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Tortuga Bay receives award for excelling at providing luxury Dominican Republic holidays

Having been officially recognised for the outstanding quality of luxury holidays they provide, the Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana has been honoured with the much coveted (and rarely awarded) AAA Five Diamond Award 2011

Tortuga Bay receives award for excelling at providing luxury Dominican Republic holidays

For offering outstanding luxury holidays in the Dominican Republic, the luxury boutique hotel Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana was recently honoured with the AAA Five Diamond Award 2011.

With this the hotel becomes the first in the Dominican Republic and one of only four Caribbean hotels to ever receive this prestigious distinction. The AAA Five Diamond Award for hotels and restaurants is reserved for properties that exemplify nothing but the highest level of excellence in every facet of operation. Only one-third of 1% of the over 31,000 properties approved by AAA to achieve this designation.

And as of lately theTortuga Bayreceived much attention for the unique guest experience it provides to those enjoying Dominican Republic holidays at their resort. Exclusive services include VIP transfers from the airport, access to the exclusive Bamboo Restaurant and Six Senses Spa, and full accessibility to play at the resort’s two golf courses, the exclusive signature Tom Fazio-designed Corales and P.B. Dye-designed La Cana.

“We are sincerely honored and humbled for Tortuga Bay to be recognized by both AAA and American Express with these prestigious honors” said Frank Rainieri, President and CEO of Group PUNTACANA when expressing his delight at having won this coveted accolade.

Enjoying a magnificent location on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast, as part of the PUNTACANA Resort & Club, Tortuga Bay offers the ultimate in luxury, service and adventure. At this secluded enclave with impeccable service and decor designed by Oscar de la Renta, travellers on Dominican Republic holidays will find an array of amenities sure to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes.

Also set within the 26 square miles of lush Caribbean landscape, the area also comprises an elite residential community providing a home-away-from home to a number of celebrity enjoying Dominican Republic holidays during their free time at The Estates at PUNTACANA Resort & Club. Seamlessly incorporated into its paradisical setting, the Estates cromprise 4 private neighborhoods, including Tortuga Bay, Hacienda, Arrecife and the most exclusive community, Corales, which is home to Oscar de la Renta, Julio Iglesias, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, among many other celebrities and renowned personalities from the business world.

And the Tortuga Bay experience extends well beyond unparalleled service. Oscar de la Renta himself has infused his Dominican heritage into the design of each villa, creating an artful harmony between simplicity and elegance for truly luxurious Dominican Republic holidays with plenty of character. With 9 world class restaurants to choose from and numerous in-room dining options, the difficult choice of whether to go out or stay might see guests facing a dilemma.

At Tortuga Bay, the local enviroment is treated with the utmost respect , from the Responsible Luxury practices of their Ecological Foundation to the golf course watering preservation system, they're eco-friendly operations have earned them world praise, being also the proud recipients of the 2009 Conde Nast World Savers Award.

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