Dominican Republic


Queen Mary 2 Makes First Visit to Dominican Republic

 Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 cruise ship has made its first-ever visit to the new Amber Cove port in the Dominican Republic. The ship arrived from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands; it was also the ship’s first-ever stop in the ... [ Read More ]


Why Sammy Sosa and Other Baseball Greats are Coming to Casa de Campo

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Casa de Campo Resort & Villas will host the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame in its seventh Induction Week, honoring the Class of 2016. Events will take place around the resort and in La Romana from ... [ Read More ]


Sunwing Adds Gansevoort Playa Imbert to Portfolio

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has added the Gansevoort Playa Imbert in the Dominican Republic to its portfolio. That means the company will be exclusively offering the hotel for the winter season in its packages. The ... [ Read More ]



 By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has signed a deal to open a Sunscape resort in Puerto Plata. The deal is the 17th for the company in the last 12 months in Central America and the Caribbean. “Apple Leisure Group’s ... [ Read More ]

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

 By Alexander Britell If you’ve been following the Caribbean hotel pipeline, you’ve probably seen one company’s name pop up quite a bit this year: AMResorts. Indeed, the company has been steadily expanding its reach in the Caribbean hotel sector, with ... [ Read More ]

Above: coffee farming in the Dominican Republic (Erick F. Conde)

 By Erick F. CondeCJ Contributor Rust is not an issue you would usually associate with your coffee. However, for farmers here in the Dominican Republic along with many other countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, coffee rust or “roya del ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’ Eden Roc at Cap Cana resort is undergoing a major renovation of its beach club. The $5 million project includes renovations and refurbishments to the beach club facilities. The first phase of ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small Luxury Hotels of the World has named a new CEO. The brand has named Filip Boyen as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Boyen had been appointed as managing director of SLH’s management ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jose Buera, who sent in this snapshot of sunset at the Marina at the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic’s La ... [ Read More ]

The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT will reintroduce services between Antigua and Santo Domingo beginning Dec. 15, 2015, the regional carrier announced. The airline will offer three flights a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. “We are pleased to be flying ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The 19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will celebrate five nights of free concerts November 4-8 in the towns of Santiago Sosúa, Puerto Plata, and Cabarete. The event is slated to host Grammy Award-winning artists, and in ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff An historic Caribbean hotel has new life. The Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel and Casino has officially debuted, following a $40 million renovation that began in 2014. The property, which plays a major role in ... [ Read More ]


 A major new project in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has broken ground on a significant new development in the Dominican Republic’s tourist hub of Punta Cana. The project, Excellence El ... [ Read More ]

The new Amanera resort in the Dominican Republic

 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 ]


 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

 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 ]