Shuttered French windows that open to grand vistas of the sea and a cotton-white private beach are hallmarks of this yellow, luxury-villa enclave within the grounds of Puntacana Resort & Club. Personal attention is big here; your own villa manager will grant your every wish. The late Oscar de la Renta originally designed the classy colonial-Caribbean suites and in early 2014 he began redecorating them. The legendary designer’s signature, elegant style features lush fabrics from his home collection, and natural materials such as native mahogany wood, wicker, and rattan. The plantation-style sensibility was continued with four-poster beds clad in Frette linens. The breathtaking bathrooms, made in stone, have a Jacuzzi for two. The minibar is stocked with premium liquors, and there's a desk and a huge flat-screen TV. You can rent a laptop, and Internet access is free. A golf cart is included, and zipping along the gorgeous coastline is one of the joys here. Villa guests have an exclusive restaurant, Bamboo (also just redesigned by de la Renta), plus access to all the facilities of the main resort, including the impeccable golf courses and the glorious Six Senses Spa.