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St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico - Newly Renovated

St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico - Newly Renovated

Old Jan 21, 19, 11:17 am
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St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico - Newly Renovated

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

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The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

State Road 187 Rio Grande, Puerto Rico PR 00745

St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico - Newly Renovated (18 Photos)

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

The property recently completed a $60M renovation and every part of the resort seems to have been either replaced or completely renovated.  

Check In

We arrived at 6pm and was led directly to reception.  After a delicious welcome fruit beverage we were transported to our room by our butler on a golf cart.  

What a sight it was being driven to our room.  The "sidewalks" here are actually boardwalks elevated up anywhere from zero to 8-feet above the ground.  It seemed like we were traveling through a rainforest.  

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Room

We were very lucky to have been upgraded to a Garden View Suite as a Platinum Premier on a points stay. This room was located in building 6.  With exception of the direct ocean views from building 5, I'd say this is the perfect location as it is so close to the pool, Seagrapes restaurant, and the main building.

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Comparing to pictures of the original design which I'd describe as Polynesian tropical, the remodel has switched to a lighter, more Caribbean blue color scheme.  

The entryway and living room:

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Alternate view of the entryway, bar, and guest bath: 

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The bar area includes complimentary bottled water and Nespresso coffee:

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Guest Bath:

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Bedroom: 

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The sliding glass door in the bedroom has been replaced with a picture window:

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Bathroom: 

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View from the balcony:

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Service

Service was excellent during our stay.  The butlers offered to press two garments per person, per day.  They would also bring complimentary coffee in the morning.

Dining

There are two restaurants on property.  Seagrapes is the all-day dining option, located near the pool.  The breakfast buffet was excellent.  There seemed to be any type of breakfast food offered.  A chef on the patio would make eggs and omlelets to order.  A wide selection of fresh juices, including some unique local flavors were offered. 

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Later in the day the interior portion of Seagrapes transforms into a bar area for pool drinks.  They also offers pizza made in a brick oven on the patio for lunch and dinner.  We ordered 3 different varieties and all were very tasty.

 

Paros, the fine dining restaurant open for dinner, is located on the 2nd floor of the main building.  It offers an excellent selection of Greek cuisine.

Pool

The pool looks to have been completely renovated.  I believe the shape and layout is the same, but it now 100% shimmering blue mosaic tiles.

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Overall

This property is one of the most beautiful resorts I've ever seen.  The views and landscaping gives you the feeling that you are staying in the middle of a rainforest.  That coupled with the top notch ammenities and service makes this a location that should not be missed.

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Old Jan 23, 19, 9:52 pm
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Was that buffet breakfast included for two as a PP member?
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Old Jan 24, 19, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by swintec View Post
Was that buffet breakfast included for two as a PP member?
Yes, they honor the terms and conditions of breakfast for guest +1.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 12:17 pm
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Great review - thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and pictures. I have some questions for my family of 4 traveling there in late March. I am also Platinum Premier and have applied 5 SNAs. Wife and I and kids are age 4 and1:
  • Anything unique or special the resort fee included?
  • Was there a kids club and was there a fee or was it complimentary?
  • How far does the golf cart service go? Can it take you to any restaurants/places next to the property but not on the property?
  • Any off-resort dining nearby?
  • The bikes for rent - did any have kids seats?
I have e-mailed the hotel concierge these questions last week and so far have not received a response.
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Old Apr 2, 19, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by beofotch View Post
Great review - thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and pictures. I have some questions for my family of 4 traveling there in late March. I am also Platinum Premier and have applied 5 SNAs. Wife and I and kids are age 4 and1:
  • Anything unique or special the resort fee included?
  • Was there a kids club and was there a fee or was it complimentary?
  • How far does the golf cart service go? Can it take you to any restaurants/places next to the property but not on the property?
  • Any off-resort dining nearby?
  • The bikes for rent - did any have kids seats?
I have e-mailed the hotel concierge these questions last week and so far have not received a response.
Any updates from your trip? We're going next week, also a family of 4 with 2 young kids so interested in your experience!
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Old Apr 2, 19, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by squa89 View Post
Any updates from your trip? We're going next week, also a family of 4 with 2 young kids so interested in your experience!
We got back last night. Had a terrific stay. Here are my own answers to my questions. This is a great place for a family of 4

Great review - thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and pictures. I have some questions for my family of 4 traveling there in late March. I am also Platinum Premier and have applied 5 SNAs. Wife and I and kids are age 4 and1:
  • Anything unique or special the resort fee included? The resort fee covered a lot. We really liked the boathouse which is on a freshwater lagoon which includes like a floating trampoline/slide park which is actually awesome and bike rentals which includes trailers for the little ones. Also the nightly 6pm koi fish feeding, and champagne sabering was fun for the family. The "smores" was just OK - more like they are premade in a gas oven and put out to enjoy rather you actually "making it". The beach and pool hut had sand and pool toys which was nice since we didn't have to lug our own. Bathrobes for the kids was fun.
  • Was there a kids club and was there a fee or was it complimentary? Kids club exists and is "free" as long as a parent is there - otherwise babysitting rates are $25/hr+. It seems to be an afterthought at this property versus an integrated offering. It has a few rooms and the staff was very nice but is off to the side in a small building.
  • How far does the golf cart service go? Can it take you to any restaurants/places next to the property but not on the property? Goes anywhere on property - nowhere to eat off property via golf cart. If you have a car there is a shopping center not far away to get provisions for on-property picnics and there are "kiosks" which serve street food in a nearby food track rally kind of set-up on the side of the highway.
  • Any off-resort dining nearby? See above - gotta drive 10-20 minutes for it but its there
  • The bikes for rent - did any have kids seats? Yup
I have e-mailed the hotel concierge these questions last week and so far have not received a response.
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Old Apr 2, 19, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by squa89 View Post
Any updates from your trip? We're going next week, also a family of 4 with 2 young kids so interested in your experience!
I was there recently, will answer your questions based on what we did.
  • Anything unique or special the resort fee included?
the resort fee got us beach chairs and towels on the beach, that's it. If you are going to stay on property all day every day you can get more value from the fee (see below) but we went out every day so we did not realize any value from it. Id like to see them either provide a free drink or two each day or include parking in the fee.
  • Was there a kids club and was there a fee or was it complimentary?
they have a beach club thing that has a bunch of water type obstacle things in the lake towards the front of the property. the murky water did not interest us but i did see plenty of kids using them. you would need to take one of the golf carts over there as it would be a decent walk with young kids. this is also the place where you would sign out the bikes and what not.
  • How far does the golf cart service go? Can it take you to any restaurants/places next to the property but not on the property?
the resort is a pretty big property and the golf carts will take you any where on it. you would not want to ride one outside of the property. the two neighborhoods that sandwich the property are to far for one and the road is just to busy especially during the day. lots of dump trucks.
  • Any off-resort dining nearby?
the previously mentioned neighborhoods / villages are...still rough around the edges and dare i say, economically depressed since the hurricane. this will become apparent to you as you make your final approach to the property after you get off the highway and are about 10 minutes out. Yes, there are dining options outside of the property but your wife may over rule you on taking the children there especially after dark when the village seems to "come alive". However, if you take a right out of the resort and head to that village, we ate dinner at a restaurant, i think it was the first one on the left, after we got into the actual town, which was pretty decent and priced right.
  • The bikes for rent - did any have kids seats?
not sure as we did not use the bikes..we wanted to but only so many hours in a day. lol
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Got a week-long vacation booked at this property in summer and was wondering:

How much does the buffet breakfast cost for adults? kids? I should have it covered for my wife and myself, but was wondering about the kids. Also, have another family going with us.

Thanks
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Old Aug 22, 19, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by anaggie View Post
Got a week-long vacation booked at this property in summer and was wondering:

How much does the buffet breakfast cost for adults? kids? I should have it covered for my wife and myself, but was wondering about the kids. Also, have another family going with us.

Thanks
Did you finish your stay yet? What did you think?
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Old Sep 18, 19, 5:45 pm
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Any recent reviews would be appreciated thinking of going in Jan
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Old Oct 22, 19, 8:52 pm
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St. Regis is one of the hotels that I really like to stay in.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 6:03 pm
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Did this hotel stop accepting SNAs?
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Old Nov 6, 19, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by bknets88 View Post
Did this hotel stop accepting SNAs?
Hi bknets88,

This hotel is still participating in Suite Night Awards.

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Hi bknets88,

This hotel is still participating in Suite Night Awards.

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Hi, Christina. We’ve got an 8 night stay coming up (not prepaid) and it doesn’t seem possible to add SNAs. I have 10, which I would like to apply.
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Hi, Christina. We’ve got an 8 night stay coming up (not prepaid) and it doesn’t seem possible to add SNAs. I have 10, which I would like to apply.
Hi wrytoast,

We would like to help look into the reason why it is not able to add Suite Night Awards for your reservation if you could provide the reservation details to us via private mail here or by email below.

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