Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic’s Biggest Travel Conference

 The leading tourism conference in the Dominican Republic is coming to the Paradisus Palma Real Convention Center in Punta Cana. This year’s Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange will mark its 17th edition from April 19-21. The conference, which first launched in …

How to Buy Your Own Beach in the Dominican Republic

 Looking to escape to the beach — permanently? Sure, you could buy a beach house, or a villa, or even a hotel. But why not buy your own beach in the Caribbean? Now you can, a nearly mile-long stretch of …

Delta Airlines’ New Flights to the Dominican Republic

 Delta Airlines is expanding its reach in the region again. The carrier announced that it would be resuming its service between Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Cibao International Airport in the Dominican Republic city of Santiago. The flights will be operating …

LATEST NEWS

suncsape puerto plata

 AMResorts has opened its newest all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. The property has unveiled the first-ever Sunscape resort in the country, called the Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic. The 585-room, family-friendly property is located on the north coast of …

club med punta cana

 Discovering Club Med in Punta Cana By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve vacationed in the Caribbean in the last few decades – particularly if you visited Jamaica or the Dominican Republic – it’s likely that you stayed in an …

 First major talks in years By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Turks and Caicos Governor Peter Beckingham met with Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, Andres Navarro in Santo Domingo last week in the first high level talks between the two sides …

 A hot-ticket item By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A T-shirt is a T-shirt is a T-shirt, right? Not at Club Med Punta Cana, where one particular type of T-shirt is a souvenir more prized than a bottle of Brugal Papa …

 A new kind of relaxation By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If I were any more relaxed I’d slip into a coma. That’s what I’m thinking as I laze on a chaise, swaddled in a waffle cotton robe and gazing out …

 In Punta Cana, it’s where everyone wants to be: on the famous white-sand swath that fringes the Dominican Republic’s eastern coast. It’s the playground of sun-seekers from all over the world. And from this vantage point on the Club Med …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tawnya Silloway in Colorado Springs, Colo., who sent in this marvelous shot of Playa Bavaro in the Dominican Republic. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to …

 What’s the fastest-growing economy in the Caribbean region? Right now, it’s the Dominican Republic, which saw GDP growth of 6.6 percent in 2015, the highest rate in the region, according to new data from the United Nations Economic Commission for …

hard rock santo domingo

 Santo Domingo is getting a potentially game-changing hotel project. Hard Rock International has announced plans to develop a new 40-story hotel and casino in the Dominican Republic’s capital. The property, which will feature 400 hotel rooms and suites and a state-of-the-art casino, …

 Continuing a season of high-profile Caribbean vacations by celebrities, 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o visited the Dominican Republic this week. The superstar, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave and lent her …

 A 4.5-magnitude earthquake caused weak to light shaking in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred at around 11:25 AM local time, struck at a depth of 12 kilometres. Its epicentre …

 The Caribbean’s biggest tourism market is having another very strong year. The Dominican Republic is reporting an 8.5 percent increase in stayover tourist arrivals so far in 2015, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received 4.22 …

 A food-focused resort’s new top exec By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Eden Roc at Cap Cana has appointed Stefano Baratelli as Executive Director. He is responsible for daily operations of the Relais & Chateaux resort, which is located in Greater …

Amanera in the Dominican Republic

 Aman has officially opened its newest resort in the Caribbean. The ultra-luxury Amanera, the second Aman property in the Caribbean, includes 25 casitas on Playa Grande Beach in the Dominican Republic’s north coast. The property is set on a clifftop …

 Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 cruise ship has made its first-ever visit to the new Amber Cove port in the Dominican Republic. The ship arrived from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands; it was also the ship’s first-ever stop in the …