Thanks Ray, we will be staying on the east side of PR and I am guessing those beaches are quite a distance by boat. Anymore suggestions?
Stay at the El Conquistador. THey have rented an offshore island and run a shuttle over to it.
Do I have to stay at the El Conquistador to get to that island (Palomino)? Thanks.
Yes. It's private.
Palomino is indeed private, though I've seen some boats anchor offshore and people swim to the beach. Palominito is available to the public, but again, you'll need to rent or charter a boat or tour to get there.
I've heard good things about Seven Seas beach in Fajardo but have never been. Luoquillo is also nearby, and although there are highrises in town, the beach (Montserrate) is very nice.
Seven Seas is a nice beach and so is Monserrate (Luquillo Beach). They are not super quiet beaches since "beach season" is underway in PR but are nice none the less. The Conquistador's private island has a decent beach but there's rocks and seaweed to deal with at times. I live in PR and go to the beach every weekend so I know.
culebra or vieques for privacy!
I cannot recommend Crash Boat beach in Aguadilla as the locals trash it up and thugs hang out there.