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Royalton Bavaro breaks ground in Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Royalton Resorts has broken ground on its newest hotel in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new Royalton Bavaro was attended by President Danilo Medino and executives from Blue Diamond Resorts, the owners of the hotel group. The beachfront resort is scheduled to open in Punta Cana in the 2017/2018 winter season.

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Memories Splash Punta Cana wins TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers' Choice Award

Memories Splash Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has received the TripAdvisor® 2017 Travellers' Choice Award. This is the third time the family-friendly Caribbean resort has won the accolade, thanks to its popular facilities including an onsite water park, a Kids Adventure programme, five gourmet restaurants, plus spacious accommodation and regular entertainment.

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Multi-million dollar project to restore beaches in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Ministry of Tourism has announced it will improve a number of beaches across the country over the next two-and-a-half years. ACCIONA Infrastructure will carry out the work as part of the project that will cost USD $64 million and will see 13 beaches upgraded in seven towns, including Cabeza de Toro, Macao and Arena Gorda-Cortecito beaches in Punta Cana.

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Justin Bieber to start Purpose World Tour at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

Global popstar Justin Bieber will be performing at a concert in the Caribbean this year as part of his Purpose World Tour. On 15th April, 2017, the young platinum-winning singer will kick off his worldwide music tour with a performance at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, where guests can enjoy an all-inclusive stay for the event.

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New Sunscape resort opens in Dominican Republic

The new Sunscape Bavaro Beach Punta Cana resort, situated on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, has officially opened its doors. The 452-room super resort faces onto the beaches of the Caribbean country’s Coconut Coast and features more than 20 on-site bars and restaurants.

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Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in Punta Cana awarded Green Globe Certification for fourth year

Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in the Dominican Republic has been awarded the coveted Green Globe certification for the fourth year in a row. The multi-hotel complex in Punta Cana is home to Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, Barceló Bávaro Beach, and Barceló Bávaro Palace, and its properties boast energy-saving technologies, waste management schemes, and community activities.

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Excellence Punta Cana to temporarily close in 2017 for extensive renovations

The Excellence Punta Cana resort has announced that it will temporarily close its doors to guests for a complete renovation programme next year. The beachfront resort will close between 1st July and 31st October, 2017 to carry out renovations on all facilities, the Excellence Club, and all guest suites, with an additional 20 suites with private pools scheduled to be built.

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JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo named as Best Luxury City Hotel

JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo has been honoured with the Best Luxury City Hotel Award in the Continent at the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA). The luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic has received a total of 19 recognitions and awards since it opened to guests in 2014. The 150-room property has upscale facilities including gourmet restaurants, a swimming pool, and a decking platform with a glass floor that overlooks Winston Churchill Avenue.

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Refurbished Viva Wyndham Tangerine reopens in Cabarete in Dominican Republic

The Viva Wyndham Tangerine has re-opened to guests in the Dominican Republic, following an extensive $9.5 million renovation project. The luxury all-inclusive resort is located on the north coast, and its upgrades include renovated rooms and suites, the addition of new room categories, refurbished lobby and pool areas, and a new fusion-style restaurant.

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World Golf Organisation names Dominican Republic as Caribbean’s Best Golf Destination in 2016

The World Golf Organisation has awarded the Dominican Republic as the “Caribbean’s Best Golf Destination 2016”. The island nation has won the title for the third year, thanks to its collection of beautiful world-class golf courses that face the Caribbean Sea, all-year-round warm temperatures, and more than 80 oceanfront hotels and resort that offer upscale facilities for golfers.

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Royalton Bavaro breaks ground in Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Royalton Resorts has broken ground on its newest hotel in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new Royalton Bavaro was attended by President Danilo Medino and executives from Blue Diamond Resorts, the owners of the hotel group. The beachfront resort is scheduled to open in Punta Cana in the 2017/2018 winter season.

Memories Splash Punta Cana wins TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers' Choice Award

Memories Splash Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has received the TripAdvisor® 2017 Travellers' Choice Award. This is the third time the family-friendly Caribbean resort has won the accolade, thanks to its popular facilities including an onsite water park, a Kids Adventure programme, five gourmet restaurants, plus spacious accommodation and regular entertainment.

Multi-million dollar project to restore beaches in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Ministry of Tourism has announced it will improve a number of beaches across the country over the next two-and-a-half years. ACCIONA Infrastructure will carry out the work as part of the project that will cost USD $64 million and will see 13 beaches upgraded in seven towns, including Cabeza de Toro, Macao and Arena Gorda-Cortecito beaches in Punta Cana.