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Best Family Hotels in Isla Verde Puerto Rico

Located just east of Puerto Rico’s capital, Carolina is best known for it’s popular strip of beaches called Isla Verde.

A highly desirable beach area, featuring two curved pale pink sand beaches each a mile and a half long, the Carolina district of Puerto Rico is ideal for a family vacation. With plenty of restaurants within walking distance, kid-friendly beaches with calm, shallow water, and a number of family-friendly accommodation options, be sure to consider Puerto Rico for your family’s next beach getaway.

But while there are plenty of cheap hotels in Carolina Puerto Rico, it’s worth spending a bit of time researching up front to be sure the accommodations you select are ideal for your family. Here are the best family hotels in Isla Verde Puerto Rico.

Get the full resort experience at the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort

With clean, white interior décor and spectacular pool, kiddies’ pool, whirlpool, swim-up bar, and countless lounge chairs, the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort offers a traditional resort experience.

And particularly if someone in your family travels for business and has Marriott points to use, this can be an extremely affordable accommodation option.

Every room comes with a min fridge, so you can keep essentials on hand. But you won’t ever need to worry about preparing full meals. There are a number of delicious restaurants on site and in walking distance.

Keep the kids busy so you can relax at The Ritz-Carlton San Juan

The Ritz-Carlton San Juan is a great option for a stress-free beach vacation in Puerto Rico. In addition to luxe accommodations, a world-class spa and a number of fine dining options right on site, your kids will absolutely adore the Ritz Kids program.

Designed to introduce kids ages 5 – 12 to the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of Puerto Rico, the Ritz Kids program is built around four pillars including water, land, environmental responsibility and culture. Kids will learn about coral reefs and forests, recycling and sustainability programs nearby, local storytelling, art, and food.  You can check out a full list of activities by day on the hotel’s web site.

Get the most bang for your buck with an Airbnb vacation rental

You will find several beachfront condos available for rent in Isla Verde for around $100 per night on Airbnb. Opt for a condo near Villa Mar Isla Verde area for the best location near shops and restaurants. Here you will be be within walking distance to a Walgreens, supermarket, several fast food options, public transportation, and watersports rentals and activities facilities. Because things are so close when you stay in Carolina and Isla Verde, it’s not necessary to rent a car during your stay in Puerto Rico.

If you have a slightly larger budget, consider booking Casa Bonita, located right on the beach. As it’s only about 10 paces between the pool and the ocean, you won’t even need to put on shoes here! This property also receives rave reviews for safety and security of the complex and past guests traveling as a family rave about the extremely accommodating owner.

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This article is part of the #HipmunkCityLove series. Check out this article I wrote about navigating the airport in Puerto Rico too!