Dominican Republic


Marriott Names New Area GM for Haiti, Dominican Republic 

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Marriott International has named a new area general manager for Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  The company has tapped Brock Hochhalter to the role, in which he will be responsible for the premium and luxury Marriott hotels in the two […]


A Huge New Amusement Park Is Coming to Punta Cana

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A huge new amusement park is set to open later this year in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  It’s called Katmandu Punta Cana, and it’s billed as the only theme park of its kind in the Caribbean.  An extension of a […]


Marriott Is Opening an Adults-Only All-Inclusive in the Dominican Republic 

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Marriott’s major move into the all-inclusive space is continuing this summer with a new adults-only all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic.  Marriott is joining forces with Playa Hotels and Resorts on the Sanctuary Cap Cana resort, which will be the […]


Secrets Is Opening a New-Build Resort in Punta Cana

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Apple Leisure Group’s Secrets brand is opening a new-build resort in Punta Cana, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The new Secrets Tides Punta Cana will make its debut in the fall of 2023, according to the company.  It will be […]

Frontier Launching New Flights to Jamaica, Dominican Republic 

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It’s been one of the fastest-growing airlines in the Caribbean amid the pandemic, and now low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is set to launch another expansion to the region.  In June and July, Frontier will kick off new nonstop service to […]

The Dominican Republic Just Set Another Tourism Record 

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The Dominican Republic just set another tourism record, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The country reported 626,010 tourist arrivals in April — the most visitors in April in the history of the destination.  That number represents 7 percent more than April 2019 […]


J Balvin Is Coming Back to Punta Cana 

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Reggaeton superstar J Balvin is returning to Punta Cana.  Balvin is bringing back his NEON Punta Cana music festival to the Dominican Republic, following a sold-out 2001 edition.  The event will run from Dec 7-11, 2022 in the Dominican Republic’s […]

The Dominican Republic's St Regis Cap Cana Residences Just Launched Sales 

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The Residences at the St Regis Cap Cana have officially launched sales, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The new project by Campagne Ricart & Associates and Pioneer Investment Funds is set in the heart of Cap Cana, the most exclusive […]

From Turks and Caicos to Puerto Rico, More Buyers Are Building Their Own Homes

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By Joe Pike Whether it’s to save money or to take the interior designing reigns of a new home, more potential home owners are looking at vacant lots in the Caribbean over existing real estate. Caribbean Journal Invest (CJI) spoke […]


Iberia Expands Flights to the Dominican Republic

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Spanish carrier Iberia has expanded its service to the Dominican Republic this winter.  The airline has added two more flights each week between Madrid and the Dominican Republic, meaning a total of 13 weekly frequencies.  That’s along with the addition […]

Dominican Republic Tourism Just Had Its Best December Ever

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Even amid the pandemic, the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry just posted its best-ever December.  The news was revealed by Dominican Republic Tourism Minister David Collado in an end-of-year briefing.  A total of 728,335 visitors came to the Dominican Republic last […]

Marriott Just Opened a New Luxury Resort in the Dominican Republic

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A new luxury resort has opened its doors in the Dominican Republic: Marriott International’s new Ocean Club, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new luxury resort, set in Sosua, is the first of three hotels […]

About Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the region’s most fascinating destinations, from its diverse people and culture to its wide-ranging topography. There are a multitude of places to visit; the North Coast is a still relatively untouched beach destination, with new properties like the Amanera and the Playa Grande Beach Club; then there’s Santo Domingo, a bustling, energetic city that’s home to the Colonial Zone, which is the first European city in the New World (and a growing number of must-visit hotels like the JW Marriott and Casas XVI boutique).

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The North Coast of the country.

For beachgoers there’s Punta Cana, the most popular all-inclusive destination in the Caribbean (followed locally by its sister, lower-key all-inclusive spot, Puerto Plata). But that’s just the beginning: there’s a bit of everything here, from a thriving winter baseball scene to an increasingly hot culinary offering. The Dominican Republic has a little bit of everything, and that’s what makes it such a rich destination.



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