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5 Ways to Escape the Chill in Puerto Rico

5 Ways to Escape the Chill in Puerto Rico

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As I type, fall is coming.

But still, it’s enough to make us want to hop a plane and leave these cold climes for warmer weather. Where better than Puerto Rico — you don’t even need a passport!

Even better? We’ve found five luxe excuses to escape:

W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island launched an exclusive yoga retreat, ENERGIZE by Tara Stiles, featuring curated Strala classes, wellness assessments at FIT HUB, immersive nature escapes, cooking classes with the resort’s chef, spa treatments, etc. Through a partnership with Bieque Eco Trips, the resort organizes trips to the Bioluminescent Bay where guests can kayak atop water that literally sparkles. The resort also offers rates as low as $322 when booking the “Refriger-nation Vacation,” which is valid for travel through August 2nd, 2015 when booking three nights. The offer includes the fourth night free as well as a $100 resort credit.

Want total privacy? Indulge in luxury at the Ritz-Carlton Reserve’s first caribbean retreat, Dorado Beach. In addition to the quiet location, you’ll find a serene resort located on the former Laurance S. Rockefeller estate. Book the “Stay More, Save More” package ($1500 / night and up) and save anywhere from 25% on a four-night stay to 40% on a seven-night escape.

Prefer something a bit more hands on? Try The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico, where you can find offers excursions at the foot of El Yunque National Rainforest. Nestled on a former coconut plantation, the property is a 438 acre nature sanctuary and offers sustainable activities spearheaded by the on-site marine biologist such as experiencing the bird sanctuary, helping guardian Leatherback Turtles and exploring the Tree Planting Program. The resort also boasts rates as low as $678 for the same “Refriger-nation Vacation,” package, which is valid for travel through April 2015 when booking five nights and includes a $100 resort credit.

Love the celeb factor? The Real Housewives of Atlanta got down at the new Olive Boutique Hotel, and you can too. Their stylish “Olive Lifestyle Suites” feature a sexy open floor plan design where you can see right into the shower from the bed. Rates start at $294 per night.

Think you’d rather spend your days shopping? Head to Old San Juan, where Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino launched Puerto Rico’s first “Retail Therapist,” a new position catering to guests’ shopping needs with customizable itineraries, shopping maps, curated lists of artisanal markets, and insider shopping tips. The resort is offering rates as low as $175 when booking the “Refriger-nation Vacation” which is valid for travel through March 2015.