Puerto Rico Holidays

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A holiday to Puerto Rico will invariably be a lesson in the history of this cultural mix. The island, which has been a US territory for well over a century, experienced the influence of Spanish colonisation – including corresponding influx of slaves from Africa. Other European influences include the influx of poor migrant farmers from Scotland and Ireland, and French migration stemming from neighbouring Haiti and Louisiana in the US.

Despite the mixed history, Puerto Rico is nevertheless a fascinating assimilation of heritage, exemplified in its cuisine and personified in its welcoming people, known for their expressiveness with strangers.

Luxury Holidays to Puerto Rico

The beach resorts and luxury hotels of Puerto Rico and capital San Juan are a masterclass in grand, elegant architecture and equally indulgent amenities. With private beaches, luxury spas and watersports and activities galore, you and your family will be pampered and doted on. Here also is the destination for romance, a dream wedding, or unparalleled honeymoon experience. Meanwhile the hotels’ restaurants and bars reflect the island’s diverse cultural heritage, offering a wide range of fine dining possibilities from all across the globe.

Furthermore, Puerto Ricans are particularly regarded for their hospitality and warmth of welcome.

5 Great Reasons to Holiday in Puerto Rico

  • Select few birds and animals found nowhere else, including the bright green Puerto Rican parrot and Coqui frog
  • Explore limestone caves and sinkholes in the volcanic bedrock of the north
  • Hike the Cordillera Central mountain range, including Cerro La Punta’s peak at 1,338 metres
  • Taste unique dishes that take in Creole, African, Spanish and American influences, the result of the Puerto Rico’s history as a cultural melting pot
  • Explore Old San Juan, an island-based network of Spanish colonial buildings and Mediterranean-esque narrow cobbled streets

Weather

Mainly sunny and warm most of the year – average temperature of 26C in the south, a couple of degrees cooler in the north and inland. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed, and doubles in the rainier season from May to October. Puerto Rico does get hit by the Caribbean Hurricane season, from November to April, and frequent hurricanes occur between August and October.

Interesting Facts About Puerto Rico

  • Population – 4 million; Puerto Rico has been a part of the US since 1898 and Puerto Ricans have been US citizens since 1917
  • Area – 9,104 sq. kilometres
  • Currency – US Dollar ($)
  • Capital – San Juan; incidentally the oldest city on US soil
  • Language – Spanish, and to a lesser extent English

Puerto Rico Holidays 2014

Let Kenwood Travel’s experts create your bespoke, all-inclusive luxury holiday, or ideal wedding and honeymoon package, in Puerto Rico. With over 30 years of experience we can make your dream Puerto Rican holiday a reality. Book now for 2014 to secure a deal, we’ve a multitude of offers and are happy to help you arrange your trip to paradise.

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Caribe Hilton San Juan

Caribe Hilton San Juan

High-end amenities, impeccable service and Hilton's world-class service standards. Plus, a private beach with all water sports imaginable.

Key features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Luxury Hotel
  • 9 Restaurants
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El Conquistador

El Conquistador

Situated on top of a cliff and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this luxury resort features a grand casino, a romantic marina and a spectacular 18-hole golf course.

Key features

  • Casino On Site
  • Watersports
  • Water Park
  • Private Island
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Sheraton Old San Juan

Sheraton Old San Juan

This glorious hotel is found in the beautiful historic town of Old San Juan where the colonial past really comes to life. The hotel comes complete with all the amenities you need to enjoy a fabulous stay.

Key features

  • Casino On Site
  • Waterfront Location
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Rooftop Pool
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Intercontinental San Juan

Intercontinental San Juan

Truly 5 star experience awaits you at this spectacular hotel right in the middle of the city of San Juan. Featuring a spa, a fitness centre and 16 meeting rooms, it is perfect for both leisure and business travellers.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Yoga Instruction
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W Retreat & Spa

W Retreat & Spa

Situated on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico's idyllic and as yet unspoilt gem, this is an oasis of unsurpassed beauty and comfort.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • Tennis Courts
  • Watersports
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