Bamboo restaurant at Tortuga Bay Resort
PUNTACANA Resort & Club®, the luxury resort destination in the Dominican Republic, has been honored with two prestigious distinctions by earning AAA Diamond Awards for 2012 for two of its restaurants. Bamboo, with interiors designed by Oscar de la Renta, has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award. La Yola, located at the resort’s marina overlooking the Caribbean Sea, has been awarded the AAA Three Diamond Award.
AAA’s Diamond Rating System is North America’s premiere ratings program, and represents a combination of the overall food, service, decor and ambiance offered by the establishment. The descriptive ratings are assigned exclusively to establishments that meet and uphold AAA’s rigorous quality standards. AAA’s professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced and independent evaluations.
Tucked away in the Tortuga Bay area of the resort, Bamboo’s menu blends Modern Cuisine with Mediterranean influences for a variety of innovative fusion dishes in a cozy, graceful setting designed by Oscar de la Renta, PUNTACANA Resort & Club resident and chairman of the board. Bamboo earned the coveted Four Diamond rating for 2012, and this achievement ranks Bamboo as a premier establishment esteemed by AAA’s professional inspectors, the hospitality industry, and over 53 million AAA/CAA members. Fewer than three percent of the more than 27,000 restaurants approved by AAA achieve this prestigious distinction. Read More→
The hotel Sirenis resort complex which consists of two all inclusive hotel resorts on one property located in the north of Punta Cana on Ulvero Alto beaches has opened a new waterpark and it is not just for guests.
The new waterpark called Sirenis Aquagames is open to the public including guests from other hotels and the local community. Operating hours are 9am – 5pm daily. Read More→
The Westin Puntacana Resort will Inspire Well-Being in a Prime Beachfront Location within the Exclusive PUNTACANA Resort & Club
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. plans to debut its Westin brand in the Dominican Republic in late 2013 at the exclusive resort property, PUNTACANA Resort & Club. The franchise agreement for The Westin Puntacana Resort was announced today by Starwood’s development partner Grupo Puntacana at the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE), the 13th annual conference hosted by the Ministry of Tourism. Construction on The Westin Puntacana Resort will begin this summer with an opening scheduled for the winter of 2013. Read More→
The white sand beaches, world-class golf courses, all-inclusive resorts and sparkling waters of Punta Cana have long drawn vacationers to the Dominican Republic. But now people are flocking to the Caribbean town in pursuit of something more: a better life.
Jocelyn Hernandez, founder of Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate ( http://www.puntacanalife.com ), is seeing increasing numbers of people buying homes and commercial real estate in Punta Cana. New schools and universities are drawing young families, and the burgeoning international expatriate community offers unprecedented opportunities for businesspeople offering products and services to a growing population.
Punta Cana’s newfound popularity as a place to live has landed the town on Hollywood’s radar. HGTV’s House Hunters International recently followed Indiana native Cory St. Clair and his fiancee, Karen-Ann Peterson, former Miss Aruba and current managing director of an international multi-service company, 7 Incorporated ( http://www.7incorp.com ), as they worked with Hernandez to find their dream home in Punta Cana. House Hunters International episode HHINT-3508H, “Choosing Between Sand Traps and Sandy Beaches as a Young Couple Plans a Wedding,” features an appearance by celebrated golf course designer P.B. Dye and aired April 5, 2012, on HGTV. Read More→
Exclusive Five-Day Flash Sale Starts April 5
Club Med – the original all-inclusive resort company – is offering an exclusive five-day sale, April 5 – 9, 2012, so families can book the perfect all-inclusive summer vacation where kids 15 and under stay free*. For five days only, guests can take advantage of their kids vacationing for free at one of Club Med’s premium family resorts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic or Florida. Trips must be booked now – April 9, 2012, for travel through June 30, 2012.
Families choosing to vacation at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific can stay at the #1 Top Hotel in Mexico for Families as ranked by Trip Advisor. Guests will enjoy spacious family rooms and activities from sailing and archery to the flying trapeze and salsa lessons. For a more relaxing experience, mom and dad can dine at one of three restaurants, sip on cocktails under the stars, lounge by the pool or indulge in the full-service spa.
Club Med Punta Cana, located along a coconut palm tree-lined beach in the Dominican Republic, features a one-of-a-kind experience for families with children of all ages. The resort offers world-famous children’s clubs, where dedicated activities and sports coordinated by qualified and enthusiastic professionals are available for each age group from babies to teenagers. Trip Advisor recently rated Club Med Punta Cana as one of the Top Hotels for Families in the Caribbean for 2012. Read More→