Tortuga Bay at Puntacana Resort & Club
Not to be outdone by Sivory Punta Cana, the Puntacana Resort & Club has recently unveiled its own boutique offshoot, Tortuga Bay Villas. Designed by Puntacana Resort partner and sometime resident Oscar de la Renta, Tortuga Bay’s airy suites, in 15 freestanding villas, create an isolated oasis within the 15,000-acre resort. Its powder-white beach, pool area, and on-site restaurant are open only to villa guests. Your sole contact with the outside world is a satellite-TV hookup and a cell phone connection to your villa manager, but should you want to commune with the larger complex, there are any number of places to do so: a golf course, nine restaurants, five bars, and a spa run by Six Senses, where holistic remedies such as the hot- and cold-stone facial and lomilomi massage are administered by masterful therapists.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.