Dominican Republic


Caribbean Photo of the Week: Playa Bavaro

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tawnya Silloway in Colorado Springs, Colo., who sent in this marvelous shot of Playa Bavaro in the Dominican Republic. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to ... [ Read More ]


The Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Economy

 What’s the fastest-growing economy in the Caribbean region? Right now, it’s the Dominican Republic, which saw GDP growth of 6.6 percent in 2015, the highest rate in the region, according to new data from the United Nations Economic Commission for ... [ Read More ]

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A Major New Hotel Project Is Coming to Santo Domingo

 Santo Domingo is getting a potentially game-changing hotel project. Hard Rock International has announced plans to develop a new 40-story hotel and casino in the Dominican Republic’s capital. The property, which will feature 400 hotel rooms and suites and a state-of-the-art casino, ... [ Read More ]


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 Continuing a season of high-profile Caribbean vacations by celebrities, 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o visited the Dominican Republic this week. The superstar, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave and lent her ... [ Read More ]


 A 4.5-magnitude earthquake caused weak to light shaking in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred at around 11:25 AM local time, struck at a depth of 12 kilometres. Its epicentre ... [ Read More ]


 The Caribbean’s biggest tourism market is having another very strong year. The Dominican Republic is reporting an 8.5 percent increase in stayover tourist arrivals so far in 2015, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received 4.22 ... [ Read More ]

cap cana

 A food-focused resort’s new top exec By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Eden Roc at Cap Cana has appointed Stefano Baratelli as Executive Director. He is responsible for daily operations of the Relais & Chateaux resort, which is located in Greater ... [ Read More ]

Amanera in the Dominican Republic

 Aman has officially opened its newest resort in the Caribbean. The ultra-luxury Amanera, the second Aman property in the Caribbean, includes 25 casitas on Playa Grande Beach in the Dominican Republic’s north coast. The property is set on a clifftop ... [ Read More ]


 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 ]


 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 ]


 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 ]