A St. Regis residential resort community spread over a 483-acre beachfront nature reserve, Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club offers the very best in Puerto Rico luxury homes and Puerto Rico luxury rentals. Bahia Beach is a St. Regis resort hotel and the only Certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary in the Caribbean, with luxury homes situated on a quiet, two-mile long, crescent-shaped beach. Its 18-hole golf course commands a wide stretch of the beachfront and offers unimpeded views of the rainforests and mountains of El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States.
Whether you are searching for Puerto Rico luxury rentals or Puerto Rico luxury homes, Bahia Beach real estate is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in all of Puerto Rico for your relocation to “La Isla Del Encanto.”
Location & Language
25 miles east of the hustle and bustle of San Juan and just 30 minutes from San Juan International Airport, Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club sits on 483 ecologically friendly, oceanside acres originally developed as a coconut plantation. The St. Regis redeveloped the property into Puerto Rico’s first AAA Five Diamond resort and a Forbes Travel Guide five-star resort with full-time residential real estate.
Both English and Spanish are the official languages of the island. Those buying Puerto Rico real estate or Puerto Rico luxury rentals in Bahia Beach will find every person speaks English, though they may experience more Spanish as they travel further from the Bahia Beach gates.
Real Estate Prices in Bahia Beach
Bahia Beach real estate has some of the finest Puerto Rico luxury homes and Puerto Rico luxury rentals in the entire Puerto Rico real estate market, second only to Dorado Beach. The fineries of its homes and the luxuries of its neighborhood amenities are, as such, reflected in Bahia Beach real estate prices. The average sales price for beachfront condos increased from $1000 per square foot in 2019 to $1,360 per square foot just one year later. Penthouse condos sell for as much as $5.4 million and could sell for significantly more in the near future based on recent trends.
However, there are also more affordable Puerto Rico rentals and slices of Puerto Rico real estate just outside the Bahia Beach neighborhood, where two-bedroom condos in nearby Rio Grande can go for as little as $320,000, although these prices have also started to rise quickly. Residents outside the Bahia Beach neighborhood can still become members of the resort club and enjoy its amenities, including the golf course and pool.
Dining & Entertainment
The Farm at Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club offers Bahia Beach residents healthy, organic, farm-to-table produce grown right on the estate and served at its restaurants. Seagrapes is the St. Regis Resort’s all-day poolside destination for casual dining. For a more formal evening, savor the Greek and Mediterranean food at the swanky Paros Signature Restaurant. The Beach Club Restaurant on property has terrific, authentic Puerto Rican cuisine in a casual setting.
Bahia Beach real estate offers resort-style living within a peaceful, beachfront nature reserve. While it is not typically a destination for nightlife, the St. Regis Bar is a great place for a cocktail. And every night at 6 p.m., diners can also enjoy a ceremonial champagne sabering on the beachfront terrace while watching an unforgettable Caribbean sunset. The luxurious Iridium Spa at the St. Regis hotel offers a variety of classic spa treatments, from hot and cold plunges, to couple’s massages, to organic hair and beauty services, all within view of the spa’s own lush garden.
Bahia Beach’s Puerto Rico luxury homes have exclusive access to one of the best beaches on the Puerto Rico real estate market. For beachfront watersports, Surfin’ Bahia offers lessons and rentals in kite surfing, windsurfing, skimboarding, ocean paddle boarding, ocean kayaking, and beach volleyball. The St. Regis pool is kid-friendly and right next to the beach. Bahia Beach also has its own a private lagoon with biking, fishing, kayaking, and lakefront water activities for kids of all ages at its Boathouse & Nature Center. The resort’s Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course winds for two miles along the beachfront, with views of tropical rainforest from nearly every hole.
Bahia Beach sits right at the foot of El Yunque National Forest, a mountainous, 28,000-acre tropical rainforest. Less than 20 minutes away, El Yunque is a hiker’s dream, with stunning waterfalls, mountaintop views, and an extraordinarily diverse rainforest ecosystem. The St. Regis can also charter helicopter excursions to Old San Juan, Dorado Beach Golf Club and Resort, and more.
Weather & Hurricanes
Bahia Beach’s average temperature matches that of San Juan, at between 75 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. However, as all of Bahia Beach is close to the beach, Bahia Beach often feels cooler due to the constant, gentle sea breezes.
The hurricane season lasts from June to November in Puerto Rico. When looking at Puerto Rico real estate, make sure that your future home is as prepared as possible to withstand these devastating storms. From Puerto Rico rentals to Puerto Rico luxury homes, PRelocate’s hurricane advice for homebuyers is essential reading.
Public transportation options are very limited in Bahia Beach, making cars a necessity. Uber is not as common in the area as San Juan or Dorado Beach, but Uber or the hotel concierge can still take passengers from Bahia Beach to anywhere in greater San Juan and points beyond. Bahia Beach is one of the safest residential neighborhoods for Puerto Rico luxury homes in all of the Puerto Rico real estate market. The entire Bahia Beach reserve neighborhood is gated and has extensive 24-hour security, making it safe for all at any hour.
There are some private schools within proximity to Bahia Beach, such as the Kingdom Christian Academy of Rio Grande. However, the greater San Juan area also has terrific private schools with solid track records of graduates matriculating into mainland U.S. higher education institutions. All offer students a bilingual education in both English and Spanish. The St. John’s School and the Robinson School are just 30 minutes away from Bahia Beach in the oceanfront Condado neighborhood of San Juan. St. John’s is frequently ranked as the best private school in Puerto Rico, and students from both institutions have gone on to Yale, Harvard, MIT, and more.
Puerto Rico’s income tax laws make it extremely attractive to business owners and investors, both internationally and in the mainland United States. Act 60 allows Puerto Rico residents to pay zero taxes on capital gains and allows relocated corporations or local companies to pay just 4% income tax.
PRelocate’s Real Estate Brokerage Services
If you’re looking to purchase or rent real estate in Bahia Beach or other similar areas of Puerto Rico, PRelocate can help. We’re a licensed real estate brokerage firm (license C-21696) with experience and extensive knowledge of the Puerto Rico real estate market. Our team is professional, responsive, friendly, and experienced, and with both native English- and Spanish-speaking staff, we can help you break down any language barriers you might encounter. We can save you time and effort by helping you find the right Puerto Rico property for you quickly and easily. In the meantime, you can view current real estate rental and for sale listings.
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