Dominican Republic

Aman Resorts Is Expanding to the Dominican Republic

July 2, 2015 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Amanera - Turquoise Waters

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Aman Resorts has announced the launch of its second Caribbean resort, Amanera, scheduled to debut in the Dominican Republic during the fourth quarter of 2015. Overlooking Playa Grande beach on 2,000 acres that stretch across nearly seven miles of Hispaniola’s north coast, the resort will become the first more...

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John Patitucci, David Sanchez to Headline DR Jazz Festival

July 2, 2015 | 10:55 am | 0 Comment


Above: John Patitucci By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The 19th annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival has announced its lineup of performers, which will include artists David Sánchez, John Patitucci, Pedrito Martinez Group, Josean Jacobo, Big Band Conservatory of Santo Domingo, Roy Assaf Trio and Berklee Global Jazz Institute with Marco Pignataro. The festival, more...

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Dominican Republic’s Eden Roc at Cap Cana Adding New Units

June 23, 2015 | 11:09 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Caleton Beach Club at the Eden Roc at Cap Cana (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Eden Roc at Cap Cana hotel in the Dominican Republic is expanding. The project will see the addition of 52 suites around the surrounding area of the property’s Caleton Beach Club, among other changes. Other enhancements include renovations of the roofs, more...

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Now Onyx All-Inclusive Resort Breaks Ground in Punta Cana

June 5, 2015 | 12:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the new Now resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Now Onyx all-inclusive resort has officially broken ground in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana tourism hub. The all-inclusive resort is being developed by Spanish group Martinon, with management by AMResorts. The 500-room resort will create around 700 new jobs, according to a more...

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Nickelodeon’s First Caribbean Resort Breaks Ground in Punta Cana

June 3, 2015 | 3:38 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Danilo Medina, Dominican Republic President, at the Nickelodeon Punta Cana groundbreaking joined by SpongeBob SquarePants By the Caribbean Journal staff Nickelodeon is getting into the Caribbean tourism game, and now Viacom’s popular children’s brand has broken ground on its first resort project. The $92 million Nickelodeon Punta Cana broke ground more...

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New Cap Cana Resort Opening in June

May 18, 2015 | 4:34 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the beach at AlSol Tiara Cap Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff AlSol Hotels and Resorts is opening its newest property in the Dominican Republic next month. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana is slated to open June 1, a boutique hotel in the heart of one of the country’s toniest neighbourhoods. The 112-suite beachfront property is adjacent to the Marina Cap Cana. more...

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This Caribbean Country Received $4.5 Billion in Remittances

May 14, 2015 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment


Above: Santo Domingo (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean set a record last year, with the Caribbean led by the Dominican Republic, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank. Total remittances topped a previous high set in 2008. The Dominican Republic led the way with a total of $4.5 more...

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At Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Rediscovering Luxury

May 9, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana (All photos by CJ) By Guy Britton PUNTA CANA — If you’re a regular Caribbean Journal reader, you know … not all-inclusive resorts are created equal. Some even have resorts within resorts, the ones that raise the level of luxury, amenities and privileges. And here, it's all about rediscovering luxury — the little more...

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Why This is the Caribbean’s Coolest New Hotel

April 30, 2015 | 10:11 am | 0 Comment


Above: the JW Marriott Santo Domingo (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SANTO DOMINGO — I am floating above Santo Domingo. I am walking on air, held up only by a thin sliver of glass extended from the lobby lounge at the new JW Marriott Santo Domingo. Here, high above Avenida Winston Churchill is the hotel bar called Vertygo 101. It gets its name more...

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The Caribbean’s Largest Tourism Destination Is Off to a Strong Start in 2015

April 29, 2015 | 10:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Dominican Republic Vice Minister of Tourism Radhames Martinez Aponte (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — After a very strong year in 2014, the Caribbean’s largest tourism destination is continuing its growth so far in 2015. The country saw a 7.4 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, according to Radhames more...

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