The San Juan Daily Star
New all-inclusive Vista Bahía Hotel in Salinas opens Friday
By The Star Staff
The Puerto Rican chain of all-inclusive hotels on the island that operates the Vista Verde Hotel in Yauco and the Vista Azul Hotel in Aguadilla, will open the doors of the Vista Bahía Hotel in Salinas (formerly the Full Moon Hotel) on Friday.
The all-inclusive lodging has a total of 67 rooms.
“With an impressive sea view, the Hotel will offer an exceptional experience for those seeking a getaway full of family fun and beautiful sunsets,” said Xavier Barrera, physical plant manager at Vista Bahía Hotel, said in a written statement Tuesday. “The rooms of our Hotel are designed and equipped with first-class amenities to guarantee a comfortable and pleasant stay for our guests.”
“Among the amenities and comforts that we will offer, we highlight two swimming pools with a bar, an open-air wood-fired pizzeria, a games room for the enjoyment of children and young people, a basketball court, a ship-shaped playground, an activities room and a restaurant with capacity for 332 diners,” he said. “In addition, we will have the rental service for golf carts, kayaks, jet skis and bicycles.”
The hotel will also offer an “all-inclusive” package of breakfast, lunch, dinner and unlimited drinks. Among the fixed and varied activities that will be offered seven days a week at the hotel, the following stand out: a magic show, children’s characters, artistic activities, live music, jazz nights and karaoke, among others.
“We are excited to welcome our guests to our third Hotel. We have worked hard to create an exceptional environment for visitors to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Our goal is to become the preferred destination for families looking for a fun-filled getaway,” said Yolmarie Ortiz, operations manager.
“Our staff is trained and prepared to provide a hospitable service, ensuring that every detail is taken care of to meet the needs and expectations of our visitors,” she added.
Salinas Mayor Karilyn Bonilla emphasized that “we in the Capital of the Caribbean Sea are very enthusiastic about the opening of the Hotel Vista Bahía, a new quality accommodation alternative for all our local and international tourists.”
“Likewise, job creation is promoted and local tourism is encouraged,” she said. “Know that our municipal administration is open to continue contributing to tourism.”
Investment in the hotel is an estimated $9 million between the purchase transaction and improvements within five years, financed by local banks and private capital. The Hotel Vista Bahía has 101 employees, of which 71 work in newly created jobs.
The opening celebration will kick off the summer in Salinas on Friday with the music of Arnaldo el Más Darling starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Barreto El Show and His Plena will perform, also starting at 6 p.m., and Sunday night will feature Rock, DJ and Karaoke, at 5 p.m.