An Intimate Tropical Escape Awaits at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

The hotel boasts unparalleled views, activities for everyone and nine impeccable dining options.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort.

For those searching for a perfect, all-encompassing getaway, look no further than the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, a luxurious hotel located on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. The resort is set alongside a pristine golden beach and is adjacent to El Yunque National Park—the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System—offering incredible hiking, nature and adventure opportunities. Just a 30-minute drive away is the vibrant town of Old San Juan, featuring historic sites, inspiring architecture and world-class shopping.

Guests of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar have the chance to dive into one of the three lagoon-style swimming pools, doze off under one of many serene beach cabanas and transport themselves into a relaxation haven at the 7,000-square-foot Mandara Spa.

Those 18 and older can try their luck at the casino or dance the night away with local live music on the weekends, while families can indulge in s’mores by the fire pit or enjoy daily interactive iguana feedings. From two championship golf courses and a state-of-the-art tennis center to spa treatments and mixology classes, there are activities within the property for everyone.



If you want to venture outside of the resort, there are plenty of local attractions to explore. Visit the El Yunque National Forest—at nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse. Entry tickets to experience the breathtaking scenery, clear mountain rivers and outdoor adventure opportunities can be purchased year-round at

Take a stroll through the historic Old San Juan, where you can explore colorful colonial buildings, ancient forts and quaint streets. You can also take a day trip to the nearby islands of Culebra and Vieques, where visitors can enjoy magnificent clear beaches and indulge in more water activities.

The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar offers 400 guest rooms and suites featuring contemporary design and panoramic views of either the ocean or the rainforest. Each room or suite offers a beautiful balcony with plush bedding and thoughtful amenities in an environment of tropical tranquility. The Ocean Family Suite offers the perfect hideaway for the whole family with bunk beds for the kids, a king-size bed and a pull-out sofa for additional sleeping options.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is perfect for adventure seekers, nature lovers, history buffs or beach bums. The resort offers the full amenities of a luxurious private community while remaining an intimate tropical escape with unparalleled beach and pool access.

Golf course.

Golf course.


The resort’s Mandara Spa, open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., is a luxurious sanctuary nestled in a serene tropical oasis. The spa features 7,000-square feet of space with a range of rejuvenating options designed to invigorate the body and mind. The spa menu includes a variety of massages, facials, body treatments and salon services, all using natural and organic products.

Some of the spa’s signature treatments include the Balinese Massage, which combines traditional techniques with aromatherapy oils to relax the muscles and calm the mind. The Mandara Signature Facial uses a combination of gentle massage techniques and nourishing skincare products to leave the skin looking and feeling refreshed and radiant.

Guests can also enjoy the spa’s relaxation lounge, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. For more information, visit


The resort offers a variety of dining options, featuring the fresh flavors of local island fare. In addition to the quick bites Barista Cafe and the 5 O’Clock Somewhere poolside bar, there are plenty of sit-down and casual restaurants just within the property. No matter what your taste buds crave, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar has a dining experience for you. 

View the full menus and make reservations here

Iguanas Cocina Puertorriquena

Serving traditional Puerto Rican cuisine with fresh, local ingredients, this restaurant is located on the Rio Mar clubhouse’s second floor. It boasts magnificent golf course and rainforest views, as well as handcrafted cocktails, artisanal beers and wine to complement the food.

Signature dishes: Iguanas mofongo. Caribbean lobster. Coquito tres leches.

Roots Coastal Kitchen: 

Offering Caribbean comfort food from executive chef Ramon Carrillo in partnership with Top Chef alums Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, Roots Coastal Kitchen features exquisitely prepared farm-to-table dining with unparalleled service. 

Signature dishes: Grilled swordfish with coconut curry rice. Chili mango hot wings.

Palio Seafood & Steakhouse

Guests can indulge in premium steaks complemented by a gourmet assortment of Italian cuisine and seafood, all with a Caribbean twist.

Signature dishes: 24-karat gold-crusted New York steak. Pan-seared halibut served with chorizo fagioli.

Caicu Bar

This indoor cocktail lounge overlooks the beach and serves handcrafted specialty cocktails and Caribbean bar bites. Guests can also select from Caicu’s unique rum tastings.


Start your day off right with a fresh breakfast at Marbella, which includes both American favorites and Puerto Rican staples, alongside exceptional garden and ocean views.

Tiki Hut Bar and Grill

This colorful outdoor tiki bar serves specialty burgers, sandwiches and frozen drinks beachside.

Hole in One

Located in the center of the ocean course, this golf bar offers salads, sandwiches, wraps and burgers, as well as a variety of Caribbean cocktails, wines and beers.


How do I get to the hotel?

The hotel is located within the private Rio Mar community. Guests can easily access the resort via taxi or ride-share service, rent a car or utilize the hotel’s airport transfer service.

How far is the hotel from the airport?

The hotel is just a 30-minute drive from San Juan Airport.

What amenities are included?

Guests of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar can enjoy a range of amenities, including a private balcony, Wi-Fi, complimentary bottles of water, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, cable premium channels, a digital clock/radio, eco-friendly thermostat, in-room safe, coffee/tea maker with specialized Puerto Rican coffee and more.



What are the hotel rates?

Room rates start at approximately $350 plus taxes and fees, but can be as high as around $809 plus taxes and fees during peak season.

How do I contact the hotel? 

Phone number: +1 (855) 451-9982

Instagram: @wyndhamgrandrm

A Special Deal For SI Swimsuit Readers

The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico is extending a special deal, "Another Day In Paradise!", exclusively for SI Swimsuit readers. Guests who book a four-night stay at the resort will receive a fifth night free of charge, allowing them to extend their stay in paradise. The starting price for the fifth night is $249, and guests will also receive a $50 food and beverage credit.

Terms and Conditions: Rooms at this rate are limited and based on availability. Requires a four-night minimum consecutive stay. Fifth night must be in the same room category as previous consecutive nights. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Rate based on single/double occupancy. Taxes and gratuity not included. Cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to the date of arrival. No refunds on unused features. Offer not applicable to prior reservations, groups, or conventions. All rates are subject to government tax and resort fee. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts, packages, or promotions.
Booking Window: 2/1/23 – 12/23/23
Travel Dates: 2/1/23 - 12/23/23 

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.