by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 01, 2018
The 400-room Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort reopens today, March 1, following its closure after Hurricane Maria. While the oceanfront resort cleaned up after the storm, it also underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation. To help the island continue its recovery, one dollar of every room night booked in March and April will be donated to the adjacent El Yunque Rainforest Restoration Fund, with the goal of raising $10,000.

"We are eager to welcome travelers back to our newly renovated resort to celebrate this beautiful island," said Nils Stolzlechner, general manager of the resort that features 500 beachfront acres. "During the last few months, the spirit of Puerto Rico has grown stronger than ever, and we are incredibly grateful and proud that together we have restored this region back into an incredible travel destination."

Executive chef Ramon Carillo has taken the time to revamp the property's menus and is ready to showcase new dishes at the culinary outlets, such as the refreshed Caicu Rum Bar. More than $1 million was spent to renovate the resort's Marbella restaurant, which offers a menu of traditional American favorites and Caribbean specialties. Among other dining spots are Palio, serving Italian cuisine; Hole in One, offering drinks and bites by the golf course; and the casual 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill. The beachfront Tiki Hut and Pool Bar, above, has doubled its seating capacity to more than 40 guests.

Also ready to welcome visitors are the 7,000-square-foot Mandara Spa and fitness center, the two championship 18-hole golf courses, the casino and the international tennis center. For groups, the resort has a 48,000-square-foot oceanfront conference center.