Category: Dominican Republic

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 […]

Ultra-Luxury for Less from CheapCaribbean.com

Ultra-Luxury for Less from CheapCaribbean.com

In response to online travelers’ demands for upscale, luxurious accommodations, CheapCaribbean.com has introduced the Ultra-Luxury for Less product line, which promises lavish accommodations, sumptuous gourmet dining, and pampering service throughout Bermuda, the Caribbean & Mexico, for a price that you won’t find anywhere else. Among its partners are the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, The Palms […]

A year of island hopping: July

A year of island hopping: July

This is post  seven of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For July, the following are recommended: Bornholm, Denmark: The Melsted Badehotel and Hotel Siemsens Gaard Dominican Republic: Velero Beach Resort and Natura Cabañas […]

Moneymoons

Moneymoons

Forbes is running a feature called ‘Moneymoons‘ which I assume are just honeymoons that cost a lot of money. Anyway, as usual they’re running ‘top ten’ slideshow, and this time is no exception. The “ten luxury honeymoon destinations” featured are: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Eze, France […]

Sun Village Resort and Spa

Sun Village Resort and Spa

A new spa has been created at Sun Village-Cofresi, a Canadian-owned resort in the Dominican Republic. It has indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, tropical gardens, and a spa-only pool and sundeck. There are also 25 Oasis Spa rooms that offer private Jacuzzis and views into the Spa gardens, pool or ocean. And for $299, you can treat […]

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Another great article from Forbes’ Sophia Banay is accompanied by their summation  of family resorts for 2006. Making the shortlist (actually, there’s 14 of them so it’s not so short!)  are: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Disney World, Orlando, Florida […]

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards

The votes are in for the 2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winners!  The top 10 Caribbean hotels, as  picked by TripAdvisor travelers, are: Pompano Beach Club, Bermuda Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis Coral Reef Club, Barbados Iberostar Costa Dorada, Dominican Republic Couples Negril, Jamaica Jamaica Inn, Jamaica CuisinArt Resort and Spa, Anguilla Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica […]