Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club
The exclusive Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club is the ultimate destination for exquisite seclusion, total relaxation, and as much daily excitement as you desire. World-renowned designer, Oscar de la Renta, has infused his Dominican heritage into the design of each villa, creating an artful harmony between simplicity and elegance. In the luxurious beachfront, 30-suite Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club, the designer has created a resort-within-a-resort focused on romantic escape, stellar service and an impeccable design that plays off the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic.
Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club offers Jr. Suite, Two bedroom Suite, Three Bedroom Villa and Four Bedroom Villa to properly accommodate all guests. No detail is left unnoticed; all rooms have plasma television and DVD player. There are no large buildings at Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club, just a neighborhood of sunshine-yellow villas, most containing only three room suites. De la Renta’s elegant style is on full display in the airy villas. French doors open onto a deck or balcony, some with private Jacuzzis, for views of the palm tree–lined beach. While inside you’ll find tan and black wicker furniture, four-poster beds with Frette linens and vases of fresh flowers on dark wood end tables. Each room has a kitchenette area (with a microwave, wet bar and Nespresso machines) and a coralline stone bathroom with toiletries by Oscar De La Renta. All rooms also come with your own personal golf cart, cruiser bike and cell phone with a direct line to your villa manager, a personal concierge of sorts.
Start your vacation as soon as you land: the hotel’s staff greets guests at the Puntacana Resort & Club airport lounge and ushers them from tarmac to sublime beach in minutes. Conveniently located within Puntacana Resort & Club is their very own Punta Cana International Airport, with direct flights from over 98 cities worldwide. Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club guests are offered VIP service at the airport, an advantage that enables them to be at their suites within a very short time of arrival. Their VIP terminals, service the needs of guests flying in private aircrafts. A brand new expressway, the Coral highway, gets you to La Romana in 35 minutes and to Santo Domingo in less than 2 hours.
For breakfast, the hotel’s excellent restaurant, Bamboo, is not to be missed. Choose from a lavish buffet, including a juice bar, charcuterie station and cornucopia of local fruit or an à la carte selection. After a day at the hotel‘s private beach, it’s best to grab a seat poolside at Bamboo Bar, which serves up top-notch half-price caipirinhas and mojitos. Come dinnertime, head in the direction of Puntacana Resort & Club; Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club can arrange transportation to any of the eight international options, including the thatch-roofed overwater Mediterranean restaurant, La Yola. The resort offers many options for active types, including kiteboarding, scuba diving and snorkeling at a nearby reef, as well as tennis on six clay courts, which are lit at night and the stunning Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and reserve, with a trail ideal for bird watching and comprised of 12 fresh water lagoons (4 of them swimmable).
Families, golfers and honeymooners alike will fall in love with the supremely comfortable yet notably exclusive Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club. This jewel of the Caribbean is located within a 15.000-acre gated community where Tom Fazio and P.B. Dye superbly designed oceanfront golf courses with panoramic views of the breathtaking Caribbean Sea in this untouched serene location. The resort is also proud to be the only location in the Americas featuring a Six Senses Spa, which offers an array of treatment rooms: all are serene, peaceful settings in which you can enjoy the rejuvenating therapies of their international team. Whether you are undergoing a facial treatment or embarking on a Sensory Spa Journey, the SPA offers total tranquility for your experience.
Personalized service: that’s what Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club is all about. In true Dominican style butlers attend to every 2 villas and can assist you in a wide variety of ways including private check-in, laundry, ironing and shoe cleaning. Welcoming guests of all ages, their full-time nanny service is available at an additional cost, guaranteeing an enjoyable time to any smallest visitors.
Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club has been recognized for providing a premier guest experience from leading organizations and readers alike. The hotel has been honored with the Leading Hotels of the World Commitment to Quality Award, AAA Five Star Diamond Award, Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Gold List, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotel in the Caribbean, and TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards for Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean, Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean, Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean and Top 25 Relaxation & Spa Hotels in the Caribbean.
Five miles of white-sand beaches, matchless security and traditional Dominican warmth and hospitality; with all these conveniences at arms’ reach, the service and accommodating atmosphere is sure to make Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club an unforgettable place.
Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club is exclusively located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, just 15 minutes from the island’s international airport. It enjoys a wonderful location on the beach, where the villas and the luxurious accommodations of the hotel are located. Outside the resort, you will find a somewhat different lifestyle, with a clear and distinct rural Latin culture ready to be discovered.
Ecological Reserve Ojos Indigenas
The “Ojos Indígenas” Ecological Park and Reserve is a 1,500-acre private reserve owned and maintained by the Grupo Puntacana Foundation. The Park and Reserve are set aside for scientific research, conservation of native and endangered species, and recreational activities of guests. The Ecological Reserve is comprised of a network of trails that lead to 12 freshwater lagoons and provides habitat for an abundance of birds, reptiles, insects, and other local flora and fauna. The Ecological Park is an interpretive trail that features distinct attractions related to the natural and cultural history of the island, including an iguana habitat, petting zoo, sugarcane exhibition and a fruit tree garden. Self-guided visits to “Ojos Indígenas” Ecological Park and Reserve are free of charge for hotel guests at Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club and The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club as well as Puntacana Resort & Club homeowners and residents.
Grupo Puntacana Foundation
The Grupo Puntacana Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to design and implement social and environmentally sustainable initiatives in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic. The Grupo Puntacana Foundation Volunteer Program was setup to offer members of local community and visitors the opportunity to put their volunteering aspirations in to practice to help local communities and protect the environment, both individually and with their families.
Value for Money
Double rooms are from just Euro 790,00 in low season; and from Euro 910,00 in high. These rates are per room and per day and include breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Access for guests with disabilities?
The hotel has mobile ramps, wheelchairs and a bath and shower bench.
The resort feels quite adult, but this is a family-friendly country and the villas are ideal for families so they do come in the school holidays. There is a children’s club at the Westin Hotel not far off, and adventure parks within a short drive. Babysitting and nannies can be arranged.
Enjoy an exciting vacation while their Dominican tennis professional Felix de los Santos, certified by the United States Professional Tennis Registry and the International Tennis Federation, shows the secrets of improving the tennis game. The Oscar de la Renta Tennis Center features 9 clay courts, 1 har-tru court, 2 grass courts, pro shop and sports complex.
For the avid golfer, there is no better golf experience than Oceanside golf on the Caribbean shores of the Dominican Republic. With award-winning resort accommodations, residences with private golf views, glorious landscapes, and forty-five holes of Oceanside Championship golf, Puntacana Resort & Club is the premier destination of choice in this magnificent golfer’s paradise. P.B. Dye’s La Cana Golf Club offers challenging play on its three different nines set against the beauty of the Caribbean. The exclusive Tom Fazio-designed Corales Golf Club features a spectacular ocean view with six of its holes overlooking the Caribbean and the blue waters of the Bay of Corales. Play is available to residents of the Corales residential community, club members and their guests, and all registered guests of Tortuga Bay.
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The culture of cigars
The shopping in Punta Cana is not exactly what brings the tourists in, but that being said, it is still something that every traveler can add to list of things to do. The Punta Cana shops are surely growing in number as more and more tourists flock to the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. In recent years, a new shopping village has opened in Punta Cana, and it’s helping to meet the needs of tourists who are looking to shop. Most of these resorts offer shops of their own, so when you find yourself with some down time at your respective resort, you can always peruse the goods like cigars. If you stick to the resorts when shopping in Punta Cana, you’ll likely find enough in the way of variety to make for an interesting experience. In addition to small grocery stores, the stores at the resorts typically sell souvenirs, clothing items, beach-related goods, and jewelry. It’s also common to be able to buy handicrafts and other locally made products at some of the resorts, including cigars.
Dominican cigars are some of the finest rolled anywhere. Popular brands such as Ashton, La Aurora, Macanudo and Montecristo are all known for the tobacco flavor that is derived from their Dominican cigars, and this is only to name a few. Many of the world’s leading producers and manufacturers of fine smokes rely on tobacco from this region because it is considered among the best in the world by aficionados everywhere. Speaking of cigars, the Dominican Republic produces more of them than any other country in the world, including Cuba. One of the best-known brands of cigar is Romeo y Julieta.
Punta Cana’s got a lot more to offer than just its beaches
What to visit in Punta Cana? Naturally the beaches. This is the first and foremost reason to spend a holiday in this part of the Dominican Republic. Because Punta Cana is a true paradise, with beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, coconut palms and lovely temperatures. The coastline stretches for over 40 kilometers: there are private beaches equipped with all comforts and well-equipped thanks to the many services provided by adjacent hotels. But the beaches are not everything. There are some interesting excursions that are worth doing and some interesting places to visit. Here are my suggestions:
Just one hour by boat from Punta Cana you reach the island of Saona, where the movie The Blue Lagoon was filmed. The island is a charm: coconut palms, sandy beaches and a large cliff overlooking the sea at 40 meters high. One meter deep natural pools are located along the road to reach this island: usually there are many tourists here to enjoy a bath or simply to admire the starfish and shells that are visible in this magical place.
Altos de Chavón
It is a town of great charm, considered the City of Arts thanks of its cultural center, the National Archaeological Museum, the famous amphitheater that hosted international singers such as Julio Iglesias and who made the set for very successful movies such as Apocalypse Now. Its cobblestone streets and retro-style houses lend themselves to easy mistake: the city seems to emanate its ancient history. Nothing is farther from reality: Altos de Chavón was built in 1976 with stones from a mountain erupted because of a dynamite. Legend has it that Altos de Chavón was actually a city donated by Carlo Bluhdorn to his daughter for her birthday. Given the beauty of the area it is not surprising that it was chosen as a second home for many celebrities. Many events were then celebrated in the local church. Among these we remember the marriage of Michael Jackson.
Top 5 things to do in Punta Cana
If you hear someone talking about the Dominican Republic, you can be sure that they will almost certainly have visited Punta Cana. This seaside town located in the east of the Dominican Republic is probably the most touristy area for Europeans, Russians and Americans. Punta Cana has beautiful beaches km and km long. All with beautiful swaying palm trees, a turquoise ocean and soft white sand. It’s not a bad prospect indeed! In any case, Punta Cana is above all a destination for all those people who want to spend their days on the beach together with lovely weather and the beautiful Caribbean atmosphere always in the background.
There are so many things to do in the Dominican Republic, and this beach paradise is a great place to start. With the natural beauty of fun and adventurous activities, each visit will ensure that you will stay as long as possible. Without further ado, here are my best things to do if you are on holiday in Punta Cana.
Special City Guide: Punta Cana
On the easternmost tip of the island, 211 km east of Santo Domingo, is Punta Cana, known for its 30 km of white-sand beaches and clear waters, Punta Cana and Bávaro are an escapist’s retreat. Set against a backdrop of swaying palm trees, these beaches are unrivaled in the Caribbean. Within some of the most arid landscapes in the Caribbean, it rarely rains during daylight hours, Punta Cana and Bávaro have been recognized throughout Europe, especially Spain, and the Americas for their climate. Both Punta Cana and Bávaro, two resort areas at either end of a long curve of beach lined with coconut palms, are virtually towns within themselves. The beach is so mammoth there is rarely overcrowding, even with masses of visitors every month of the year. Bávaro and Punta Cana combine to form what is nicknamed La Costa del Coco, or the Coconut Coast. Don’t expect a town or city, from Punta Cana in the south all the way to Playa del Macao in the north, there’s only one small community, El Cortecito.
El Cortecito originated as a pre-planned community intended to house the workers who built the first of the region’s hotels. Today, having adopted some aspects of an independent community in its own right, it’s the site of several eateries and bars. And don’t expect a coherent set of roads with names, because most of them are unnamed. Look instead for signs with arrows that point the way to the individual hotels, each of which was designed like cities unto themselves.
The largest development in the Caribbean is being carried out at Punta Cana on the East Coast, with more than 6.5 billion of dollars being invested in mega-resorts, covering a combined 13.355 hectares. The coast is also becoming the Caribbean’s quintessential golf destination, with new championship golf courses being developed, along with marinas and luxury condos. Every large resort maintains at least one beachfront kiosk loaded with staff and watersports equipment. They tend to be operated by the same central organization, charge all the same prices, and even move their staff from one kiosk to another, regardless of whose beachfront they’re sitting on. And it’s entirely likely that the scuba or snorkeling trip you sign up for at the kiosk of your hotel might combine your outing with clients of several other hotels along the same beachfront.