Three co-workers and I decided to splurge on our annual golf junket. We booked a three bedroom, golf course view villa at the Caleton section of Cap Cana. Basically, the villas are open-air living areas with enclosed and air-conditioned bedrooms. They are more than spacious and always had a comfortable breeze. Ours had its own hot tub and pool. It was surreal to return to the villa after dinner to find a flat screen tuned to the NCAA playoffs and to sit in the open air living room with a cold drink in hand, a breeze blowing through and one friend smoking a cigar without stinking up the joint. We were in heaven.
Anyway, you get a "butler" with the rental. Ours was named Sandy and he was great. Within the first hour he found out what we wanted for breakfast and lunch and went shopping for the groceries. Each morning he cooked an amazing breakfast of fresh fruit, eggs and bacon which was served in the open air dining room. The fridge was stocked with water, soda, juice, beer and they even drained a few coconuts of their water so I could mix it with rum. Yes, top-shelf liquor was also in stock.
The outdoor areas had outdoorish furniture under the thatch roofs. The large, unique layout had the three enclosed bedrooms at opposite ends of the villa so each was very private. They all had TV's, radios, high end furnishings, excellent AC, walk-in closets and awesome bathrooms. My bathroom (in the master bedroom) was as big as an entire hotel room with a jacuzzi, open shower, marble sinks, etc.
We were there in late March and it was pretty empty. They give you a golf cart to get around in but the beach was less than 100 yards away. It was such a beautiful beach with very fine, pinkish sand and lots of palms providing shade. Service at the beach was also quite good with food and drink at the ready. The clubhouse of the Punta Espada golf club was two holes away. I travel and golf a lot. This is my hands-down favorite golf course. (See review)
This place is a little expensive. It was totally worth it. I hope it does better and more people come and keep this a viable property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within Cap Cana, an exclusive destination with awe-inspiring design and architecture, conveniently situated only 10 minutes away from the Punta Cana International Airport. Cap Cana has been aptly named “The World’s New Great Destination” due to its superior level of service and unparalleled natural beauty of pal-studded powder-white beaches and limestone cliffs along the coastline. It is definitely a destination which offers a luxury and upscale lifestyle for the most selective traveler. Discover an exclusive boutique hotel for those who seek the highest standards of service, within the most beautiful villas that constantly take you to the breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea and the famous Jack Nicklaus Punta Espada Golf Course. Indulge yourself in the ultimate Caribbean luxury! This idyllic destination presents you with one of a kind accommodation experience in each one of our different villas categories, all with lobby, fully equipped kitchen, extensive living room & dinning room, private courtyard, private pool with Jacuzzi, private Jacuzzi in the main room, all rooms with A/C, all TVs with flat screen. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Caleton Villas Hotel Punta Cana