There's a great new road all the way to Punta Rucia. From the main Puerto Plata / Imbert Road, turn right towards Luperon. Approx 15 km is the turn off for El Estrecho (also marked for Punta Rucia). Turn left, go over the new bridge to a "T" junction, and turn right to Isabela. From Isabela you are 23 km from Punta Rucia. Head towards Estero Hondo (15km), then towards Ensenada beach. The paved road ends at Ensenada beach and Punta Rucia is a further 3km. My information is that they plan to complete the paved road from Ensenada to Punta Rucia in January, coinciding with the opening of Punta Rucia Lodge, a new French resort. There's a few places to stay in Punta Rucia - Villanadine (luxury villa rental), Villa Rosa, Corales, Casa Libre (B&B), Tortuga (basic accommodation). There's three different tour companies to get you out to Paradise Island. Or you could save the gas and hassle and buy one of the Tours from Sosua. Either way, worth a visitha sorry, that would have been good information. We are coming from Sosua, we know how to get to Luperon but haven't been beyond that.