Oceana Vista Hotel is the Ritz-Carlton, San Juan in Puerto Rico – DIRT


“The pursuit of finding your past is a waste of time. The past lives in the past and therefore does not exist in the present. Time travel was not invented. So claims the title card that opens “The Resort,” Peacock’s new mystery/comedy series that debuted July 28. Despite the warning, the concept of time is certainly central to the sci-fi show thanks to a dynamic storyline. which traverses the past, present and future as the main characters, Emma (Cristin Milioti) and Noah Reed (William Jackson Harper), not so happily married, travel to Mexico to celebrate their 10th anniversary and reunite until the knees in a 15-year mystery.

Created by Andy Siara, the screenwriter behind the equally time-warped 2020 film “Palm Springs,” “The Resort” turns out to be a thoroughly enjoyable watch, with Deadline billing it “part metaphysical detective story, in Part Indiana Jones-esque adventure, part coming-of-age romance. Primarily set against the backdrop of the upscale Oceana Vista, a once major hurricane-victim resort, the show also packs a healthy dose of “The White Lotus”.

Supposed to be set on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, just outside of Cancun, the cast and crew of “The Resort” instead headed to Puerto Rico for filming, where The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan, located at 6961 Ave. Gobernadores, was set to portray the star-cursed Oceana Vista. In a fascinating case of art mimicking life, the property was devastated by Hurricane María in 2017 and has remained closed and abandoned ever since, making it a unique location to film.


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