ACCOMMODATIONS & LOCATION
Rio Mar Puerto Rico
Golf & Beach Resort
6000 Rio Mar Blvd
Rio Grande, PR 00745
LIVE WEB CAM: https://www.wyndhamriomar.com/en/activities/live-webcam
"The Society has negotiated a special discounted room rate (room-block) with the hotel. Your patronage of this meeting hotel makes it possible for the Society/Chapter to secure the space necessary for this event at a greatly reduced cost. The hotel not only offers a discounted rate and the best networking opportunities, but staying in the group block helps the Society/Chapter meet its obligation to the hotel, avoid penalties, and keep meeting registration prices down. Any attendee who does not book under the UHMS room block will not receive the special discounted amenities."
ROOM RATE: $182.31*
Reservation Cutoff date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Call in reservations: 800-474-6627
Online reservations: CLICK HERE or paste the following link in your web browser address bar: https://book.passkey.com/e/49746356
We have also secured a limited amount of rooms at the government per diem rate for active military. Please contact us at email@example.com to get in this block. Military/Government attendees using their government credit card: Information regarding hotel taxes: Puerto Rico is a tax exempt territory when a traveler uses their IBA account (gov charge card). The form link below has the information for each individual traveler to obtain the proper tax exemption form you will need so you are not billed for those taxes. You can download the form at the following link: https://smartpay.gsa.gov/content/state-tax-information
You must identify yourself as being part of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting.
- Group rate will be offered 3 days pre and 3 days post based on last room availability.
When reservations are made, the hotel will require a deposit equal to the room rate, tax, and Resort Fee for the first and last night for each reservation. Each guest will be required to present a valid credit card upon check-in, on which an amount of sufficient pre-authorization can be obtained to cover the room, tax, and Resort Fee charges for the length of the guest’s stay, plus the anticipated use of the Resort’s ancillary services.
*Group room rate shall be subject to prevailing 2019 tax (current tax is 11%) and, should all 2019 hotel guests be subject to a mandatory resort fee, an applicable flat resort fee of no greater than $14 per room per day, also subject to tax, shall apply. Likewise, should hotel policy no longer include the mandatory levy of a one time per adult person porterage fee and a mandatory daily housekeeping gratuity then such fees shall no longer apply to UHMS meeting attendees. Should policy remain in place, said mandatory fees shall be no greater than originally (c-below) contracted:
$7 per person porterage
$2.50 per room per night houskeeping gratuity
CANCELLING INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS: Individual room reservation cancellations will be accepted up to seven (7) days prior to the guest’s reservation arrival date without penalty. Advance deposits are refundable to guest if timely notice of cancellation is given and a cancellation number is obtained. Cancellations that occur inside the seven (7) day period shall forfeit an advanced deposit equal to the first night’s room and applicable tax.
- CHECK-IN I CHECK-OUT: Guest accommodations will be available at 4:00 pm on arrival day and reserved until 11:00 am on departure day. Any attendee wishing special consideration for early arrival should call the toll free number, 888-474-6627. Any attendee wishing special consideration for late check-out should inquire at the front desk on the day of departure. Group members staying in their rooms beyond the check-out time without Resort authorization will be charged for an additional room night.
- Children's Policy: There is no charge for children under the age of 17 when sharing same room with parents.
- Refrigerators are available upon request for an additional $10 per night plus tax per refrigerator.
- Parking: Daily self-parking fee of $15 plus tax. Daily valet parking fee of $20 per car plus tax.
- Smoking and Vaping Policy: The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort is a smoke-free and vaping-free property as prohibited by law.
- Airport transportation: Round trip shuttle service is provided to our guests through Group Services Inc. Please visit https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/gsipuertorico-online/items/ for reservations. Please note shuttle service is not available for arrivals after 11pm - if your arrival time is after 11pm, your best bet is a taxi. If you prefer a personal car service, after hour rates go up to $264 one way.
- Rollaways: Available upon request for an additional $20 per night plus tax per rollaway.
Ideally Located, Totally Unforgettable: Experience the magic of this extraordinary island from the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort beachfront location in northeast Puerto Rico. Just steps from a private beach along the majestic Atlantic Ocean, they are the closest resort in Puerto Rico to El Yunque Rainforest. Venture just off the coast to explore the mesmerizing beauty of Bioluminescent Bay, or hop in the car for a quick ride to the historic attractions and shopping of Old San Juan and Ponce.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar has been listed in Time Magazines online article as one of The World's 100 Greatest Places 2018 - You can view the article at the following link: http://time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2018/5366769/wyndham-grand-rio-mar-rio-grande-puerto-rico/
Natural Beauty & Tranquility: The sapphire Atlantic Ocean, verdant golf courses, and lush El Yunque Rain Forest border the 500-acre Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, ensuring stunning vistas all around. Our laid-back beach hotel & resort in Puerto Rico hosts 400 spacious guest rooms and suites, endless activities, an array of delicious restaurants and lively bars, sparkling pools, a secluded sandy beach, and the ideal setting and services for memorable meetings and celebrations.
Perfect Paradise: Enjoy all that Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort has to offer. Renowned golf and tennis are here on site, along with myriad water sports, exciting activities for both kids and adults, a casino featuring a variety of games, and sparkling lagoon-style swimming pools. Looking for a little relaxation? Visit the serene Mandara Spa or unwind on the one-mile stretch of soft golden sand just outside our doors.
A BREATHTAKING ISLAND PLAYGROUND
OF ACTIVITIES IN PUERTO RICO
Endless sunshine and warm tropical breezes complement Puerto Rico’s perfect mix of laid-back beaches and outdoor adventures. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort features a premier location mere steps away from a private stretch of golden sand along the Atlantic, and is the closest resort in Puerto Rico to El Yunque Rain Forest. The inspiring, otherworldly beauty of Bioluminescent Bay is in the waters just off its coast, with Bio Bay tours in Puerto Rico that can be arranged with the on-site tour company for effortless convenience. The resort is also a short drive from the historic attractions of Old San Juan, the “Second City” of Ponce, and one of the island’s most popular activities – ziplining. Renowned golf and tennis are right on site, fun and engaging activities for kids and adults alike, and sparkling lagoon-style swimming pools. When you’re ready for a break from fun in the sun, try your luck at their casino, or wind down at the luxurious, tranquil Mandara Spa.
DISCOVER PUERTO RICO
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FAMILY FUN IN THE SUN
Discover the perfect tropical playground for kids at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort. Our secluded beachfront setting offers countless ways to delight kids of all ages, with various kids activities in Puerto Rico. Play Marco Polo or zoom down the water slide in the Activity Pool. Experience bird watching and seasonal turtle nesting. Visit the playground or swim up to a dive-in movie. There’s no shortage of ways to make memories to last a lifetime with the most important people in your life.
At our Puerto Rico family resort, you will receive our Weekly Guest Activity schedule full of fun activities when you check in. Activities vary from day to day, possibilities include:
- Island Hair Braiding
- Nature Walks
- Face Painting
- Iguana Feeding
- Dance Aerobics
- Arts & Crafts
- Kids’ Cooking Class
- Salsa Dancing
- Aqua Aerobics
- Bird Walks
SO MUCH TO DO…RIGHT AT THE RESORT
Puerto Rico offers an abundance of exciting activities across the island, but you can easily fill your days and nights with fun without ever leaving Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort. From challenging rounds of golf on breathtaking courses, to authentic and delicious dining, to pampering, relaxing treatments at Mandara Spa, there’s so much to do right here that you may never want to leave.
Discover one of Puerto Rico’s natural wonders – turtle nesting – just outside your guest room door. Seeing these remarkable sea creatures nesting and, depending upon time of year, hatching is truly extraordinary and fun for all ages. Be sure to ask about Turtle Nesting and Turtle Nest Hatching when you check in.
When you check in you’ll also get our Weekly Guest Activity schedule detailing how you can enjoy all of the interesting activities in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico that we offer. Activities vary from day to day, and may include:
- Yoga Classes
- Aqua Aerobics
- Island Hair Braiding
- Sand Sculpture
- Iguana Feeding
- Obstacle Race On the Beach
- Salsa Lessons
- Papiros Cigars*
*See cigar rolling in action as you learn about and sample Puerto Rico’s own Papiros Cigars. Adults only, additional charge applies. See the concierge for details.
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF IN PUERTO RICO WITH A PICTURESQUE SETTING
Bordered by El Yunque Rainforest’s scenic mountains, the Mameyes River, and the shimmering Atlantic Ocean, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort is the only resort on the island to offer two championship golf courses managed by Troon Golf, the industry leader in golf club management. Our 18-hole courses are gorgeous, challenging, and absolutely perfect for a Caribbean golf vacation getaway.
The Ocean Course: Award-winning golf course architects Tom and George Fazio kept the unique features of our location in mind when designing the spectacular Ocean Course. This 6,716-yard course is situated between the mountains of El Yunque Rainforest and the majestic Atlantic Ocean, and winds languorously through lakes and the natural contours of the island with Sand Iguanas and seaside vistas at every tee. The signature 16th hole is considered one of the best in the Caribbean. Grab your clubs and get ready for formidable, breathtaking play at every turn.
The River Course: Two-time Major Champion Greg Norman designed our River Course along the serene Mameyes River. Inspired by the natural terrain of the land, the holes are integrated into existing foliage creating a lush, verdant course with stunning views of El Yunque’s mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Ideal for all skill levels of golf in Puerto Rico, this 6,945-yard course features open greens, wide fairways, light rough, and shallow bunkers.
Book a Tee Time Today!
Reserve a tee time at our Puerto Rico golf resort online, or contact us at 800-474-6627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DISCOVER ALL THAT PUERTO RICO HAS TO OFFER
With an ideal combination of laid-back beaches and tropical adventure, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort is the perfect home base from which to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of Puerto Rico. We’re steps from a blissfully private one-mile stretch of sand along the Atlantic, and are also the closest resort in Puerto Rico to El Yunque Rainforest.
Ready for an El Yunque Rainforest hike or ziplining in Puerto Rico? Our concierge is ready and waiting to connect you with the adventure of a lifetime through Group Services, Inc. (GSI), our onsite tour company. Experts on everything Puerto Rico, GSI will handle everything you need for the following exciting tours:
- El Yunque Rainforest Eco Tour
- Rainforest Hiking Tour
- Zipline Canopy Adventure
- Scuba Diving
- Camuy Caves, Arecibo Observatory & Premium Outlets - 3 in 1!
- Surfing Lessons at the East
- Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour
- Bioluminescent Bay Kayak
- ATV Adventure
- Horseback Riding
- Sunset Tour - Sail & Snorkel
- Culebra Day Trip and Snorkeling
Spend a day getting to know the fascinating history and culture of this beautiful island. GSI provides trips to the Puerto Rico’s cultural centers, and some of the best spots to shop. Tours include:
- Old & New San Juan with Historic District Shopping
- Evening Drive to the Old City
- Ponce City Tour
Contact Group Services, Inc. at 787-888-6000 ext. 6318 for more information, or click here and book your transportation online.
TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
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While you can go to Puerto Rico without immunizations, it’s a good idea to get vaccinated. The CDC recommends that visitors to Puerto Rico be immunized for hepatitis A and B as well as typhoid. Dengue fever is also a possibility, so it’s a good idea to wear insect repellent as well. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/puerto-rico
San Juan International Airport (SJU)
TRANSPORTATION FROM/TO THE AIRPORT
HOTEL PREFERRED SHUTTLE SERVICE:
Guest Services Inc.: Contact Group Services, Inc. at 787-888-6000 ext. 6318 for more information, or click here and book your transportation online.The Current charge for airport concierge and transportation services is $88 per person, round trip. Airport transportation is subject to a 15% service charge. Please note shuttle service is not available for arrivals after 11pm - if your arrival time is after 11pm, your best bet is a taxi. If you prefer a personal car, after hours goes up to $264 one way.
TAXIS - SHUTTLES: http://aeropuertosju.com/en/transportation/entaxis/