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By Chris Boyle

Designed by Oscar de la Renta, Tortuga Bay features 15 beachfront villas, each with spacious interiors and balconies overlooking Caribbean waters and the La Cana Golf Course.

Guests are offered exclusive access to the airport’s VIP service that whisks them through customs to a private car that will bring them directly to their personal concierge for check-in at their villa. Guests are also given a golf cart for convenient travel throughout the resort and access to a full-service marina, scuba tours, Segway tours around the resort, kite-surfing and countless other activities, including the ecological reserve. The villas at Tortuga Bay offer the finest Frette linens and luxurious, well-appointed coralline stone bathrooms.


Number of rooms in suite: Five

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Number of entrances to suite: Three

Number of baths: Four full coralline stone baths, with Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers Suite style: Designed by Oscar de la Renta and inspired by the rich, indigenous culture, the villas will envelop you in a true Dominican experience. Each villa is elegantly furnished and decorated with authentic materials from the island. Key selling points: A stay at Tortuga Bay includes access to the Corales Golf Course, La Cana Golf Course and La Cana Golf & Beach Club, personal concierge, personal mobile phone to contact villa concierge, access to a private beach reserved for Tortuga Bay guests and more.

Number of suites in hotel: 30


  • Square footage: 5,200
  • Nightly rate: From $2,850 to $4,250


Six Senses Spa: The spa offers eight indoor and outdoor rooms, including a beauty room, a single treatment room and five treatment rooms ideal for couples.

The indoor rooms provide spectacular views of the ocean and have their own changing section, relaxation area and steam room.

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Bamboo: Bamboo blends modern cuisine with Mediterranean influences for innovative fusion fare in a cozy, graceful setting designed by Oscar de la Renta.

La Yola: Modeled after a fisherman’s boat, La Yola sits right on the sparkling turquoise sea, offering magnificent views alongside the freshest Mediterranean cuisine and seafood.

Playa Blanca: Directly on the Caribbean Sea, this tropical eatery turns out fresh local seafood, grilled meats and sumptuous cocktails. Enjoy live music by local Dominican musicians featured weekly.

Bamboo Bar: Located adjacent to the Bamboo restaurant, Bamboo Bar is the perfect place to match famous Dominican rums with a fine cigar.


PUNTACANA Resort & Club is the hallmark and destination of choice in this magnificent golfer’s paradise, and guests of Tortuga Bay enjoy three distinct courses by legendary golf architects P.B. Dye and Tom Fazio.

P.B. Dye’s championship La Cana Golf Course offers challenges against a beautiful backdrop and is available to all PUNTACANA Resort & Club guests, while Tom Fazio’s new Corales Golf Course, available exclusively to private club members and Tortuga Bay guests, features a spectacular setting, Club House, Beach Club and six oceanfront holes. A second P.B. Dye-designed course, the Hacienda Golf Course, is currently in development, set to open in late 2011.

Jay Overton or Jeff Neal

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• VIP ‘Whisking Service’ at Punta Cana International Airport

• Private FBO at Punta Cana International Airport


• AAA Five Diamond Award

• Condé Nast Traveler’s “World Saver’s Award,” September 2009

• PUNTACANA Resort & Club was named one of the “100 Most Socially Responsible Resorts in the World” by Island Magazine, May 2008

• The Leading Hotels of the World “Prize for Excellence in Environmental Practices,” November 2007


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