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Pandemic Leading to Second-Home Surge in Dominican Republic

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor The second-home market in the Dominican Republic is booming right now, in large part due to a desire from buyers to escape the pandemic — and future crises, according to Abelardo Melgen Acra, president and […]


5 Must-Visit Dominican Republic Hotels

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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 […]


Bahia Principe to Debut New Family All-Inclusive

By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel giant Bahia Principe is set to relaunch one of its most popular Dominican Republic all-inclusive resorts as a family-friendly getaway. The Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, formerly an adults-only property, will relaunch in May […]


Bahia Principe Hotels “Reorganizes” Portfolio

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor All-inclusive company Bahia Principe has announced the reorganization of its 24-hotel portfolio, reclassifying its resorts into four categories and segmented experiences. The new categories and segments will simplify the process for consumers to identify which […]

The Dominican Republic’s Newest Golf Course

By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new golf course in the Dominican Republic: La Romana Golf Club. Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts has officially opened the club, located in Playa Nueva Romana on the eastern coast of the Dominican […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Morning in Las Terrenas

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jose Buera, who sent in this very nice shot of morning in the beach town of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic’s Samana peninsula. Have you taken a great photo of […]


A New All-Inclusive in Samaná

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One of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic has a new hotel. The Samaná peninsula is now home to a new all-inclusive resort, the Viva Wyndham V Samaná. The resort, which faces the Bahía de Cosón in the […]

How to Buy Your Own Beach in the Dominican Republic

Looking to escape to the beach — permanently? Sure, you could buy a beach house, or a villa, or even a hotel. But why not buy your own beach in the Caribbean? Now you can, a nearly mile-long stretch of […]

There’s a New Xeliter Hotel in the Dominican Republic

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Coral Hospitality has added Balcones del Atlantico of Las Terrenas, Samana to its luxury Xeliter brand portfolio. The property is located on the Samana peninsula in the Dominican Republic. CHC specializes in the management and […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Sea in Samana

This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from CJ reader Chris Roberts in Hollywood, Fla., who took this snapshot of a bridge in Samana in the Dominican Republic. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it […]

Talking Tourism in Samana With Fabeth Martinez Fernandez

Above: Samana By Alexander Britell Last month, we spoke to Ana Garcia Sotoca Pascual about the growth of tourism in La Romana in the Dominican Republic. We continue our look at the Dominican Republic’s varied destinations with a conversation about […]

MLT Vacations Adds Three Resorts in Dominican Republic's Samana

Above: the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa in Samana By Alexander Britell MLT Vacations’ United and Delta Vacations are adding three new resorts in the Dominican Republic’s Samana. The company announced the move during the DATE tourism conference in Punta Cana […]


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