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Best Resorts in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Visit on a Cruise

When your Caribbean cruise docks in the vibrant port of San Juan, an array of lavish all-inclusive resorts await your discovery, just moments away. Many resorts offer day passes, giving cruise passengers the opportunity to enjoy their world-class amenities and bask in tropical bliss.

Savor the best of San Juan's hospitality, even if it's just for a day. From pristine beaches and private cabanas to sprawling casinos and one-of-a-kind dining experiences, these top-rated resorts offer something for everyone. Let's explore the best resorts in San Juan that offer day passes and how you can spend your day in paradise.

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

Nestled along the sparkling shores of Isla Verde Beach, the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is an oasis of elegance and relaxation. This iconic establishment masterfully combines the old-world grandeur of Puerto Rico with contemporary luxury. With a day pass, you can bask in the sun beside the sprawling pools or indulge in the resort's beachfront cabanas. Don't miss the swim-up bar at the lively main pool. Explore the lush tropical gardens, rejuvenate at the Well & Being Spa, or try your luck at the casino. The resort also boasts an array of dining options, from fine dining at Caña to casual beachfront bites at El San Juan Beach Club. At the Fairmont El San Juan, every moment is an exquisite escape.

Three people smiling and laughing at a casino.

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

For those seeking excitement, the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino is a must-visit. Conveniently located in the heart of San Juan, just minutes away from the cruise port, this modern resort features a dazzling 23,000 square-foot casino, the largest in Puerto Rico. Afterward, unwind by the rooftop infinity pool, savoring picturesque views of the San Juan Bay. Sip a refreshing tropical drink at The Bay Pool Bar & Grille or enjoy a Mexican street food experience at Choices Urban Bistro. A day here is a delightful blend of exhilaration and relaxation.

Royal Sonesta San Juan

Overlooking the pristine Isla Verde Beach, Royal Sonesta San Juan is a sanctuary of serenity. A day pass here grants you access to their inviting outdoor lounge spaces, where you can soak up the Caribbean sun in peace. The lagoon-style pool includes a swim-up bar that serves up refreshing beverages, while the oceanfront restaurant, Ocean Breeze, offers delectable dishes with a view. If an afternoon of self-care is calling your name, you can book a pass at the Zen Spa Brisas, where full-body pampering awaits. The Royal Sonesta San Juan provides a tranquil escape in a bustling city.

Condado Ocean Club (Adults Only)

For those seeking an adults-only escape, Condado Ocean Club is the perfect retreat. Located in the trendy Condado district, this boutique resort offers a serene day pass experience. Lounge by the rooftop infinity pool with a signature cocktail in hand, savoring panoramic ocean views. Take leisurely strolls along the shoreline, unwind in a private cabana, and enjoy cocktails and cuisine from the club’s three unique restaurants and bars. This exclusive haven ensures a day of adults-only relaxation and tranquility.

Dancers wearing white in the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

La Concha Renaissance Resort

Offering a blend of modern design and Caribbean flair, La Concha Renaissance Resort is an architectural marvel. Situated in the heart of Condado, this iconic resort offers a day pass that provides a glimpse into the area’s vibrant atmosphere. Relax in your private cabana or daybed by the beachfront infinity pool or tickle your taste buds at Sereno Beach Bar & Grill. For a change of pace, check out the non-stop excitement at Casino Del Mar. La Concha's location allows you to explore the lively culture of Condado, making it a dynamic choice for your day in San Juan.

Explore More of San Juan

While these resorts provide a dream-like escape, don’t forget that San Juan itself is a gem of a city, bursting with historic forts, bustling markets, and a vibrant art scene. For cruise passengers wishing to explore the city beyond the resort experience, Holland America offers a diverse range of shore excursions that cover everything from historic tours to culinary adventures.

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