PUERTO RICO WHERE ROMANTIC AMBIENCE IS ACCESSIBLE
Puerto Rico has a lot to off er: It’s easy for guests (fl ights are inexpensive and plentiful from many U.S. gateways, and passports aren’t required), and Old San Juan and its neighboring beaches have plenty of historic charm to complement the year-round sunshine.
History and style converge at the Condado Vanderbilt, a 316-room beachfront hotel that dates to 1919 but reopened in 2014 with luxurious yet aff ordable accommodations and beautiful wedding venues. Welcome canapes and cocktails (serve sangria and mojitos), terrace vows and a plated dinner reception with a four-hour open bar start at about $15,000 for 50 guests.
Rooms from $209. Or say I do overlooking the sand and surf, followed by a seated indoor reception of Caribbean favorites at Oceano (seats 60), a multilevel restaurant and lounge located in a modern oceanfront mansion in Condado. (Three-course buff et from $35 per person; threecourse plated dinner from $45 per person; two-hour open bar from $24 per person.)