Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Looking to Develop New Tourism Hub

 Puerto Plata. La Romana. Punta Cana. Bahia de las Aguilas? The Dominican Republic has its sights set on a new destination, looking to develop a new tourism pole in the area of Bahia de las Aguilas on the country’s southwestern …

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Secrets Cap Cana Is Now Open

 AMResorts’ newest resort is now open in the Dominican Republic: Secrets Cap Cana. The new luxury 457-room adults-only resort is in the exclusive gated enclave of Cap Cana in greater Punta Cana; it is the 15th property in the Secrets …

Dominican Republic Small Hotels

Six Great Small Places to Stay in the Dominican Republic

 Mention the Dominican Republic and the first thing that usually comes to mind is mega-resorts in places like the tourism hub of Punta Cana. But think again, because there’s much more to the Dominican Republic than its most famous resort town, …

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 The Dominican Republic is reporting big growth in cruise passenger arrivals, according to the latest data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The Caribbean’s most popular stayover tourism destination reported 580,000 cruise passengers so far this year, which represents a …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Evelyn Hardy, who sent in this wonderful shot from a cable car ride high above Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

 It’s the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean: Punta Cana, the beach-filled paradise on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. And while it’s filled with a host of great, mostly all-inclusive properties, the country’s tourism hub is also …

Dominican Republic Numbers

 How Dominican Republic Tourism Performed in the First Half The Dominican Republic had a strong first half for tourism, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Central Bank. The Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination in terms of total stayover …

Puerto Plata Amphitheater

 The Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Puerto Plata has a major new attraction: the new Puerto Plata Amphitheater. The theater, which is being described as one of the most advanced in the wider region, has capacity for 4,000 people and …

 Chocolate indulgence in the Dominican Republic By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s the Dominican Republic’s sweetest deal. And if you’re a chocolate lover (and who isn’t?) it just might be reason enough to book a stay at RIU’s all-inclusive resorts …

Catalina Island

 The untouched paradise of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Can you fall instantly in love with an island you’ve never even spent the night on? I ponder this question as a strip of palm-fringed sand comes …

Sunscape Puerto Plata

 The Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company has added another new property. AMResorts, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group, has held the official opening of the new Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic. The all-inclusive, family-friendly resort has a total of 585 rooms …

 The next major Caribbean food festival of the season is coming soon. The Punta Cana Food and Wine Festival returns this year to the Dominican Republic’s tourism capital, The gastronomic event will take place this year  on July 1 and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has high hopes for 2016. The country is projecting a total of 6 million total stayover visitors this year, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. That projection comes after the country …

 By Guy Britton A major new hotel is coming to one of the Dominican Republic’s up-and-coming destinations. Amhsa Marina Hotel and Resorts has announced plans to launch construction of the Kaeeni Beach Hotel in the Las Galeras beach enclave of …

 By Alexander Britell It’s the Caribbean’s most popular destination by volume — but the Dominican Republic has a wonderful collection of properties that emphasize quality over quantity. From classic beachfront resorts to hip boutiques, you can find precisely the luxury …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re going ga-ga over all things mermaid-related, you might want to head to CHIC Punta Cana, where there’s a pool with your name on. Occupying center stage at the Uvero Alto adults-only all-inclusive resort, …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It began with a mango-passionfruit martini. Frozen with liquid nitrogen, its fragrant vapor wafted from the rim of the glass toward the faces of my dining companions at C/X Culinary Experience, a specialty restaurant at …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor There’s beauty in a Caribbean sunrise, no doubt, with the promise it holds of even more fun under the sun, on the beach, and in the water. But let’s not underestimate the appeal of …