The San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel is already one of Puerto Rico’s trendiest hotels, but with $2.5 million dollars spent on recent renovations, it has even more to offer. Notably new is Mist, a rooftop bar and lounge, to accompany the rooftop pool and views of the steps-away Isla Verde beach. At Mist (pictured) you can sip cocktails and eat Island-Italian-Spanish fusion tapas (made from locally grown ingredients) from the spacious pillowed and cushioned couches that truly deserve the word “lounge.”
If you’d rather consume your food by table and chair, the hotel also has a new restaurant, Zest. Zest, like the neon-blue-lit hotel that contains it, is uniquely decorated, with such design elements as a waterfall by the bar and a simulation of the surface of the ocean on the ceiling. The food, too, is unique: Diverse dishes are locally and sustainably-sourced and scent-infused to take your taste experience to the next level.
The hotel is also making smaller changes to make sure everything you need is taken care of quickly and efficiently. Every guest room now contains a “Tu Deseo” (Your Wish List) board, so that you can easily leave notes for extra towels or even sunrise aqua yoga. The beach staff is also now in electronic contact with the hotel and restaurant, so your Beach Party menu items are brought to you even faster. With extra attention to service and more opportunities to socialize, it’s no wonder the Water Club was named TripAdvisor’s fourth trendiest Caribbean hotel of 2012.