Dominican Republic

John Patitucci, David Sanchez to Headline DR Jazz Festival

Above: John Patitucci By Dana Niland CJ 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 […]


Dominican Republic’s Eden Roc at Cap Cana Adding New Units

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


Now Onyx All-Inclusive Resort Breaks Ground in Punta Cana

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 […]


Nickelodeon’s First Caribbean Resort Breaks Ground in Punta Cana

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 […]

New Cap Cana Resort Opening in June

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 […]

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 […]

The Caribbean’s Largest Tourism Destination Is Off to a Strong Start in 2015

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 […]


Dominican Republic Tourism Conference Launches in Punta Cana

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 […]

Rum Journal: Finding a Great Lobby Bar in Santo Domingo

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. […]

This is Expedia’s Top-Producing Market in the Caribbean

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 […]


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