Dominican Republic

Tortuga Bay

The Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation, second to Cuba, and shares the island of Hispaniola with the nation of Haiti.  Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola in 1492, and the island became the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the region.

Our journey took us to Punta Cana, located on the eastern tip of the island, and to the AAA five-diamond resort, Tortuga Bay, designed by Dominican Oscar de la Renta.  Oscar de la Renta remarked that there was “a sense of quiet and peace to the surroundings,” and we understand exactly what he meant.  Enjoy our favorite images from the trip:

  • Tortuga Bay Beach
  • Tortuga Bay Grounds
  • Tortuga Bay Beach
  • Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park
  • Tortuga Bay
  • Tortuga Bay Plantain Chips
  • Tortuga Bay Beach
  • Punta Cana Village
  • Punta Cana Farmers Market
  • Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park
  • Tortuga Bay Beach
  • Tortuga Bay Beach
  • La Cana Golf Club
  • Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park
  • Tortuga Bay Ceviche
  • Tortuga Bay
  • Tortuga Bay

And all our posts on our trip to Tortuga Bay and the Puntacana Resort & Club:

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