A NEW ERA - Spring 2017 Perfect Wedding Magazine PWSpring2017 - Page 112

T RAVEL V ANDERBILT L IFE PUERTO RICO AT ITS BEST Written & Photographed by CLAUDIA TORRES After 3 flights and 19 hours of travel, I landed at one of the most beautiful is- lands in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico has always been on my personal wish list for travelling. My wish was granted and this time I was there to experience what this stunning piece of paradise has to offer couples seeking a romantic honeymoon and/or a luxury destination wedding. 110 energy of the waves hitting the beach I felt totally in vacation-mode and had the best sleep ever. The next morning I in- dulged myself to a tranquil ‘in-suite’ healthy breakfast, catered from Ola Ocean Front Bistro, and soon after I was ready to start experiencing the Vander- bilt life. Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is nearly a century old, located in San Juan’s presti- gious district ‘Condado’ and only a 20 minute drive from the airport. As you walk in to the lobby you are immerse in the 20’s style of the sophisticated interior décor, characteristic of the original building, with a striking black marble staircase and posh red velvet sofas. Soon your personal butler greets you and from that moment until the last second of your stay at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel your butler will be providing de- tailed attention to every need you may have. The east tower pool lounge has three smaller sized pools and an intimate beach area, perfect to start your stay re- laxing by the breeze-swept ocean, sip- ping your favorite cocktail made with Patrón Tequila and paired with a deli- cious lunch from Tacos & Tequila restaurant. The menu here is designed by executive chef Juan José Cuevas and includes seven varieties of ‘mexican’ style tacos and a selection of vegetarian dishes, all made with the most fresh, local ingredi- ents. The night of my arrival I could not wait to take a peek through the window of my comfortable suite. When I noticed the Time escapes me, going smoothly when I am enjoy- ing the Vanderbilt Life. In Perfect Wedding Magazine A New Era / Spring 2017