punta cana

Beach Journal: The Joy of the Sand on Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana

 Above: the beach at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe hotel in Punta Cana BAVARO — Sometimes we forget. We forget how beautiful Caribbean beaches can be. How quiet. How relaxing. How perfect. There are so many wonderful things about the …

Dominican Republic Tourism Conference Launches in Punta Cana

 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The largest tourism conference in the Caribbean’s most popular destination is now underway. DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, officially launched its 2015 edition on Tuesday night with a …

This is Expedia’s Top-Producing Market in the Caribbean

 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Punta Cana was the top producing market for Expedia in the Caribbean region last year, according to new data released by the company. Punta Cana saw a 50 percent growth in travel …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a Karisma hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new hotel brand coming to the Caribbean, with a familiar name: Nickelodeon. Karisma Hotels and Resorts and Viacom International Media have announced an agreement to develop a new brand …

 While Punta Cana began with its groundbreaking airport and the Puntacana Resort and Club, it’s grown into one of the largest stretches of connected beaches and resorts in the world. Today, greater Punta Cana includes a diverse range of areas …

 Above: the Club Med Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Club Med Punta Cana resort is expanding. The company announced this week that it would be adding a new development called a Zen Oasis. The 78-room “escape” will …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Do you dream of flying through the air with the greatest of ease? Think you look good in a spandex unitard? Then Club Med Punta Cana is the place you want to be this June. …

 A CLASSIC Caribbean beach, contemporary, luxurious accommodations, unlimited cocktails and high-level cuisine. This is the new all-inclusive. But the region’s all-inclusive product comes in a host of shapes and sizes, from hidden boutiques to larger properties with unmatched amenities. Our …

 Above: the Paradisus Palma Real (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International has named Conrad Bergwerf the new managing director of Paradisus Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the company announced. The role covers both the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s a new resort on Punta Cana’s sands. The adults-only all-inclusive resort Chic Punta Cana By Royalton opened recently with 323 suites and a raft of features designed to separate it from the other roughly …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It takes more than just a playground and a children’s menu to guarantee a good time at a family all-inclusive. Here are the Caribbean resorts where we’d vacay with our own kin – and you …

 Above: the new Terminal B at Punta Cana International Airport By Alexander Britell Punta Cana International Airport has officially begun operations at its new, second independent terminal. The new terminal began operations on Saturday, set to accommodate 6,500 passengers daily …

 Above: Cap Cana in Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta is significantly expanding its service to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the carrier announced. The expansion, which will launch during the “high-demand season,” will include …

 Above: the Paradisus Palma Real in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic will be undertaking a $12 million renovation. The project, which is slated for completion in …

 Going all-inclusive shouldn’t leave you out of pocket. We’ve found a week’s-worth of Caribbean all-inclusive resorts where all-you-can-everything comes at a price tag almost anyone can afford. (Note: rates are per person, double occupancy, unless otherwise noted). Our team of on-the-ground …

 We’ve set it before. Here at CJ’s Airporter column, we’re big fans of the musical airport welcome. After a long flight, a local band offers travelers to the Caribbean an immediate reminder that they’ve arrived in paradise. It also says that …

 Above: Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International’s Paradisus Resorts brand has embarked on a wide-ranging new sustainability push, the company announced. The all-inclusive brand said it was looking to achieve four objectives: …

 There are many great luxury resorts in the Caribbean. There are many great family resorts in the Caribbean. But not all of members of the former group are also members of the latter group, and vice versa. But there are …