Travel like a local in the Dominican Republic

Travel the Dominican Republic and discover this amazing island.

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Enjoy this wonderful island, the beaches, the food, the people, the great natural resources like waterfalls, like and rivers.

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Come to the north coast where you find small Boutique Hotels, wonderful Bed & Breakfast, and Eco Adventure lodges.

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Lonesome beaches on the north coast

Vacation time on the north coast of the Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata

A popular choice amongst newly married couples and families is a week or two at an all-inclusive resort in any of a dozen locations country-wide. These range from economical and comfortable to ultra high-end luxury resorts with a known track record of excellence. Many of these resorts offer a long list of sporting and cultural activities as well as fine dining opportunities.

Smaller Resorts – economical and friendly

A couple wishing privacy and not requiring too varied an activities list might consider one of the smaller hotels in places like Cabarete, Sosua, Rio San Juan, El Breton, Cabrera, Las Terrenas or Las Galeras.

Here, the guest is happily at peace in a more intimate surrounding while having access to a charming smaller resort community. In Cabarete, one may wander the beach and choose from a wide range of restaurants and night spots and then return to their lodging on foot in the moonlight. Perhaps a glass of champagne will then be enjoyed, seated in a chaise lounge beneath the palms.

Hotel Villa Taina in Cabarete

Hotel Villa Taina in Cabarete

Larger all-inclusive resorts – activities for all

For those requiring a more structured experience, the larger all-inclusive hotels in Playa Dorada offer a rich and varied experience to their guests. Most feature numerous restaurants with interesting ethnic cuisine and decor. Activities of every imaginable type are available to guests at the larger all-inclusive resorts, from sailing and windsurfing to horseback rides in the mountains to pig roasts on the beach. Golf, tennis, hiking, white-water rafting, canyoning, and zip-lining…all may be enjoyed with just a phone call to the concierge.


Golf Course, Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata

A private villa or condo rental – the height of luxury and indulgence

And for those wishing the pure peace of their own luxury villa, a wonderful choice of lovely beachfront villa, mountain villas, and beachfront condos await not only the honeymooner’s pleasure. In a fully-staffed luxury villa, the guests will be pampered as never before in their lives.

One might indulge in a massage overlooking the breaking reef, or choose an hour’s swimming in a private cove unseen reached by a coral stone pathway. Meals are served at the pleasure of the guest and can range from simple fare to sumptuous presentations including native lobster and fish. And in the background, there to answer every whim, a staff of men and women whose goal is your pleasure.

Beach front villa in Sea Horse Ranch

The offerings are many and varied. Prices range from economical to expensive, but in all levels, the potential guest will find great value in the Dominican Republic when compared to other Caribbean countries.

It is easy to get here. It is lovely to stay here. You will leave with some sadness but will take with you the memory of a lifetime – your beautiful Dominican Republic Honeymoon!

North Coast Happenings!

Dominican Republic North Coast News!

2017 was a year full of promise for the North Coast of the Dominican Republic! The re-opening of several existing hotels and the arrival of some new names to the area show promise for the immediate future.

On-going renovations:

The venerable Victoria, owned and operated by the VH group, has been renovated and has re-opened as the VH Atmosphere,

VH Atmosphere Hotel in Playa Dorada

The former Celuisma in Playa Dorada is now owned by Grupo Hodelpa and has reopened after a complete renovation as the Emotions Puerto Plata,

Lastly, the well-known Sol de Plata hotel near Cabarete is currently undergoing a total makeover and will open later this year as the Aldiana Cabarete,

The Luxury Market:

The fabulous Playa Grande resort and golf course have been acquired by the Discovery Land Company and a multi-year upgrade of the Robert Trent Jones golf course and associated hotel and development properties is well underway. The Aman Hotel,, operated by the renowned Amanera Group, is located within the Playa Grande grounds. Expansion of the Aman Hotel is under consideration, as is the addition of other Ultra-Luxury hotel names.

Hotel Amanera, Playa Grande

The recent opening of Ani Villas,, near Rio San Juan, brings yet another luxury resort name to the north coast. Designed by celebrated architect, Sara Garcia, the beautiful, ultra-private resort complex is quite close to another Garcia creation, the Playa Grande Beach Club,

Playa Grande Beach Club

New Arrivals:

Senator Hotels, the well-known Andalusian company, has acquired the RIU Hotels in Maimon. This 1800 room property came under the operating control of Senator on 1 December, 017. In April of 2018, the existing RIU Bachata and RIU Merengue will revert to Senator Hotel’s control and will be re-named.


With the recent opening of the Carnival Cruise Lines’ new destination facility at Amber Cove has come an on-going effort to beautify and renovate roads, bridges, and landmarks in the Puerto Plata area. The Colonial Zone has seen an extensive renovation of buildings and streets, and the Puntilla Auditorium has been renewed and is currently in use.

In addition, Puerto Plata’s international airport (POP) has seen the addition of new flights from North America and Europe. In short, the North Coast is more popular than ever before!

Translated from Spanish into English. Written by Pedro Sanchez Rivas.

Plaza Central in Puerto Plata

Puntilla Auditorium in Puerto Plata