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Villa Las Palmas: A Luxury Villa in Puntacana Resort


October 2, 2017 • By Sorelle Amore

 

What are the prerequisites to a perfect tropical holiday?

A large THIRDHOME property with a private infinity pool, hammocks and reclining seats all around, a bar within the home to dine and wine the night away, coconut trees all around providing you with refreshing coconut juice whenever you desire, pristine white sand beaches minutes away, blue skies and perfect tropical temperatures, a golf cart to zip around between endless restaurants and spas, a grocery pre-stocking service so you can arrive to a fridge full of your favorite foods and exceptional staff that take care of the minor details so you can forget about all responsibilities.

Welcome to Villa Las Palmas located within Puntacana Resort in the Dominican Republic.

This is just the beginning of what you can expect on your next holiday in the Caribbean.

If you’re seeking a romantic getaway with your loved one, sipping on wine all night long and relaxing in the private Jacuzzi under the stars; or you’re wanting to bring your family for a fun family-friendly vacation, this is your place.

Villa Las Palmas is a four-bedroom luxury villa located within the exclusive gated community of the Puntacana Resort & Club. Within the community, you’ll find the homes of Oscar de la Renta (RIP), Julio Iglesias and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Justin Bieber has also been a guest at the resort for all those Beliebers out there.

My favourite part of Villa Las Palmas was the stand-alone building which housed the master bedroom where the doors opened up to the hammocks and pool out back.

Activities at the resort include every water sport you can think of including kayaking, snorkeling, diving and more. Personally, I would highly recommend snorkeling or diving. I was lucky enough to see eight turtles very close during my dive, something I’ve never seen before.

Allow yourself to indulge in great range of cuisines during your stay. A favourite of mine at the resort is La Yola, which is a restaurant that sits on a platform above the ocean within the marina and serves fresh seafood, mouth-watering meat dishes and more. As a personal favorite to start your meal, you must also try the grilled eggplant with mozzarella cheese and aurora sauce.

At La Yola restaurant there’s also the added touch of live music on weekends played by a 3 piece-wandering band. Expect them to play divine angel-like music right at your table.

A favorite part of the resort is the Ecological Reserve, which is home to a perfectly clear blue water swimming hole surrounded by thick mangroves and forest. It’s a secluded space and depending on the time of day, you could enjoy this beautiful space all on your own.

No vacation can be complete without a visit to the spa. The Six Senses Spa is a 5-minute golf cart ride away from your villa.

I opted for an exotic bamboo stick massage. Sitting on planes and exploring so many countries recently has caused many knots in my back (not complaining at all, I promise). This deep tissue massage sorted all that out.

After the massage, you can swim in the crystal clear ocean directly out front, or lounge in the hammocks nestled amongst the trees. I did fulfill a long dream of mine by having a nap in a hammock on the beach with a gentle warm breeze rocking me to sleep.

When you imagine the ultimate tropical vacation, know that it’s all possible at Villa Las Palmas located in Puntacana Resort in the Dominican Republic.

-Sorelle Amore

 

During her trip to the Dominican Republic, Sorelle stayed at Villa Las PalmasClick here to view all THIRDHOME properties in the Dominican Republic.

Sorelle Amore won THIRDHOME‘s “Best Job On The Planet,” which garnered more than 17,000 applications from around the world. In her position as a Luxury Travel Connoisseur for THIRDHOME, she is traveling the world, staying in 12 luxury homes.

THIRDHOME is the exclusive luxury property and travel club that enables second home owners to exchange time in their home for stays in spectacular destinations around the world. Click here for more information on how to become a member.

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