Category: Dominican Republic

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 Barceló Hotels & Resorts has  debuted its first all-deluxe family rooms resort, Barceló Bavaro Family Deluxe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Part of the four-in-one Barceló 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 […]

Discover unknown talents with Paradisus Resorts

Discover unknown talents with Paradisus Resorts

Vacationers who have always wanted to learn the tango, dance salsa or even make sushi but never found the time, can now do so at Paradisus Resorts, the five-star, luxury all-inclusives located in the Caribbean and Mexico. Guests have the opportunity to discover unknown talents through an extensive array of life-enriching activities.   Among the […]

Cell phones and laptops at Paradisus Punta Cana

Cell phones and laptops at Paradisus Punta Cana

The 5-star Paradisus Punta Cana is testing  a cell phone and laptop rental program that allows guests the flexibility to leave bulky laptops at home and avoid costly cell phone roaming charges. The cell phone rental program includes free unlimited incoming international calls, while phone cards are available for an additional cost to make outgoing […]

Paradisus Palma Real Resort joins The Leading Hotels of the World

Paradisus Palma Real Resort joins The Leading Hotels of the World

In recognition of its level of excellence, Paradisus Palma Real Resort, a five-star, luxury, all-inclusive resort located on the  legendary Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, which opened its doors in December 2005, has been honoured as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious collection of luxury hotels, The Leading Hotels of […]

A totally tropical Valentines Day

A totally tropical Valentines Day

Occidental Hotels & Resorts in Aruba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico are offering a Grand Romance Package that’s perfect for celebrating Valentines Day. The packages are available to any couple who books a deluxe or better room for at least three consecutive nights at any of the group’s all-inclusive resorts, and includes a […]

Helicopter tragedy in Dominican Republic

There is sad news just in that there has been a  helicopter crash in the Dominican Republic, tragically killing four people. One of those on board was the hotel tycoon Howard ‘Butch’ Kerzner, son of Solomon Kerzner. He is said to have been scouting sites for a new  One  & Only resort, the five star […]

Special October promotions from Epoque Hotels

Epoque Hotels are running a  number of special promotions for the month of October.   Here’s a selection of them:   Hotel St. Paul, Montreal – Rooms starting at CAD 209.00 per night Golden Apple Boutique Hotel, Moscow – Rooms starting at RUB 6048.00 per night Hotel 987 Prague, Prague – Rooms starting at EUR […]