The Paradise Island Casino can be found within Mayagüez Resort & Casino which is the biggest resort in Western Puerto Rico. The resort and its casino are both owned by a group of local investors. One of the most notable points to make is that the Paradise Island Casino has a large casino floor and they provide a variety of other entertainment. There is plenty to see on the Puerto Rico scenic West Coast. The Resort has a hilltop view of the stunning deep-water harbor of Mayagüez and has a fully operational water park.
Mayagüez Resort & Casino is situated relatively far from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico’s capital city of San Juan. It will take approximately two and a half hours to drive from the airport to the resort. The airport serves many popular airlines and is the cheapest way into Puerto Rico from the continental United States.
As for traveling to the casino, it is recommended that guests rent a car or use a reputable shuttle company because public transport in Puerto Rico is notoriously unreliable. Alternatively, you can take a 25-minute shuttle flight from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to the local Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport, which is just a 15-minute drive from the Resort.
When it comes to the dress code, the casino is very strict and maintains a minimum standard of semi-formal attire. The legal age for both gambling and drinking in Puerto Rico is 18 and expect the casino to be checking identification upon entry.
Casino at Paradise Island
Paradise Island Casino has modern and spacious 10,000 square foot gaming floor, and provides all the lights, sites and sounds of a Las Vegas casino. In total there are over 300 different slot machines and 11 table games to keep you entertained. If this is not enough they host daily activities (like raffles) for members of the Players Club which is free to join.
The casino is open every day of the week from within Mayagüez Resort. The casino’s hours of operation are from 10 AM to 3 AM daily. Slot machines open at 10 AM while table games open at noon. Paradise Island Casino also welcomes VIP players by offering a variety of high limit tables.
Table Games at Paradise Island Casino
At Paradise Island Casino you are spoiled for choice when it comes to table games. They have a popular variety of games such as Mini-Baccarat, roulette, craps, blackjack, and poker.
Blackjack tables are the most commonly found at this casino. The rules for blackjack at Paradise Island do not differ from the standard blackjack rules. There are also high limit blackjack tables available.
Mini Baccarat is a niche game that caters to those who love the game Baccarat. The rules are the same as for the Punto Banco version the only difference is a smaller table.
Roulette tables at Paradise Island are the European versions that have only one zero for increased odds of winning. The rules are the same as European Roulette.
Craps tables are most popular among U.S. tourists and the rules are the same as in most casinos in the United States.
At Paradise Island, there is a separate room available for poker and one Texas Hold ‘em table can be found here. The table is available strictly by demand and can be set up to be a high limits table. You can call (787) 832-3030 in advance to find out operating times for this table.
Slots and Video Poker at Paradise Island Casino
Try your luck at Paradise Islands Casino with over 300 slot machines to choose from. These range from state of the art modern machines to the classics.
The slot machines accept coins that are valued from a minimum of $0.01 to a maximum of $5 and, depending on the type of machine, you can also play multiple coins on one bet.
There are a few progressive jackpots that connect some of the slot machines.
Hotel and Accommodation at Paradise Island Casino
Mayagüez Resort & Casino is the nearest hotel accommodation to Paradise Island Casino and the casino is, in fact, a part of the resort.
They have 210 rooms available and range from Suites to Family Rooms to Non-Smoking Rooms. The Suites and Non-smoking rooms typically include one bed and sleep two people while the Family Rooms have two beds and sleeps four.
The average rate per person sharing in a standard room (not Family Room) ranges from $145-$290.
Restaurants at Paradise Island Casino
The Resort is close to the business center and the University of Puerto Rico and you will find many restaurants there and in the surrounding area. Mayagüez Resort & Casino has an in-house restaurant called El Castillo.
Puerto Rico is known to many to be the gastronomical capital of the Caribbean and, thanks to Executive Chef Alexander Saez, El Castillo is right at the heart of Puerto Rico’s gastronomical experience.
El Castillo offers the finest in Latin and Caribbean cuisine and the price is relatively upscale. They operate daily from 6am to 11pm.