

An eatery serving authentic Puerto Rican food with an island ambiance. Lola's has the finest selection of Puerto Rican rums as well as delicious cocktails, and has a wide range of dishes from skirt steak to arroz mamposteao.


This is the hotel's swim-up bar. There are casual dining options for guests who want to lounge under the palm trees, and a plethora of delicious cocktails to enjoy as well.

Caribar Terrace

Enjoy artisanal cocktails and delicious tapas while soaking up the ocean views both inside or al fresco on the terrace. Here, guests can enjoy live music and try the original Pina Colada recipe, or opt for a modern version such as the Sparkling Colada.

Have a sweet tooth? Stop by this ice cream shop to taste an assortment of sinfully good ice cream, gourmet cookies, acai bowls, coffee, smoothies, or a sandwich.

Mojito's Caribbean Fusion

Guests can indulge in a luxurious culinary experience with dishes in an upscale lounge reflecting the tropical ambiance of the island. Savor the unique fusion of Spanish and local flavors, complemented with fresh farm-to-table herbs.

Nectar Del Caribe

A cozy breakfast nook where guests can enjoy tons of options from fresh fruits and pastries to eggs and island-inspired morning cocktails. This delicious spot offers buffet options as well as a la carte.

Rustica Ristorante

Pasta lovers, this one's for you! Rustica Ristorante serves Northern Italian cuisine with over a dozen different types of pasta. There is fresh antipasto salad, delicious seafood, and many wine options that come from vineyards around the world.

Starbuck Coffee

For an extra pick-me-up, guests can visit the on-site Starbucks Coffee. Grab an iced caramel macchiato, or a bag of Starbucks Butter Popcorn for a snack.

Room Service

For guests who prefer to dine in the relaxing atmosphere of their guest room, the hotel offers room service as well. The Hilton's Signature Eat Right Menu provides a wide selection of options with something for everyone, including full entrees, customizable omelets, and vegetarian options.

Rooms and Suites

The guest rooms at the Caribe Hotel have awe-inspiring views of the ocean or the beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel. The rooms have an island-inspired interior design and guarantee a comfortable stay. You can choose from a room or suite located in one of the three wings of the hotel. Amenities include but are not limited to a coffee maker, mini fridge, desk, television, private bathroom, and more.

Nearby Activities

There are tons of exciting things to do within close proximity to Caribe Hilton. Visitors can explore historic Old San Juan, brimming with art galleries, music, and stunning architecture. Additionally, guests can visit the entertainment venue Distrito T-Mobile where there is live music and more for patrons to enjoy.

The hotel offers its travelers ocean adventure options such as scuba diving, paddle boarding, and night LED kayaking. For those looking to immerse themselves in the nature of the forests, there are opportunities to ride a 4WD ATV that will bring you to places such as El Yunque Rainforest (aprx. 40 mins day trip from Caribe Hilton) where you can go down a natural water slide.

Don’t Miss

While staying at Caribe Hilton, don't forget to treat yourself to some time at the hotel's award-winning spa, Zen Spa Oceano. The spa is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM, and hair services are available Monday-Saturday. Experience a variety of treatments including massages, body wraps and exfoliation, waxing, manicures, and pedicures.



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