Dominican Republic

Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Marina at Casa de Campo

 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 …

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LIAT to Relaunch Santo Domingo Flights

 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 …

How to Hear Jazz — Free — in the Dominican Republic

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: the beach at AlSol Tiara Cap Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff AlSol Hotels and Resorts is opening its newest property in the Dominican Republic next month. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana is slated to open June 1, a boutique …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …