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Spanish Chain Best Hotels Building Punta Cana Resort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel chain Best Hotels is building a new hotel in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina was on hand to lay the first stone on the project, …

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Riu Adding New Pool Party Concept in Punta Cana

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Riu Hotels and Resorts is bringing its new “Riu Pool Parties” to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The new space being built to house the parties will be opposite the Riu Bambu, and offers free …

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Melia Is Opening Two Punta Cana All-Inclusive Hotels

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia Hotels is planning a major relaunch in Punta Cana. The company is planning to transform its Melia Caribe Tropical resort into two standalone all-inclusive hotels: the Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort …

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Riu All-Inclusive Negril

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu has embarked on a broad renovation and expansion push in the Caribbean, with another revamped hotel set to relaunch. This time it’s the Riu Palace Tropical Bay, one of the two Riu all-inclusives in …

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 By Alexander Britell You’re in your villa, peering out past your infinity pool at the spectacular blue and green vistas of St Barth. You don’t want to leave. Not even for dinner. No problem — your chef is already here. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism in the Dominican Republic is continuing its strong year in 2018, according to the latest numbers from the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank. The country’s tourist arrival numbers are no up 5.5 percent for the …

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 By Guy Britton PLAYA DEL CARMEN — In a move that will likely change the landscape of all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, two travel giants are partnering on a significant expansion push. Playa Hotels and Resorts and Hilton have announced a new …

 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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 We’ve long said the Caribbean is home to its unique brand of luxury. But within that concept is a remarkably broad spectrum of hotels, where Caribbean luxury manifests itself in different ways, from Great House-style plantation hotels to cliffside stays …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is at it again, adding more new routes to its ever-expanding Caribbean network. The latest expansion for the low-cost carrier is out of St. Louis, where Southwest is adding new nonstop flights to …

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 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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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hard Rock is making big changes to its all-inclusive hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean. The property is putting an end to the use of resort credit, turning its hotels in Punta Cana and Mexico …

 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Riu is adding yet another all-inclusive in the wider Caribbean region, this time in the Costa Mujeres area about 11 miles north of Cancun. The new Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is set …

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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 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. …