Destination of the Month: Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, La Romana & Samana Dominican Republic

Destination of the Month: Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, La Romana & Samana Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country. Known for its warm and hospitable people, it is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich culture. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical island paradise boasts nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, 250 miles of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Come and experience a fantastic combination of environments to capture your imagination and refresh the soul!

FEATURED PROPERTIES
Barcelo Bavaro Beach
BARCELO BAVARO BEACH

★★★★

The Barcelo Bavaro Palace is one of the best luxury all inclusive hotels in Punta Cana, designed for those who love the eternal sun, the sound of the Caribbean breeze wafting through all the palm trees and the stunning coral reef and crystal clear waters. It is located next to one of the 10 most spectacular beaches in the world.

Casa de Campo
CASA DE CAMPO

★★★★½

Since it opened in La Romana almost 50 years ago as the first resort in the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas has been a favorite luxury destination for discriminating travelers and celebrities the world over. Known as the best golf resort, the 3 Pete Dye golf courses include Teeth of the Dog, which is the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean.

Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa
DREAMS LA ROMANA RESORT & SPA

★★★★★

Set upon a pristine, eco-friendly beach on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Dreams La Romana is the perfect resort for couples and couples with children. Located only 45 minutes from Punta Cana and surrounded by lush tropical jungle, Dreams La Romana offers a picture-perfect Unlimited-Luxury® vacation, where everything is included.

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
DREAMS PALM BEACH PUNTA CANA

★★★★★

With lush tropical gardens and palm-studded beaches facing the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana is an idyllic haven for couples and families alike. This AAA Four Diamond resort offers a world of pampering, pleasures and adventures.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO PUNTA CANA

★★★★½

Thrilling gaming action in the biggest and one of the best casinos in the Caribbean, exhilarating nightlife, tantalizing culinary options, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and rooms worth tweeting about, all infused with our legendary rock and roll vibe? Delivered. This is Hard Rock after all.

Iberostar Bavaro Suites
IBEROSTAR BAVARO SUITES

★★★★½

The newly renovated, 5-star all inclusive Iberostar Bavaro Suites is tucked away in a coveted location between lush tropical gardens and the incredible Playa Bavaro, an amazing beach with powdery soft white sand and intensely rich turquoise waters.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro
IBEROSTAR GRAND HOTEL BAVARO

★★★★★

Iberostar Grand Bavaro provides a tailored, adults-only, all-inclusive vacation designed by each guest to match their vacation desires. The resort is located in Punta Cana, the jewel of the Caribbean, where swaying palms and turquoise waters abound.

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
LUXURY BAHIA PRINCIPE CAYO LEVANTADO

★★★★½

Cayo Levantado, one of the world's most beautiful islands, is the ideal place to enjoy a luxury holiday in an incomparable setting of nature and comfort. This marvelous hotel provides all the facilities necessary to make your holiday a dream trip. Sunbathe in the great solarium, refresh yourself in the swimming pool and Jacuzzis or take a delightful swim at one of Samana's best beaches

Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia
LUXURY BAHIA PRINCIPE FANTASIA

★★★★½

A Caribbean resort with castles, straight out of a fairy tale. Welcome to a wonderland where anything is possible. An enchanting place for children and adults alike, where taking a stroll, having dinner or simply unwinding can turn into something magical.

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana
MAJESTIC ELEGANCE PUNTA CANA

★★★★½

This spectacular 5-star deluxe hotel located on the paradisiacal Bavaro Beach and with all-inclusive service, offers a unique experience to travelers looking for a sophisticated holiday in the Caribbean. The Majestic Elegance Punta Cana offers a perfect combination of comfort, nature, pristine beaches, exclusive services and personalized high-quality treatment.

Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts, Punta Cana
NICKELODEON HOTELS AND RESORTS, PUNTA CANA

★★★★★

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is a resort designed to provide guests of all ages an incomparable luxury vacation filled with playful surprises. Located on the golden sands of Uvero Alto Beach, this resort provides both non-stop family entertainment and the renowned Gourmet Inclusive® experience by Karisma.

Ocean Blue and Sand
OCEAN BLUE AND SAND

★★★★

Located on the seafront, on an idyllic beach with white sand and crystal-clear waters, the Ocean Blue & Sand is built in a spectacular style in harmony with its surroundings. It features complete Suites, a wide range of dining options, the Despacio Spa Centre, Privilege, Exclusive Rooms and Services and a full entertainment programme for the whole family.

Paradisus Palma Real Resort
PARADISUS PALMA REAL RESORT

★★★★★

In Punta Cana, on the shores of the most beautiful turquoise sea you have ever imagined, is the resort that will make your holiday an unrepeatable experience. Its unique character, presided over by the Plaza Colonial, and its 12 restaurants all loaded with their own personalities make the Paradisus Palma Real a resort that has to be lived.

Riu Palace Punta Cana
RIU PALACE PUNTA CANA

★★★★½

Located on the idyllic Arena Gorda beach, the Riu Palace Punta Cana provides you with all of the amenities for a memorable stay. This 24-hour all-inclusive hotel includes a fresh water swimming pool, a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and the Renova Spa wellness centre, and a vast beach with crystal clear water and white sand.

Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa
ROYALTON BAVARO RESORT & SPA

★★★★★

Escape to the shores of Punta Cana on a luxurious vacation experience for families, couples, singles and guests of all ages at Royalton Bavaro. Discover Royalton's signature All-In-Luxury® features of elegantly styled suites, world-class reservation-free dining with chef-curated menus, and award-winning hospitality together with unique programming for children and teens.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana
SECRETS ROYAL BEACH PUNTA CANA

★★★★★

Perfectly situated on a palm-studded, sugar white beach in Playa Bavaro, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana offers adults a seaside escape to paradise. Reflecting a modern twist on the traditional Caribbean decor with touches of vivid colors, this Unlimited-Luxury® resort boasts a wealth of amenities, elite services and contemporary accommodations.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
SECRETS CAP CANA RESORT & SPA

★★★★★

Situated in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana, Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa brings one of the highest levels of luxury to the crystal blue waters and magnificent sugar-sand Juanillo Beach, one of the Dominican Republic's most beautiful beaches.

Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana
SUNSCAPE DOMINICAN BEACH PUNTA CANA

★★★★

Located on the stunning El Cortecito Beach, just 25 minutes away from the Punta Cana International Airport and in the center of the beautiful Bavaro City, Sunscape Dominican Beach is the perfect location for a Caribbean family getaway.

Sunscape Puerto Plata
SUNSCAPE PUERTO PLATA

★★★★

Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic is located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, in a world of pristine beaches and tropical jungle. This 585-room family-friendly resort faces the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by a beautiful 18-hole fold course designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones.

TRS Turquesa Hotel
TRS TURQUESA HOTEL

★★★★★

TRS Turquesa Hotel is by a mile-long stretch of white sand and turquoise waves comprising Bavaro beach and is superbly situated in verdant tropical vegetation, exuding tranquility. It offers couples seeking a romantic vacation or groups of friends looking to enjoy a relaxing getaway to the privacy and personalized service of an exclusive VIP getaway in its many private zones.

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
ZOETRY AGUA PUNTA CANA

★★★★★½

A wellness oasis has been discreetly planted among the trees of lush Uvero Alto: Zoetry Agua. Like a gentle shield, its tranquil atmosphere protects the mind and enriches the body with abundant flora and Endless-Privileges®. Rustic touches and elegant design provide an effortless flow of devoted personal service amid peaceful scenes of tranquility, allowing for inner growth and The Art of Life®.

MORE PROPERTIES AND EXCLUSIVE OFFERS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

LA ROMANA

GRAND BAHIA PRINCIPE LA ROMANA

★★★★



IBEROSTAR HACIENDA DOMINICUS

★★★★½

LUXURY BAHIA PRINCIPE BOUGANVILLE

★★★★½

VIVA WYNDHAM DOMINICUS BEACH

★★★½

PUERTO PLATA

CASA COLONIAL BEACH & SPA

★★★★★



EMOTIONS PLAYA DORADA

★★★★½

GRAND BAHIA PRINCIPE SAN JUAN

★★★½

GRAND BAHIA PRINCIPE EL PORTILLO

★★★★

GRAND BAHIA PRINCIPE CAYACOA

★★★★

IBEROSTAR COSTA DORADA

★★★★

PRESIDENTIAL SUITES BY LIFESTYLE

★★★★

VIVA WYNDHAM TANGERINE

★★★

PUNTA CANA

BARCELO BAVARO BEACH

★★★★



BAVARO PRINCESS ALL SUITES RESORT, SPA & CASINO

★★★★

BREATHLESS PUNTA CANA RESORT & SPA

★★★★★

CATALONIA ROYAL BAVARO

★★★★

DREAMS PUNTA CANA RESORT & SPA

★★★★★

GRAND BAHIA PRINCIPE BAVARO

★★★★

GRAND BAHIA PRINCIPE TURQUESA

★★★★½

GRAND PALLADIUM PALACE RESORT SPA & CASINO

★★★★

LE SIVORY BY PORTBLUE BOUTIQUE PUNTA CANA

★★★★½

LUXURY BAHIA PRINCIPE AMBAR

★★★★½

MAJESTIC COLONIAL PUNTA CANA

★★★★

MAJESTIC MIRAGE PUNTA CANA

★★★★½

NOW ONYX PUNTA CANA

★★★★★

OCCIDENTAL CARIBE

★★★½

THE RESERVE AT PARADISUS PALMA REAL

★★★★★

RIU PALACE BAVARO

★★★★★

RIU PALACE MACAO

★★★★½

ROYALTON PUNTA CANA RESORT & CASINO

★★★★★

SUNSCAPE BAVARO BEACH PUNTA CANA

★★★★

THE WESTIN PUNTACANA RESORT & CLUB

★★★★

SAMANA

LUXURY BAHIA PRINCIPE SAMANA

★★★★½

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You will visit the following 5 places:

La Romana

La Romana

La Romana is the seventh-largest city in the Dominican Republic. The city is a hub for a growing tourist industry with several nearby local resort spots, such as the beachfront Bayahibe, Dominicus, Casa de Campo, and the growing number of golf resorts that surround the area.

Punta Cana

Punta Cana

Punta Cana is part of the newly created Punta Cana-Bávaro-Veron-Macao municipal district in La Altagracia, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. The area is best known for its beaches and balnearios, which face both the Caribbean and Atlantic, and it has been a popular tourist destination since the 1970s. The Punta Cana area has an estimated population of 100,000 with a growth rate of 6%. To the north, it borders the village and beach of Cabeza de Toro, and then the Bávaro and El Cortecito beaches. The nearest city, the 500-year-old capital of the Province Higüey, is 45 kilometres (28 mi) away, and it takes about an hour to drive there. Europeans, particularly Spanish hotel chains, own all but two of the 50+ megaresorts of the Punta Cana tourism destination. 

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state on the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Caribbean region. Though known for its wonderful beaches, all-inclusive resorts and golfing, it has a varied terrain comprising rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. For the adventure tourist this Caribbean country offers a diverse countryside comprising tropical rainforests, arid desert expanses, alpine ranges and steamy mangrove swamps. It's a playground for trekkers, mountain bike enthusiasts and water-sport junkies!

San Felipe de Puerto Plata

San Felipe de Puerto Plata

San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puerto de Plata, often referred to as simply Puerto Plata, is the ninth-largest city in the Dominican Republic, and capital of the province of Puerto Plata. The city serves as one of the most important trading ports in the country. Puerto Plata is famous for resorts such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, located east of San Felipe de Puerto Plata. There are a total of 100,000 hotel beds in the city. The only aerial tramway in the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata, in which visitors can ride up to the Pico Isabel de Torres, a 793 meter high mountain within the city. The amber museum, is also a well-known attraction in this city. La Isabela, a settlement built by Christopher Columbus, is located near Puerto Plata.

Samana

Samana

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