Tortuga Bay Hotel at PUNTACANA Resort & Club is not only an “Excellent hotel in a superb location” but also a concrete representation of what PUNTACANA Resort & Club stands for, preservation. The
Tortuga, Spanish for “Turtle”, is a cherished animal here being that all seven species of sea turtles are threatened by extinction primarily due to human impacts including; illegal harvesting of their meat and eggs, incidental fishing, and degradation of turtle nesting beaches. Additionally, the shell of certain species such as Hawksbill Turtles is used as accessories, jewelry and artifacts.
“Turtle” Bay pays tribute to the past and present efforts of our Ecological Foundation in maintaining a safe and welcoming space for Sea Turtles. It is only fitting that such a fabulous mission get to be depicted by a “Fabulous” and “Incomparable” hotel.
“Since 1994, the PUNTACANA Ecological Foundation has been committed to sea turtle conservation, working with several national and international organizations in the realization of activities that help protect sea turtles. In 2010, the Foundation launched an organized beach-monitoring program, carrying out extensive beach patrols throughout the entire turtle egg-laying season, resulting in the identification of five different Hawksbill turtle nests in front of the PUNTACANA Resort & Club. This represents the greatest number of turtle nests in the resort in more than a decade. By season’s end the Foundation, with the help of hotel guests, residents and employees of the resort, safely released over 580 hawksbill hatchlings." -Puntacana.org
Our beaches are dimly lit with reflectors in order to prevent Turtle confusion when trying to locate the moon and nest. The preparation process has already begun under the supervision of our Turtle Conversation coordinator, Susanne Ulrike Caroline Leib. We are excited to start witnessing the turtles nesting on our Tortuga Bay Beach! Stay tuned for our future blog posts with the update on how many turtles hatched and were lead to safety!
The Oscar de la Renta designed boutique Hotel has all the makings for an eco-chic vacation, according to one of our reviewers on Trip Advisor, “there is no place better in the Caribbean- beaches…people…peace” and we agree. Our dedication to the preservation of the ocean, the beach, the animal habitat, as well as your privacy and overall happiness is the most fundamental aspect of our makeup.
This particular article was sparked by the need to actualize our descriptions on our Estates website. When our writer got to the Tortuga Bay portion she realized that there is a lot of depth to the name and history of Tortuga Bay, apart from it being the only shared name, between a Real Estate community and our Hotel. Besides, when has anyone ever been able to link, Oscar de la Renta, turtle conservation, white sand beaches and fabulous reviews all in one article?
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