A resort within a resort, Tortuga Bay has 30 suites and 13 villas designed by D.R. native Oscar de la Renta. Villas face the Caribbean and feature wicker canopy beds and coralline stone bathrooms. Drive your golf cart to the open-air restaurant, La Yola, in time for the sunset and a pineapple cocktail. From $710. (809) 959- 2262. This appeared in the September, 2012 issue.