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American Airlines Adding New Flights to Dominican Republic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is adding a new route to what has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean: Santo Domingo. The Dominican Republic’s capital has been seeing a huge wave of new flights, …

A New Eatery to Try in Santo Domingo

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of Santo Domingo’s most beloved eateries has relaunched. The Restaurante 1502, set at the historic Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando boutique hotel, has relaunched under the direction of executive chef Alberto Rodriguez, making for a new …

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A Striking New Luxury Hotel Tower Is Coming to Santo Domingo

 By Alexander Britell The Dominican Republic’s capital city of Santo Domingo has become an increasingly hip travel destination — and it’s about to get an even bigger boost. The five-star yoo hotel brand is opening its first-ever Caribbean property with …

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 The Hotel Frances in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone is getting a major facelift. The historic property, which is currently closed, will be refurbished into a 20-room hotel thanks to an effort to rebuild the area by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry …

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 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

 Above: Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SANTO DOMINGO — Everything here is hidden. Inside these venerable old structures are great little hotels and restaurants. But you don’t notice them. You walk right by them. …