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Secrets Is Opening a New-Build Resort in Punta Cana

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J Balvin Is Coming Back to Punta Cana 

 Reggaeton superstar J Balvin is returning to Punta Cana.  Balvin is bringing back his NEON Punta Cana music festival to the Dominican Republic, following a sold-out 2001 edition.  The event will run from Dec 7-11, 2022 in the Dominican Republic’s …

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The Best Beach Bars in the Caribbean 2022

 For most travelers, it’s the number one destination-within-a-destination: the beach bar.  As travel trends ebb and flow, it’s a constant, somehow managing to survive as the manifestation of our most romantic Caribbean travel fantasies.  Because there’s just something about a cocktail …

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 Tourism continues to boom to the Dominican Republic.  The country, long the most popular tourism destination in the Caribbean by visitor volume, posted a sizzling first quarter, according to passenger data from the country’s Civil Aviation Department.  In all, the …

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 The highly anticipated new Zoëtry Curacao Resort and Spa has quietly made its debut as the island’s newest all-inclusive.  The luxury AMR Collection property has 72 suites, each of which has either garden, “tropical” or pool views, set at the …

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 Rideshare app Uber is expanding in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana, with plans to launch Uber Select as well, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Uber has reached an agreement with Punta Cana’s taxi operators to register on the …

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 Apple Leisure Group’s AMR Collection is expanding with another Dreams-branded resort in Punta Cana, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new all-inclusive Dreams Flora Resort and Spa is slated to open at the end of 2022, accordion to the company.  It …

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 Air France will be operating more flights to the Caribbean this summer than it did before the onset of the pandemic, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The French carrier said this week it would be operating “above pre-crisis levels” to destinations …

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 Spanish carrier Iberia Airline is adding more flights to the Dominican Republic, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The airline will be operating up to nine weekly flights from Madrid to the Dominican Republic this summer.  That’s part of what will represent …

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 Canadian carrier Air Transat is ramping up its flight service to the Dominican Republic this year.  The company will be relaunching flights to three destinations in the country this summer: Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Samana.  The carrier will also …

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 Puerto Rico is set for the return of the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open next week.  The 14th edition of the event is set for April 20-24 at the Championship Course at the Grand Reserve Golf Club.  The Tom Kite-designed …

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 There’s a new U.S. hub for Caribbean travel — Austin, Texas.  The fast-expanding US city, which has seen dramatic growth amid the pandemic, is rapidly becoming a significant source market for Caribbean travel.  And now it’s seeing more flights, with another …

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 Marriott’s Royalton Bavaro, an Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort and Casino, has received Green Globe certification.  The certification involves an in-depth sustainability audit, reviewing 44 core criteria supported by 380 compliance indicators.  It’s the first year Royalton Bavaro has received the …

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 A few decades ago, the term “luxury all-inclusive” might have seemed like an oxymoron. But that’s how much the all-inclusive space has changed, particularly in the Caribbean — where all-inclusive has become far more of a technical term than a …

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 It may feel like a new resort opens in Punta Cana every week. And while that’s not literally true, the coastal hotspot in the Dominican Republic is home to almost 50,000 hotel rooms — with more in the pipeline. Indeed, the …

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 The Dominican Republic often is viewed as a budget destination, which is fair since it’s a place where you can get a hotel/airfare package that includes a stay at a beachfront all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana more affordably than practically …

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 Canadian low-cost carrier Swoop is flying to Punta Cana.  The airline has officially kicked off its new service between Toronto and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  The new service is operating twice each week, with flights on Sundays and …

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 Spirit Airlines is adding several new flights to the Caribbean, including to popular destinations like Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  The new routes will all launch out of Philadelphia International Airport.  On May 18, Spirit …