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Five Top Dominican Republic Resorts Close for Hurricane Repairs 

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Five major resorts in the Dominican Republic have closed in the wake of Hurricane Fiona.  Hyatt’s flagship Dominican Republic resorts, the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana, both managed by Playa Hotels and Resorts, are closing “for a period of […]


This Dominican Republic All-Inclusive Is Reopening Soon

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One of the most popular all-inclusive hotels in the Dominican Republic’s La Romana is set to reopen, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace is set to welcome back guests on Oct. 1, 2021.  It’s reopening following a […]


Norwegian Cruise Line Is Relaunching in the Caribbean

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Norwegian Cruise Line is relaunching operations in the Caribbean.  And continuing the post-pandemic trend, the cruise line will begin by homeporting a pair of ships in the region.  That will include Norwegian Joy, which will homeport in Montego Bay, and […]


Dominican Republic’s Casa de Campo Adds On-Site Testing

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The Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic has launched an on-site testing program, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The move helps travelers meet the new CDC requirement of a negative test result taken and received within 72 hours before […]

AMResorts Reopens Two All-Inclusive Hotels in the Dominican Republic

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Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts subsidiary has reopened two of its hotels in the Dominican Republic, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has relaunched both the Dreams Dominicus La Romana and Dreams Punta Cana.  Both of the properties began welcoming guests […]

Major Dominican Republic All-Inclusive Resort Reopens

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One of the Dominican Republic’s most iconic all-inclusive resorts has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach resort reopened this week in La Romana on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic.  The property first opened […]


Here Are the Dominican Republic Hotels That Are Open Right Now

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The Dominican Republic has more hotels currently open to international visitors than any other Caribbean destination, and there are more to come if all continues to go well with the country’s COVID-19 reopening. The Dominican Republic initially reopened to tourism […]

Playa’s Fernando Mulet on the Future of All-Inclusive Hotels

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Sine the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic halted Caribbean travel in March, new hotel regulations have been put in place that fans of all-inclusive resorts might have to take some time adjust to. But aside from adapting […]

The Dominican Republic’s Top Golf Resort Is Open

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Casa de Campo Resort and Villas, the leading golf resort in the Dominican Republic, has officially reopened its doors.  The La Romana-area resort, best known for its Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog golf course, officially relaunched on July 1.  […]


Hyatt Is Opening Two Dominican Republic All-Inclusive Hotels

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By the Caribbean Journal staff All-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts is opening a pair of high-profile all-inclusive Hyatt-branded resorts in the Dominican Republic in November. Playa, which has a regional portfolio of 21 resorts, will be debuting two new […]

Hilton Opens All-Inclusive Hotels in Dominican Republic, Playa del Carmen

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened three new all-inclusive hotels in the wider Caribbean region. The newly-rebranded — hotels are the result of a strategic alliance between Hilton and all-inclusive leader Playa Hotels and Resorts, a relationship that […]

Dominican Republic Mulls New Cruise Port

By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new cruise port in the Dominican Republic? Dominican Republic tourism officials are mulling exactly that, according to a statement from the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. Officials this week broached the idea of establishing […]


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