El Conquistador Golf Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Puerto Rico, Northeast, East Coast, Fajardo
- The Resort
- Address & Map
El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is among the Caribbean's most comprehensive destination resorts. Perched on a spectacular 300 foot bluff above the sea and spanning 500 acres of panoramic grounds, the resort is located on the north-eastern tip of the island, where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. This Four-Diamond resort comprises luxury accommodation distributed between several units and a host of facilities including over twenty restaurants and lounges, a fully serviced Marina, Palomino private island, the much acclaimed Waldorf Astoria Spa and a spectacular Arthur Hills championship golf course.
With an impressive architecture blending Moorish and Spanish colonial influences, accommodations at the resort range from the clifftop Grand Hotel to the cliffside Las Olas Village and the waterfront La Marina Village. The most exclusive address at the resort, the distinctive Four-Diamond Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, comprises luxurious one, two and three bedroom suites. Las Casitas Village also plays host to the reputed Waldorf Astoria Spa, a three-level plantation style spa offering a full range of treatments and services. These are complemented by a host of dining and leisure facilities, including Palomino Island, a private island with a choice of watersports, fishing excursions and horseback riding.
Arthur Hills design at El Conquistador is a dramatic course that is both technically challenging and visually attractive. Hills took full advantage of the scenery and travel through daunting hills with panoramic views to El Yunque Rainforest and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. There are plenty of top notch golf course in the vicinity of the resort, including the famous Dorado Beach, boasting no less than four courses, Trump International, Palmas del Mar r Rio Mar, each one featuring two courses.
El Conquistador & Las Casitas, A Waldorf Astoria R
El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
5 Star Golf Resort
With an impressive architecture blending Moorish and Spanish colonial influences, El Conquistador Resort showcases cobblestone streets, stucco and terra-cotta buildings, open air plazas, fountains and archways framing spectacular ocean views. Accommodations at the resort range from the clifftop Grand Hotel to the cliffside Las Olas Village and the waterfront La Marina Village. Commanding an impressive location on the property's highest point, The Grand Hotel is the gateway to the resort, hosting the Conference Centre, Country Club and Tennis Centre. Accommodation is distributed between La Vista and Las Brisas Wings, both enjoying panoramic views over the sea. A funicular save the 300 foot drop down to Las Olas Village, a low rise unit built in the side of the hill around a swimming pool, and La Marina Village, a waterfront complex on the harbour quays.
The Grand Hotel (Clifftop) + Las Olas Village (Cliffside) + La Marina Village (Waterfront)
750 Rooms & Suites
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
4 Diamond Award private Villa Resort
The most exclusive address at the resort, the distinctive Four-Diamond Las Casitas Village comprises luxurious one, two and three bedroom suites. All feature expansive terraces with breathtaking ocean views, fully equipped kitchens and handsomely appointed living rooms. Situated atop an impressive bluff overlooking the sea, the secluded, pastel-shaded houses are connected by flower lined paths and picturesque courtyards with fountains, all capturing the ambience of an idyllic Spanish village. Guest indulge in a secluded enclave setting reserved exclusively for them, while enjoying full access to El Conquistador extensive leisure amenities.
234 One, two and three bedroom villas • Clifftop location • Large living area, fully equipped kitchen, balcony and terrace with ocean view • 24 Hour butler service
Waldorf Astoria Spa
3-Level 26,000 sq.ft. luxury spa
Las Casitas Village also plays host to the reputed Waldorf Astoria Spa, a three-level plantation style spa offering a full range of treatments and services. This Zen-like sanctuary with cascading fountains and natural sunlight pampers guests in one of its 25 private treatment rooms, wellness centre and fitness studio. All treatments are specially designed using locally grown herbs and plants, blended exclusively for Waldorf Astoria Spa. Enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa after a round of golf at Arthur Hills challenging course.
Vitality Level: Wellness Centre, Fitness Centre & Juice Bar
Tranquility Level: 25 Private treatment rooms with natural daylight offering Massage, skin and body treatments
24 hour room service, Laundry/ Valet service, Concierge, Tour desk
Car, computer and cellular phone rental
22 Restaurants & Lounges
8 Outdoor pools with swim-up bars, Activity pool & Toddler's Pool
Whirlpool, sauna & jacuzzi
7 Tennis Courts (4 floodlit)
• Grand Atlantic Conference Centre
100,000 sq.ft. of flexible meeting space seating up to 2,300 persons and 45 Function rooms
Full catering and conference services - Latest communication technologies
• Palomino Island
100 acre private island and Caribbean tropical paradise with a choice of water sports, fishing excursions and horseback riding. Water taxi from La Marina
El Conquistador Golf
• Championship Course
Arthur Hills (1993) 18 holes - 6,746 yds - Par 72
Arthur Hills design at El Conquistador is a dramatic course that is both technically challenging and visually attractive. Hills took full advantage of the scenery and natural terrain, but also used strategic design to make golfers manage their games off the tees - it is all about position and not length here. The course travel through daunting hills with elevation changes of more than 200 feet, while the fairways run between palm trees, lush island flora and fauna. Dramatic views reveal the majestic El Yunque Rainforest and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
1,100 foot driving range with 3 tiered hitting space
Putting green & Chipping area
Golf in Puerto Rico
• Dorado Beach Resort & Club
Dorado Beach is home to four legendary championship golf courses.
- West Course | Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1958) + Robert Trent Jones II (2011)
- East Course | Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1958) + Robert Trent Jones II (2012)
The famous East and West Courses, originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., are located in a secluded seaside sanctuary along two miles of Puerto Rico’s northeasterly shores, nestled within the former Rockefeller estate’s magnificent, mature landscaping. These two courses run through lush jungle and oceanfront coconut groves and are known for their tight fairways. The East course played host to the World Cup twice, in 1961 and 1994.
Robert Trent Jones II’s restoration of the historic East Course to the original vision put forth by his father, Robert Trent Jones, more than 50 years ago brings this classic seaside course into the 21st century with a subtle rebirth as a modern masterpiece. The grand re-opening of the East Course is only the first chapter in the new beginning at Dorado Beach Resort & Club, with the upcoming renovation of the famed Dorado Beach West Course in 2012.
- Plantation Sugarcane Course | Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1971) + Raymond Floyd (2005)
- Plantation Pineapple Course | Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1971) + Raymond Floyd (2005)
The two newer Plantation's courses, the Pineapple and the Sugarcane courses, offer wide-open fairways, large bunkers, numerous water hazards and beautiful views of the Puerto Rican mountains. The Sugarcane course is the more challenging of the two, although it boasts larger fairways and greens, but features more forced carries and deeper bunkers that penalize errant shots. The Pineapple Course was designed to be more friendly, the bunkers not as deep and the greens slightly larger.
• Trump International Golf Club
- International Course (2004) Tom Kite & Bruce Besse
- Championship Course (2006) Tom Kite & Bruce Besse
The Trump International Golf Club boasts Puerto Rico’s first course of legendary proportions, designed by PGA Professional Tom Kite. Comprised of two 18-hole championship courses, the Championship and the International, our meticulously crafted fairways boast stellar scenery. Each course winds through lush tree groves and over waterways and lakes, amid tropical blooms and past scenic bluffs, delivering a fine golfing experience to players of all levels.
• Rio Mar Golf & Beach Resort
- Ocean Course (1975) Tom & George Fazio
- River Course (1997) Greg Norman
The Ocean Course is a classic Tom & George Fazio creation: wide landing areas, strategically-placed bunkers, elevated greens and four sets of tees. The River Course is a typical Greg Norman's layout, challenging and with spectacular scenery.
• Palmas del Mar Resort
- Flamboyant Course (1998) Rees Jones
- Palmas Coures (1974) Gary Player
Two championship18-hole golf courses. The Flamboyan 18-hole championship course designed by Reese Jones. One of the most prestigious in Puerto Rico and among the Top Five in the Caribbean by Barron Magazine, the course offers picture views of the ocean. The Palm Course 18-hole championship course designed by Gary Player. A resort style course with tropical landscape and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, water hazards, strategic bunkers and undulating greens.
Officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. the "Associated Free State of Puerto Rico" is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the Greater Antilles, east of the Dominican Republic. Puerto Rico - Spanish for "rich port", is the smallest by land area of the Greater Antilles but ranks third in population amongst this group of four islands inclding Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) and Jamaica. Its maximum length of the main island is 180 km (110 mi), and maximum width is 65 km (40 mi).
Originally populated by indigenous aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain in1493. Under Spanish rule, the island was colonized and the indigenous population was forced into slavery but emancipated by King Charles I in 1520. Spain ruled Puerto Rico for over 400 years, despite attempts at capture of the island by France, the Netherlands, and England. The relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States dates back to the Spanish-American War, in which Spain ceded the island to the United States in 1898. Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens in 1917 and the United States Congress legislates many aspects of Puerto Rican life. However, the islanders may not vote in U.S. presidential elections. English and Spanish are the official languages, although the later is the primary language.
Puerto Rico's weather is moderate and tropical year-round, with an average temperature of about 82°F (26°C). There are no big seasonal changes, although winter is dryer and recieves cooling breezes from the north, while the rainier summer months are hurricane season in the Caribbean, which runs July through November.
Major attractions on the island include the historical capital San Juan, El Yunque National Forest and the Vieques Island, all located in the Northeaster corner of the island and conveniently close to El Conquistador.
Address & Contact
El Conquistador Golf Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
1000 Avenida Conquistador
NE tip of the Puerto Rico island, 31 mi. East of San Juan
San Juan International Airport (SJU), 30 mi. (Airport Shuttle service)
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Tropical, with little seasonal temperature variations. Dry season from November to May