The Tortuga Bay Boutique Hotel, the “Casa Colonial Beach & Spa” Boutique Hotel and the “Hostal Nicolas de Ovando” were recently included in a list of the best hotels in Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.
The Tortuga Bay, however, was also included in the magazine’s list of “Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2013.”
Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
Paradisus Palma Real
Hostal Nicolas de Ovando
Hilton Santo Domingo
Occidental El Embajador
Be Live Grand Marien
The 56-room Tortuga Bay Hotel were designed by famed Dominican-American designer Oscar de la Renta who was inspired by the local Taino culture. The Tainos were the original inhabitants of the island. Guests voted in favor of Tortuga Bay for its excellent guest services, for its exclusive Bamboo Restaurant and the impressive Six Senses Spa. Also added pluses were the “Los Corales”golf course, designed by Tom Fazio, and the “La Cana” golf course, designed by PB Dye.
“Hostal Nicolás de Ovando”
Owned and operated by the Acord MGallery Collection, this Santo Domingo hotel is situated in a building that dates back to the colonial period. The 104-room hotel is situated in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, declare a patrimony of humanity by UNESCO.
The beachfront boutique hotel “Casa Colonial” Beach & Spa is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated in the “Playa Dorada” tourism complex, in the north coast city of Puerto Plata, it is a 10-minute drive from the downtown section of the city.
About Dominican Republic: Rich in history, the Dominican Republic’s first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Since then, it has developed into a diverse and luxurious destination offering both Dominican Republic and European flavours to more than 220,000 British visitors each year. A leader in eco-tourism, the Dominican Republic created the world’s first Whale Sanctuary and has established protection zones for more than 20 percent of its land and coastal areas. The country boasts some of the world’s best golf courses and beaches, the largest marinas in the Caribbean and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families. Visit the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official Web site at: www.godominicanrepublic.com or call +44 (0)20 7242 7778.