THE 9 BEST RESORTS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO BOOK IN 2018

The Dominican Republic has emerged as one of the world’s best value beach destinations thanks to its sun-kissed coastline, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant Caribbean charms. There’s a little something for every type of traveler in the DR: Nature lovers can go hiking and zip lining through the country’s lush tropical rainforests, culture vultures will adore exploring the colonial architecture and cobblestone streets of Santo Domingo, and beach bums can spend their days lounging on the powdery sand and sipping fresh rum cocktails. Even the most opulent resorts in the Dominican Republic are relatively affordable, although for travelers who prefer a more intimate lodging experience, there are also plenty of quaint, luxurious boutique hotels to choose from. Below, a handful of our favorite properties in the Dominican Republic.

Best Overall:  Samana Hotel & Residences

It’s all in the name: The Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences is simply the most sublime lodging in the Dominican Republic. This gorgeous, suites-only retreat is conveniently located near one of the country’s most popular beach towns, Las Terrenas, with stunning mountain scenery and towering palm trees encircling the property. Guests get the best of both worlds when they stay at The Sublime Samana: This peacefully remote hotel boasts a swath of private sand along the turquoise water, though it’s also within an hour’s drive of several natural attractions.

White-washed, contemporary suites are scattered around on the lush, immaculate grounds, and each commands either a garden or ocean view; suites are spacious and feature a king-size bed, bathroom with walk-in shower, living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony or terrace, with all the luxury amenities you could ever need or want. There are two sleek swimming pools on the premises, complete with canopied daybeds, along with a premier spa, two gourmet restaurants, tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art gym. If you’re seeking the most luxe lodging in the DR, look no further than The Sublime Samana.

Best for Families: Casa Colonial Beach & Spa

Due to its spacious size, beachfront location, and relaxed atmosphere, family travelers love staying at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, nestled between the honey-colored sands of Playa Dorada and the bright greens of Playa Dorada Golf Club. Downtown Puerto Plata, with its buzzing restaurant scene, is just a short taxi ride away. In addition to its prime location, this full-scale resort has plenty of amenities to keep travelers busy for days. Adults can work out at the sleek fitness center, take an oceanside Pilates or yoga class (totally free of charge), relax in the steam room at Bagua (Casa Colonial’s 13-room spa), or play a few rounds of golf; kids and parents alike will love splashing around in the resort’s rooftop infinity pool, an area that also features four private Jacuzzis and a poolside bar.

Service is ultra-friendly and attentive at Casa Colonial, and each of the hotel’s 50 guest suites is charmingly decorated with colonial-chic furnishings and original artworks. There are also two on-site restaurants here — Lucia, which serves inventive French-Caribbean cuisine, and Veranda, which offers delicious Dominican specialties alongside continental fare — so you never have to leave the resort.

Best for Romance: Sanctuary Cap Cana by Playa Hotels & Resorts

Situated serenely in Cap Cana, a hidden-away retreat inside Punta Cana, the adults-only Sanctuary Cap Cana is known for being a top lodging pick among honeymooners and romance-seekers. There’s no shortage of natural beauty here: The hotel is located near 30,000 acres of pristine white sand beaches and glimmering, blue-green waters, in addition to being a truly gorgeous space in its own right. With its magnificent stone facade and colonial-style design flourishes, Sanctuary Cap Cana resembles more of a Spanish villa than a flashy resort. There’s even a section of the property that’s designed to look like a 16th-century castle.

The suites and villas here are top-notch, featuring rich wood accents, elegant furnishings, and all the amenities: a minibar that’s re-stocked daily, espresso machine, flat-screen TV, silk slippers and bathrobes, and either a furnished balcony or terrace. During a stay at Sanctuary Cap Cana, couples can dine at one of five a la carte restaurants, opt for a number of soothing treatments at the world-class Sanctuary Spa, attend nightly cocktail parties, and pick between five outdoor swimming pools that are scenically nestled around the property.

Best Boutique: Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando

Centrally located in Santo Domingo, just a five-minute walk from Plaza Colon, the UNESCO-listed Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando is a historical treasure and easily the best boutique in the country. Comprised of three stone houses built in 1502, the hotel is named after the town’s founder, Nicolas de Ovando. Though the property’s 16th-century architectural details and impressive heritage design are striking enough on their own, there are excellent on-site amenities here, as well.

Guests love relaxing in the outdoor pool and bar area (where you can gaze out over the scenic River Ozama), sipping wine in the sun-splashed courtyards, and indulging in blissful whole-body treatments at the luxury spa. The 12-room Imperial Club is reserved for guests who want to take advantage of the hotel’s specialized services, like a private check-in, continental breakfast, daily drinks and snacks, and even a complimentary massage. Rooms offer an array of modern conveniences including satellite TV, mini-bar, direct-dial phone, and Wi-Fi, and most have spectacular views of the river and the bustling Las Damas.

Best for Luxury: Eden Roc at Cap Cana

If it’s true luxury you’re after, look no further than Eden Roc at Cap Cana, located inside the Dominican Republic’s elite gated community of Cap Cana. This dreamy resort complex features 32 suites, 2 villas, and 26 two-bedroom beachfront apartments for rent, all located on an insanely picturesque strip of sand, complete with lush gardens and a towering lagoon. The sophisticated amenities at Eden Roc don’t stop — there are six different haute restaurants to choose from, an oceanside spa, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, and even a kids club with a mini-spa. In addition, the Eden Roc Beach Club is a private club for guests craving an (even more) exclusive experience; facilities at the Beach Club include a private infinity pool, beach bar serving gourmet snacks, fitness and wellness spa, two restaurants, and personalized beach butlers.

Each of the hotel’s boutique suites is beautifully decorated, with high ceilings, gleaming wood beams, and luxurious linens. In a particularly thoughtful touch, guests get their own golf carts, which makes getting to and from the beach, shops, and restaurants easy and fun. For the best in luxury lodging in the DR, resorts don’t come nicer than Eden Roc at Cap Cana.

Best for Nightlife: CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts

For the bar-hopping nightlife seekers heading to the Dominican Republic, a stay at the CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts is just what the doctor ordered. Located on the lovely white sands of Punta Cana’s Uvero Alto Beach, the CHIC by Royalton offers both extravagant amenities and the perfect centralized location for exploring the area’s buzzing bar, restaurant, and nightclub scene. With 320 elegantly decorated guestrooms, this five-star, adults-only resort is spacious, luxe, and chock-full of some of the best amenities and on-site services you could imagine.

Here, guests can get pampered at the CHIC’s full-scale spa, partake in nightly entertainment in the form of live music and DJ parties by the pool area, dine at one of several restaurants on the premises, and enjoy private beach access and artisanal cocktails served by CHIC staff. Rooms are trendy, comfy, and equipped with all the essentials: free Wi-Fi, Bluetooth audio station, high thread count sheets, 24-hour concierge service, wall-mounted liquor dispenser, coffee and tea maker, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and 24-hour room service.

Best for Business: Billini Hotel

Business travelers staying in Santo Domingo should book a room at the Billini Hotel, a downtown boutique property set in a beautifully restored convent. Combining modernist design with 15th-century brick and arches, the Billini is one of the most unique and exquisitely designed hotels in the Dominican. This first-rate hotel feels like a private oasis, but it’s actually just steps away from all the best shops, restaurants, and bars in Santo Domingo.

Accommodations here are warm, cozy, and ideal for those traveling on business — staff members are friendly, and there are several on-site facilities and services to take advantage of, including a top-notch restaurant (Castil, which serves both Dominican and international fare), an outdoor pool with stunning views of the city skyline, a well-equipped fitness center and spa, a wine cellar, shuttle services, and a complimentary business center with two internet workstations. Rooms at the Billini are attractively decorated with sleek tile, black-and-white prints of Santo Domingo, and bright splashes of color; plus, some rooms have private balconies or terraces that look out over the cityscape and the hotel’s peaceful courtyard area.

Best B&B: Garden by the Sea Bed & Breakfast

For the ultimate B&B experience in the Dominican, travelers should book a room at the quaint, relaxing Garden by the Sea. This top-rated bed-and-breakfast is situated just steps away from an immaculate private beach, in Sosua, and is lovingly run by hotel owner Nikki Wilson. The Garden by the Sea overflows with charm and thoughtful amenities, such as a sizeable pool and spa, a fully stocked outdoor kitchen, a bar with local beer and wine, lush gardens ringed by tropical plants and palm trees, colorful hammocks strung up all over the grounds, and a delicious complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit, juice, eggs, pancakes, bacon, and plantains.

The property consists of six guestrooms housed in adorable whitewashed bungalows with red-tiled roofs, and in-room amenities include a canopy bed, coffee and tea maker, kitchenette, TV, laptop safe, microwave, and other basics. At the Garden by the Sea, guests enjoy a highly personalized and comfortable experience, in a tucked-away gated community, directly on the beach.

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4TH EDITION OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EAST MODEL UNITED NATIONS (DREMUN) 2018 A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!

DREMUN, once again, served as a unique platform for high school students from all over the Dominican Republic to fine-tune their public speaking, negotiation, critical thinking and conflict-resolution abilities. Organized by a committed team of students and representatives of Simulations For Learning, the highly academic event instilled in its participants curiosity for various pressing world issues. Assuming the rol of representatives of a certain country, the delegates from the participating institutions delved into the realms of the United Nations and other regional bodies. The simulation hosted 5 committees: the World Trade Organization, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, the World Food Programme, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and a Joint Crisis Committee which discussed the Israel-Palestine conflict.

As customary, the annual event was held in the first-class Cap Cana campus of the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE). During 2 days of intense debates, the delegates covered a myriad of topics ranging from regulating and reviewing sanctions on North Korea and Russia in NATO, to food shortages in the African Transition Zone and Sahel region in the World Food Programme. The event was attended by five educational institutions, Cap Cana Heritage School, The Ashton School, Saint Michael’s School, Saint John’s School and Inmaculado Corazón de María.

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THE BEST DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VACATION FOR EVERY TRAVELER

It’s not a surprise that the Dominican Republic says it “has it all.” Because the diverse Caribbean nation has something for everyone, whether you want to gorge on gourmet delicacies, scale waterfalls or discover its pre- and post-colonial history; take in a baseball game, hike a mountain or just lounge on some of the region’s greatest white-sand beaches. CJ Travel Editor Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon brings you the best Dominican Republic vacation for all sorts of travelers, and then check in to the places we recommend you stay when you get there.

LUXURY
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On the island’s eastern tip, Cap Cana is a private community adjacent to Punta Cana’s airport. Completely self-sufficient, it has its own marina, Jack Nicklaus golf course, and even its own adventure park. But it’s the resorts along its three-mile white-sand stretch that draw foodies, seduced by the menus of almost 50 restaurants in the enclave, which serve up everything from tacos to imported steaks. Eden Roc at Cap Cana, arguably the best resort in the whole country, offers a luxurious base for your culinary exploration, with 34 suites and villas that come with their own golf carts for navigating the sprawling property; a club at Caletón Beach; and three superb restaurants of its own.

WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIAST
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Sun and sea are served with sides of high-energy water sports and year-round tradewinds in Cabarete, a bohemian north-coast enclave set against a backdrop of emerald mountains that’s the perfect Dominican Republic vacation for the active traveler. Kiteboarders flock to Bozo Beach and Kite Beach, and surfers hang ten at Encuentro. And when you’re exhausted from your efforts, relax and recover at Millennium Resort & Spa, which has mod one- to three-bedroom condo-style suites; a beachfront restaurant, infinity pool and spa; and a Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding school on-site.

ADVENTURER
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On the northeast coast, the peaceful Samaná Peninsula offers diversions for visitors who want to do it all. There’s humpback whale watching in the spring; the rugged trails and native birds of Los Haitises national park; as well as water sports and hiking opportunities galore. But because it also has several breezy beaches (the offshore isle of Cayo Levantado is a standout), this region suits those who want to do nothing at all. Either way, you won’t have to choose at the elegant boutique The Peninsula House in Las Terranas (the region’s original tourist hub). The hillside great house-style bed-and-breakfast is an oasis of subtle and sophisticated style, with antique reproductions in just six suites, a garden pool and its own beach club.

CULTURE VULTURE
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Founded in 1498, the DR’s capital of Santo Domingo is where the Americas’ first cathedral, hospital and university were built, and its well-preserved Zona Colonial is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Recognized for its architecture, theater, opera and ballet companies, as well as several museums, it is also the home of the charming 24-suite Billini Hotel, where free breakfast and Wi-Fi; ‘round-the-clock concierge service; and a slick rooftop pool and bar make it a solid choice within walking distance of the city’s sights.

BEACH LOVER
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If you’re searching for miles of pristine white sand bordered by turquoise waters and leaning coconut palms, look no further than the Dom Rep’s most famous resort town, Punta Cana, where 20 miles of beachy east-coast bliss awaits. And the perfect PC perch has to be Tortuga Bay Hotel Punta Cana Resort & Club, whose 30 sophisticated suites and junior suites (designed by native son Oscar de la Renta) are serviced by solicitous concierges. Factor in 45 holes of championship golf; world-class dining and a Six Senses spa, and the sand is just the beginning of this leisurely but never boring Dominican Republic vacation.

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THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH BOAT PARADE

CAP CANA LIGHTS UP THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH BOAT PARADE

Dozens of boats sailed on the Grand Canal of the Marina, in this first Christmas boat parade held by the tourist real estate hotel destination, to commemorate the most joyful and beautiful time of the year.

With a spectacular parade of boats illuminated by thousands of Christmas bulbs, Marina Cap Cana kicked off the Christmas season, delighting the audience with a colorful spectacle.

Dozens of boats sailed on the Grand Canal of the Marina, in this first Christmas parade held by the hotel tourist real estate destination, to commemorate the most joyful and beautiful time of the year.

The Cap Cana initiative, together with Miguel Tirado and Patricia Noble, members of the fishing community of the Marina, received the support of hundreds of people who gathered to enjoy a magical environment of lights and color showcased by the boats , enjoying and sharing in a family atmosphere and sound fun, with face painting, kids playground, the visit of Santa, Claus, ambienced with Christmas music.

Churchil Gonzalez, Marina Cap Cana Director, expressed that “Christmas is one of the most joyful and beautiful times of the year, to enjoy in family surrounded by peace and love, and that is why in Cap Cana, in an original and meaningful way, we wanted to celebrate the beginning of this holiday, taking our guests, friends and the entire community, the joy of this season, offering them an original and unique show, to remember.

For several days the owners of the boats were preparing and decorating their boats to highlight with every detail the colors of this time of year, in such a way that all the spectators had an unforgettable experience.

To motivate the creativity and the Christmas spirit and give the event an annual continuity, an award was made among the participating boats, selecting the winners in three categories: Lighting, Music and Christmas spirit of the members of the boat, resulting as winner in first place the Blue Bird boat, second place the Emily boat, and third, a tie between the boats B-Way and Fun Cat. At the conclusion of the Christmas boat parade, has already announced the preparations for 2018.

About Marina Cap Cana:

Inaugurated in 2007, the Marina is the heart of Cap Cana, with more than 150 berths available for yachts up to 100 feet and surrounded by approximately 690 residential units. Its privileged location next to the Mona Passage, one of the first fishing places in the world, places it in an enviable position in relation to the rest of the Caribbean. Among the complementary services offered are the Wi-Fi service, provisioning and catering services upon request at the moorings; Customs and immigration services / port entry personnel in the marina, access channel with 20 navigation markers, individual moorings protected with very little tide increase, straight entry channel to facilitate day or night entry, service disposal of used oil, black waters disposal service and captain’s center.

November 20, 2018 / by / in
THE LOFTS BY CAMPAGNA RICART, THE NEW RESIDENTIAL PROJECT IN CAP CANA
The renowned design and construction firm Campagna & Asoaciados (CRA) presented its new project of apartments The Lofts by Campagna Ricart, located in Las Canas, Cap Cana.

Dino Campagna Ricart, president and developer of the residential project, along with interior designer Alexandra Guzmán, showed the exclusivity and lifestyle of the complex, as well as each area of the apartments fully furnished with characteristic details of the company.

Engineer Campagna explained that The Lofts project is a new residential architectural concept with its own style, where elegance is integrated with comfort, functionality and the enjoyment of a relaxed and welcoming environment.
It consists of five buildings of four levels each, with lobbies, private elevators. In addition, the one, two and three bedroom apartments will have large service areas. In total there will be about 68 units, 14 apartments per building spread over a plot of 8,300 square meters.

The Lofts is located just minutes from Playa Juanillo, Punta Cana airport, shopping centers, restaurants, among others.

On her side, Alexandra Guzmán stressed that the real estate project has been conceived to be the perfect refuge, with spaces full of light and warmth, and environments of minimalist and avant-garde style that reflect new trends of style and comfort.

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THE BEST BEACHES IN THE SPANISH CARIBBEAN

CARIBBEAN TRAVEL – THE BEST BEACHES IN THE SPANISH CARIBBEAN

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: With temperatures sweltering across many U.S. states, it certainly seems like a great time for a beach vacation somewhere – especially in the Caribbean. Here are the best beaches in the Spanish Caribbean nations you should know according to TripAdvisor travelers.

1: Varadero Beach

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Taking the number one spot for the Spanish Caribbean and second for the Caribbean region is Varadero Beach in Varadero, Cuba. Varadero Beach stretches almost uninterrupted for 13 miles along a shoreline framed by mangrove forests. Varadero is best known as a tourist resort town, with more than 20 km of white sandy beaches. Soak up the sun while sitting on the soft, white sand, enjoy long walks and cool off in the alluring blue water. Spot colorful aquatic creatures on snorkeling trips and join sailing charters to remote cays. Varadero also has natural attractions such as caves and a chain of easily accessed virgin cays. It is also a free port that possesses facilities for scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, yachting and other water sports. Sun loungers and palapas (thatched-roof umbrellas) are available to rent. Hotels also offer these facilities to guests free of charge. Many hotels have direct access to the beach. There is parking available, for a fee, for those arriving by rented car on day trips.

 

2: Bavaro Beach

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Ranking at number 2 for the Spanish Caribbean island and 6th regionally, is Bavaro Beach in Bavaro, Dominican Republic. Bávaro is located in La Altagracia province, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic and was developed together with the resort area and tourist region of Punta Cana, as a town for resort workers. As hotels started to rise along the east coast, north from Punta Cana, Bavaro itself became a center of services. This beautiful area has a high concentration of beaches with white sands and turquoise blue colored waters that are so beautiful that they seem unreal. Bavaro beach also has jungles of mangroves and coconut trees. A coral reef helps protect the beach. The resorts Barcelo Bavaro Beach and Palace Deluxe Resorts share a section of the Blue Bander. The Punta Cana International Airport is 20 kilometers away from hotels and hotel complexes.

3: Playa Paraiso

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At third and seventh region-wide, is Playa Paraiso beach in Cayo Largo, Cuba. This beach has grown extremely popular with Playa del Carmen and Cancún daytrippers, as well as Tulum vacationers. Here you will find plenty of opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving plus a few hammocks, lounge chairs and umbrellas to choose from that you can rent. For about 200 pesos (about $11), you’ll get a couple chairs, an umbrella and parking.

 

4: Flamenco Beach

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Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico takes the fourth spot and 8th in the region. This is a public beach on the island of Culebra that is known for its shallow turquoise waters, white sand, swimming areas, and diving sites. It stretches for a mile around a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay. Playa Flamenco is a popular beach destination for both Culebra and Puerto Rico. The waters off Flamenco beach are home to species of parrot fish, blue tang, multiple species of wrasse and other Caribbean sea fish. Crustacean species such as Ghost Crab are also observed. Some 50,000 seabirds visit Culebra’s Flamenco Peninsula each summer to nest – mostly sooty terns and other migratory species. Summer visitors to Flamenco Beach are familiar with them as they often feed in the area in large numbers. One of the most distinctive views of the beach include two rusting carcasses of old Sherman Tanks that were left behind by United States Navy in 1975, when they left after using it as weapons testing ground for more than 30 years.

5: Playa Pilar

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Ranking at fifth and 12th in the wider Caribbean, is Playa Pilar in Cayo Guillermo, Cuba. It is dubbed one of the most spectacular beaches in Cuba. This pristine beach is located at the north-western end of the island of Cayo Guillermo. It is about 1 km long and faces north and is known for its powdery white sand and shallow and calm waters that are perfect for swimming and water sports but there is natural shade at Playa Pilar. You can rent lounge chairs for 2 CUC per day and sunbeds for 10 CUC per day that comes with 3 drinks and palapas. A water sports center where you can rent many types of equipment is also located here.

6: La Chiva

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La Chiva takes the sixth spot for the French Caribbean and ranks at 15th regionwide. It is located on Isla de Vieques in Puerto Rico and is voted as one of the best beaches in Vieques. The waters are a deeper turquoise with tones of navy blue on the horizon.  The first few stops on the west side of La Chiva beach are great spot for those who want the most solitude since most beach goers head to the other end to snorkel.

As you begin to walk to the east end of the beach, the color of the water gets lighter. By the time you get to the parking spot 15, the waters are crystal clear almost like glass on a clear day with no clouds. La Chiva Beach is great for snorkeling but bring lots of sunscreen. The best spots for snorkeling are along the rocky areas and near the small cay at the end of the road. Restrooms are available at the entrance of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. The roads leading to La Chiva are covered in gravel and you can travel here by scooter or car.  Stay off La Chiva Island as it is prohibited to enter this area.

7: Caracas Beach

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Ranking at 7th for the French Caribbean and 17th regionally is Caracas Beach in Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico.  Playa Caracas, previously known as ‘Red” Beach,’ is a family friendly beach accessible on the National Wildlife Refuge on the south side of Vieques along the Caribbean Sea.

The waters have beautiful tones of turquoise, and the sand is a very soft and light white coral.  The waters offer gentle waves offering fun for children wanting to do a little boogie boarding.  The beach is wide offering plenty of sand for families to spread out and have fun, on Sundays you may often find families playing beach volleyball. Facilities include gazebos for picnics. There aren’t many so get here early, especially on the weekends to grab one. Take bags with you for trash and kindly drop it on the trash bins provided.  There are no bathroom facilities at the beach, a short drive back to the entrance of the refuge you may use the bathrooms at the office of the Wildlife Refuge. Get here off Route 997. Caracas is the first beach on the refuge that can be accessed by car. Look for the sign and drive all the way down to the end of the road and enjoy.

8: Juanillo Beach

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Rounding out the Best Beaches for the Spanish Caribbean list is Juanillo Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, which ranks at 23rd in the wider Caribbean. It is actually located in a former fishing village on the east coast of the Dominican Republic but today is one of the region’s most desirable stretches of white-sand beach. Juanillo Beach is located in Cap Cana, about 15 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport by road. The easiest way to reach the beach is by taxi or on a catamaran ride from Punta Cana.

It is considered a hidden gem for its wide open, powdery soft, and lined with palm trees, which run from Cap Cana Marina to the Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa Resort. While open to the public, the beach is only accessible through Cap Cana Resort, making it a calm and quiet place to soak up some rays. Cabanas and loungers are available for rent along the beach but public restrooms are not available on the beach. Take your ID as you might need it when entering Cap Cana Resort.

November 16, 2018 / by / in
XENOTES CARIBE THE NEW ATTRACTION IN CAP CANA

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. March, 2018.- Scape Park the eco-adventure natural theme park, located in the tourist, hotel and residential destination of Cap Cana, presented its new and exotic attraction “Xenotes Caribe”, formed by an ecological and cultural path honoring the Island Caribs, taking visitors to an adventure journey made up of waterfalls, caverns, cenotes and zip lines of multiple recreational and extreme activities for the enjoyment of the whole family.

Accompanied by the extraordinary natural beauty and ecological diversity that highlights Cap Cana, Scape Park has several attractions that combine adrenaline and adventure with cultural experiences in nature itself and the vast majority in water activities.

 

The exclusive  launch event of Xenotes Caribe, dedicated to the homeowners who live in Cap Cana,  whom together with their families enjoyed a whole day in this new amenity, which will become another iconic corner within the Cap Cana destination .

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Los Establos Equestrian City Inaugurated

Considered as an internationally unique project, Los Establos aims to position the Dominican Republic as a global equine destination.

Los Establos, Equestrian City is considered as the most monumental and complete Equestrian Center in the Caribbean and Latin-America, framed in a land lot of three million square meters located inside of Cap Cana, was officially inaugurated within the framework of a series of equestrian activities.

Mr. Abraham Hazoury Toral, President of the development group of Los Establos, along with Mrs. Maria Amelia Hazoury Delgado, Executive Vice President, welcomed all guests.

Maria Amelia Hazoury, Executive Vice President, on her keynote address expressed that “the equine world has the virtue of being multidisciplinary: Jump, Polo, Paso Fino, Race, Dressage, Reining, Enduro, Cross Country, among other disciplines which are contained within this deep passion and all of these will have their space within Los Establos”

“We want to be a community that gyrates around the horse, where its members can share the admiration and passion in common for this noble being. This without forgetting that Los Establos finds itself located within a mayor community  as Cap Cana is, which will provide you the opportunity to enjoy of golf, sport fishing, the sea and many other complimentary activities” she added.

Los Establos, Equestrian City, is a community that gathers in one place, eight of the mayor equestrian disciplines unified with the multiple amenities for each family member and equine care, surrounded by the security and privacy offered by this tourist destination.  Its facilities, have been developed to the highest international standards with special attention to infrastructure, materials used and particular requirements of each and every member.

With its opening, Los Establos, Equestrian City contributes to the country’s positioning as a new equestrian destination, touristic reference for important international competitions. Its facilities harbors sporting, recreational, training and instructional areas as well as an equine quarantine and veterinary clinic with an operating room, being the only project in the country that lodges such equine health services.

Los Establos Club  will count with invitation only membership, which will be available soon.  The project will offer as well, real estate options adapted to the equestrian world.

Selected as the venue for the 2015 Paso Fino World Championship, Confepaso ’15, Los Establos will continually lodge a series of transcendental sporting and social  activities and events, among those the Polo Challenge  to be celebrated starting the 30th of December.

As part of the inaugural act, a series of exhibitions were performed including a Paso Fino, Jump and Training demonstration as well as a Polo match, concluding with a western themed party.

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SECRETS at LUXURY CAP CANA RETURNING HOST VENUE OF THE DR GOLF TRAVEL EXCHANGE

The fifth version of the Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange 2018 will be held from September 1st to the 6th at the Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa hotel, located in the Cap Cana hotel tourist real estate destination.

DR Golf is the only event that brings together international tour operators that specialize in the golf industry with hotel managers and directors of different golf courses in the Dominican Republic.

In last year’s event +117 representatives from 46 tour operator companies, as well as wholesale agencies and 31 international media outlets participated in the annual golf fair, which is organized by TARGET Marketing Consultants.

The agenda includes specialized seminars, workshops headed by international tour operators and local suppliers.

Organizers have also announced two golf tournaments, the first in the world-famous “Teeth of the Dog” golf course – in the Casa de Campo resort – and another in “Punta Espada,” in Cap Cana.

 

The United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, England, Russia, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Czech Republic, Australia, Mexico and United Arab Emirates have participated in past events.

The DR Golf Travel Exchange is sponsored by Secrets Cap Cana, AM Resorts, Cap Cana, Punta Espada Golf Club and the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Republic Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), and the Ministry of Tourism. (www.drgolftravel.com)

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EXPERIENCE LUXURY AT THE NEWLY REIMAGINED SANCTUARY at CAP CANA

 

One of the Dominican Republic´s most exclusive adults-only all-inclusive resorts, Sanctuary Cap Cana is putting the finishing touches on a jaw-dropping $35 million modernization effort.

The property’s refresh includes artfully crafted lobby spaces, updated restaurants and bars, an enhanced world-class spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Guest rooms have also been reimagined as part of the project.

Vacations at the Sanctuary Cap Cana meanwhile, feature an almost dizzying variety of entertainment and activity options including live nightly entertainment, theme parties, cocktail parties, and five swimming pools, (one of which is a saltwater pool.) The swimming pools also include Freshco, a swim-up bar.

And still, there’s more.

Additional offerings range from cocktail classes to ping pong, dance lessons, beach football, tennis clinics, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship golf course.

There’s also wine tastings, cooking lessons and Spanish classes for those looking for a taste of culture. While guests with a competitive side can join a game of bocce ball, darts or bingo.

In search of a few hours of indulgent wellness? Look no further than the Sanctuary Spa, which provides a serene atmosphere featuring hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments designed to create a refreshing, invigorating and peaceful experience. Guests can choose from a variety of soothing, relaxing and results-driven treatments including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

The resort’s location is also a notable highlight. It is within Cap Cana, a private retreat known for its 30,000 acres of stunning beaches, and oceanfront valley roads. Cap Cana also features one of the most spectacular marinas in the world, famous and accredited by international journals for its fishing.

All of these attractions and amenities combined with the region’s turquoise waters and white sand beaches make a visit to Sanctuary at Cap Cana unforgettable vacation.

 

 

 

November 11, 2018 / by / in
Properties for sale in Dominican Republic
Properties for sale in Dominican Republic

When it comes to my mind the best place where I could live in a near future I always think in the Dominican Republic.

Living in this country for three years had made me open the eyes and realize many reasons why staying here forever could be possible.

There are properties for sale in the Dominican Republic that looks like a dream for people from countries where they barely see the sun or just enjoy the sun during summer. In the Dominican Republic you will find sun almost every day. Also, spaces here are bigger than anywhere, while in Spain my house would be 1,000 Sqft, here I could buy a house of 3,000 Sqft. And what about people: Dominicans are so nice, always smiling and ready to help you, even if they are not able to. Those would be one of the main reasons for buying a property here.

This magic island is growing fast. Many new projects are developing and Dominican Republic is expected to become the main destination of the Caribbean. Punta Cana International Airport is the second airport in the Caribbean. It offers direct flights from 28 countries and 96 cities around the world.

Properties for sale in the Dominican Republic are mostly offered in the touristic areas and Santo Domingo, the capital. Touristic areas are located in the north and East of the Island: Puerto Plata and Samana in the North, while Punta Cana, Cap Cana and Casa de Campo are in the East. The East of the Island is very safe. These tree destinations are gated communities with private security. Also highest luxury in island is located there finding best properties for sale in Dominican Republic.

 

In order of my preference I would say that Cap Cana is the perfect place to live during the working life, pre-retirement and of course to invest.

Cap Cana is a gated residential and hotel community, with its own security, which has the safest Marina in the Caribbean (in-land); the best golf course in Latin America and one of the best in the world (Punta Espada); the most famous beach of DR (Juanillo, with 5 km of white sand coral beach) and the most modern equine facilities.

Cap Cana has invested more than $ 1 billion in high-quality infrastructures, from roads to power generation with underground distribution (like fiber optic), hurricane-proof.

Its great natural beauty is surpassed by its unparalleled climate. The wind is always fresh because it comes from the East (from the sea) and creates a microclimate in which the vast majority of rains occur at dawn and temperatures remain stable between 22-27 degrees in winter and 26-32 degrees in summer.

There are 4 hotels including Eden Roc, a Relais Chateaux. In addition, Hyatt has begun the construction of two new hotels and so has Karisma.

There are more than 25 residential communities of beach, marina, golf and countryside, which are already consolidated, as well as more than 30 restaurants, numerous shops and several beach clubs. We can find really nice properties for sale, best in Dominican Republic,  all of them with very high standards of luxury and quality.

New developments are on the way and ready in the near future.  5 new residential developments have started construction (Il Lago, Iguanas Gardens, 7 Mares, Ocean 21 and Serenissima) as well as 17 new villas, which gives a good idea of ​​the dynamism of the destination. Those properties for sale swing from $USD 250,000 up to $ USD 5,000,000.

Around Punta Espada Golf Course and Juanillo Beach you can find the top properties for sale in Dominican Republic: big luxury houses with gorgeous views towards the ocean in 7,000 sqf lots. Prices are over $10 million and average $15 million.

 

Punta Cana is another great community where you can find very nice properties for sale in Dominican Republic. It is also a gated community, with its own two golf courses ‘La Cana’ and ‘Corales’. La Cana Golf Club is a 27 holes golf course consisting of three nines; Tortuga, Hacienda and Arrecife. Designed by P.B. Dye, son of great Pete Dye, these courses combine the ocean and cute villas around their greens.

Tortuga and Arrecife showcase mid- average villas from $1.5 million to $4 million both ocean front or golf course front, while Hacienda which is farer from the beach, has developed new apartments.

Greatest Properties for sale in this area of the Dominican Republic are located in Corales, a great golf course designed by Tom Fazio. Most of them face the Ocean and the golf course which give them extra value. High standards and luxury finishes are common in this top Villas with prices starting at $3.5 million.

Casa de Campo is located in the South Coast, East of Santo Domingo, 50 miles from Punta Cana Airport. This gated community offers the wider range of properties for sale you can find in Dominican Republic, from small apartments to huge houses. Completely consolidated, owners are moving to Cap Cana to find fresh air, nouveauté and fun. Nevertheless, you can enjoy Pete Dye’s golf courses: most famous Teeth of the Dog, impressing Dye Fore and The Links.

So there are mainly three places to go if you want to find a property for sale in Dominican Republic: Casa de Campo, Punta Cana Resort and Cap Cana. And I would choose Cap Cana over the others

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February 8, 2018 / by / in
Cap Cana cancela su deuda internacional
Cap Cana SA ha logrado pagar en enero de 2018 la totalidad de su deuda internacional que ascendía a 364 millones de dólares

Cap Cana SA había emitido deuda para financiar las fuertes inversiones en infraestructuras de un destino que no paraba de crecer y atraer demanda internacional de inversión inmobiliaria. El campo de golf de Punta Espada, un Jack Nicklaus Signature y la Marina in-land más grande del Caribe fueron las obras más emblemáticas pero no las que requerían de más fondos para atender a los numerosos desarrollos inmobiliarios en marcha, todos vendidos sobre plano.

Las verdaderas infraestructuras necesarias eran los más de 45km de carreteras pavimentadas, los 23 MW de generación eléctrica, los 70 km de cable eléctrico soterrado y otros 50km aéreos (ahora ya todos soterrados), los 112 km de tuberías para agua potable y riego, las 6 estaciones de bombeo y tanques de almacenamiento de hormigón, los 100km de fibra óptica para comunicaciones, el Club de Playa Caletón, las oficinas, las residencias de empleados, el colegios CCHS, la Universidad Unibe. El segundo campo de golf, Las Iguanas, no pudo terminarse, pero se alcanzó una inversión en infraestructuras de más de 1,000 millones de dólares.

Con el ritmo de ventas de los años 2006 y primer semestre de 2007, el escenario resultaba muy positivo (800 millones de dólares vendidos en un periodo de 12 meses). Sin embargo, la crisis frenó las ventas y redujo la liquidez a su mínima expresión.

El vencimiento de la deuda en 2013 se convertía en inalcanzable, por lo que llegó a un acuerdo con los bonistas para prorrogar el mismo hasta 2016, con la aportación de nuevas garantías. Esas nuevas garantías impidieron la finalización de los proyectos pignorados, con la consiguiente mala imagen para Cap Cana y la desconfianza de los inversores que se alejaban de este gran destino confundiendo la sociedad promotora (y propietaria de grandes extensiones de terreno) Cap Cana SA, con el destino Cap Cana donde más de 1,800 propietarios disponían de terrenos (todos los urbanizados), villas y apartamentos.

Hasta el año 2013 Cap Cana logró salvar la crisis con una reestructuración completa de la empresa y utilizando el trueque como forma de comercio, para poder seguir manteniendo el destino en las mejores condiciones posibles. Convencer a los propietarios que pagaran sus cuotas de mantenimiento fue un trabajo arduo, dado que muchos consideraban el proyecto como quebrado (respecto de la realidad que consistía en una acuciante falta de liquidez). El incremento de los ingresos y la reducción de los costes de mantenimiento a un nivel de supervivencia, pero pagando a los proveedores, se vieron compensados con una mejora paulatina del estado general y en la vuelta a la confianza de algunos inversores.

El año 2013 vio el nacimiento de la Asociación de Propietarios de Cap Cana, Aporcap, creada esencialmente con la finalidad de lograr un perfecto mantenimiento del proyecto desde una Asociación sin Ánimo de Lucro, desde la que gestionar los ingresos aportados por todos los propietarios. Ese paso fue clave en poder presentar Cap Cana (el destino) como un lugar idílico para la inversión, dado que la garantía de un buen mantenimiento ofrecía la tranquilidad a los inversores para poner sus fondos en un lugar paradisiaco por su clima, belleza natural, seguridad, playas, Marina, Punta Espada, cercanía del aeropuerto de Punta Cana, etc.

Cuando la inversión se ha visto reducida a la insignificancia, empezar de nuevo resulta costoso. Por eso tuvo más valor el desarrollo de Los Establos (las instalaciones ecuestres más completas y lujosas del Caribe), la finalización del Hotel Tiara, la construcción del Hotel Secrets, el desarrollo de Caleton Oceanside, la finalización y entrega de dos fases de Green Village y otras obras e infraestructuras que se han ido realizando en los últimos años.

Al anunciarse la total cancelación de la deuda internacional de Cap Cana SA en enero de 2018, existen en el destino los siguientes proyectos de desarrollo en fase de planificación o de construcción: dos hoteles Hyatt, dos hoteles Karisma, Il Lago, 7 Mares, Iguanas Gardens, Ocean 21, Serenissima, Lakeside Villas, The Lofts, Gardens Villas, 17 villas privadas de diferentes propietarios y otros proyectos deportivos, inmobiliarios y hospitalarios que irán saliendo a la luz en breve.

En ninguno de los proyectos indicados más arriba interviene Cap Cana SA como promotor o inversor, lo que da idea de la plena confianza que multitud de inversores están poniendo en Cap Cana, que crece de la mano de la iniciativa privada y de la diversificación de promotores.

La cancelación de la deuda de Cap Cana va a atraer sin embargo a un mayor número de compradores finales que no tenían tiempo ni capacidad para estudiar los riesgos reales de Cap Cana como destino y se quedaban en la deuda fallida de Cap Cana SA.

Cap Cana vuelve a ser el destino del futuro. Un lugar para vacacionar, residir, trabajar e invertir.

 

Angel Sartorius

angel.sartorius@dunamarcapcana.com

CEO de Dunamar Real Estate

Broker Exclusivo de Cap Cana

 

January 30, 2018 / by / in
CARIBBEAN HOMES FOR SALE

Properties in the Caribbean are more and more demanded as globalization and new technologies allowing work from home have increased exponentially the number of people living for long periods in warm zones. Making a review on the Caribbean Homes for Sale in a number of zones, Dominican Republic appears as the country absorbing most Real Estate investment.

Should you decide the acquisition of a property, first listen to your feelings and then to your reasoning. Feelings make you Google immediately Caribbean Homes for Sale just in case you can convince your reasoning that you deserve to enjoy winter in paradise.

Landing in a country as Dominican Republic and listening to your feelings is really “dangerous”. Hospitality, smiles and kindness appear intrinsic to the way of life of Dominicans so you metamorphose into a different being. From hard worker, responsible fellow and ambitious person, you discover new luxury: free time, no rush, good weather all year, beauty, friendship even with people you hardly know, comprehension and a long etcetera of small but important details really hard to find in big cities.

After your first impression of falling in love with the country and its people, you need to categorize the Caribbean Homes for Sale appearing in your search by geographical location, climate, security, privacy, views, size, typology, price, style, seniority, amenities and facilities in the zone. What seems a very hard work can be reduced to a minimum of parameters when aiming to just three gated residential communities in Dominican Republic: Casa de Campo, Punta Cana Resort and Cap Cana.

These Communities assure security (physical and legal), privacy, luxury, amenities and facilities, and offers different kinds of Caribbean Luxury Homes for Sale from one bedroom condo to 20 million dollar houses.

Casa de Campo is the eldest Community offering Caribbean Homes for Sale. After more than 70 years, its consolidation is notable and a big variety of homes are available. From affordable while quite old units needing refurbishing to astonishing ocean front villas close to famous Teeth of the Dog Golf Course, from top designer Pete Dye, same as Sawgrass Golf Course that we enjoy every year at The Players.

Altos del Chavon offers Caribbean Homes for Sale with amazing views over Chavon River where famous Apocalypses Now movie was filmed. Also Pete Dye made his chef d’oeuvre with Dye Fore Golf Course. Affordable apartments in 8th hole seem a nice alternative for those aiming to start with a small investment.

The Marina and its surroundings offer luxury apartments and other properties such as big houses with great gardens and swimming pool.

Punta Cana Resort is also consolidated but real estate is not the core business, more centered in the private International Airport of Punta Cana absorbing 65% of the traffic of the country: an enormous business. Nevertheless, Punta Cana Resort offers three typologies of Caribbean Homes for Sale.

Top class Corales, residence of Julio Iglesias, surrounded by Corales Golf Course hosting a PGA Tour tournament since 2018 and designed by greatest golf landscaper Tom Fazio, offers some great Caribbean Homes for Sale with classical architecture style, great ocean views and maximum privacy.

Tortuga and Arrecife offer medium range villas ocean front or close to the beach, around nice golf course designed by Pete Dye’s son, P.B. Dye who also designed Hacienda Golf Course where affordable apartments are offered as well as affordable villas farer from the beach.

Best Real Estate offering appears when arriving to Cap Cana. Just 5 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport, this emerging destination revitalized since 2015 is attracting a number of developers building different typologies from affordable apartments to gorgeous houses.

While many land owners are developing their own house, there are a number of Caribbean Homes for Sale in Cap Cana. Each location has its style, typology and grade of development. Buyers can receive advice from Dunamar Cap Cana, exclusive broker listing the whole inventory of properties on sale, and choose the best option to match their needs and preferences of views, location, proximity to facilities, price or typology.

carribean home for sale

Marina Cap Cana is the biggest in-land Marina in the Caribbean offering Homes for Sale for boat lovers as well as beach lovers. Marina design allows having your front beach home inside the Marina. Enormous apartments in Aquamarina, Founders or Fishing Lodge are complemented by cute 3 bedrooms villas in Ocean 21, 4 or 5 bedrooms in Villas Marina or astonishing mansions in the Marina Islands.

Juanillo Beach extends for 3.5 miles of white sand made of coral (never burn your feet) spotted with palm trees. It’s perhaps the only place in the Caribbean where no Home is for Sale. Only big lots for just one house each can be bought while existing big mansions are only for owners use, or vacation rentals in very few occasions.

Los Establos is the greatest new equestrian facilities ever seen, including polo, races, jump, pasofino, dressage and any other existing variety. A new development of Caribbean Polo Homes started January 2018 and is already for sale. Ranches of few acres are also for sale, prepared with all luxury facilities that any horses’ lover might imagine.

Punta Espada Golf Course is named best golf course in all Latin America. A Jack Nicklaus Signature with 8 ocean front holes and views to the ocean front 9 more holes. Punta Espada hosted the Champions Tour since 2008 to 2010 with Fred Couples victory and course record as main noted fact. Best golf player ever, Jack Nicklaus made his best course in the Caribbean in 2006 and is ending his second golf course in Cap Cana (Las Iguanas). He also developed Golden Bear Lodge apartments with amazing views to Las Iguanas golf course and the ocean.

Around Punta Espada and Caribbean ocean, multiple homes are for sale. Las Palmas presents affordable villas around holes 6, 7 and 8. Punta Cayuco showcases a number of higher end villas along 5th hole and Punta Majagua along 3rd, while highest end houses border holes 9th, 11th and 15th, elevated more than 30 feet over course level with astonishing views to the ocean. Finally Caleton benefits not only of golf course holes from 11th to 17th but of Eden Roc Caleton Beach Club, an impressive cove operated by most luxurious hotel in Dominican Republic.

Once you fall in love with any of these astonishing Caribbean Homes for Sale, you need to appeal to your reasoning. Then you find high legal security, enormous tax exemptions, great communications from Europe and America, astonishing infrastructures such as airport, motorways, 100Mbps optic fiber and a number of facilities and amenities making your decision much easier.

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Cap Cana Golf Cup 2017

Golf Cup 2017, 1 st & 2 nd December

Cap Cana announced its traditional tournament Cap Cana Golf Cup 2017, on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the renowned Punta Espada Golf Course, a signature design of Jack Nicklaus. This 5th edition of the tournament, to be held on the 1st and 2nd of December, will be in benefit of the Forjando un Futuro Foundation….

November 17, 2017 / by / in
7 Mares at Cap Cana

  1. 7 Mares


FIRST TOWER IN THE EAST OF THE DR

7MARES at Cap Cana is located at the Towers Boulevard, just minutes away from the spectacular Juanillo Beach, state-of-the-art Marina Cap Cana, and world-known Punta Espada Golf Course. It is also just 7 minutes away from Punta Cana Int’l Airport, with direct daily flights to the US, Europe, Canada, and South America.

The exclusive amenities available only to residents at 7MARES at Cap Cana include a varity of accommodations and services that recreate living at paradise. On the ground floor, the grand lobby welcomes you with natural ventilation and dramatically high ceilings, lush interior gardens and plenty of open space. A fully equiped fitness center and spa, the swimming pools, and event rooms suited for socializing or conducting business, are just a few steps from your home. Services include round-the-clock security and receptionists, concierge, and valet parking.

October 23, 2017 / by / in
Cap Cana, a luxury destination
Cap Cana, a Luxury Destination

Cap Cana has a complete and operational first world infrastucture with a capacity to accomodate 20,000 new hotel rooms, according to Cap Cana Management Board member Abraham Hazoury.

He stressed that the exclusive community offers a guaranteed electricity supply accompanied by its environmental sustainability process , features that could make it  the country greenest and most environmentally friendly destination.

Over the past three years, the tourism and residential community has undergone a process of continuos develpment. The new project develpment have placed Cap Cana in the category of Caribbean’s leading luxury destination.

According to Hazoury, these achievments are the result of tireless work and the restructuring that Cap Cana has been implementing in its financial process over the past few years, aimed at providing foreign investors with security and trust in the new project.

He made theses statements during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana with 375 rooms each.

October 2017- From Cap Cana  The Magazine,

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October 23, 2017 / by / in ,
Cap Cana, a sustainable develpoment
Sustainability

Cap Cana strongly believes in the wellbeing and safety of Dominicans and is actively engaged in the execution of philanthropic actions in situations that deeply affect our society. The company is committed to acting in benefit of society; social responsibility efforts lend support particularly to related causes of communities near Cap Cana supported by organizations as the Forjando un Futuro Foudnation, Colibrí Foundation, Latiendo por Ti Foundation and UNIBE’S Líderes del Mañana.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Cap Cana was built with the objective of being a sustainable development. Community planners and operators took wildlife habitat protection into account throughout the construction process and operating plan, environmental risks and liabilities were identified and reviewed as a part of overall risk management. Several green technologies were adopted since the construction phase:

Wildlife Protection
  1. Cap Cana actively engages in the conservation project of the Ridgway’s Hawk, promoted and encouraged in Dominican Republic by The Peregrine Fund. As part of this program, the nests are safeguarded, access to biologists and local technicians is prioritized for data collection and treating nestlings of the population that resides in Cap Cana, and periodical conservation training workshops are held for gardening and security personnel.
  2. The Ricordi iguanas found in the golf course area coexist with players, while their natural habitat adjacent to nearby streets are identified with crossing signage indicating drivers precautions should be taken.
  3. Scape Park in its excursions promotes the appreciation and conservation of the endemic and foreign flora and fauna that can be observed in their multiple nature trails. During these hikes you can admire: the spanish lime tree, the hutias, the Hispaniolan solenodon, the Ashy-faced owl ace and the Broad-billed tody.
  4. Cooperation with “CODOPESCA” in enforcing the conch and lobster ban, carrying out joint operations at the departure of fishermen.
  5. Marina Cap Cana is part of the Billfish Foundation under which billfish angling is under the catch and release conservation practices and part of the funds from fishing tournaments are donated to this international foundation aiming towards the Research and conservation of all billfish.
  6. Rescue of bee hives from areas where they could be exterminated. The hives are moved to areas dedicated to beekeeping where high nectar and pollen plants have been grown.
  7. During the sea turtle spawning season, the beaches are monitored at night and their nesting areas are preserved to help increase the turtle population.
Protection of the Air and its Quality:
  1. Cap Cana’s electricity generation is carried out with a Wärtsilä plant, the company’s technology focuses on energy efficiency and aims to reduce energy consumption and emissions as these are important in controlling climate change, Wärtsilä products comply with various environmental regulations. The efficiency of the Wärtsilä diesel and gas engines of the power generation plant that operates Cap Cana Caribe have a minimum emission of CO2 gases and very low noise levels.
Water Protection:
  1. Through the use of a geophone, the technicians of Aguas de Cap Cana inspect all water lines of Cap Cana and the water connections of vacant lots. In addition, Aguas de Cap Cana monitors the water consumption of large customers (hotels, golf courses, etc.), and upon any significant increase, they are notified of the anomaly for a quick regularization. This program provides an average savings of 3,000 cubic meters per month.
Habitat Protection:
  1. Instead of cutting trees that have taken decades to mature, they are transplanted for use as landscape in other areas.
  2. During its development, Cap Cana took precautions to protect the habitat, an example of this is the cliff path bordering a natural lake where the red-billed coots inhabit and the nesting grounds of the white herons.
  3. Cleaning and maintenance of beaches in optimum conditions, especially in times of turtle spawning.
  4. Cap Cana invests resources in the aerial monitoring of coal kilns on undeveloped land; These are reported to the authorities.
  5. Guidelines for palm pruning were recently established. These guidelines aim to improve the management of natural resources to reduce the amount of garbage generated by pruning, prolong the life and health of the palm trees and contribute to the reproduction of the birds that nest in these, since they are mostly endemic species.
  6. Marina Cap Cana has established “Green Rules” detailed below for the conservation of marine ecosystems, these rules are informed to all vessels that visit us:
The Dominican Republic protects endangered species. While in Dominican waters, please consider the restrictions established by the Law:
  • Respect the reproductive period of endangered species. The law establishes a ban for the lobster from March 1 to June 30 and for the conch from July 1 to October 31
  • Fishing for sea turtles and their eggs has been prohibited for the next 10 years.
  • Fishing for marine mammals such as manatees and humpback whales is also prohibited.
  • Parrotfish fishing and consumption are prohibited by law.
Recycling and Reuse of Waste:
  1. Heritage School has a collection center for recycling. At the Information and Sales center, glass bottles, magazines and plastic bags are donated to artisans in the community of Nuevo Juanillo and Veron who use them to produce wallets and household items.
  2. The equestrian area of ​​Los Establos has a compost program to convert manure into fertilizer that is used in its facilities and marketed in the organic products market held on Sundays.
  3. Management of construction and remodeling waste such as metal profiles and wood, the latter are used for the production of bee hive boxes for the Cap Cana apiary as for beekeepers in the area who collaborate with the honeybee rescue program.
  4. Aguas de Cap Cana has implemented a wastewater reuse system for irrigation of the golf course

 

August 22, 2017 / by / in
Iguanas Garden, The perfect location for your new apartment in Cap Cana

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Juanillo Beach, The perfect Location

Iguanas Garden Residences is strategically located next to the holes 7 and 8 of Las Iguanas Golf Course, designed by renowned golfer Jack Nicklaus, and few meters from the spectacular Juanillo Beach. Consists of 12 buildings of six levels and a total of 222 luxury apartments. Iguanas Garden Residences offers apartments from 1,937.5 Sq.Ft. to 4,520.84 Sq.Ft. with options of two, three or four bedrooms.

Imported marble floors of premium quality, efficient air conditioners with inverter system for low power consumption, fully equipped and exclusive design Italian kitchens, marble bathrooms and top quality fittings, are just some of the qualities that make this project unique.

All apartments have large terraces where you can enjoy the wonderful views of the golf course.

APARTMENT’S GENERAL DESCRIPTIONS

• Two, three or four bedrooms options
• Large terraces
• Fully equipped and exclusive design Italian kitchens
• Premium quality imported marble floors
• Marble bathrooms
• Top quality fittings
• Air conditioners with inverter system for low power consumption

• Led lightning system
• State-of-the-art home automation in all apartments
• Laundry area
• Maid’s quarter with bathroom
• Underground parking lot
• Locker

PROJECT’S GENERAL DESCRIPTIONS

With amenities for all family members that include two swimming pools around the garden area and one semi olympic pool close to the gym, and also BBQ and two children’s areas.

• Two large swimming pools with gazebos and One semi olympic pool
• Gym
• Game room

• Events room

• BBQ area
• Mini Golf

• Two children’s playgrounds

• Tennis court
• Paddle court
• Volleyball court

• Broadwalk for outdoor activities
• Golf carts parking spaces with charging station

• Solar panel for social areas

• LED lighting system in all apartments and social areas

• Private access 24 hours
• Concierge service
• Administration

• Guests parking spaces

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August 9, 2017 / by / in
Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara starts works in Cap Cana

Cap Cana news, Dominican Republic, July 12, 2017.

With the support of President Danilo Medina, Playa Hotels & Resorts Corporation presented the start of construction of its hotels Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, in the famous tourist real estate destination, located in the Punta Cana area.

The President was received by the top executives of Playa Hotels & Resorts, Bruce Wardinski, Chairman and CEO; Alex Stadlin, President and Chief Operating Officer; Fernando Mulet, Vice President of Development and Acquisitions, accompanied by Carlos Cabrera, Senior Vice President of Global All Inclusive at Hyatt Operations, as well as Abraham Hazoury, Ricardo Hazoury and Fernando Hazoury of the Cap Cana Board of Directors. Also present were José Ramón Peralta, Administrative Minister of the Presidency; Francisco Javier García, Minister of Tourism; Gonzalo Castillo, Minister of Public Works and Simon Lizardo, General Manager of the Banco de Reservas.

Bruce Wardinski, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Playa Hotels & Resorts, said, “Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana are our next step in the expansion strategy of Playa in the Caribbean. Establishing our resorts in Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic meet a long-term goal and complements our growing portfolio of properties and satisfies the growing need of our guests. “

Abraham Hazoury, Member of the Board of Directors of Cap Cana, stated that  “Cap Cana to date has a completed and operative first world infrastructure, able to support 20,000 new hotel rooms, and is interconnected to the regional electricity grid to guarantee electricity in any circumstance, while being immersed in an environmentally sustainable action plan with the decision to become the most ecologically friendly and greenest destination in the Dominican Republic. “

During the ceremony, the Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier García, emphazised that “these modern hotels are the greatest evidence of the confidence that investors have in the Dominican Republic.” He affirmed that tourism is at its best and that the Eastern Region continues to bring more than 60% of the tourists who visit the country.

 Transforming the “all inclusive” market, the contemporary architectural design hotel complex will feature 750 rooms between both properties – Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva – with different views and levels along Juanillo Beach. There will also be a convention center, event rooms, specialty restaurants, bars, theater, shops and a water park with slides for children and adults, among other accommodations.

By investing in this new project of two Hyatt hotels, Playa Hotels & Resorts continues its goal of creating long-term value through the development and operation of upscale resorts in a location of spectacular beauty and luxury like Cap Cana, And in an attractive market such as the Dominican Republic.

About Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

Of contemporary architectural style, the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and its public spaces are designed through swimming pools with free and organic forms and their integrated paths through its buildings.

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, also in a contemporary architectural style, with sophisticated public spaces, geometric pools and minimalist design buildings.

Each hotel operates independently with several gastronomic options and bars. In the center of the complex will be a Spa, which will be shared by both hotels. They will also have a fully equipped gym, among other sports facilities.

 

 

 

July 25, 2017 / by / in
Secrets Cap Cana- Unlimited Luxury

Secrets Cap Cana

Perfectly situated in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana, this unlimited luxury resort brings the highest level of luxury to the crystal blue waters and magnificent sugar-sand Juanillo Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic.

Secrets Cap Cana is the epitome of luxury with 457 suites adorned with sophisticated Caribbean furnishings, gourmet dining, top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room service and daily refreshed mini-bar. The resort is close to the unique pleasures of Cap Cana, a protected harbour marina and renowned fishery. Take advantage of thrilling excursions and Punta Espada golf course, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

Experience Unlimited-Luxury® , in a setting of unparalleled magnificence, just 20 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport. All suites are spacious, adorned with striking décor, marble bathrooms, a furnished balcony or terrace with stunning views of the ocean or lush landscape.

Visit the world-class spa offering a variety of indulgent treatments. Enjoy the expansive infinity pool, daily activities and nightly entertainment. There’s also the opportunity to spend a night out at a neighbouring resort with the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience. A perfect retreat within superb surroundings in the Dominican Republic.

General facilities

  • Health club
  • Massage services
  • Live entertainment
  • Pool Bar
  • Solarium
  • Spa
  • Coffee shop
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Internet services
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam bath
  • Outdoor pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Concierge desk
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service
  • Currency exchange
  • Onsite laundry
  • Shop

Dining information

Choose from six gourmet à la carte restaurants, a buffet and a grill, as well as 24-hour room service. No reservations are required.

• Market Café – International buffet

• Seaside Grill – Grilled specialties served poolside

• Oceana – Fresh seafood specialties

• Portofino – Gourmet Italian cuisine

• Himitsu – Gourmet Pan-Asian fare

• El Patio – Traditional Mexican cuisine

• Bordeaux – Fine French cuisine

• Rosewater – International à la carte for Preferred Club guests only.

 

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June 19, 2017 / by / in
Sanctuary Town, a small town for food lovers

When you arrive in Sanctuary Town, you’ll realize right from the start that a glorious experience is on the cards. The only challenge is having to pick the best choice from such a large variety of gastronomic options.

Sanctuary Town is a set of welcoming venues for dining, snacking, drinking, smoking a quality cigar or spending time with family and friends. Right next to Sanctuary Cap Cana by AlSol, it is a kind of small town for food lovers. It is easily accessible to the hotel guests and has an exclusive entrance that allows visitors to enter from the main road. It is the only part of the hotel where the “Adults Only” restriction does not apply, and so families with children are always welcome

Taco’s Truck

The most authentic taste of Mexico… out of a 1970s classic VW minivan. The best street tacos are served right here.

Coffee & News

A Parisian-style café where you can browse the daily newspapers and sample a wide range of the world’s best coffees

Añejo’s

mini-paradise for lovers of the finest Dominican cigars, an ideal spot for the perfect drinks pairing

Fusión

Open-plan urban cuisine in plain view, with state-of-the-art decor and an innovative tasting concept.

Mamma’s

A traditional Italian “trattoria” with a wood-fired oven. You’ll be wowed by their delicious fresh pasta recipes.

El Rincón de Paco

Premium cuts of meat on the grill, high quality wine and tasty tapas await you in this traditional Spanish tavern.

Beers of the World

A traditional Irish Pub with vintage style to enjoy our great selection of more than 40 beers from around the world.

Sweet House

An old train station to share the most delicious ice cream flavors made at the moment, as well as a great variety of modern pastry and crepes.

 

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April 24, 2017 / by / in
EDEN ROC AT CAP CANA COMPLETES BEACHFRONT SUITES
New beachfront suites double accommodations, open April 1 at ultra-luxury Dominican Republic resort

The Dominican Republic continues to increase its offerings as a luxury destination with Eden Roc at Cap Cana’s completion of 26 Two-Bedroom Beachfront Suites, rounding out an expansion that has already revealed a completely renovated Beach Club with infinity pool; ocean view fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art machines, aero yoga and wellness areas; BLUE Grill + Bar; and refreshed private beach with bar.

 

One of just four Relais & Chatêaux properties in the Caribbean – and only in the Dominican Republic – Eden Roc presents the most diverse suites offering with lavish, casita-style Boutique Suites and two multi-bedroom villas, all with private pools and remarkable comforts, and now premium beachfront suites.

 

New Beachfront Suites

Eden Roc at Cap Cana’s guest accommodations are now twice as nice with the new 26 Two-Bedroom Beachfront Suites – each with stunning ocean views – increasing the resort’s overall inventory to 60 all-suite rooms.

 

Two new room types are available at the Eden Roc Cap Cana – Beachfront One-Bedroom Suites (1,194 sq. ft.) and Beachfront Two-Bedroom Suites (1,786 sq. ft.). A rustic palate of sand and gray tones fill the rooms with light and are mixed with natural woods and chic fabrics to create an elegant rustic atmosphere in paradise. The decor stays true to the destination with handmade Dominican art and sculptures in each suite. All suites have a full ocean view with a terrace or balcony – a new distinction for the resort.

 

Plush goose down feather duvets and pillows by Hanse, with luxurious bed linens, plush bathrobes and slippers by Rivolta Carmigani ensure a good night’s rest in each King size bed. Stylish bathtubs, contemporary rain shower heads and a large-scale cedar wood walk-in closet add to the luxurious living at Eden Roc Beach Club.

 

Bedrooms and living spaces feature satellite TV on 55-inch LCD flat screens, entertainment system with Bose surround sound speakers, and a smart technology iPad to control light, electronics and sound via the resort’s dedicated app. A work area, full kitchen and dining set for six people round out the new accommodations experience.

 

As with every Eden Roc at Cap Cana stay, all rooms include private transportation from and to Punta Cana International Airport, full American breakfast (served daily at the BLUE Grill + Bar and Mediterraneo restaurants), Wi-Fi, and daily housekeeping and concierge service.

 

The private Beach Club extends the resort out to the Caribbean Sea and provides an intimate setting shaded by palm trees, thatched umbrellas and daybeds. In addition, the resort boasts three dining outlets, spa and fitness facilities, and access to the endless amenities of the Cap Cana community. Guests will enjoy world-class golf, a full marina, equestrian center and outdoor pursuits from zip lining to water sports, and more.

 

Travelers booking a minimum of four nights now until April 15 will enjoy 25% off with the “Book Early & Save” promotion. Minimum four-nights required. Book now until April 15, travel April 16th until December 22nd 2017.

 

Summer Family Special: Book a Beachfront One-Bedroom Suite and receive a complimentary upgrade to a Beachfront Two-Bedroom Suite plus USD 100 credit per room, per day. Minimum four-nights required. Book now until April 30, to travel April 1st until December 22nd 2017.

 

For more information on Eden Roc at Cap Cana, visit www.edenroccapcana.com

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March 23, 2017 / by / in
IL Lago at Cap Cana has started construction

Delivery on December 2018 

Consortium Remix, a company with more than 25 years of experience in the execution of important urban, tourist and residential projects inside and outside the Dominican Republic, has started construction of Il Lago at Cap Cana.  Consortium Remix’s clients include; Cap Cana Group, Punta Cana Group, Codelpa, Majestic Hotels, Royalton, Chic, Club Med, Verizon, Bepensa (Coca Cola), Aerodom, Ciudad La Palma, Ciudad Las Cayenas, Blue Mall Punta Cana, Ciudad Caracolí, Ciudad Las Canas, etc.

 

Known in the market for being a pioneer in the introduction of new construction technologies throughout the island and implemented by several leading companies in the area, Consortium Remix stands out in its quality, innovation and compliance in all of its projects.

 

Il Lago is the ideal place to live and invest. It offers luxury apartments surrounding a lake for kayaks and SUP. Il Lago has swimming pools, underground parking, tennis courts, paddle tennis, a children’s area and magnificent social areas.

 

The project is finished with Marble floors in all apartments, aluminum sliding glass doors and windows with thermal insulation, high-flow faucets with chrome finishes, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning units and lighting of common areas with alternative energy sources.

Another advantage for buyers is the proximity to Juanillo beach and the Sanctuary Town where you will find 11  international restaurants and leisure facilities that guarantee enjoyment for all members of the family.

Living in Il Lago also means golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, a beautiful Marina, an Equestrian City, an amusement park, exclusive beautiful beaches and other natural wonders such as the Blue Hole Cenote

 


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March 22, 2017 / by / in
Punta Espada, a Nicklaus jewel in the Domincan Republic
Article repost from Canadian Golfer.com

Article author: Tom Peters

The Dominican Republic (DR) has become a very popular Caribbean getaway for Canadians who want to escape the wrath of winter and bone-chilling temperatures. Sun, sand and all-inclusive resorts are attractive features of this very warm destination. Golf is also an alluring feature of the DR. There are several, very good golf courses around the island and especially in Punta Cana, on the island’s east side. Nicklaus, Dye, Fazio and Price are names that crop up on a number of course designs in the Punta Cana region.

Punta Espada, when translated means ‘Tip of the Sword”, is located in Cap Cana, Punta Cana. Cap Cana is a massive, luxury, gated, multi-use, resort destination featuring hotels, marina, golf, spa, beaches, private homes, rental accommodation, condos, etc. The privately developed property encompasses over 35,000 acres.

Eight holes at Punta Espada, a semi-private club, are laid out along the ocean where the surf pounds against the jagged coral coastline and from the other 10 holes you can see the warm Caribbean as it breaks over distant shoals.

I haven’t played many Nicklaus designs but I certainly have high praise for this one. It’s an incredible setting for a magnificent golf course that is challenging, fun, and impeccably maintained. But be assured this Par 72 layout will test your best game. It’s a course that certainly requires positional play to avoid long waste bunkers and water and with the variety of tees, you can choose your distance. From the tips it is 7,396 yards and from the very front it plays 5,052 yards. In between, the gold’s play at 6,883 yards and the blue tees at 6,314 yards.

The course opened in 2006 and in its relatively brief history has played host to the PGA’s Champions Tour on three occasions plus hosts David Ortiz’s (Big Papi of Boston Red Sox fame and native Dominican) annual celebrity golf tournament.

In 2010 Freddie Couples set the course record shooting 62 in the final round of the Champions Tour Cap Cana Championship.Couples won the event and later remarked that Punta Espada was Nicklaus’s best work.

 

13th hole at Punta Espada

This course is filled with highlights – its close proximity to the ocean; the stately palm trees that overlook fairways; large waste bunkers that become collection areas for stray golf balls; coral limestone outcroppings bordering some fairways; an island green surrounded by sand; the Par 3, 13th hole that brings the ocean into play; peaceful panoramic views interrupted by towering ocean spray; and a great Par 4 finishing hole where the green juts out toward the sea. There is much more but a personal visit brings it all into perspective.

The good thing is Punta Espada won’t be the Golden Bear’s last work here. A second Nicklaus Signature design, Las Iguanas, is under construction and is expected to be ready by late 2018. A third Nicklaus course will follow.

Punta Espada has full practise facilities, a sprawling and luxurious clubhouse and a well-stocked pro shop with quality rental clubs.

The price to play here is not for everyone but the club says it reflects the quality experience that awaits golfers. In high season, Thanksgiving to Easter, the green fee is $395 US. The fee includes a power cart, practice facilities, caddie and bottled water.

Efren Garcia-Estrada, Punta Espada’s Executive Director, sees the course and property as a “special place.” But, he says, in the larger scheme of things, Punta Espada has a key role to play in the island’s golf industry.

“Our goal right now is for us to help the Dominican Republic become a destination and then (we can) become a destination within the destination for luxury golfers, for people willing to play quality golf courses and spend a little extra on service. We get a lot of pressure about our rates and we understand we are an expensive experience, but we think it is worth it. We value what we have, it is a special place. In this day and age it is hard to get eight holes right on the ocean and see the ocean from several others.

So we think in terms of quality and not volumn,” he said.

Punta Espada

In the Punta Cana region there are a number of courses such as Corales Golf Club, La Cana, Punta Blanca, and others and not far away on the south side of the island at Casa de Compo is the wellknown course, Teeth of the Dog.

Garcia-Estrada, who grew up in the U.S. and played college at the University of Rhode Island, believes golf in the DR is “in a very good spot as far as quality of infrastructure, the quality of golf courses, the quality hotels and roads and quality of people. DR people are very welcoming,” he said.

But what is lacking, he feels, is promotion. More needs to be done from a marketing perspective to get the word out to the world, he says. The DR’s main markets right now are the U.S. and Canada with increasing interest from Europe.

“Our ability to attract golfers should be better and requires more promotion,” he said. He would like to see courses pool their resources with the local hotels and have everyone pitch in. However, that concept has been hard to sell, he admits.

Having played some of the courses in the DR, the island has a good product. Hopefully, Garcia-Estrada’s thoughts on pooling marketing resources catches on so more people will hear about golf in the Dominican Republic.

February 28, 2017 / by / in
Hyatt Hotels disembark in Cap Cana

HYATT HOTELS START INVESTMENT IN CAP CANA

Hyatt announces the construction of 750 hotel rooms in Juanillo Beach, Cap Cana, an idyllic destination in the Caribbean, in the East of Dominican Republic, next to Punta Cana International Airport.

Playa Hotels & Resorts, owner and operator of all-inclusive resorts (including Hyatt’s Ziva and Zilara brands), will launch a new brand and be presented to the public next year.

Playa reached an agreement to operate resorts under an established lifestyle consumer brand. It will be the only publicly traded resort company, Wardinski said. The company maintains the name of Playa.
About $ 200 million will be used to launch the new brand, while the rest will go to renovate existing complexes as well as further expansion, including the construction of a 750-room Hyatt Ziva-Hyatt Zilara complex in Cap Cana, which forms part of the Dominican Republic Punta Cana tourist area. Currently, Playa owns and operates 13 resorts totaling nearly 6,200 rooms in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico.
Founded in 2006, Playa had owned and operated resorts under the Barcelo brand and AMResorts’ secrets and dreams brands until 2013, when it reached an agreement with Hyatt to rewrite six resorts under the new Ziva and Zilara brands.

“There are amazing opportunities in the all-inclusive segment,” said Wardinski, who will continue to oversee the company with its leadership team.

 

 

February 24, 2017 / by / in
Dominican Republic grows by over 6.5% in 2016 for the third consecutive year

Dominican Republic grows by over 6.5% in 2016 for the third consecutive year.Inflation continues to remain below 3%

The Dominican Republic will grow by over 6.5% in 2016, according to data from the Central Bank, after making it to 7.6% and 7.0% respectively in 2014 and 2015. The country accumulates 10 years with an average growth of 4.8%.

The good news are that this growth is accompanied by controlled inflation below 2% despite the rise in the price of oil. In 2015 inflation was only 0.8% lowering the 3% of the previous year, due to the fall in the price of fuels.

The moderate and constant devaluation of the peso against the US dollar allows us to boost productivity and give added security to the foreign investor. In the last 10 years, the average devaluation has been 3.8%, with 2.27% this last year 2016.

These macroeconomic data, accompanied by political and social stability, as well as favorable legislation, taxation and legal security, make the Dominican Republic one of the most attractive countries for foreign investment.

The climate that enjoys the East of the country, humid at night and sunny by day, with constant sea breeze, minimum annual temperatures of 21ºC and maximum of 32ºC, make residential tourism is growing exponentially in areas such as Juan ), Punta Cana, Bavaro, Ubero Alto and Miches.

The destination Cap Cana is proving particularly attractive: a closed residential and hotel community that has begun in recent months the construction of 1,270 rooms. The opening of the Hotel Secrets in December 2016 and the announcement of Hyatt for the construction of two hotels with 750 rooms are a sign of the thrust with which this idyllic destination has returned.

 

 

República Dominicana crece en 2016 por encima del 6.5% por tercer año consecutivo. La inflación se sigue manteniendo por debajo del 3%

La República Dominicana crecerá en 2016 por encima del 6.5% de acuerdo con los datos del Banco Central, tras hacerlo al 7.6% y 7.0% respectivamente los años 2014 y 2015. El país acumula 10 años con un crecimiento medio del 4.8%.

La buena noticia es que este crecimiento viene acompañado de una inflación controlada por debajo del 2% a pesar del repunte del precio del petróleo. En 2015 la inflación fue de tan sólo el 0.8% rebajando el 3% del año anterior, a causa de la caída del precio de los combustibles.

La moderada y constante devaluación del peso respeto del dólar estadounidense permite afianzar la productividad y dar una seguridad añadida al inversor extranjero. En los últimos 10 años, la devaluación media ha sido del 3.8%, con un 2.27% este último año 2016.

Estos datos macroeconómicos, acompañados de la estabilidad política y social, así como de la favorable legislación, fiscalidad y seguridad jurídica, hacen de la República Dominicana uno de los países más atractivos para la inversión extranjera.

El clima que disfruta el Este del país, húmedo por la noches y soleado por el día, con brisa constante del mar, temperaturas mínimas anuales de 21ºC y máximas de 32ºC, hacen que el turismo residencial esté creciendo exponencialmente en áreas como Juanillo (Cap Cana), Punta Cana, Bávaro, Úbero Alto y Miches.

 El destino Cap Cana está resultando particularmente atractivo: una comunidad hotelera y residencial cerrada que ha iniciado en los últimos meses la construcción de 1,270 habitaciones. La apertura del Hotel Secrets en diciembre de 2016 y el anuncio de Hyatt para la construcción de dos hoteles de 750 habitaciones son una muestra del empuje con que ha vuelto este idílico destino.

 

January 5, 2017 / by / in
Home away from home

We are glad to introduce you our home.

Cap Cana, as we have been explaining lately, is a community based on a luxury statement where you can develop yourself and your business life. Since this project began, it has had a clear vision of growing and stability.

The East coast of the Dominican Republic is a Paradise to stand by the family and friends, a society of values and tolerance where your kids can learn the importance of being a clever person thanks to the bilingual school and the college which its motto is the leadership, both as the personal life and the professional one. The Security resides in every corner keeps the families safe and the chance for their children to explore the world, a freedom difficult to find elsewhere.

March 3, 2016 / by / in
A new era at Los Establos, Ciudad Ecuestre

Dominican Republic is the host for the first professional event of “Polo High Handicap”, member of the “World Polo Tour”. To be allowed to participate, players must have a 22 Handicap, a high level on this sport.

Three big businessmen, representatives of Casa de Campo, Los Establos Ciudad Ecuestre at Cap Cana and Lechuza Caracas Club RD, have made together this project a reality to be held during the season December 30, 2015 to April 2016, and will mark a before and after in the polo in the country.

Some of the best players worldwide, as well as other recognized international players, will score points in these tournaments that will be part of the World Polo Tour.

With this enterprise, Dominican Republic is comparable with countries in which the highest level of polo, such as Argentina, USA, England, France, Spain and Dubai is played.

December 3, 2015 / by / in ,
Electric Paradise

The second edition of “Electric Paradise” will be on 19 December 2015. This has become in a meeting in the Caribbean for some of the best DJs which have made a before and after in this musical genre. A unique internationally occasion to enjoy the best music and ambient.

Juanillo has been the scene of several similar events this year; Juanillo Beach Music Festival, the Heat Awards of HTV, or The Pineapple Ball, among others. This space has become a benchmark of music perhaps because of its natural charm and vibe. This year the expectations are left aside, here we come to enjoy.

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