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Dominican Republic Ideal Destination for Weddings and Honeymoons

Posted on January 17, 2018 SAY I DO… The Peruvian newspaper El Comercio recently called the Dominican Republic the ideal destination for the perfect Caribbean wedding or honeymoon. According to the publication the country offers a tremendous variety of hotels – including boutique hotels and private villas – that feature attractive wedding and honeymoon packages. Also highlighted by the daily is that the Dominican Republic has been chosen as one of the “20 Best Honeymoon…

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Southern Explorations Details New “Right” Way to Tour Cuba

Jan 02, 2018 Tour operators are scrambling to convince customers that travel to Cuba is still possible despite the more stringent U.S. government policy on tourism to the island nation. Indeed, not a single escorted tour operator has stopped its Cuba programs, even as a number of cruise lines have actually increased sailings to the island. Operators with programs to Cuba include Alexander + Roberts, Audley Travel, Cosmos, Collette, Globus, Insight Cuba, Gate 1, Goway,…

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Caribbean Destinations & Hotels Update

We want to give you a brief update on the status of several Caribbean islands that were affected by the hurricanes last year. Puerto Rico Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) is open and fully functional. Doubletree By Hilton Hotel San Juan, Hyatt Place Manati, Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan, Courtyard San Juan Miramar, Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center, Olive Boutique Hotel A Small Luxury Hotel of the World, Four Points by Sheraton Caguas…

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You Need to Try These 8 Foods of the Caribbean

Travel insights from Sandals Resorts The Caribbean is such a beautiful place that sometimes the local cuisine gets overlooked. Caribbean food is distinctive, in part because of the abundance of natural resources in the area: fresh fruit, seafood, and spices grow well in the climate and are easy to find. The Caribbean is also home to of many cultures – from Indigenous peoples to people of Spanish, Dutch, English, and African backgrounds. These cultures and the natural…

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Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove in St. Thomas reopens

By Guest Contributor|February 19th, 2018 The resort has been closed since Hurricane Irma hit St. Thomas on September 6, 2017. Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is one of the first large resorts on St. Thomas to open after recovering from the aftermath of two extremely powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Associates at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove have been working hand-in-hand with the remediation company and other local vendors to return the resort to its original splendor…

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