Published on February 20th, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: Luxury Vacations & Hotel Deals in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is an increasingly popular place for luxury vacations, it appears. Twelve of the country’s hotels have received AAA Four Diamond and Five Diamond ratings, while Casa de Campo received top honors in four categories at the 2013 World Travel Awards. New hotels (including the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club) are offering special deals, while other luxury hotels (like Eden Roc at Cap Cana) are offering discounts that include free nights and other amenities.
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Here are some of my favorite travel deals in the Dominican Republic this week:
Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Offer: Grand Opening Offer
What It Is: The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, the first Westin hotel in the Dominican Republic, is offering a special deal to celebrate its grand opening. Guests receive the fifth night free, a $50 food and beverage credit per room, per stay, and a $100 credit applied at checkout. Promo code P5N.
Valid for Travel: Through October 15, 2014. Minimum five-night stay required.
Info & Reservations: http://deals.westin.com/Westin-Puntacana-Resort-3805/special-offers?language=en_US&IM=PP_LHN_SOP_US_WI_3805
Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Offer: “Stay 7 Pay 5,” and “Stay 4 Pay 3”
What It Is: For the “Stay 7 Pay 5” offer, book seven nights at any suite category and pay only for five nights; rates start at $717. With the “Stay 4 Pay 3” hotel deal, you receive one free night with four nights of your stay; rates start at $753. Both deals include roundtrip airport transfers, daily full American breakfast, free WiFi and use of an electric golf cart. Eden Roc at Cap Cana recently became the first hotel in the Dominican Republic to join the upscale Relais & Chateaux organization.
Valid for Travel: Through October 31, 2014.
Info & Reservations: http://www.edenroccapcana.com/Special_Offers
Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Offer: Intimacy & Luxury Punta Cana
What It Is: The recently renovated Grand Palladium — which has added a new Mexican restaurant with outdoor terrace — is offering special all-inclusive rates that start at $196 per person, per night, in a master junior suite, with upgrades to a romance suite for just $1 more and a junior swim-up suite for just $10 more.
Valid for Travel: Through April 30, 2014.
Info & Reservations: http://www.palladiumhotelgroup.com/en/palladium/info/bavaro-rooms-usa
More Travel News From the Dominican Republic:
In December 2013, two new Blue Diamond hotels opened on the east coast: Memories Splash Punta Cana and Royalton Punta Cana. These family-friendly, all-inclusive resorts have more than 1,000 rooms, and guests who stay at one property can visit the other. Amenities include beachfront access to Bavaro Beach, free admission to the Caribbean’s largest on-site water park and reservation-free dining. Guests at the Royalton can download a free app to receive unlimited free calling from their mobile device as well as free app-to-app texting.
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