Tortuga Bay Hotel
What We Love
- Designed by Oscar de la Renta, the island’s famous fashion mogul
- Bamboo, the only restaurant at Tortuga Bay, is excellent
- Personalized butler service: guests are given their own cell phone with a direct line to a Villa Manager who can coordinate dinner plans, afternoon picnics, and excursions
What To Know
- Inform the hotel of your flight itinerary three days before arrival to secure free transfers from Punta Cana
- Guests have access to the larger, livelier Puntacana Resort & Club next door
- There are six clay tennis courts and seafront golf course
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In 30-suite Tortuga Bay, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has created a resort-within-a-resort focused on romantic escape, stellar service and an impeccable design that plays off the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic. Start your vacation as soon as you land: the hotel’s staff greets guests at the Puntacana Resort & Club airport lounge and ushers them from tarmac to sublime beach in minutes. Upon arrival you’ll find 13 chic, canary-colored villas containing 30 suites spread out across the beachfront property. French doors open onto a deck or balcony (some with private Jacuzzis) for views of the palm tree–lined beach; inside, you’ll find tan and black wicker furniture, four-poster beds, and vases of fresh flowers on dark wood end tables, and a kitchenette area. All rooms also come with their own personal golf cart, cruiser bike (available on request), and cell phone with a direct line to a “villa manager”—a personal concierge of sorts. For breakfast, the hotel’s excellent restaurant, Bamboo, is not to be missed. Choose from a lavish buffet or an à la carte selection; both are included in the rate. After a day at the hotel’s private beach, it’s best to grab a seat poolside at Bamboo Bar, which serves up top-notch half-price caipirinhas and mojitos from 5 to 7 p.m. The resort also offers many options for active types, including kiteboarding, scuba diving and snorkeling at a nearby reef, as well as tennis on six clay courts, which are lit at night. The golfing here is also excellent, especially at the oceanside La Cana course, which has four holes right on the water.
In the Area
Hit the water and take advantage of the strong winds at nearby Playa Blanca, where the resort’s concierge can arrange a kiteboarding lesson. Or head beneath the waves with a snorkel at the underwater Marinarium Park, where visitors can explore the reef and deeper waters where stingrays and nurse sharks glide past. On dry land, stroll the leafy trails (for free!) of the 1,500-acre Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve and Park, where you’ll see tropical plants, island palms and other local vegetation. Afterward, unwind with a “champissage,” an Indian scalp massage designed to maximize blood flow and relieve stress, at the resort’s sumptuous Six Senses Spa. When hunger strikes, head to local favorite Jellyfish restaurant on the beach near Bávaro. Try grilled crustaceans, calamari and conch served under palapas with views of the sea.
How to Get There
Was a wonderful relaxing vacation if you are looking for a quiet get away this is the place. The staff is top notch I have done a lot of traveling and have never had such wonderful personable service. This is a trip that is quiet and relaxing. They have a great spa and golf course which are both a must do. We will be back again. If you plan on going ask to have Lorraine Salvador as your go to person she handled all our dinner reservations and spa appointments without a hitch she really knows her job and is willing to help in all matters. Thanks again to the staff at Tortuga it would not have been the same without you.
Our week stay at Tortuga Bay was incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. The staff here is second to none. Your every whim will be catered to with a smile. Our Villa Manager Loraine Salvador was the most helpful person on our trip and helped us book reservations, plan events and get the most out of our trip. Thank you Loraine and thank you Tortuga Bay Hotel for the best trip!
My bride of 27 years and I just returned from our 4 day stay at Tortuga Bay. Suffice it to say, it was absolutely wonderful....from the moment we were greeted at arrival, thru several delicious meals at Bamboo, to the friendly and personal attention by management, particularly Melissa and Margarita, and staff. Cesar, Francisco and Beddy, of Bamboo...you are the best! We miss you already! I can give no better endorsement than our desire to return in the near future. Thank you for a memorable stay!
Took my husband to Tortuga Bay for 4 nights/5 days for his 40th birthday (October 2018). I had been looking for a relaxing and luxurious vacation spot with great golf - and I found it!
Since we were there in October (the low season) it was not busy at all! We were often the only ones at breakfast or dinner or at the pool or at the beach and even at golf! Which in some ways was nice and peaceful and in some ways was a bit strange.
The VIP service at the airport was great. My husband is a big traveler with his work so has spent a lot of time in various airports and he truly appreciated it.
We arrived at the resort quickly and promptly met our villa manager (Erik) who took us by golf cart straight to our villa and basically checked us in right in our own villa. The villa was great. Very spacious - the bathroom too! We were on the second floor and I loved how basically the whole wall was windows and doors that opened up onto the deck and right there was the ocean. The resort has some nice touches like some complementary shoe shines, ironing and laundry. There is also a nightly turn down service where chocolates are left behind, the personal golf carts, bikes and cell phones directly to your villa manager, as well as Tortuga Bay transportation to other sites. They also provided a birthday cake, balloons and a banner in our room the day of my husbands birthday as well as a candle lit bath the night before we left.
On site we ate every morning at Bamboo for their complementary breakfast. It was fine but it is the same things every day. You can order off the the menu if want something different though. We ate one evening at Bamboo as well and it was very good and there was a band playing. At Bamboo for any and all meals and drinks we had there the service was wonderful! Very very friendly and respectful people working there always checking in on you. One night we went down and ate at the Grill down by the La Cana Golf Club and we were the only ones there! It was a bit strange but the meal and service was good and there was a mariachi band playing. We also ate lunch one day on the beach down at Mare and again we were the only ones there. Lovely setting there right on the beach and they have a pizza oven. We went off site to eat for 2 meals. We went to Mama Luisa as well as Bachata Rosa both were very good and I would recommend.
The beach itself was great. Seaweed wasn't really an issue. They do have a seaweed barrier up. There was a bit but it wasn't bad. There was constantly workers raking up any that washed up. It is a bit rocky on the bottom where we went into the water. There is turtles in the water by Tortuga Bay. We saw many of them. They have kayaks you can take out into the water too. From Tortuga Bay you can walk along the beach a fair bit (down to La Cana Golf club and where the restaurant Mare is) so that was nice. We were there at low season and the beach was almost empty.
One overcast morning we took the golf cart down the the Indigenous Eyes and did the hike to see the lagoons. There is various lagoons - 3 of which you can go into. My husband also played Punta Espada Golf course over in Cap Cana as well as Corales which is within the overall grounds that Tortuga Bay is. I rode along in the cart. Both courses were great and scenic and not busy at all. We both preferred Punta Espada (although Corales was also very nice). Punta Espada was just more scenic and well maintained.
In conclusion - had a great vacation. Very relaxing and peaceful. Very very attentive and courteous staff. A beautiful resort.
I was invited for a special event at de la Renta's boutique property of villas. Assigned to Room 611(1), I must say that after being greeted at the airport by a VIP hostess, avoidind all custom's lines, then ushered to a hotel car, arriving at my villa with my villa manager and housekeeper waiting at the door was unbelievable. Four nights of splendid glory...from the unending breakfast buffets to the gorgeous beach just steps from my covered terrace, the attention to detail was beyond anything I could have dreamt. The staff, fluent in multiple languages, we're so thoughtful, so respectful, so silent, the only way I knew they were around was when I blinked and realized my room was suddenly perfect. If you liked being spoiled...Tortuga Bay should top your list. ******