Fodor's Expert Review Tortuga Bay

Puntacana Resort & Club, Playa Punta Cana, Punta Cana, San Juan, Dominican Republic Fodor's Choice

Shuttered French windows that open to grand vistas of the sea and a cotton-white private beach are hallmarks of this luxury-villa enclave within the grounds of Puntacana Resort & Club that was originally designed by the late Oscar de la Renta, whose elegant style includes four-poster beds clad in Frette linens and breathtaking stone bathrooms. The minibar is stocked with premium liquors, and there's a desk and a huge flat-screen TV; you can rent a laptop, and Wi-Fi is free. Personal attention is big, and your villa comes with its own manager. 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 designed 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.


  • sprawling grounds with virgin beaches
  • VIP check-in at airport
  • breakfast poolside with fresh-squeezed OJ


  • little nightlife
  • Bamboo restaurant is pricey, as is the resort
  • too isolating for singles


Romantic, Service, Views
On the beach
Casual Chic


Phones: 809-959–8229 | 888-442–2262


30 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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