“Above & Beyond” Is not a cliché here!
By Lynn Walker
Located on the eastern tip of the island of Puerto Rico, you will find the El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village, a Waldorf Astoria resort and a wonderland of endless fun, adventure, shopping, relaxation and pampering. The main resort is situated on a 300 ft. cliff, overlooking the turquoise waters where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic. On this sprawling 500 acre resort, you will find five distinctively different villages of luxurious accommodations, over 23 restaurants, bars and cafes, seven pools, seven tennis courts, an 18-hole championship golf course, a private marina, a full-fledged, 2.4-acre water park, complete with a lazy river and 60 ft. water slide, a 26,000 square foot Waldorf Astoria Spa, over 100,000 square feet of event space, and a private island with white sand beaches and unlimited water sports. However, all of these over the top amenities would just be another beautiful resort if it weren’t for the staff. One of the most valuable resources at this magnificent wonderland is their staff members that will go above and beyond to make your experience unforgettable and guarantee your desire to return again and again.
Big Day Details
Limitless would be the best word to describe the possibilities for your big day details. There is truly nothing that you could ask for that can’t be done, just let your imagination flow. Arrive on a white horse. Yes! A fireworks departure in a helicopter. Yes! An intimate private ceremony for two or an elaborate event for 1,000 of your closest friends and family. Just dream, and then reach out to the incredibly creative wedding specialists and watch that dream come true at this magical tropical destination.
We Simply Adore
- The magnificent sunrises and views from the balcony of your room.
- The shops!
- Sangria de Coco.
- Chops Steakhouse; romantic, sexy atmosphere, an impeccable wine list and sumptuous menu options.
- Incredible works of art. Make sure to take the Art Walk.
- The Funicular, your transportation 300 feet up or down the mountainside.
- The warm friendly staff!
Out and About
The grounds of the resort are meant to be explored. For adults, the Art Walk and Labyrinth are a must. For the kids, Camp Coqui is specially designed for children ages 4-12, and for a family activity, check out Scoutabout, a scavenger hunt that is both educational and fun for all. For the fitness enthusiast, the Waldorf Astoria Spa offers a Wellness menu each week designed to enhance body, mind and spirit.
There are several ‘must see’ adventures to experience that are located just minutes away from the resort. You will find a Group Sales Inc. (GSI) tour desk in the lobby that will be able to assist you with an itinerary.
- Explore the El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System and hike to La Mina falls for a quick dip in the chilly waters.
- Take a night kayak tour as you paddle through the Mangroves to discover the glowing waters in Bioluminescent Bay.
Your wedding guests will be thrilled with the endless list of activities available for all age groups; you will be able to spend a week without duplicating any experience.
Go to the El Conquistador Resort for an incredible customized destination wedding that your guests will be talking about for years to come. Pamper yourself and check in to Las Casitas Village to stay in a one, two or three bedroom villa with separate living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen and personalized 24-hr butler service, here you can start your Honeymoon in style.