Dominican Republic

Sunwing Adds Gansevoort Playa Imbert to Portfolio

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has added the Gansevoort Playa Imbert in the Dominican Republic to its portfolio. That means the company will be exclusively offering the hotel for the winter season in its packages. The …

Sunscape Resort Coming to Puerto Plata

 By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has signed a deal to open a Sunscape resort in Puerto Plata. The deal is the 17th for the company in the last 12 months in Central America and the Caribbean. “Apple Leisure Group’s …

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

What’s Next for AMResorts in the Caribbean?

 By Alexander Britell If you’ve been following the Caribbean hotel pipeline, you’ve probably seen one company’s name pop up quite a bit this year: AMResorts. Indeed, the company has been steadily expanding its reach in the Caribbean hotel sector, with …

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 By Erick F. CondeCJ Contributor Rust is not an issue you would usually associate with your coffee. However, for farmers here in the Dominican Republic along with many other countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, coffee rust or “roya del …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’ Eden Roc at Cap Cana resort is undergoing a major renovation of its beach club. The $5 million project includes renovations and refurbishments to the beach club facilities. The first phase of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small Luxury Hotels of the World has named a new CEO. The brand has named Filip Boyen as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Boyen had been appointed as managing director of SLH’s management …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jose Buera, who sent in this snapshot of sunset at the Marina at the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic’s La …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT will reintroduce services between Antigua and Santo Domingo beginning Dec. 15, 2015, the regional carrier announced. The airline will offer three flights a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. “We are pleased to be flying …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The 19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will celebrate five nights of free concerts November 4-8 in the towns of Santiago Sosúa, Puerto Plata, and Cabarete. The event is slated to host Grammy Award-winning artists, and in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff An historic Caribbean hotel has new life. The Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel and Casino has officially debuted, following a $40 million renovation that began in 2014. The property, which plays a major role in …

 A major new project in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has broken ground on a significant new development in the Dominican Republic’s tourist hub of Punta Cana. The project, Excellence El …

 A significant new hotel in the region By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Aman resorts has announced Monday, November 23, 2015 as the opening date for its new cloister in the Dominican Republic, Amanera. Spread on 2,000 acres that spans seven …

 Rediscovering cool at the Dominican Republic’s Casa Colonial By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor It’s the last place you’d expect to find a posh boutique hotel. Hidden in plain sight in the Playa Dorada compound, where big-box all-inclusive resorts view …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Aman Resorts has announced the launch of its second Caribbean resort, Amanera, scheduled to debut in the Dominican Republic during the fourth quarter of 2015. Overlooking Playa Grande beach on 2,000 acres that stretch across …

 Above: John Patitucci By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The 19th annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival has announced its lineup of performers, which will include artists David Sánchez, John Patitucci, Pedrito Martinez Group, Josean Jacobo, Big Band Conservatory of Santo Domingo, Roy Assaf …

 Above: the Caleton Beach Club at the Eden Roc at Cap Cana (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Eden Roc at Cap Cana hotel in the Dominican Republic is expanding. The project will see the addition of 52 suites around …

 Above: a rendering of the new Now resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Now Onyx all-inclusive resort has officially broken ground in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana tourism hub. The all-inclusive resort is being developed by Spanish group Martinon, with …

 Above: Danilo Medina, Dominican Republic President, at the Nickelodeon Punta Cana groundbreaking joined by SpongeBob SquarePants By the Caribbean Journal staff Nickelodeon is getting into the Caribbean tourism game, and now Viacom’s popular children’s brand has broken ground on its first …