Dominican Republic


Hotel Highlights 2017: Best Amenities & More

Each year, we have the pleasure of recalling our travel experiences and singling out particularly memorable hotels. Here are our favorites from 2016.

Best Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean: Grand Awards 2017

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out particularly memorable hotels and resorts. These are the top hotels in the Dominican Republic and St. Kitts.

7 Newly Recommended Hotels, August 2016

Andrew Harper recommends seven new luxury hotels, four in Northwestern Spain and three in the Caribbean.

A New Aman in the Dominican Republic

Amanera, the 29th Aman resort, is set atop a cliff in a remote part of the Dominican Republic in keeping with the company's preference for pristine locations.

Tasting Island Rums

As I travel throughout the Caribbean, I always search for local rum. Each island creates spirits with a distinctive style.

Letter From the Editor, August 2016

Andrew Harper reviews his travels from this month's issue, from a driving journey through Galicia to the beaches of the Caribbean and Dominican Republic.

New & Noteworthy, October 2015

Andrew Harper shares notable luxury travel news from October 2015, like Amanresorts' new Caribbean property Amanera and renovations at The Lanesborough.

Caribbean | 2015 Grand Awards

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. Here are the properties that Andrew Harper selected in the Caribbean.

Island-Hopping in the Caribbean Video

A video of Island-Hopping in the Caribbean as reviewed in the November 2014 issue of the Hideaway Report.

Caribbean Island-Hopping: Dominica, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Dominican Republic

The word 'Caribbean' conveys a promise of white sand, azure waters, cooling cocktails and spicy island cooking.

Caribbean Rum

For 300 years, sailors in the British Royal Navy received a daily rum ration, which was doled out by the ship's purser.

Dominican Republic Golf Courses

The best courses in the Dominican Republic are at Puntacana and Cap Cana, and Casa de Campo, about 50 miles west on the southern coast.

Special Occasions: A Birthday Party in the Serengeti

Last year, the Travel Office opened a “Special Occasions Desk” dedicated to arranging events such as family reunions, honeymoons and milestone birthday parties.

Where to Stay: Lavish Resorts

Although the hotels in the Dominican Republic do not number among the Caribbean’s finest, there are nonetheless some luxurious places to stay.

The Dominican Republic's Peerless Water Holes

Golf is treated as just another amenity on most Caribbean islands. It's something to do between the last scuba dive and the first rum punch; it’s seldom the primary focus of a vacation.

Gallery: The Peninsula House, Dominican Republic

The Peninsula House, a plantation-style guesthouse set on a lush hillside overlooking the coastline of the Samana Peninsula, is my favorite property in the Dominican Republic by a country mile.

Faulty Towers: Places to Avoid

Madison Hotel, Memphis. Decorated in a modified art deco style, the rooms here are unfortunately cold and impersonal, despite the multi-thread bedding and fluffy duvets. The public rooms and restaurant also left us cold.

Indelible Memories of 2010

Kanha National Park, a remote 750-square-mile tract of forest in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, was the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” Most visitors can expect to see a tiger if they stay for two or three nights.

Wednesday Escape: Tortuga Bay, Dominican Republic.

Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana is reviewed in this month's Hideaway Report.

December Hideaway Report Online

The December Hideaway Report Online is now available on the private member site.

The Best Golf in the Dominican Republic

Teeth of the Dog, Copyright Casa de Campo Golf in the Dominican Republic has received a fair amount of attention lately.