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Horned Dorset Primavera, Rincón

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Puerto Rico, Caribbean
Carretera 429, Km 3
Puerto Rico 00677
Tel: 800 633 1857 (toll-free)
Tel: 787 823 4030's insider take:

Set on four rambling acres close to Rincón on Puerto Rico's scenic and often overlooked west coast, the Horned Dorset is an ultraluxe surprise well away from the tourist masses. Designed in a tropical Spanish colonial style—think courtyard fountains, red tiles, vaulted ceilings—the property includes an original 17-suite building and 22 newer swank and spacious villas. The latter are perched on a hillside in their own compound with a communal pool, as well as private plunge pools en suite. The hotel has its own perfect slice of beach and is close to Rincón's top surfing spots.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 90.1
  • Design: 85.3
  • Food: 91.4
  • Location: 85.7
  • Rooms: 94.1
  • Service: 94.1
Set among the hills on the island's western coast, the Spanish neo-colonial with plantation decor is "intimate, like a friend's elegant oceanside estate, with service that really takes care you." "The main activities are the pool, reading, and resting." Restaurant Aaron promises "a spectacular setting and exquisite French meals, the highlight of the day." Rooms have Balinese beds but eschew all electronics.

(39 suites)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Beach, Pool, Water sports

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