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VIDEO: Checking In at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

 Punta Cana, the Caribbean’s tourism capital, is home to so many great resorts.But how do you choose? That’s why we’re here to help, with Caribbean Journal’s new Checking In feature, which takes you on a virtual tour of hotels around …

VIDEO: On the Beach at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

 It just might be the greatest resort in all of Punta Cana: the luxurious, beautiful Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, full of thatched-roof Caribbean charm. But this Uvero Alto standout is also home to a spectacular stretch of beach, the kind …

VIDEO: Morning on Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana

 It’s early. The sun has barely woken up, the sky is pink and the permanent fleet of leisure craft that makes Bavaro Beach famous is bobbing around. Even in the Caribbean’s largest tourism destination, you can find moments like this, …

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 It may not be a surprise, but one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations is also the leading Caribbean destination on Expedia. The travel company said this week that the Dominican Republic had a “banner year” in 2015, with the …

 Bavaro Beach. The signature stretch of sand in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana is as good as beaches come. It’s just miles and miles of perfect white sand beach, dotted with all-inclusive resorts along the way like …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Forget seven. At Chic Punta Cana, 3101 might just be your lucky number. That’s because this ground-floor suite at the Uvero Alto resort has an asset that’s muy especial: it’s own swim-up lap pool. The …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It began with a mango-passionfruit martini. Frozen with liquid nitrogen, its fragrant vapor wafted from the rim of the glass toward the faces of my dining companions at C/X Culinary Experience, a specialty restaurant at …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor There’s beauty in a Caribbean sunrise, no doubt, with the promise it holds of even more fun under the sun, on the beach, and in the water. But let’s not underestimate the appeal of …

club med punta cana

 Discovering Club Med in Punta Cana By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve vacationed in the Caribbean in the last few decades – particularly if you visited Jamaica or the Dominican Republic – it’s likely that you stayed in an …

 A hot-ticket item By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A T-shirt is a T-shirt is a T-shirt, right? Not at Club Med Punta Cana, where one particular type of T-shirt is a souvenir more prized than a bottle of Brugal Papa …

 A new kind of relaxation By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If I were any more relaxed I’d slip into a coma. That’s what I’m thinking as I laze on a chaise, swaddled in a waffle cotton robe and gazing out …

 In Punta Cana, it’s where everyone wants to be: on the famous white-sand swath that fringes the Dominican Republic’s eastern coast. It’s the playground of sun-seekers from all over the world. And from this vantage point on the Club Med …

 In the Caribbean, an airport hotel means something very, very different than what you’re used to. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Maybe you’re traveling with little ones; jetting off on a quick getaway; or you’ve already flown across the country …

 Some islands have beautiful beaches. Some islands have great all inclusive resorts. These two things don’t always come together — but sometimes, you find places with both. Indeed, a big part of the all-inclusive experience is having everything you need — …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Serenity will be just a suite away at Club Med Punta Cana when the new Zen Oasis section of the resort is unveiled on Dec. 19. Exclusively for adults, the enclave will comprise 78 new …

 All-inclusives to try right now By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Summer’s over; the kids are back to school and there are still about 15 work weeks left before the holidays. But it’s not ALL bad news. The fall is …

 Traveling like a rock star in the Dominican Republic By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Even if you’re not blown by this music-themed Dominican Republic resort’s exceptional inclusions (unlimited phone calls to the US and Canada; butler service; and a slick hospitality …

 The best Caribbean resorts are more than just rooms, pools and sand. They use the art of luxury to create something more. Something meaningful. While the term “resort” certainly has its share of definitions in the Caribbean (and we address …