VIVO Beach Club, Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico | Beach, Beer, Brunch, and Reggae

Opened in April 2016, VIVO Beach Club is a beach front property in area of Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico with pristine white sand beaches, private pool, world class entertainment, and a variety of dining options.

Located on the outskirts of San Juan, this white sand beach is close to the heart of the city while feeling like you are away from it all!  Located mere minutes from the San Juan airport in Isla Verde, guests can enjoy perfect Caribbean water immediately upon arrival to the island.  VIVO Is fast becoming a popular destination for locals and visitors.

VIVO Beach Club Sunday Brunch January 2019 – Photo by Bonnie

Update January 2019: Bottomless mimosas and all you can eat Sunday brunch are still available for $40 per person. Day passes to the pool are no longer available for purchase.

VIVO Beach Club beach access

Sunday Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas

I recently discovered VIVO Beach Club and was eager to try out the new Sunday Brunch service.  Brunch was served all you can eat, table side.  Wait staff bring a selection freshly prepared food around to each table.  Guests are encouraged to try a little bit of everything.   There were no menus to look over, just plate after plate brought directly from the kitchen.   Brunch is served from 11am until 4 pm on Sunday on the large covered patio with views of the ocean front beach or adjacent pools.

Sample of brunch items from VIVO Beach Club

Brunch items include omelets, fresh fruit, pastries, sandwiches, and more! The brunch menu is constantly changing, while maintaining fresh, local ingredients prepared to perfection.

VOODOO Bar

VOODOO Bar at VIVO Beach Club

VIVO includes Voodoo restaurant, Ocean Lab brewery, and poolside food service.  Available for large parties, beach side Wedding plus reception, corporate events, and more!  There are plenty of poolside cabanas, beach front tents and shade, and chair/loungers.  Outside showers, plus indoor lockers and changing rooms for members.

VIVO Beach Club pool

I arrived 45 minutes before my friend, and I was well taken care of by the staff.  I highly recommend VIVO as a great place for solo female travelers!

Live Events

VIVO Beach Arena is host to many music events, including some very popular reggae artists. Be sure to visit the VIVO Facebook page or web site for upcoming events.

At night, VIVO turns into one of the hottest night clubs in the metro area.

Ocean Lab brewery

As of 2019, Ocean Lab brewery is open so I had to check it out. Full disclosure, I am not a beer drinker, so I brought a team of FIVE experienced and willing beer drinkers to sample the in-house craft beer.

The downstairs entrance to Ocean Lab Brewing Co at VIVO beach club

Ocean Lab Brewing, Co is located upstairs overlooking the Ocean, VIVO pool, VIVO stage, and the entire property. It is quite simply, the best view of the entire property!

The food never disappoints at VIVO, and Ocean Lab lives up to the reputation by serving mouth watering burgers, sliders, and other traditional pub food perfect for beer pairings. After a long drive, our food did not last long enough for photos. Whoops.

Fortunately, my FIVE experience beer tasters ordered enough beer for multiple photo ops.

The Beer sampler was very popular with my experts, and while all beer was quickly consumed, the Amber was the most purchased beer among my experts. I tasted a small sip of the dark barakh beer and it was very flavorful.

While my beer experts did not agree on the best or favorite beer, they all agreed that the beer sampler is worth ordering to be able to try one of everything.

Bonus View for Aviation Enthusiasts

Directly behind the brewery is SJU airport. The brewery tables upstairs and at the back near the bar offer up close views of the airplanes taking off from the North runway. If you are an aviation enthusiast, download the Flightradar24 app on your smart phone to see exactly when the large and wide body aircraft are departing SJU for the best aircraft take-off watching in San Juan.

VIVO Boutique

Also opened in 2019, VIVO boutique offers a wide range of swimsuits, hats, sunblock, tee shirts, dresses, cover-ups, handbags, and a wide range of souvenirs.

Perfect Beach Day at VIVO Beach Club

VIVO has plenty of secure parking and is a quick Uber ride from the SJU airport, or San Juan area hotels and accommodations.  Club membership is available, with discounts and members only access to special events.  Guests can buy event specific tickets.

Sunday brunch, your favorite musical guest, or a relaxing day on the beach – VIVO is the place!

43 thoughts on “VIVO Beach Club, Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico | Beach, Beer, Brunch, and Reggae”

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  3. I’ve never been to Puerto Rico while on my trips to the US, but would love to see it one day. The Vivo Beach Club looks like a lot of fun, and with a great brunch menu too! My mouth’s watering from the thought of churrasco and poached egg with polenta right now, thank you!

  4. Beach sun and sand that’s all I need. To top it a beach club. Looks awesome and the hospitality surely is good as per your post. I would live to visit Puerto Rico in general but this adds this. To my list. Visuals are so tempting. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Okay, you had me convinced at fitness classes by the sea! I’ve always wanted to go to PR but have yet to make the trip. When I do, I’ll definitely have to check this place out.

    1. They are currently offering boot camp and yoga on the beach. Then you can go for a swim in the pool or the ocean after class.

  6. The food looks so good it’s making me hungry even though I just ate! I’m glad you pointed out that it’s a great spot for solo female travelers. It does look super relaxing, and the pool area looks lovely.

  7. Wow! I’ve never been to Puerto Rico but your pictures of the VIVO beach club are awesome. Would love to take part in that Sunday Brunch too…mmm brunch! Thanks for the recommendation, will be sure to bookmark this!
    Kristie

  8. This resort looks lovely. A great place for a laidback holiday – the pools, bars, and beaches all look very relaxing. I’ve never been to PR before but I’ve been to the Caribbean before – Barbados, and loved it! Good post. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Looks (and sounds) like a great place if that’s what you’re looking for. Personally, I prefer the less commercial places but I have to admit the location is awesome and sometimes it’s definitely nice to have all the facilities easily available – less stress organising things and more time just to enjoy.

      1. Wow, that is not bad for beach club membership is Puerto Rico, most other clubs start at three times that price! For occasional visits, the daily rate is such a good deal.

  10. What an amazing place to have a wedding (or party)! It looks straight out of the glossy pages of a holiday brochure! Plus I love the idea of constant plates of food!

  11. It is so motivating for me to read posts from the other side of the world, while here in Romania is winter and so cold. I realized I even haven’t known where Puerto Rico is and with your challenging post you convinced me to search for it on the google maps. 🙂 Well, at least I found out that is not so far from Europe, still in the Pacific Ocean.

    1. Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Sea, at the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean. My home in PR is closer to Europe than it is to the West coast USA!

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