Royal Isabela


Master Bedroom / Casita

Key selling points: Showcasing wide ocean views, each casita, or little home, makes for a romantic hillside hideaway in this new golfing haven.

The laid-back living room, marked by local wood- and artwork, leads to a private terrace with plunge pool and al fresco dining, all secluded amidst lush island greenery. Enjoy invigorating, four-headed showers, and serene downtime in the window-side soaking tub.

Standout service: On a rainy afternoon, staff rushed to dry off the chairs for an outdoor wedding ceremony each time there was a break in the clouds. Finally, the rain held off long enough to host the ceremony exactly as the couple wanted.

Style: Earthy, old-world Puerto Rico, by Hart Howerton, 2012

Special amenities: Frette linens and robes, king-size bed, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, 46- and 55-inch Sony LCD TVs, high-speed wireless Internet, fresh fruit and local cheese platter upon arrival, pastry turndown, wet bar

Square footage: 900, plus 600 outdoors

Number of bedrooms in suite: One

Number of bathrooms: One

Number of rooms and suites in hotel: 20 Casitas

Who’s slept here?: Golf gurus

Nightly rate: $600 to $1,150

Location: 396 Avenida Noel Estrada, Isabela

General Manager Robin Donenberg

(939) 292-5002