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Info for the jewish traveler
http://www.chabadpr.com/


Hotels   (feel free to add suggestions)
   Before booking any hotel check the Chabad website they have very good rates for the popular hotels that are close to them

   Ritz Carlton

   http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SanJuan/Default.htm
        DDF'r Hotel Review
        http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg462832#msg462832
   St. Regis
   http://www.stregisbahiabeach.com/
       DDF'r Hotel Review
       http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg161581#msg161581
   El San Juan
   http://www.elsanjuanhotel.com/default-en.html
   Gran Melia
   http://www.melia.com/en/hotels/puerto-rico/coco-beach/gran-melia-puerto-rico-golf-resort/index.html
         DDF'r Hotel Review
         http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg927319#msg927319


Preferred Car Rental
   http://www.chabadpr.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2370163/jewish/Charlie-Car-Rental.htm


Kosher food
  Old San Juan
   Kosher in Paradise, Israeli style. With panini, falafel and more.  They can deliver to your hotel for a fee
   261 Fortaleza Street.
   787-244-3399
   Chabad (next to The Ritz and El San Juan)
   http://shop.chabadpr.com/   (please someone add info regarding this)


Things to do

   Bioluminescent Bay
   http://www.pureadventurepr.com/adventure_trips/bio_bay_lagoon_tour_excursion/
 
   El Yunque rainforest
   http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147324-d1448148-Reviews-The_El_Yunque_Rain_Forest-El_Yunque_National_Forest_Puerto_Rico.html

   ATV/Horseback Riding
   http://www.carabalirainforestpark.com/atv.php

   Casa Bacardi Distillery Tour- Rum Factory
   http://www.casabacardi.org/

   Explore Old San Juan-
   Castillo de San Cristobal- Old Forts in Old San Juan

   http://www.nps.gov/saju/index.htm

   Vieques and Culebra
    2 small islands with fabulous beaches that, IMHO are more interesting than the main island. (and Vieques has its own biobay)

  Mini Boat Adventure
  http://www.kayakingpuertorico.com/pages/island_hop_snorkel.html


Trip Reports:

   http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg651144#msg651144

   http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7995.msg1063469#msg1063469

Author Topic: Puerto Rico Master Thread  (Read 70284 times)

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Puerto Rico Master Thread
« on: June 06, 2011, 10:13:33 AM »
I am going to be visiting the St. Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico at the end of june. Any tips, ideas, or discounts from someone who has stayed there?
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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 12:16:11 PM »
Hi...i happen to be going there with my wife next in a few days....can u please give me some good trip advice at and around the st regis bahia beach- Puerto Rico...etc?

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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 04:35:54 AM »
I, too, am interested in PR. How is the jewish community? kosher food availability, etc?
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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 10:30:35 AM »
There is a chabbad house right near the Ritz and El San Juan. Their meals are very good, reasonably priced and they deliver to Hotels.

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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 04:08:59 PM »
Going to the st regis in few weeks as well. Can we pls get some tips from those that visited?
How are they with room upgrades to spg gold members? (Does it pay to call ahead and speak to any specific reps at the property?)

Btw there are some really nice reviews at FT, but would like to hear from some in this community..

Also it seems that all the negetive reviews on tripadvisor were written within the first few months since openning, and it did take them some time to get their act together. But I can only confirm from my own experience...

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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011, 04:23:33 PM »
Sounds like there will be a Minyan at the St Regis :)

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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 05:19:38 PM »
I'll be there for an interview on Aug. 16th...
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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2011, 05:32:18 PM »
I'll be there for an interview on Aug. 16th...
What sort of interview?

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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 12:01:07 AM »
What sort of interview?

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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 02:38:32 PM »
Would any of the previous commenters care to share their experience? upgraded?
is a car rental worthwhile there? if yes, where did u rent from?

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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 04:32:43 PM »
Would any of the previous commenters care to share their experience? upgraded?
is a car rental worthwhile there? if yes, where did u rent from?

+1, and kosher etc?

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Re: Puerto Rico
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 04:34:43 PM »
Was only there for 8 hours, but AFAIK, there is no kosher restaurant there, but there is a chabad that has kosher food.
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2011, 10:25:40 PM »
Hi I just posted separately, but can any of you that visited the St. Regis Bahia Beach share your experiences? Is the hotel/area nice? How were the rooms and is it possible to get upgraded there?

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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2011, 10:27:41 PM »
Hi I just posted separately, but can any of you that visited the St. Regis Bahia Beach share your experiences? Is the hotel/area nice? How were the rooms and is it possible to get upgraded there?
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Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2011, 10:39:44 PM »
:-)

I did do some research on my own, I see some decent places out there (this St Regis being one of them) but wanted to know of people's experiences as far as flights, rentals, deals, upgrades, food, what to do etc.