Caribe Hilton Puerto Rico
Paradise. We all want some of it, but what is it exactly? Old Webster defines paradise as an “idyllic place” of “complete happiness,” but that’s where the definition gets tricky. For most families, complete happiness is different for every member — especially when kids get in on the discussion. But in beautiful Puerto Rico, family resort Caribe Hilton seems to have found the right balance, creating a Caribbean paradise for kids and adults alike, right in the heart of San Juan.
Here’s how Caribe Hilton delivers the ultimate Puerto Rico family vacations.
A water lover’s paradise
Set on a secluded peninsula in Puerto Rico, Caribe Hilton delivers a water wonderland, starting with the resort’s oceanfront swimming pools. Kids will feel like they’re swimming out to sea in Caribe Hilton’s stunning infinity pool.
Caribe Hilton boasts the area’s only private beach, a place of serene relaxation for adults as kids canoe, snorkel or paddleboard along the beach or in nearby Condado Lagoon. Beach cabanas (available for full-day reservations) create the ultimate haven for adults.
Caribe Hilton Puerto Rico attractions
For adventure-seeking kids, Puerto Rico offers up 14 state forests, including El Yunque, the United States’ only sub-tropical rainforest, and the Guánica Dry Forest, a United Nations Biosphere Reserve. For an endorphin-filled day, zip line above the forest, rappel down into caves or scale one of Puerto Rico’s mountains.
Kids also love to soak up history, especially if it comes in the form of a fort. At Caribe Hilton, guests don’t have to look far! A 17th century fort — Fortín de San Gerónimo del Boquerón — juts out into Condado Lagoon near the resort’s premises. Meanwhile, a couple miles away, El Morro draws Puerto Rico visitors with its 500-year-old history.
Nestled between historic Old San Juan and the contemporary Condado area of San Juan, Caribe Hilton blends the old with the new. For guests looking for a chic shopping vacation, families can visit Paseo Caribe. Adjacent to the resort’s Condado Lagoon Villas, this unique shopping experience introduces an eclectic mix of emerging boutiques and dining options reminiscent of a cosmopolitan Buenos Aires neighborhood.
Meanwhile, Old San Juan is a melting pot of Spanish, Afro-Caribbean, Taíno and Anglo influences, and all just a few minutes away from the resort. Once the crown jewel of the Spanish Empire in the Americas, the walled city captures a bygone era with its cobblestone streets, colonial architecture and imposing fortresses, along with the island’s best museums, restaurants and of course, more shops.
Caribe Hilton accommodations
The two-bedroom villa suites at Condado Lagoon Villas are a favorite among families since the kids get their own room — and swimming pool. That’s right, the villas boast a separate pool for guests. (Meanwhile, parents love the villas’ urban-resort living.)
Caribe Hilton’s luxury suites provide convenient accommodations in the heart of the 916-room hotel. A number of two-bedroom options are available, complete with one king and two double beds. Ocean or lagoon views turn these suites into a slice of paradise.
San Juan restaurants
No matter what the kids are craving, they’ll find it at Caribe Hilton. With nine dining options ranging from delectable sandwich creations to classic Italian cuisine, the resort answers to the most discriminating of tastes, starting with its youngest guests.
(Parents will love the fact that children 5-and-under eat free thanks to the Hilton Family Policy. For kids 6-12, families receive a 50% discount on children’s meals.)
Endless dining options. Check. What about adult beverages? Since the piña colada was born here in 1954, tropical drinks have always been the hotel’s forte.
The resort’s new destination bar, Caribar, explores the evolution of the piña colada, from the original recipe to more modern versions like the clear colada, an infusion of coconut water, clarified pineapple juice, house-made pineapple syrup and coconut oil-infused white rum, all served with a coconut ice pop. For morning drinkers, the resort boasts two on-property Starbucks with their own kind of adult blend — the caffeinated kind, of course.
A Puerto Rico family resort
At Caribe Hilton, kids receive their own special VIP treatment at Kids Paradise Club. The name says it all. Here, activities are catered for children 12-and-under. The resort also boasts a game room, open daily in the pool area, stocked with Wii and Xbox consoles and more.
While the children enjoy their own paradise, parents can slip away to Olas Spa, a tropical haven for the body, mind and soul. A full-service San Juan spa, this 12,000-square-foot escape offers the most blissful of treatments, including ocean-side massages. Now, that’s paradise.
In the end, Caribe Hilton exceeds everyone’s standards, creating a family retreat where ordinary ends and paradise begins.