I spent months researching vacation spots to bring my wife for our honeymoon in September. When I came across Tres Sirenas, it looked too good to be true. Every picture of the place looked amazing and the online reviews alone were enough for me to pull the trigger on our reservation. I have to say, I was a little hesitant about the location since it seemed pretty far off of the beaten path (and we don't speak a lick of Spanish) but let me tell you, it ended up being one of the best vacations we've ever had.
After driving the 2 hours from San Juan airport to Rincon, we received a very warm welcome from Lisa and Harry. They immediately set us up with snorkeling equipment and gave us great recommendations for local food. We spent our first night there sitting at the edge of the warm Caribbean sea, drinking rum and cokes, enjoying a beautiful sunset, about 30 feet away from our room. It was pretty much like living inside one of those over-the-top beautiful, beachy desktop backgrounds. The room we stayed in was perfect. It had a big tv, functional kitchen, plenty of lounge space, a master bedroom, air conditioning, and high speed internet. Each morning we awoke to one of Lisa's delicious homemade breakfasts (my favorite was mango pancakes with orange juice, eggs, and smoked sausage) and enjoyed it on our balcony over looking Tres Sirena's private beach. We spent most of our days adventuring around Rincon based on recommendations from Lisa, and had a blast snorkeling and sun bathing on huge, white, empty beaches. We enjoyed all kinds of local cuisines and tried to eat at a different place for each meal. All around, it was a fantastic, beautiful, relaxing, enjoyable vacation/honeymoon. Absolutely no regrets.
Good things that really stuck out in my mind:
How friendly, encouraging, funny, warm, and accepting Lisa and Harry were. I knew they were good people based on previous reviews, but had no idea how big a role they would play in us enjoying our stay at the B&B. They were there within a minutes notice for any questions or concerns, and always went the extra mile to make sure we were having a great time. It is also worth noting that they put a LOT of time and effort into maintaining/improving the B&B (as you can see from the pictures), and I think it just goes to show that they really do care about the property and the well-being of the people that stay there. But besides excellent hosts, other great things that stick out include picture perfect sunsets, white sandy beaches, delicious food (try the shark and conch empadillas!!!), friendly people, great vistas, cheap beer, and very clean rooms.
Things I would recommend: Bring a GPS! Traffic can get pretty hairy on the way from San Juan Airport to Rincon, and you don't want to get lost along the way. Also bring an underwater camera. The Caribbean sea is like clear, crystal blue bath water, and there are tons of cool fish to see, even 10 feet out from the beach at Tres Sirenas. We found all kinds of cool stuff snorkeling: sand dollars, octopuses, coins, crabs, and even a wedding ring!
So yeah, in conclusion, I would recommend this as a number one vacation spot for anyone looking to get away for a little while. If you need further convincing, check out some of the pictures we took!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tres Sirenas Beach Inn, located directly oceanfront, is a full service boutique style Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Rincon. This Small Inn offers the discerning Rincon visitor who wants to stay on the beach in an intimate lodging with only five exclusive and elegantly appointed units in all. Decorated in a West Indies style, each of which feature breathtaking direct oceanfront views. Two full apartment suites with full kitchens, living rooms, Private Master bedrooms, with additional sleeping lofts, and private oceanfront verandahs are offered for guests who enjoy space on Holiday, or families. Tres Sirenas welcomes families with older children. Amenities include daily gourmet breakfast served on your verandah, covered private oceanfront terraces, daily maid service, pool, unheated Jacuzzi spa, premium cable TV, WIFI in common areas, with repeaters in rooms, A/C, Fans, mini fridge, microwaves, DVD library, complimentary snorkel equipment, Paddle boards and kayaks for rent, lovely gardens, onsite spa services, concierge service, private chef catering, Cooking Lessons, Private Yoga Lessons, Surf Lessons, Sailing Lessons and convenient location on the best swimming beach with many nearby restaurants and Beach Bars to enjoy. Featured in Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, NBC Today Show, designated Best Beach Budget Lodging, Fodor's Choice, 2015, recommended by Frommer's. It is recommended for travelers who want to wake up on the beach, and enjoy the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore as they sleep. If you are coming to enjoy the Caribbean, stay on the beach in this small family run business, with great Innkeepers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tres Sirenas Beach Hotel Rincon
- Tres Sirenas Beach Inn Puerto Rico/Rincon