Fodor's Expert Review Tortuga Bay

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. Originally designed by the late Oscar de la Renta, the property's elegant style includes four-poster beds clad in Frette linens and breathtaking stone bathrooms. Minibars are stocked with premium liquors, and there's a desk and a huge flat-screen TV in each suite; 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. Larger groups will enjoy the privacy of Tortuga Bay's multiroom villas, which open directly onto the beach. Villa guests also 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,The Grill restaurant, 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




Phones: 809-959–8229 | 888-442–2262


16 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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