An easy day trip from Punta Cana, swanky La Romana is popular among A-listers such as Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez. If golf is your love language, don’t miss the Pete Dye-designed courses at Casa de Campo
resort in La Romana. Casa de Campo’s three courses, including its flagship Teeth of the Dog course, are renowned for both their natural beauty and their difficulty.
Casa de Campo is also home to Altos de Chavón, a replica of a sixteenth-century Mediterranean village that sits atop a hill overlooking the Chavón River. Visit the village’s cultural center or archaeological museum and shop its boutiques, stocked with items by local artisans and ready-to-wear designs by Jenny Polanco, one of the island’s most celebrated fashion designers.
For an intimate rendezvous on the water, book a private yacht from Punta Cana to Saona Island, a sparsely populated paradise just south of the mainland. You can snorkel in its tranquil, transparent waters or just relax on what feels like a secret island find.
After a day at the beach, head back to your hotel for a siesta and dinner before starting the night at Coco Bongo Show & Disco. This surreal experience is part variety show and part nightclub, complete with high-flying acrobats, professional dancers, and an open bar.
“Get ready for the most exhilarating, entertaining nightclub experience ever,” says Nancy Herron, a Virtuoso advisor based in Lake Oswego, Oregon. “You will see flying acrobats above and around you, bar-top conga lines, movie clips projected onto high-tech video screens, live bands, and more.”
A night at Coco Bongo might extend into the early hours of the morning, so take it easy the next day at one of Punta Cana’s spas. The Six Senses Spa in Tortuga Bay emphasizes health and whole-body wellness, an essential complement to a night of revelry. Book a service for two, such as a detox massage to boost circulation or an organic cocoa and sugarcane body treatment for an antioxidant boost.
Plan a stylish send-off at the newly opened VIP lounge in the Punta Cana International Airport. The lounge features an infinity pool overlooking the runway, so you can soak up every last drop of your getaway with a dip in the water and a cocktail in hand before takeoff; it makes saying adios
a little bit easier.