Dominican Republic

The new Amanera resort in the Dominican Republic

Aman Resorts Announces Opening Date for Newest Caribbean Hotel

 A significant new hotel in the region By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Aman resorts has announced Monday, November 23, 2015 as the opening date for its new cloister in the Dominican Republic, Amanera. Spread on 2,000 acres that spans seven ... [ Read More ]


Puerto Plata’s Oasis of Chic

 Rediscovering cool at the Dominican Republic’s Casa Colonial By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor It’s the last place you’d expect to find a posh boutique hotel. Hidden in plain sight in the Playa Dorada compound, where big-box all-inclusive resorts view ... [ Read More ]

Amanera - Turquoise Waters

Aman Resorts Is Expanding to the Dominican Republic

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]



 Above: John Patitucci By Dana NilandCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Caleton Beach Club at the Eden Roc at Cap Cana (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Eden Roc at Cap Cana hotel in the Dominican Republic is expanding. The project will see the addition of 52 suites around ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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. ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the lobby bar at the Sheraton Santo Domingo The lobby bar. At most hotels, it sets the tone for everything — it’s the first part of the hotel you notice. It welcomes you. It is the central meeting point. ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic is transitioning into an adults-only property. The change will officially begin on Dec. 15, 2015, the ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Cap Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic received around 5.14 million tourists in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That number was the largest of any tourism destination in the ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a rendering of the Dreams Dominicus La Romana in the Dominican Republic By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — AMResorts is planning to open a new resort property in the Dominican Republic, the company announced Thursday. The company will debut ... [ Read More ]