Part 3/6 in the CASPR series highlighting popular locations for Act 20/22’s decree holders is Bahia Beach. As one of the most exclusive and luxurious places on the island, Bahia caters to the successful Act 20/22 decree holder, who is willing spare nothing on an island investment.
In 2010, this former coconut plantation was transformed into the first St. Regis property in the Caribbean. Located 30 minutes west of San Juan, Bahia is nestled on Puerto Rico’s northwest coast, guarded by two natural rivers at the base of El Yunque, the only rain forest on U.S. Soil. Today, Bahia is home to some of the most affluent Act 20/22 decree holders, namely John Paulson, a prestigious hedge-fund manager and Act 20 trailblazer. Paulson,in fact, redesigned the Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course to build his mansion on the property’s peninsula.
With its proximity to San Juan, Bahia lets residents retreat to a secluded paradise without having the hassle of foraging to a remote location. It’s not uncommon for residents to take a morning run the 438-acre Audubon Signature Sanctuary nature preserve, hold board meetings in the afternoon and treat guests to world class dining in the evening – all without leaving the property.
Additional amenities include a massive lagoon-shaped pool running throughout the property, a naturally set top-notch spa and a kid friendly water park. All of these world class accommodations come with a world class price – plots of land start at $5m USD and hotel rooms start at $800 a night, if you’re lucky enough to get one.