In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola, in the present day Dominican Republic. It’s no wonder he came back the New World two more times: he had found paradise. This island nation – the second largest in the Caribbean by area, population and economy – boasts the region’s highest mountain, its largest lake – and one of its most exclusive resort communities: Tortuga Bay.
Set at the easternmost tip of the island, Punta Cana’s palm-fringed sand beaches face the rising sun over the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The Punta Cana Resort & Club, with its quiet beaches and cliff-side golf course, was the first of the area’s resort destinations and has set the standard of excellence for what is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. As part of the Punta Cana Resort & Club, Tortuga Bay’s private, beachfront villas have raised the bar even higher.
Tortuga Bay effortlessly combines world-class elegance with the local spirit and style of the Dominican Republic. Over the course of his career, world-renowned Dominican-American designer Oscar de la Renta has set the international standard for understated elegance. Now he has contributed his exuberant aesthetic sensibility to each of the villas at Tortuga Bay, seamlessly combining indigenous materials and modern amenities.
Upon arrival at Punta Cana International Airport, you will be carried directly to your Tortuga Bay villa, where your personal concierge will complete check-in and get your trip started as quickly as possible. For the duration of your stay, a personal golf cart will give you easy access to the resort’s grounds, while your concierge will never be more than a phone call away to attend to your every need.
Beyond the pleasures of Punta Cana’s unparalleled beaches, the resort’s outstanding restaurants, world-class golf course and state-of-the-art Spa, Tortuga Bay also offers access to the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve’s 1500 acres of pristine rainforest. Within the reserve, guests can wander well-marked trails to 12 freshwater lagoons, or take guided tours focused on the diversity of flora and fauna protected there.
Over the years, the Punta Cana Resort & Club, the Punta Cana Hotel and Tortuga Bay have proved themselves the standard-bearers not only for luxury and elegance, but also for responsible development and sustainability.
The Punta Cana Resort aims to bring its guests the best of the what the Dominican Republic has to offer, through a commitment not only to elegance and luxury, but also to the beauty and integrity of the stunning piece of paradise that it calls home.
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