The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

As you all know, I last week at this time I was in Puerto Rico staying at the incredible Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico, which turns out, was completely serendipitous. My family and I had planned our trip to Puerto Rico several months in advance, meaning we had booked a room at a popular resort hotel in Carolina, Puerto Rico for the four of us. The hotel itself that my family booked was a very typical family-friendly place and I was more than happy to be staying anywhere, seeing as the trip was a gift to the family from my parents.

The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

Now I am not one to sit atop my moral high-horse and look down at others in disgust, but the amount of waste generated at these kinds of resorts is staggering and does upset me quite a bit. And I am not going to lie to you guys, but I am basically a sucker for beautifully designed hotels just as much as the next blogger and choose to stay at smaller locally-run boutique hotels when possible. Big resorts tend to also be quite difficult food-wise for a gal like me with a million allergies and specific dietary preferences. However, like I said, this trip was about spending time with my family (which I did as well!), so I was not complaning.

The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

I did however, decide to do a bit of research beforehand, to see if I was able to find some local places which would be better suited for my dietary preferences and had the kind of vibe I was into. And so, about a week before I was set to fly to the states, I went ahead and did a bit of research into different vegan and vegetarian haunts on the island as well as places to visit. However, it was by complete happenstance that on the same evening, while traversing the blogosphere, I ended up on a travel post from a blogger (unfortunately I cannot remember who the blogger is!) who had written about her incredible stay at The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico.

The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

I immediately fell in love with her photos of the hotel and her review was overwhelmingly positive. And so, I googled the shit out of the place and found out that The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse was a vegetarian hotel with an on-site Chef, named Jerome who, from the looks of it, seemed to be making some ridiculously incredible food.

The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

Exploring their website a little more, I also learned that the The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse offered yoga on the beach in the morning and under the stars in the evening. It was also equipped with communal kitchens (a huge plus for anyone travelling with dietary issues and/or who want to save money by preparing the bulk of their meals themselves) and bathrooms and placed a very strong emphasis on sustainability and environmentalism. I was totally bummed that it was too late to book a room with them, but decided to shoot the guys over at The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse an email anyway, in the hopes of possibly popping by for a brunch.

The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

To my surprise, after a bit of back and forth corresponding, Stefan, one of the owners, ended up pulling some strings and found some space at The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse for part of my stay in Puerto Rico – which actually worked out perfectly because I was still able to spend some quality time with family but also was able to spend some time on my own on the island.

The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

And so, upon arrival to the island, my parents headed off to the resort hotel we had originally booked, and I headed off to The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse, located in a more local district on the island but still only about 15 minutes away by car from them, and promptly proceeded to loose my shit at how amazing The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse really was. This place just oozed the kind of vibes a place should be oozing.

First off, the place has been impeccably designed by it’s founder, Sylvia, a native to Puerto Rico, and previous professional set designer and is completely drenched in foliage. The staff was also incredibly kind – I really had the feeling that if I were to move to Puerto Rico tomorrow, I would already have people to hang out with (aaaaand I’m pretty sure that I literally invited the entire staff to come visit me in Berlin) – and the place just seemed to draw in the most interesting of guests as well. Never in my life have I felt so at peace on a holiday. Hashtag seriouszenvibezzzzzz all up in the place.

The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

The place stunning in daylight, but when the sun had set and darkness settled on the island, the entire Guesthouse was transformed. Everything was bathed in soft light from a mixture of candles, fairy lights, and soft lamps, and the soft scent of incense lingered in the air throughout the palce. It was too beautiful not to capture and share with you guys, so I went ahead and pulled out my camera, and snapped some photos of this incredible oasis by moonlight.

The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

It’s kind of weird to literally not have a negative thing to say about a place. But let me tell you, even if I had stayed here as a paying customer, my thoughts and opinions would be the same (I mean you guys pretty much know by now that I’m brutally honest about pretty much everything and very picky about where I go and what I do so that I am able to live a conscious life to the best of my ability – which probably isn’t winning me any favors in the “success” department as a blogger, but to me success is about being able to stand behind the person you are and the things you do, not about the amount of money you make or followers you have).

The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico - photographed by Rae Tashman for

A place where meals are not a problem because vegan and vegetarian food is the norm, kindness is the standard, the environment is seen as something sacred to be cherished, and the mornings start with yoga on the beach is the kind of place I want to be when escaping the big city life and The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse is such a place. On second thought, I actually do have one teeny tiny eensie weensie negative thing to say about this place: it has set the bar so high that I am pretty sure any other place I stay in the future will only pale in comparison.

*Stay tuned this week for an interview with Chef Jerome and Stefan the owner of The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico.

Photos of The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico by: Rae Tashman

LFB always discloses all partnerships. Thank you so much to everyone over at The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Puerto Rico for hosting me during this incredible media stay! It’s partnerships like this that allow LFB to bring incredible adventures and experiences to the LFB community.

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Rae Tilly

Rae the EIC of LFB and YEOJA Magazine. She is also a photographer and social media influencer.


  • sileas

    What a great find, this place looks awesome! I love such little family run places like that, they have so much more personality!

  • This place looks so tranquil!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • Mmm it looks dreamy, would like to see a picture of the rooms. I love unique places like that. K x

  • The place looks amazing, Rae, and gosh, your photos are beautiful! It’s wonderful tht the place was able to accommodate your dietary needs and that you found your stay so enjoyable! I’m loving the name of the place, too — very dreamy. Thank you for sharing!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin’

  • It looks so cool and relaxing to stay there! Cant wait to read the interviews, I am always interested in people’s lives.

    Katrina Sophia

  • What a beautiful hotel, I love everything about it! It look so intimate and unique x

    Beauty with charm

  • Wooow ! These pictures are so beautiful, great job ! It’s a very nice post ;) Love your blog <3

    Suzanne xx
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  • Wow that place look so wonderful. They pictures reminds me of my summerholiday in Asian :)
    I would love to visit this place in real :)
    Xx Blue Ducklings

  • Wow, you’ve made me want to visit The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse! The vibe of the place sounds so cool. I’d really like to try a place like this, it sounds so chilled and it looks so pretty!


  • Constance

    What a beautiful place! Puerto Rico is definitely on my bucket list!

  • Wow, I wish I was there! Beautiful

    Hope you have a lovely afternoon,


  • So happy to finally get to see the photos from your trip! The amount of research you put into finding a place to stay is astounding; I really admire your efforts for conscious living. Agree that the waste from huge resorts makes me a bit uncomfortable. The fact that this place has food that suits your palette is amazing! Gorgeous photos, wish I can find that type of zen somewhere local ;D

    xo, Alice || a l i c e / T Y P E N U

  • Elizabeth Hisle

    Oh, I’ve been thinking about this place! I think the FPLetsMove thing is going on there right now… I am pretty sure I have seen some stuff shared by Free People on Instagram. I would love to stay in a place like this!

  • WOW! I am SO jealous that you visited Puerto Rica, that is one of the ones on the top of my list to visit. I have heard so many amazing things about this place! Your pictures look gorgeous! Hope you had an amazing time! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

  • Aahhh Rae you know I love your photos – so pretty! And I’m so happy you’ve had such a great time and found the perfect hotel (because it really does sound like the perfect hotel, and SO cosy)! I’ve seeing all your photos on Instagram and you seem to have had an amazing trip so I can’t wait to hear more about it! xx

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  • OMG THIS HOTEL LOOKS AMAZING! I love smaller, intimate places, rather than larger resorts similar to the reasons you have stated. Besides, I have loads of allergies and have had many experiences where staff members in resorts/bigger hotels look at me like I’m picking my nose at their food and being really picky, when all I wanted was not to have an allergic reaction…I find smaller family-run places are so much more understanding and accommodating :)

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  • I love that you try to stay at more local boutique hotels! I think that is a goal for me this year :) This hotel looks so nice, and it’s so cool that you got to share that time with family!

    Characters & Carry-ons

  • Thats so amazing that you were able to stay there for part of the time. That place looks gorgeous and, although I’m not a vegetarian I would definitely stay there if I ever go to Puerto Rico.


  • This place sounds like a serious dream! It’s great you could stay in both places and get two kinds of holiday in one :) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy

  • This place looks amazing! Glad you had a great stay, love the decor!

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  • Nancy Wilde

    why am I not there too? *swoon*

  • I’m not that familiar with Puerto Rico, but this made me want to know more about it!
    ps. Your blog is so stylish! xx

    Kaylee | JK’s Dawn

  • Vegetarian hotel?! That’s something I’ve never heard of and it’s such a brilliant idea!! Might need to get your opinions on Vegetarian stuff before I jet off next time :)

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  • This is crazy awesome Rae – this totally fits your ethos and beliefs, super glad it worked out in the end! Dreamcatcher, literally is a *dream*, I can imagine myself enjoying yoga (despite the achey thighs jesus) in the morning and having my vegetarian meals too :p I LOVE the decor of the place as well???? I totally am up for smaller and independent places to stay when going overseas bc like you say, I don’t agree with the whole big-capitalist chain hotels (they all look the same anyway?) and you can really meet some interesting people too! So happy you enjoyed yourself and have a wonderful stay :)

    Have a great February, Rae!

    P/S where are photos of you enjoying yourself there ahem :P

    Cherie x
    say hi at sinonym

  • Looks like a beautiful hotel! Jope you had a great time!

    LIVING IN PLAID – Personal Style Blog from Brussels

  • Wow, what a special oasis! It looks so peaceful and relaxing with thoughtful boho decor! Your love for this place shines through. Amazing place and post!

  • Caliope Couture

    Puerto Rico sounds fantastic! And these photos look amazing…I need to remember this place. But I totally hear you about the waste issues in these big resorts – I always worry about that too and tend to choose other places to stay if I can help it.

    Christina ♥

  • Yellowicing

    This place looks absolutely incredible, and the photos are stunning!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing