Luxury Meets Sustainability at Punta Cana's Tortuga Bay

  • Tortuga Bay

    Located on a 1,500-acre beach-side ecological reserve, Tortuga Bay is the only AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort in the Dominican Republic and the first resort boutique hotel designed by Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta, who revamped the property in 2014 just before his passing.

    Photo courtesy of Punta Cana Resort & Club

  • VIP Service

    Upon touching down at Punta Cana International Airport, guests of Tortuga Bay enjoy VIP airport service, getting a fast-pass through customs to a waiting private car for transfer to the resort. Each Tortuga Bay villa comes with a golf cart for easy transportation in and around the property.

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  • Plantation-Style Suites and Villas

    Each of the yellow plantation-style suites and villas offer balconies overlooking the calm Caribbean waters and exclusive white sand beach access just steps away. The Oscar de la Renta-designed interiors, inspired by the indigenous cultures of the Dominican Republic, feature Frette linens, coralline stone bathrooms and a kitchenette for each bedroom.

    Photo courtesy of Lydia Schrandt

  • Private Beach

    Guests of Tortuga Bay need only cross a green lawn to arrive at their own private white sand beach. Loungers come equipped with towels and umbrellas, and guests are free to take the resort's double and single sea kayaks out for a paddle.

    Photo courtesy of Lydia Schrandt

  • Bamboo

    The AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Bamboo Restaurant at Tortuga Bay serves a menu of locally sourced ingredients with Mediterranean flavors in an Oscar de la Renta-designed setting. Tortuga Bay's sustainable vision is evident on the menu – guests are encouraged to try lionfish, a delicate white fish with a texture slightly firmer than halibut. The voracious fish, introduced to Caribbean waters due to the commercial aquarium trade, have proliferated in Punta Cana's waters without any natural predator. Increasing demand for consumption is one of the best ways to control their population and preserve the delicate reef ecosystem.

    Photo courtesy of Punta Cana Resort & Club

  • 45 Holes of Championship Golf

    Guests of Tortuga Bay have access to Puntacana Resort & Club's 45 holes of championship golf. The 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed Corales Course (pictured) features six oceanfront holes culminating in an 18th hole forced carry over the Bay of Corales. The 27-hole, Pete Dye-designed La Cana Course has 14 ocean-view holes and was the first course in the Caribbean to use paspalum, a grass that can be watered using sea water for a more eco-friendly golf experience.

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  • Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve

    Tortuga Bay guests enjoy free access to the Indigenous Eyes (Ojos Indígenas) Ecological Park and Reserve, known for its 12 azure freshwater lagoons of which five are open for swimming. Diving into the unbelievably clear water, you'll find yourself swimming with turtles and ducks in the middle of the lowland subtropical forest.

    Photo courtesy of Punta Cana Resort & Club

  • An Educational Experience

    At the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, visitors can walk an interpretive trail to learn more about the natural and cultural history of Hispanola. Stops along the trail include an iguana habitat, petting zoo, sugarcane exhibit and garden. The iguana habitat replicates the natural environment where the island's threatened Rhinoceros Iguana population can reproduce and be reintroduced into the wild.

    Photo courtesy of Lydia Schrandt

  • Organic Garden

    Many of the vegetables served at Tortuga Bay's Bamboo restaurant are grown in the resort's own organic gardens. In partnership with the resort, the Puntacana Ecological Foundation uses the organic waste from the kitchen and golf courses to produce natural fertilizers and composts.

    Photo courtesy of Lydia Schrandt

  • Adventure Awaits

    Guests who manage to pull themselves away from the beach can take advantage of Tortuga Bay's clear, Caribbean waters through a variety of water sports. The Aquatic Center offers scuba diving and deep-sea fishing excursions, while the nearby Kite Club Punta Cana teaches kiteboarding in a safe environment with IKO-certified instructors.

    Photo courtesy of Punta Cana Resort & Club

  • Six Senses Spa

    After a day spent enjoying the sun, sand and sea at Tortuga Bay, guests can unwind in the only Six Senses Spa in the Americas. The spa's in-room service means you can enjoy all the rejuvenating benefits of the internationally inspired treatments in the comfort of your own villa.

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