Best of the Best 2018 - 365
TORTUGA BAY HOTEL
PU N TA CA N A , DOMIN ICA N R EPU B LIC
N E I G H B O R H O O D Punta Cana
Designed by Oscar de la Renta and situated on a private beach, Tortuga Bay is a 13-villa enclave catering to those seeking an exclusive escape. Enjoy VIP service to and from Punta Cana
International Airport, including being whisked through customs and the use of a private lounge
before your departure. During your stay, explore five miles of white-sand beach, 45 holes of
championship golf designed by Tom Fazio and P.B. Dye, a Six Senses Spa, a tennis center and
a 1,500-acre Ecological Reserve featuring 12 natural spring-water lagoons. Villas feature one
to four bedrooms, and every detail is attended to by a personal villa manager.
A DV I S O R T I P
Nightly VIP turndown service; and 30-minute
massage per person, once per stay.
Guests feel like they are on Master Chef
when participating in a cooking class on the
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Distance from Punta Cana Airport (PUJ): 5 minutes
Size: 30 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen
R IO SA N JU A N , DOMIN ICA N R EPU B LIC
N E I G H B O R H O O D Mile-long Private Beach
The fact that Amanera offers Hispaniola's most refined stay is evident from a mile away. That's
the length of Playa Grande, the immaculate beach that fronts this Bali-inspired resort. The
glass-and-teak main house highlights nature's artistry, as do the 25 casitas and a two-bedroom, clifftop villa; most accommodations feature personal pools facing the sands. Take a
jungle trek, get a seaside massage or sip Santo Libres at the beach club, then puff a handrolled Domincan puro in the cigar lounge. Rees Jones renovated the adjacent golf course, touted as "the Pebble Beach of the Caribbean."
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The resort offers ample adventures in the
surrounding nature reserve, including
canyoning and waterfall rappelling.
Humpback whales migrate to nearby Samaná
Bay between January and March.
Distance from Puerto Plata Airport (POP): 32 miles/51 km
Size: 25 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
CALABASH LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL
ST. GEOR GE' S, GR EN A DA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Beachfront property
Expect an elevated Caribbean experience at the Relais & Chateaux Calabash Luxury Boutique
Hotel. Fronted by palm-fringed Lance aux Épines Beach on Grenada's southern coast, the
family-run hotel delivers a flawless experience for guests in its 30 pleasantly peaceful suites
and 5 villas. Breakfast is served alfresco on the beach or on your balcony, while Chef Gary
Rhodes's namesake restaurant is recognized as the island's finest. Water activities include an
on-site dive center to explore Grenada's many shipwrecks and underwater sculpture park. A
complimentary mini massage is just the beginning of The Spa at Calabash's extensive menu.
Roundtrip private airport transfers; bottle
of rum punch and cookie jar in suite upon
arrival; $100 value hotel credit per stay; and
50-minute massage for two, once per stay.
Although there isn't a children's club, a
Kid's Concierge team is on hand to arrange
sailing lessons, paddleboarding and other fun
activities for families.
Distance from Saint George's Airport (GND): 3.7 mile/6 km
Size: 35 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
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