The savvy readers of USA Today recently voted Puerto Rico the #1 Caribbean Island, citing hundreds of annual festivals, stunning offshore islands and sun-kissed beaches like Dorado on the island's northern coast.

This exclusive, palm-fringed community is one of the island's most popular vacation destinations. Located just 20 miles west of San Juan, Dorado rose to prominence in the early 20th century when the Rockefeller family established a storied vacation compound here. Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth of the U.S., making it a particularly appealing destination for travelers who seek a quick and easy tropical island experience.