Tortuga Bay offers private white sand beaches for
guests staying in one of their 15 beautiful villas.

View of the second story of a 3-bedroom Tortuga Bay villa.

This 3-bedroom villa consists of a common central zone including a small kitchen area,
large living room and patio running the length of the unit on the ocean side.
Each downstairs bedroom, opposite sides of the common area, features vaulted ceiling, large walk-in closet, spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and glass-enclosed shower
and a bedroom with separate doorway to the patio. Upstairs, over the
common area, is the third bedroom with its own patio area.

The villas feature Oscar de la Renta interiors. The large scale spaces
feel very natural and comfortable through sensitive use of intelligent proportions,
fabrics and appointments. Whether enjoying a quiet evening with a
friend or hosting a special party it all works to grand effect.

After a long travel day, including three flights and one five-hour layover, we
were most appreciative of the beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious
welcome offering from the Tortuga Bay kitchen. This little detail set the tone for an outstanding experience which went far beyond even our elevated expectations.
More and more guests will find direct connections from U.S. and European
airports to Punta Cana International Airport which they claim is the world's only
privately owned international airport. Tortuga Bay guests receive the VIP airport
treatment made possible by owning their own airport. A representative greets you
to make quick and easy work of customs, then a waiting shuttle takes you for
an eight-minute drive to Tortuga Bay. Guests arriving on their own plane
enter through a special terminal for even greater privacy.

Small touches create large impressions as exemplified by this
tasteful coat rack outside the villa entry.

This is a view from a third floor unit at the adjacent
Puntacana Resort & Club. The word stunning feels appropriate.

During our short Tortuga Bay visit I took advantage of the kayaks to enjoy the
views and for some needed exercise to compensate for the grand
dining experiences we enjoyed every day of our stay. I spotted lovely shells,
fish and plants below the surface of the crystal clear water. From the Marina on the
north to the exclusive Corales residential area to the south, Puntacana offers
miles of stunning shoreline and beaches to explore.

Tortuga Bay has its own private pool and Jacuzzi (some villas also
feature a patio Jacuzzi). Across from the pool is the bar staffed by the
friendliest servers you can imagine. Guests may also take advantage of the
many facilities at the nearby Puntacana Resort just a short golf cart ride away.
By the way, your villa comes with a golf cart convenient for short trips to the spa, clubhouse, tennis courts and the Puntacana resort. Shuttles are also just
a call away if you wish to leave the driving to someone else.

Puntacana is very proud of its own school which is attended by the staff’s children.
They have begun introducing bilingual education so that these youngsters will be
prepared for career paths often unattainable without the all-important language skills. Tuition is on a sliding scale depending upon the parent’s salary. This means the houskeeping’s children attend school alongside the director’s grandchildren. This is
just one example of the vision and caring of the Puntacana founders and developers.

Frank Rainieri is the very active co-founder and developer of Puntacana.
His vision for developing Puntacana as not only a first-class resort but also
a sustainable, responsible community, serves as an inspiration to his staff,
guests and country. Watching Frank comfortably and considerately
interact with all he comes in contact with, from world-famous celebrity
guests to staff, helps us realize that his touch is profound and effective.

Carlos De Freitas is the gracious General Manager. His charm
and attention to details are a large part of Tortuga Bay’s soothing magic.

Tortuga Bay Hotel beach in Punta Cana
Tortuga Bay villa
Tortuga Bay welcome
Puntacana ocean view
Tortuga Bay pool
Frank Rainieri and Tom Buhl
Tortuga Bay villa
Tortuga Bay villa by Oscar de la Renta
Tortuga Bay villa detail
Tortuga Bay kayaks
Punta Cana school
Carlos de Freitas and Tom Buhl
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