Bottom: Lookout Point Puerto Rico
Right: St. George Church in Bermuda
host whip up a succulent six-course meal
in a theater-style setting, which is later
paired with wine from the resort’s cellar.
An easy Caribbean escape
With no passport required for U. S.
citizens, Puerto Rico is as easy a visit
as going to Florida—and it’s not much
farther, either. When October rears its
head, Puerto Rico starts prepping for
December’s and January’s festivities,
barely holding steady until Thanksgiving clears the way. As Puerto Rico
starts readying for its holiday season,
which lasts through late January, the
best place to enjoy the revving and
prettying up is right in the middle of it
all—Old San Juan. This is the hub of all
things new and fresh in Puerto Rico.
On the first Tues-day of each month
(through December), art galleries stay
open late, welcoming lively crowds
who want a little drink in their culture.
Add to that late-night hot spots—
Nuyorican Café is a favorite among
salsa lovers—and of course, Old San
Juan’s eclectic dining scene.
The best place to enjoy this destination within a destination is with a few
nights at Hotel El Convento. This
beauty is a former Carmelite convent
more than 350 years old. It began its
conversion to a hotel under the direction of Robert Woolworth, heir to the
Woolworth fortune. From El Convento
you can walk every where in Old San
Juan, even to the rolling greens surrounding El Morro Fort for a Sunday of
Roughly 60 miles away, tucked away
in the island’s central mountain area, is
the lush mountain town of Jayuya, also
a piece of Puerto Ricana but worlds
away from the big-city hustle of San