The Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico is a top-end luxury resort that offers guests an unforgettable island getaway. The resort has something for everyone and with its prime location right on the beach, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind. The hotel has 624 guest rooms, including 61 suites, but if you are looking for more intimate accommodation there are also 12 private cottages on site. All of the rooms have been renovated since Hurricane Maria struck in September last year. There are plenty of activities to enjoy at this all-inclusive property too. Whether you want to relax by the pool or go exploring there is something for everyone here. For those that like to stay active there’s a fitness center, tennis courts, two pools (one adults-only), golf simulator, spa services and much more. You can read on for our full review of this fantastic resort...
Awards and Recognition
The Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino has been recognized as one of the best resorts in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler for five years running. It has also been named as one of the top 10 resorts in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure and one of the top 50 resorts in the world by TripAdvisor. The resort has also been recognized as a leader in sustainability. It was the first hotel in the Caribbean to be certified by the Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Council and has received the highest rating of five leaves.
Best season to visit
The Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino is open all year round, but you may want to consider visiting in the dry season, which runs from December to April. This is the best time to visit the Caribbean in terms of weather and there are usually more deals available too. The wet season runs from May to November so if you want to avoid the rain, you’re better off visiting between December and April. The dry season is also the best time to snorkel, as the water is crystal clear.
Rooms & Services Available
As mentioned above, the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino has a variety of facilities for all types of travelers. Here are some of the top amenities offered at the resort: Fitness Center - There is a fitness center on-site with cardio equipment, free weights, yoga mats and a few other machines. There are daily classes and the resort also offers a fitness retreat for guests. Kids Club - If you are traveling with kids, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a kids club on-site. Golf - The 18-hole golf course at the resort is ranked among the top golf courses in the Caribbean, so this is a big plus for golfers. Spa - The Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino offers a world-class spa that has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top spas in the Caribbean. The resort offers a range of luxury services, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Tennis - The tennis courts at the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino are floodlit, so you can hit the court at any time of day.
The Dining Options
There are a range of eating options at the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino. You can dine at the restaurants and bars at any time of day and you have the option to eat inside or outdoors. Here are some of the top dining options at the resort:
- Cafe Despacho - This cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers an array of sandwiches, salads, pastries and more. - Oceans - This is the resort’s al fresco dining option that serves up Asian-inspired cuisine. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Hacienda - Hacienda is the resort’s premier dining option that specializes in Spanish and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. It is open for lunch and dinner. - Crystal - This is the resort’s poolside bar that serves up cocktails, snacks and light bites. It is open for lunch and dinner.
- Stellaris Casino - The casino is open 24/7 and serves up American-style cuisine.
Pros and Cons
Here are some of the top pros and cons of staying at the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino: - Pro: The Beach - The beach is a highlight at this hotel. You can enjoy the sandy shores, clear waters and tropical sunsets at any time of day.
- The Food - The food at the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino is pretty good. You can dine at the restaurants and bars at any time of day and there is something for everyone.
- The Activities - There are plenty of activities at the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino. This means you can stay busy throughout the day and there is something for everyone.
- The Rooms - The rooms at the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino haven’t been renovated since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico. You can read our full review below to find out more.
There are several ways to get to the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino. If you are traveling from the U.S., you’ll need to catch a flight to Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in San Juan. You can then book a shuttle or a private transfer at the airport. The drive to the resort takes around 90 minutes. If you are traveling from Europe, you’ll need to fly to Madrid, Barcelona, Paris or Rome. You can then catch a connecting flight to San Juan. Alternatively, you can fly direct from London, Dublin and Frankfurt. The drive to the resort takes around two hours.
The Bottom Line
The Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino is a stunning all-inclusive resort that offers guests luxury accommodation, top-notch amenities, great dining and much more. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether you want to laze by the beach or enjoy some of the many activities on offer. It is open all year round, has a prime location on the beach and has been recognized as one of the best resorts in the Caribbean.