Tortuga Bay at Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Sprawling grounds, virgin beaches, and design courtesy of one of the world’s most beloved fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta. What’s not to love?
Like others in Punta Cana, this boutique beauty is ensconced within a larger resort, but the difference here is that most of the breezy, lemon-coloured suites are beachfront, and therefore a great choice for families.
There's superstar service included as soon as you land, from the VIP airport meet and greet service, private transfers, personal villa concierge and golf cart; a beach club and restaurant exclusive to Tortuga Bay guests; Oscar de la Renta's first resort boutique; and access to all of the wider Puntacana Resort and Club's eight eateries, and vast array of excursions and escapades (45 championship holes of golf, scuba centre, three miles of white-sand beaches, pools, land- and watersports, full-service marina and North America's only Six Senses Spa).
The resort's 30 bright, airy beachfront villas are huge… with configurations ranging from one-bedroom junior suites through to four-bedroom villas, all with lots of outdoor space overlooking the sea, and villa concierges on hand to take care of your every whim – just pick up the pre-programmed mobile phone that comes with your villa, and you're good to go.
For a boutique bolthole, Tortuga Bay is incredibly accommodating for kids, with two-, three- or four-bedroom villas that work brilliantly for families, and beach toys and child-friendly meals available on request. And again, head to Puntacana and you'll find an endless list of child-friendly activities, plus access to The Westin's kids' and teens' clubs.