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Melia Coco Beach, Puerto Rico

Gran Melia Golf Resort
Gran Melia Golf Resort

Located at Coco Beach on Puerto Rico’s northeastern coast is the Gran Melia Golf Resort. Against the backdrop of El Yunque rainforest, the villas and pavilions of Gran Meliá rise from an oceanfront landscape of gardens, pathways and pools. Here you can also build your vacation around the Coco Beach championship course. Read our review of the golf at Gran Melia Coco Beach below.

The Gran Melia golf resort is geared up to ensure you have a relaxing Caribbean vacation in privacy and luxurious surroundings that include contemporary art and magnificent architecture.

This first-class Golf Club features two 18-hole courses, Championship and International, and a spectacular 46,000-square foot Clubhouse with meeting facilities, a restaurant and a lounge. Hotel guests receive discounted green fees, tee times, private lessons and club storage. During the high season (December through May), guests can experience different options, including twilight games, junior games and group packages for 12 or more players.

Golf rates are subject to change and do not include transportation from the hotel to the course. Group reservations may be reserved up to one year in advance, while tee times may be reserved 60 days in advance.

The Resort

The architectural gem that is the Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico is nestled in the country’s northeastern coast, in Coco Beach, Rio Grande. The luxury resort brings all its guests the privacy and exclusivity they look for in a Caribbean getaway, allowing them to escape from the rest of the world. Located on a lush peninsula about 19 miles from San Juan, the resort is a trailblazer in the hospitality field. Whatever desire, guests will be able to rely on the signature RedGlove Service to make the most out of their stay. Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico is proud to be the only all Junior Suite resort in Puerto Rico—it boasts an average guest room size of 520 sq. ft. No passports or visas are required for US visitors.

Activities at the Grand Melia golf resort

This luxury resort offers a plethora of activities. In addition to the world-class 18-hole championship course designed by Tom Kite, five additional golf courses are reachable from the resort in just under a 30-minute journey. Other daytime activities include tennis, water aerobics, yoga, volleyball, dance lessons and many more. Non-motorized water sports—such as kayaking—are also available. In addition to this, the resort comes alive at nighttime, offering guests unforgettable experiences with live music at the Avenue Bar.


The Grand Melia golf resort offers its guests a two-story private spa covering 12,000 sq. ft. of space. The spa facilities include massage cabins, a spa boutique, a spa salon—offering unique Rainforest Signature Treatments—an outdoor private pool with massage areas and Bali beds, a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Choose your season

Hugely popular in the winter months due to the tropical climate, the high season is December through May.

Getting there

The resorts are 30 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. The Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico offers a personalised transport service from the San Juan main airport to the hotel.

Here you in Puerto Rico, you can play where the pros play. Coco Beach Golf Club is home to the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open. The 36-hole course was designed by Tom Kite and caters to golfers of all abilities with four different tees ranging from 5,300 to 7,587 yards. The layouts feature seashore paspalum grass, white silica-sand bunkers and challenging water hazards.

You can find out more about the resort and their golf holidays here

See also: Essential Golf’s Review of Big Cedar Lodge