Dominican Republic

Video Glimpse of Tortuga Bay

Enjoy this short video glimpse of Tortuga Bay!  This AAA 5-diamond resort lies on the southeastern shore of the Dominican Republic.  They take service very seriously here, worthy of every diamond. Take a quick tour of the resort from the two-bedroom oceanfront suite to the white sand beach.  Enjoy! For more on Tortuga Bay and the Puntacana Resort & Club,…Read More

Puntacana Village Shops, Restaurants & Market

Welcome to Puntacana Village!  Located on the grounds of the Puntacana Resort & Club, the marketplace includes restaurants and shops in an open-air environment shady by a canopy of beautiful trees.  The distance to the Village from Tortuga Bay is too great for our golf cart battery, so we arranged for a lift. There are a variety of restaurants in…Read More

Taste (and Sip) Tortuga Bay and Puntacana Resort & Club

It’s time for a taste (and sip) of the restaurants and bars at Tortuga Bay, and around the property of Puntacana Resort & Club. Let’s start with the most important meal of the day — breakfast at Bamboo, the restaurant at Tortuga Bay. The breakfast buffet has loads of delicious choices, with tons of fresh fruit, pastries, and even these…Read More

Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve – Punta Cana

Punta Cana Ecological Park

Today we head off to Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve (Reserve Ecological Ojos Indigenous), a 1,500 acre private reserve maintained by the Ecological Foundation of Punta Cana. The Foundation maintains the grounds for preservation, recreation, and research. Contained within the grounds of Punta Cana Resort & Club, the park is a quick golf cart ride from Tortuga Bay, midpoint…Read More

Inside a Two-Bedroom Oceanfront Suite at Tortuga Bay

Now that we’ve had a glimpse of Tortuga Bay, let’s take a closer look.  Over the next few posts, we’ll check out our two-bedroom oceanfront suite, we’ll walk the beautifully manicured grounds, and then relax oceanside sipping the milk from our freshly-cut coconut. We’ll check out the restaurants on the grounds, and share our favorite afternoon snacks.  We’ll take a trip…Read More

Short on Time, Long on Luxury: Tortuga Bay, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Tortuga Bay

When our kids were young, we had no problem taking them out of school for a week or more to take a trip to the Caribbean.  That changed when our oldest went off to college, and our traditional Thanksgiving vacation was not possible.  Our daughter had only a few days off from classes for the Thanksgiving holiday, so we skipped…Read More

Just Back From Tortuga Bay, Dominican Republic

If you follow us on Instagram, you have probably noticed that we were away for Thanksgiving break, staying at the AAA Five-Diamond Tortuga Bay, located on the Punta Cana Resort & Club property in the Dominican Republic. We’re back, and preparing posts on our two-bedroom oceanfront suite, the outstanding food at La Yola and Bamboo, and the incredible service.  We…Read More

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with Brian and Sarah

I have always wanted to go to Carnival in the Caribbean, but we never seemed to be in the islands at the right time.  My friend and photographer, Brian Sprague, and his friend, Sarah, celebrated their birthdays in in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and were kind enough to share their experiences, including Carnival!  For those new to the area, the…Read More