Dominican Republic


Six Great Small Places to Stay in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Small Hotels

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, […]


Dominican Republic Reporting Big Cruise Growth

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 […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: High Above Puerto Plata

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 […]


How to Move to Punta Cana

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 […]

How Dominican Republic Tourism Performed in the First Half

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 […]

A Major New Caribbean Music Venue

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 […]


A Chocolate Lover’s Paradise in the Dominican Republic

Chocolate indulgence in the Dominican Republic By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

Falling in Love With Catalina Island

Catalina Island

The untouched paradise of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

AMResorts Opens Sunscape Resort in Puerto Plata

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 […]


Your Next Caribbean Food Festival Is In Punta Cana

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 […]

The Dominican Republic’s Big Tourism Projections

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 […]

Kaeeni Beach Coming to Las Galeras

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 […]


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