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Sarah Sleeps Around: Serafina Beach Hotel

Sarah Sleeps Around: Serafina Beach Hotel

I don't need to tell you that San Juan, Puerto Rico has faced its share of challenges post-Maria. But I DO need to tell you that when I saw the city for myself last week, I witnessed encouraging signs of the capital's continued recovery.

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Shops in Old San Juan (including newcomer Coconut People) are open; piña coladas (the island's national drink) are still being poured; the fort at El Morro stands as proudly as ever (see it from the sea with on a harbor cruise with East Island Excursions); and the mofongo (shout out to classic OSJ restaurant Rest. El Jibarito!) is still being served with smiles as warm as the weather.

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But perhaps the most significant sign of the island's bounce-back is the opening of Serafina Beach Hotel, the first new resort to open in the city since last year's storms.

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I hope you'll take five minutes to watch this video of my stay. But even more than that, I hope you'll consider visiting Puerto Rico soon. The city is open for business and Sanjuaneros are ready to welcome you. I GUARANTEE that that you'll eat well, shop like a boss and party hard. And when the time comes to go home, you'll leave a tiny piece of your heart behind.


And remember, the best way to help the Caribbean is to visit the Caribbean. Puerto Rico se levanta!

 

 

Sarah Sleeps Around: Riu Dunamar

Sarah Sleeps Around: Riu Dunamar

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