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A New All-Inclusive Is Coming to Punta Cana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A huge new all-inclusive resort is coming to the heart of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The new Grand Bahia Principe Aquamarine will be the first adults-only resort under the Grand Bahia Principe brand, …

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Riu Renovating Negril All-Inclusive

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Riu is continuing its rapid renovation push, with another upgrade project underway in Negril, Jamaica. The Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel is currently in the midst of a “complete renovation,” according to the all-inclusive giant, with …

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From St Thomas to Cap Cana, 7 Places to Visit in September

 It’s nearly autumn, but the Caribbean is as green and beautiful as ever — and if you come to the region right now, you’ll find uncrowded beaches, cool evening breezes and, perhaps most importantly, the best rates you’ll find all year. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Leading European villa management company Exceptional Villas is making a renewed push into the Caribbean, highlighted by an expansion to Aruba. The company, which is based in Dublin, said the move was part of a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s newest cruise port is seeing significant growth this summer, according to new data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The Amber Cove port, which is located in Puerto Plata, saw a total …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is launching a major Caribbean expansion out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier is launching new nonstop flights to some of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations, including …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Dominican Republic’s top all-inclusive options is reopening this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned. The adults-only Sanctuary Cap Cana is slated to reopen this fall following what the property termed “extensive enhancements.” The …

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 The Dominican Republic is more than just Punta Cana. But knowing where to go — and where to stay — is another matter. That’s because the country is filled with mini-destinations, from the antique charm of Santo Domingo’s  Colonial Zone …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s hotel construction pipeline continues to grow, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. There are now 4,447 hotel rooms in construction in the Dominican Republic, representing about 6.3 percent …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing is expanding again, this time with more nonstop flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The new service out of Sudbury, Ontario will launch Dec. 20, operating weekly on Thursdays. “Our seasonal Sudbury …

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 By Alexander Britell While the Dominican Republic’s position as the most popular travel destination in the Caribbean by visitor volume has no particularly close challenge, the country isn’t resting on its laurels. Yes, the country has publicly set a rather …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has added another new nonstop route to the Caribbean. The company has announced the planned launch of new nonstop flights between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is splitting one of its signature Caribbean resorts into two distinct all-inclusive properties, the company announced this week. Melia will be transforming the Melia Caribe Tropical into Punta Cana into two resorts: the adults-only …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is continuing to ramp up its expansion to the Caribbean, with another new route to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The carrier will be launching a new weekly flight from Sept-Îles, Quebec, beginning …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is adding another all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana, the company announced this week. The new Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is set to make …

 They’re party beaches. They’re cool beaches. They’re sexy beaches.  Some beaches just have that certain extra level of hip, whether it’s the nightlife, the food, the lounging or the crowd. It all adds up to make a stretch of sand …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s largest rental car company has officially opened in the Dominican Republic. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has opened four new locations, each at airports in the Dominican Republic. The company’s new locations include Punta Cana International …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Fresh off the reopening of its Riu Palace in Punta Cana, Riu has announced the reopening of another all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic. ClubHotel Riu Bambu has reopened in Punta Cana with an updated look and …