You are considering a luxury villa vacation and you want to head somewhere unusual, beautiful, and guaranteed to provide you with idyllic weather, plenty of scenery, and many unusual activities to enjoy. This may be why a Punta Cana villa rental is the right choice. From your Punta Cana vacation home, you can enjoy a staggering range of amenities and services, each designed to enhance a luxury vacation or family getaway.
Understand Punta Cana
Unlike many areas of the Caribbean, Punta Cana (in the Dominican Republic) is a planned community that has been a total success. It features five unique neighbourhoods along with three high end hotels. This means that vacationers looking for Punta Cana beach houses or other luxury rentals can enjoy a range of options, or they can also stick to hotels that include Club Med, Westin and the Tortuga Bay Hotel.
A gated community, it provides visitors with plenty of beaches and balnearios from which to enjoy a holiday. It began less than fifty years ago as a single, tiny resort along a stretch of bumpy road. Developers recognised the potential of the area due to its beauty and year round conditions. By the 1980s, enough interest existed and an airport opened in what had unofficially become the region recognised as Punta Cana.
There is no single town called Punta Cana, though, it is a gated community of five different neighbourhoods within Punta Cana. Just outside of the gates is Punta Cana Village, which has been created with the same attention and forethought as the community. Here, you can find everything from grocery chains and banks to a pharmacy and unique restaurants.
Within the community, though, you can choose from the five unique neighbourhoods, each with its own character and style.
This is considered the VIP area that is dotted with private estates, an excellent golf course and clubhouse, and even a private air terminal. Early investors and homeowners in the region included Julio Iglesias and designer Oscar de la Renta, and they still reside here today. Large and luxurious homes dominate this neighbourhood.
This is one of the most popular neighbourhoods, with another golf course, and direct access to some of the best of this area’s world famous beaches.
Those eager for a Punta Cana vacation with top notch golf access will appreciate this neighbourhood. It is adjacent to Arrecife, but has smaller villas that sit directly on the golf course or offer beach access. Tortuga Bay Hotel is here, and Arrecife and Tortuga are divided only by the drive to the La Cana Golf Club and the Six Senses spa.
A hillside neighbourhood of smaller homes and villas, it offers nice views and is home to the Oscar de la Renta Tennis Club as well as a fitness center. The courts are made of clay and you can get instruction or enjoy the pro shop, bar, or send the kids to camp!
As you might guess, this one offers you access to the marina and is home to many excellent waterfront luxury villa properties. It is where you find the La Yolla restaurant and is beyond the famous Eco park. Those who want to experience an authentic cenote will want to visit the park.
The two golf courses are a must, with La Cana in the heart of the area and Corales in the up market neighbourhood. The beaches of Punta Cana are noted as being some of the finest in the Caribbean, and the Playa Blanca is a public beach for all to enjoy.
Beaches, golf, shopping, dining, tennis, spas…there is much to see and do in Punta Cana, and the first step is to choose your villa rental in the right neighbourhood for your wishes.