Tuesday, December 19, 2017

50 Best All-Inclusives

Excellence Punta Cana

MSN recently published their 50BEST all-inclusive resorts, most of which are in the Caribbean. Of course the DR had many resorts on that list: Excellence Punta Cana, The Reserve Punta Cana, Casa de Campo in La Romana, Zoetry Agua in Punta Cana, Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro in Punta Cana, Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus in Bayahibe and Luxury Bahia Principe in Samana.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Want To Get Away?

HERE is a great deal on a weeklong Caribbean cruise on Holland America. Ports of call may even include Cuba.

Monday, November 27, 2017

USVI Storm Recovery

With so much attention on Puerto Rico, let's have an update on the USVI:

Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter, who is currently acting as governor, reported continued progress in the US Virgin Islands on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, with about 40 percent of the territory now re-energized.
Speaking on Wednesday, the acting governor expressed his gratitude to the people of the US Virgin Islands and the territory’s partners for continuing to rally around recovery efforts as life steadily returns to normalcy.
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) executive director Julio Rhymer reported about 40 percent of the territory has been re-energized, as WAPA and its partners continue to work towards their goal of 90 percent restoration by Christmas. Additional linemen arrived in the territory on Wednesday from the US mainland to support the re-energization efforts. More than 19,000 customers have been connected to date across the territory, Rhymer reported.
cards were not loaded in time for Thanksgiving.
“I know we are (a) resilient community and we will make it through,” Powell said.

source:Caribbean News Now

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tropical Desires wishes all the best to our supporters and readers. We are truly thankful for your loyalty throughout the years.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

A Freindly Hotel re-branded

The former Mercure Comercial on the Conde has been refurbished and re-branded under the new owner, Hodelpa, which has several options in the Colonial City.

Hodelpa Novus Plaza has new rooms, free WiFi throughout the hotel, access to GYM by Nike (a short walk away) and privileges at casinos in their other hotels.

The new owners have maintained the popular El Patio restaurant (thank God) and continues to offer free full buffet breakfast to guests. The restaurant is a prime spot for people-watching and jump starting your day or evening activities.

Rooms start at US $61 dollars and have various features, some with balconies.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Vacation Planning 101

Be sure to visit the Travel Info Page for helpful tips when planning your vacation to the Dominican Republic. Support the links for great deals and great experiences!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tropical Jazz

The annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is scheduled for the end of the month. It offers a blend of superb jazz with an extensive educational program.

The program calls for jazz performances on Sunday, 29 October 2017 in Santo Domingo with a concert dedicated to France. Musicians from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) will participate along with the stellar performance of Riccardo del Fra.

The festival then continues from 1-5 November in venues in Santiago and Puerto Plata. On Wednesday, 1 November in Santiago: El Eco (Argentina) and Edmar Colon and Jonathan Suazo (Dominican Republic); Thursday, 2 November in Sosúa with Roni Eytan Quartet (Israel), Anat Cohen with the Berklee Global Ambassadors (Israel, USA), and Javier Vargas (Dominican Republic); Friday, 3 November in Puerto Plata: Trio da Paz (Brazil), Guy Frómeta Trio (Dominican Republic); Saturday, 4 November in Cabarete: Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors Sean Jones and Brian Lynch (USA); Sunday, 5 November in Cabarete: William Cepeda (Puerto Rico), Marco Pignataro's Almas Antiguas Quartet (Italy, Puerto Rico), and more.

The DR Jazz Festival shows are free and open to the general public. VIP tickets and priority seats are available for purchase, making a contribution to the Fedujazz. Contact Fedujazz for more details at 809 571-9350 or by emailing info@drjazzfestival.com