The 170-room Punta Cana Hotel is in the center of Punta Cana Resort & Club, a gated, 26-square-mile property that includes Oscar de la Renta-designed Tortuga Bay, Villa Estate rental homes, and residential communities. The property also features La Cana golf course, and two newer courses plus the Six Senses spa, a full-service marina, and a huge, private beach, as well as its own Ecological Preserve. The resort even funds its own Ecological preservation programs, Center for Sustainability and Biodiversity, among other Ecological programs. Nightlife is virtually nonexistent -- guests come for quiet luxury.
Four types of units are available: deluxe rooms, which are located along the beach and have a single room; deluxe suites, one- and two-story suites that feature separate lounge and sleep areas; Beach Casitas, two- or three-bedroom houses along the beach, and Marina Apartments, one-bedroom units that feature living rooms, kitchens, dinettes, private bathrooms with seperate shower and tub, daily housekeeping, a large pool, and Marina access. Furnishings and décor are different in all units, but all were refurbished in 2009 with new bedding, new paint, flat-screen TVs and stylish decor. When Oyster visited prior to the refurbishment, the rooms seemed almost austere, so the hotel's worked to make them more modern is appreciated. There are no mini-bars, and no music or DVD player, but if you can get a good price you'll find little to complain about
Amenities are plentiful at the Puntacana Hotel. Guests have access to two pools on the resort. Only the main pool, however, is conveniently located near guest-rooms and other hotel facilities. It has a bar and drinks service, and several wicker lounge chairs placed around the pool. A decorative fountain next to the stairways leading to the pool adds to the atmosphere. The tennis pool is, obviously, near the tennis courts and, though beautiful, does not generate that much traffic, probably due to the inconvenient location relative to rooms and other hotel facilities.
The resort is located inside the gated, 26-square-mile Punta Cana Resort & Club property, which houses dozens of amenities, two hotels, private homes, and rental villas. The resort will arrange transportation to and from the airport, about a 7 minute drive.
4 star accommodations Beautiful views and exceptional service Close proximity to historic district Close proximity to major attractions Close proximity to shopping district Location Perfectly located in beautiful Punta Cana Recreation Relaxing full service spa Beautiful golf course on property Outdoor activities Restaurants & Lounges Full service bar/lounge Onsite restaurant Accommodation 4 star accommodations Elegant accommodations 170 guestrooms