Category: Dominican Republic

Hidden Caribbean islands waiting to be explored

Hidden Caribbean islands waiting to be explored

It probably comes as no surprise to hear that the Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. The islands arenít known for their great working opportunities or fantastic living conditions, but they are known for their pristine sand beaches, clear blue waters, and almost endless opportunities for sunbathing and water sports [...]

Photograph of the week: Golf at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Photograph of the week: Golf at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The tourism industry in the Dominican Republic is built around its magnificent beaches and landscapes, and this is what truly attracts visitors to this island and provides for steady growth. Punta Cana is for sure one of the most remarkable examples of this boom. This picture is taken at one of the beautiful golf courses [...]

5 of the best golf courses in the Caribbean

5 of the best golf courses in the Caribbean

The Caribbean has become a golfing hotspot, with both pros and amateurs travelling from all over the world in order to test their skills on some of the finest and most challenging golf courses available. Here are five of the best courses the Caribbean has to offer, along with a little information on what makes [...]

Highlights of the Condť Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Highlights of the Condť Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

The results are in for the Condť Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. A record 46,476 readers participated, rating 370 hotels, resorts, and cruise lines above a score of 90! (To put this in perspective, the first list in 1988 [...]

Top 5 luxury golf vacations in the Caribbean

Top 5 luxury golf vacations in the Caribbean

For many people, golf is a great way to unwind and relieve stress, while others are more competitive and set goals like playing through every course that they have access to. These are two of the top reasons why one might plan a vacation that revolves strictly around playing golf. There are a number of [...]

Paradisus Punta Cana: a lush tropical getaway

When you think about the Caribbean, luxury may not always be the first thing that comes to mind, particularly if youíve had a bad experience in the past.† But if youíre looking for a unique and luxurious Caribbean getaway, look no further than the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic. Let me first [...]

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

In an email just in, Tripadvisor tell me that their top 10 Caribbean dream escapes are as listed below. Grand Cayman tops the pile, whilst many others are notable in their absence (eg. Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, etc.) What do you make of the list? 1. Grand Cayman 2. Aruba [...]

Top 10 unusual vacation rentals

Looking for something a little bit different and not just another hotel? Perhaps Tripadvisor’s list of the top 10 unusual vacation rentals will tempt you… 1. Unique Hilltop Windmill Rental, Odemira, Portugal 2. Hawaii Volcano Genuine Treehouse, Volcano, HI 3. My Sedona Place – Unique Dome Home, Sedona, AZ 4. SUITABLE DIGS…cool green lodgings, Santa [...]

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Those of you currently enduring sub-zero temperatures might be interested to hear that Tripadvisor has come up with a top 10 list of warm weather escapes. †Making the list are the following: 1. Cancun, Mexico 2. St. Thomas,†US Virgin Islands 3. Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 5. Miami Beach, Florida, USA [...]

Casa Kimball, Dominican Republic

Casa Kimball, Dominican Republic

Casa Kimball is a stunning Caribbean estate set on 3 acres of land with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by almond trees and coco palms. †Inspired by the dramatic natural elements of the island and the beautiful landscapes of the Caribbean this full service luxury villa offers guests vast views of the [...]

Family fun with Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Family fun with Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Leading all-inclusive hotelier Barcel√≥ Hotels & Resorts has †debuted its first all-deluxe family rooms resort, Barcel√≥ Bavaro Family Deluxe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Part of the four-in-one Barcel√≥ Bavaro Beach Resort complex, this truly family-friendly hotel offers 180 deluxe family rooms, all situated along the resort’s 2.5 miles of white sand and tranquil waters, [...]

The Cliffs Ocean Resort, Dominican Republic

The Cliffs Ocean Resort, Dominican Republic

Miami-based Desires Hotels has announced the latest international addition to their modern boutique collection, The Cliffs Ocean Resort, which is situated between Puerto Plata and Samana along the stunning north coast of the Dominican Republic. Opening in the Summer of 2011, room amenities will include large living areas and private terraces with unmatched views to [...]

Good morning!

Good morning, everyone. † An early start today so I thought I’d post this beautiful sunrise from Punta Cana.

Top 10 all-inclusives according to Tripadvisor

Top 10 all-inclusives according to Tripadvisor

If you’re dreaming of a no-stress, relaxing-on-the-beach kind of vacation, then – according to Tripadvisor – the top 10 all-inclusive resorts are †to be found mostly in the Caribbean. † Their list is †as follows: Iberostar Bavaro, Dominican Republic † Excellence Riviera Cancun, Mexico † Royal Hideaway Playacar & Occidental Resorts, Mexico † East Winds [...]

Caribbean luxury for toddlers

Caribbean luxury for toddlers

Jesper Nielsen contacted the UK’s †Times Online wanting to find a beach holiday with built-in childcare for his two-year-old this January, and Jane Owen, the family travel editor there, suggested Caribtours (citing St James Club in Antigua), Scott Dunn, Thomsons (especially the Dominican Republic), and one or two others. † Where would you suggest and [...]

Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana

Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana

Ritz-Carlton is expanding its collection of exclusive Caribbean resorts and residential projects at Cap Cana in Dominican Republic, with a 220-room resort featuring a range of luxury amenities including a lavish 16,000-square-foot spa, private beach club, five restaurants and lounges, †and Cap Cana’s three Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. The Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana and 194 [...]

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