Gran Melia Golf Resort Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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I spent my teens and college years living on the Island of Puerto Rico.  During one of our visits back to the island we decided to stay at the Gran Melia′ Golf Resort.  It is close to one of our favorite beaches in Puerto Rico, Luquillo Beach and the rain forest, El Yunque. Please note that when traveling to Puerto Rico you do NOT need a passport because it is a Commonwealth of the United States.

The hotel is located at 200 Coco Beach Blvd, 955-I, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, just 25 minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan. The resort is tucked away so you will need a rental car to get around.

Our friends who were also staying at the hotel were charged a fee for parking, however we were not. I couldn’t find any information about that on their website. If you decide to stay here I would make sure to call and ask if there is a daily parking charge.

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You have a choice between Garden View or Ocean Front Suites and Ocean Front Villas.  The rooms are beautifully appointed with rich Spanish decor and mahogany furnishings. There are four restaurants and three bars on site. We were out and about visiting family most of our stay but we did have an opportunity to eat at the Cafe′ Soleil for lunch and dinner. The food was delicious but expect to pay at least $20 or more per person.

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The pool wraps around the center of the resort overlooking the beach and lush palm trees with “poolside Bali beds” to relax in. The beach is small with areas of coral so I recommend that you wear some kind of water shoes to protect your feet.

While you are visiting don’t forget to visit the El Yunque National Rain Forest, which is around a 40 minute drive and Luquillo Beach, which is only 19 minutes away on Highway PR 3.

A view of Luquillo Beach

A view of Luquillo Beach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)













We definitely plan to stay here again in the near future.

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Lisa Ladrido (66 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Technology, Product Reviews, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family and Health. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 3 furry four legged children!

7 comments for “Gran Melia Golf Resort Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

  1. Gerry
    July 20, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Looks like a beautiful place!

  2. Kayla
    August 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Hi Lisa!

    I will be visiting rio grande September 20-24th. We will be staying at the Wyndham Rio de Mar. What are some tips, tricks that you recommend about puerto rico and things to do? We plan on doing zip lining, and a bioluminiece boat tour. We will be R.N’s in December. This is a pre graduation gift to ourselves. We also are planning on getting a rental car from the hotel to sight see. Would love any and all feedback on places to eat, things to do and see, etc. Thank you :)

    • August 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      I will try to get something to you Kayla before your trip. I have a lot of ideas for you! Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

  3. Nela
    April 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    I’m planning a trip that includes an older looking 15 year old son. I’m considering Gran Melia and Wyndham Rio Mar which would you recommend? They both seem great.

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