4. Puntacana Resort

Location: Tortuga Bay, Dominican Republic

Designer: Oscar de la Renta

Price: $710 - $3,700 per night

The iconic designer Oscar de la Renta took stock of his Dominican heritage and global penchants to create the entire immersive tropical environment at the Puntacana Resort, Tortuga Bay, one of the most well-regarded hotels in the world. "We wanted to have something very much Dominican, but with international appeal," he said of his design, featuring vibrant colors, clean lines, and lots of open space. He designed much of the furniture and the craftsman used local materials and artwork to fill out the space.

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