Dominican Republic

This Caribbean Country Received $4.5 Billion in Remittances

 Above: Santo Domingo (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean set a record last year, with the Caribbean led by the Dominican Republic, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank. …

At Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Rediscovering Luxury

 Above: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana (All photos by CJ) By Guy Britton PUNTA CANA — If you’re a regular Caribbean Journal reader, you know … not all-inclusive resorts are created equal. Some even have resorts within resorts, the ones …

Why This is the Caribbean’s Coolest New Hotel

 Above: the JW Marriott Santo Domingo (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SANTO DOMINGO — I am floating above Santo Domingo. I am walking on air, held up only by a thin sliver of glass extended from the lobby …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Dominican Republic Vice Minister of Tourism Radhames Martinez Aponte (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — After a very strong year in 2014, the Caribbean’s largest tourism destination is continuing its growth so far in 2015. The country …

 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The largest tourism conference in the Caribbean’s most popular destination is now underway. DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, officially launched its 2015 edition on Tuesday night with a …

 Above: the lobby bar at the Sheraton Santo Domingo The lobby bar. At most hotels, it sets the tone for everything — it’s the first part of the hotel you notice. It welcomes you. It is the central meeting point. …

 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Punta Cana was the top producing market for Expedia in the Caribbean region last year, according to new data released by the company. Punta Cana saw a 50 percent growth in travel …

 While Punta Cana began with its groundbreaking airport and the Puntacana Resort and Club, it’s grown into one of the largest stretches of connected beaches and resorts in the world. Today, greater Punta Cana includes a diverse range of areas …

 Above: the Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic is transitioning into an adults-only property. The change will officially begin on Dec. 15, 2015, the …

 Above: Cap Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic received around 5.14 million tourists in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That number was the largest of any tourism destination in the …

 Above: a rendering of the Dreams Dominicus La Romana in the Dominican Republic By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — AMResorts is planning to open a new resort property in the Dominican Republic, the company announced Thursday. The company will debut …

 Above: Saona Island By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Thiago de Cunha, who sent in this snapshot of Saona Island in the Dominican Republic. Do you have a great photo of the …

 Above: Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Radisson will soon be opening its first-ever hotel in the Dominican Republic. The hotel brand announced this week that it had signed a hotel in the heart of Santo Domingo’s commercial district. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have signed a total of 11 bilateral agreements during a visit by Dominican President Danilo Medina to the American territory this week. The cooperation agreements cover areas including trade, …

 Above: Sanctuary Cap Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Alsol Hotels and Resorts has officially named Gerald Blay as the company’s food and beverage corporate manager. In the role, Blay will oversee the company’s 15 restaurants and nine bars across …

 Above: the National Palace in Santo Domingo (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina has officially appointed Alejandro Zarzuela Arias as the country’s new Ambassador to Brazil. The Caribbean country’s new envoy had been serving …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s a new resort on Punta Cana’s sands. The adults-only all-inclusive resort Chic Punta Cana By Royalton opened recently with 323 suites and a raft of features designed to separate it from the other roughly …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is launching holiday service between Antigua and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, the carrier announced Tuesday. The flights will operate on Dec. 19, Dec. 21, Dec. 23, Dec. 28 …