A Tropical Escape to Dorado Beach

A Tropical Escape to Dorado Beach

Looking to get away from the frigid winter weather? Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Dorado, Puerto Rico, has everything you and your pet need for the perfect tropical retreat.

Making its debut in December 2012, Dorado Beach is a sanctuary of magnificence and tranquility, tucked away on Puerto Rico’s Caribbean coast. Situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, Dorado Beach was created as an open-air enclave infused with references to the surrounding natural landscape and diverse culture. Inspired by Puerto Rico’s indigenous Taino people, COA is the signature restaurant at the Reserve offering amazing, romantic meals. COA is also home to La Cava, offering an impressive variety of more than 650 hand-selected prestigious wine labels and vintages, one of the largest selections in the entire Caribbean. Guests can indulge in the wonders of award-winning food together. Guests can also unwind at the award-winning Spa Botánico, a five-acre spa sanctuary built on a pineapple field that blends Puerto Rican ingredients and soothing indigenous traditions to impart a holistic sense of well-being.

Pets accompanying guests can also experience the stay of a lifetime. In fact, the jet-setting chiweenie, Tuna — @tunameltsmyheart and @thetravelingtuna on Instagram — visited Dorado Beach in 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed its pet-friendly amenities, which ensure the ultimate luxury getaway for both guests and their furry companions.

Dogs can begin their vacation at Dorado Beach by accompanying their owners on a morning kayaking excursion led by the team of marine experts at Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment. Comfort and safety are priorities with presized dog-friendly rash guards and life jackets available for canine explorers.

After a busy afternoon of playing fetch on the white-sand beach and swimming in the turquoise sea, both guests and their dogs can relax with an in-room massage, courtesy of the on-property restorative Spa Botánico. Essential oils of the guest’s choosing are combined with herbs like lemongrass and bay leaves, which are picked daily from the resort’s garden.

Dorado Beach also provides customized tepee-style dog beds, complete with a personalized name plaque, which can be easily transported to the beach or the pool to provide shade from the afternoon sun.

The resort’s team of award-winning chefs has created healthy house-made dog food with gourmet ingredients, including fresh vegetables and free-range chicken and beef, to ensure that dogs are always well fed during their time at Dorado Beach. Dogs can also indulge in late-night hand-made treats brought directly to their guestroom or suite.

For some quality bonding time, dogs and their owners can dive into their private suite plunge pool overlooking the palm-dotted coastline or take a relaxing bike ride using specialized bicycles. The resort and the historic Rockefeller Nature Trail offer the perfect way for dogs and humans alike to explore the natural beauty of Puerto Rico and experience all that Dorado Beach has to offer.

The resort welcomes pets weighing 30 pounds or less in their guest rooms and suites with a one-time $250 pet cleaning fee.

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