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Feb 27 2017

Escaping the all-inclusive: Delicious dining elsewhere in Punta Cana

If you get tired of the all-inclusive menu at your resort while in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, there are plenty of options to shake things up, from traditional Dominican fare to stunning restaurants right on the beach; these are a few if our favorites.

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                                       Jellyfish's deck faces the ocean; photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Sitting right on the edge of the waves of Bavaro Beach, Jellyfish serves exquisite, freshly caught seafood. It's truly an experience just for the views, and the food matches in excellence. For a perfectly charming lunch or dinner spot outside of the resort complex, this place can't be beat.


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Jun 5 2014

travel42's 6 most popular Punta Cana hotels

Category: Destinations | Favorites | Hotels | Lists | On The SceneCindy @ 04:52

I must confess that when you read as many hotel reviews I do, there’s a tendency to get a bit jaded, especially with a place like the Dominican Republic where the properties can seem to be pretty much all alike. Most are all-inclusive, and they all offer the typical amenities: requisite watersports, lots of dining options, beaucoup bars, plentiful pools, a spa and assorted activities. When you are actually on the island, I’m sure their differences are much more apparent. Since I haven’t made it to the DR yet, I thought it would be interesting to see which ones travel42’s customers turn to the most. So, here they are, our six most popular Punta Cana hotels, based on page views over the past year. And by the way, Punta Cana is surprisingly ranked No. 6 overall in terms of page views for hotels (behind Paris, London, Rome, Venice and Barcelona). Go figure! More...

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Jan 12 2012

Oscar de la Renta and the DR: A winning combination

Category: Destinations | Favorites | General | Hotels | On The SceneCindy @ 05:44

When I met Oscar de la Renta at the High Point, North Carolina, Furniture Market back in 2002, I had no idea I’d soon be entering the travel industry and would be looking at his resorts in the Dominican Republic from a totally new perspective. More...

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