First off, after making this post and asking some email questions I have gotten some great feedback from the San Juan PR kite folks I have contacted. If they are as friendly and helpful in person as they are in email, it should be a fun trip. I figured I'd ask this question publically in case anyone has specific travel experience.
Going to San Juan with the wife (non-kiter) for a long weekend. 3 full days on the beach with the outside days for travel. I understand that Shacks is the place to be but i think the 2 hour drive will cut into our attempt to minimize travel and maximize beach time. Basically, the goal was to get away with the wife for a long weekend, and of course, for me to have kiting access...
Isla Verde is where we are looking. Traveling the weekend of February 20th.
Do you have any lodging recommendations?
I would like to be close to a kite launch, the wife would like a clean room (clean sheets, no bed bugs, nice room) and some beach front resort amenities (outside bar & beach chairs). You know how it is when traveling with the wife, vs going with the guys who are content with a bed, shower, and a bottle of rum.
We looked at the Intercontinental and Water&Beach Club. Both more $ than I'd prefer to spend but its a short trip so we'd get by. Getting scared away from W&BC by the tripadvisor reviews
. (sounds nice, but lots of similar comments on rooms not being well kept as they once were...)
That said, I'm having trouble finding a lot of good internet information on San Juan. Everything sends me to the same resort websites. I'm looking for any first hand experience on places to stay near San Juan that would keep a beach bound wife and kiting husband happy!
Any info you could share would be MUCH appreciated!!! THANK YOU.
Also if you have any suggestions on San Juan travel deals to get something lower than the AAA rack rate on lodging.
Heck, even if you can point to some good bars to hit I'd be grateful!!! (less club scene, more bar scene)