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Emotions Hotel Opens in Puerto Plata

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new hotel has made its debut on Playa Dorada on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The new all-inclusive Emotions Hotel, a project by the Hodelpa Group, is the product of a $40 […]


A New Adults-Only Dominican Republic Hotel

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By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new adults-only Dominican Republic resort: the VH Atmosphere Resort and Beach Club. The newest all-inclusive addition to Puerto Plata on the Dominican Republic’s northern coast has 193 rooms, including 70 garden rooms, […]


Puerto Plata Resort Gets an Upgrade

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Tropical, a resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, is undergoing a major upgrade to its room inventory. The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort’s renovation project will cover all 282 rooms, of which the first phase […]


A New Way to Fly to Puerto Plata

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Apple Vacations has expanded its 2018 “Exclusive Vacation Flight” charter program with flights out of Pittsburgh to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic operating on Allegiant Air. For travel March 2-August 24, 2018, Apple Vacations will offer Exclusive […]

Puerto Plata to Host First-Ever Dominican Rum Festival

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has long been one of the centers of Caribbean rummaking, and now it will soon have a festival worthy of that heritage. The “Dominican Rum Festival” is coming to Puerto Plata, which […]

Punta Cana Airport Reopens After Hurricane Maria

By the Caribbean Journal staff Punta Cana’s airport has officially reopened after the passage of Hurricane Maria, officials announced. The airport, one of the busiest in the Caribbean, welcomed three flights from Delta out of New York and Atlanta. Punta […]


Hurricane Maria Heads Northwest After Hammering Puerto Rico

By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria clobbered Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending it into a total island-wide blackout, with reports of significant property damage. It was not yet clear how much damage had been wrought, nor was it yet […]

WestJet Expanding Caribbean Flights for Winter Season

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Canadian leisure carrier WestJet has announced a Caribbean network expansion for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter travel season. WestJet will be launching new nonstop weekly service from Calgary to Belize City, along with additional flights from Toronto to Caribbean destinations including […]

A New Caribbean Concert Destination

There’s a new concert destination in the Caribbean: Puerto Plata. One of the Dominican Republic’s tourism hubs, the destination is now home to the beautiful new Puerto Plata Amphitheatre, which has kicked off its first-ever concert series. “Puerto Plata Is […]


A New Caribbean Air Transport Hub?

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The Turks and Caicos Islands has a big plan: to become a new regional air transport hub for the Caribbean. That’s the vision by the territory’s government and its largest air carrier, InterCaribbean Airways, which has released a new expanded […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: High Above Puerto Plata

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Evelyn Hardy, who sent in this wonderful shot from a cable car ride high above Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send […]

JetBlue Expanding Flights to the Dominican Republic

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JetBlue is continuing its fast-paced Caribbean expansion with a number of new flights to the Dominican Republic. The New York City-based carrier has launched new flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to both Puerto Plata and Punta Cana […]


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