Gateway: San Juan, Puerto Rico

You could consider San Juan, Puerto Rico as a gateway both for cruisers and people wanting to explore the island’s natural parks.  It can also be a jumping off point to visit other Caribbean islands by plane.  I always recommend arriving at the port of departure at least 1 day in advance as you never know what could go wrong and cause a delay and the ship won’t wait.  So where can you stay in San Juan on hotel points…………….and how can you get these points for free?

CLUB CARLSON  –  RADISSON AMBASSADOR PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO SAN JUAN

A free night here runs 38,000 points, but get the Club Carlson Visa and get your second night here free!  Yes, that’s right, 2 nights will run credit card holders 38,000 points all up!

Radisson Ambassador Plaza San Juan Hotel & Casino

PRIORITY CLUB

There are 3 Priority Club hotels in Puerto Rico starting with the San Juan Intercontinental at 50,000 points with 2 other hotels around the island – Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino for 20,000 points and Holiday Inn Mayaguez & Tropical Casino for 15,000 points.  The Priority Club Visa will get you one night at the IC or several nights at either of the Holiday Inns.