11. Royal Isabela, Puerto Rico
Set on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Royal Isabela provides just 20 independent casitas, all with dramatic sea views and surrounded by a scenic and challenging, 18-hole golf course. The main building, La Casa, provides an excellent restaurant serving European cuisine using local produce, as well as a comfortable library lounge and a bar. The resort has the relaxed ambiance of a country club. Following a round or two of golf, retire to your spacious casita. Comprising an airy living room and bedroom, it has natural wood floors and ceilings, and is a delightful retreat, complete with a sundeck and private pool. Known as the ‘Garden of the Northwest’, the Isabela region is renowned for its farms, butterflies and wild flowers. Discover the stunning countryside and wander around a coffee plantation or take a trek in the Aymamón Mountains. Spend relaxing moments on Royal Isabela’s private beach or hike through the Guajataca Forest to observe the subtropical ecosystem.