Fajardo, Puerto Rico
El Conquistador Resort
Bigger & Better
What it is
A megalithic 368 room resort with an on-site water park, four pools, 5 restaurants, an 18-hole golf course designed by Arthur Hills, and a private 100-acre island for guests.
What it isn't
Boring. Constant activities offered for guests range from bingo and hula hoop competitions to live DJ sets.
What we think
Translated to English, El Conquistador means The Conqueror…and that’s exactly what they’ve done here. Every amenity feels like a win, especially for families. There’s Coqui Water Park, complete with massive waterslides and a lazy river; hardcourt tennis; four pristine al fresco pools; and the private Palomino Island, which any guest can hop a boat to visit to stretch out on bleach white sand whilst sipping frozen cocktails. We don’t imagine you’ll be spending too much time in your guest room, but each one is as comfy as they come, with a mini fridge, satellite TV, private balcony and spacious 560 square foot (or more) floor plan. For more modern interior design, book a room in Las Casitas Village, which was built on a 300-foot-hill overlooking the main resort. Its 25 villas are all the spot to find in-room kitchens, Caribbean Sea views and—blessedly—air conditioning.
You're here because
The par-72 golf course straddles El Yunque Rain Forest and the Atlantic Ocean, and was designed by Arthur Hills—the mastermind behind links you loved in Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head, among dozens of others.
Tucked into your plush gray booth at Bóno, you feel more like you’re in Italy than Puerto Rico. It’s not just the panzanella salad, or the carbonara better than any you had in Rome. It’s the service: as warm and welcoming as a hug from nonna.
Restaurants & Bars
El Cafecito - Offering coffees, hot and iced expresso beverages, smoothies, teas, freshly baked pastries, sandwiches, salads, oatmeal, yogurt parfaits and fruit cups.
Café Bella Vista - The perfect spot for an afternoon sunset drink followed by our extensive menu.
Brisas Courtyard Café - Enjoy a variety of local and international plates along with your favorite wine from our extensive list (open for breakfast & dinner).
Splash Bar - A swim-up bar offering sandwiches and light fare as well as tropical drinks.
Ballyhoo - Stunning settings and a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a complete wine list and genuine hospitality make Ballyhoo an ideal place to socialize, celebrate and indulge.
Hightide Rooftop Bar - A unique rooftop experience with great views of the resort's pools and the Caribbean Sea.
Bóno - A fine-dining Italian Chophouse featuring classical Italian cuisine with prime cuts of meat located at the Mirador level.
Vinos & Tapas - A restaurant inspired by the cuisine of the different regions of Spain.
Market @ La Marina - Offers a variety of fresh pastries, coffee, salads, ready-to-go sandwiches, beers, and soft drinks.
Palomino Bar & Restaurant - Featuring fresh coconut water, a full bar, and a flavorful array of food, Palomino Bar & Restaurant is the ideal island escape.
The Hills - Conveniently located next to the pro golf shop, The Hills offers al fresco bar and table seating for drinks and food.
Oasis Bar & Grill - Specializes in burgers and quick lunch options so you can enjoy your day at our water park.
Straddling the sea in the Puerto Rican region of Fajardo, about an hour’s drive from Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport.