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Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Sand in Punta Cana

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Magdalena Tosik, who sent in this delightful shot of Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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A Big Dominican Republic Expansion for Frontier Airlines

 The Dominican Republic is set for a major boost in air service thanks to a significant expansion from Frontier Airlines.  Frontier, which has been steadily growing its Caribbean footprint in the last year, is planning to launch three new daily …

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New Flights Coming Between Punta Cana, Tortola

 Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways has confirmed its plans to launch a new gateway between Punta Cana and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  The new service is set to begin in January, with flights operated on the carrier’s Embraer …

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 The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Margarita Aris, who sent in this lovely shot of the early morning on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

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 In 2012, Caribbean Journal’s Rum Journal first launched the Rum Awards — a unique celebration of the best rums of the year.  And after seven previous incarnations, the annual Rum Awards morphed into a full-fledged rum event in St Barth, …

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 Hyatt’s newest all-inclusive hotels have held their grand openings in the heart of Punta Cana in the  Dominican Republic. Playa Hotels and Resorts has debuted the new Hyatt-branded Ziva and Zilara resorts in Punta Cana’s tony enclave of Cap Cana. …

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 Marriott sent shock waves through the travel industry over the summer when the world’s biggest hotel company announced a full-fledged foray into the fast-expanding, increasingly competitive all-inclusive sector.  It was not a surprise, then, that the company said its first …

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 All-inclusive resorts are the hottest thing in Caribbean travel right now.  There’s a reason, after all, why the biggest resort companies in the world, from Marriott to Hilton to Hyatt, are either (in the case of Marriott) launching their first-true …

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 Luxury Caribbean resorts just keep getting more and more impressive, and with every year the standard for Caribbean luxury gets higher.  We’ve long said that Caribbean luxury is a unique concept; but even within the sphere there are so many …

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 Spanish resort giant Riu Hotels and Resorts has reopened its Riu Palace Riviera Maya resort following a large-scale renovation project, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company transformed the Mexican Caribbean resort with what it called a “sleek, new modern style” …

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 After a September that produced the year’s first decline in average daily rate (ADR), Caribbean hoteliers pushed room-rate comparisons back into positive territory during October 2019.  In comparison with last October, ADR rose 0.4 percent even as occupancy fell 5.2 …

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 Hyatt has officially opened a pair of new all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic, in partnership with Playa Hotels and Resorts. The new Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana have opened in the tony Cap Cana enclave …

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 Another new resort is coming to the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana.  It’s called Serenade Punta Cana, and the 625-room, all-inclusive beach resort will be set in Cabeza de Toro in greater Punta Cana.  The property, which is …

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 A new Club Med all-inclusive resort has made its debut on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic.  It’s called Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda, and its the first of the company’s luxe Exclusive Collection to open in the Americas.  …

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 Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has completed a major expansion to its Now Onyx all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.  The hotel has added 320 new rooms to its beachfront property in the Uvero Alto area of greater Punta Cana, calling the …

punta cana rebound

 The Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana is seeing a massive rebound in tourism demand, according to a new report from Allianz Global Assistance.  The travel insurance giant said analysis of nearly 2.4 million flight itineraries showed that the …

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 Spain’s Barceló Hotel Group is bringing a new adults-only, all-inclusive resort to the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The new Barceló Maya Riviera is set to debut Dec. 15 in the heart of the Riviera Maya, a company spokesperson told Caribbean …