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Situated within Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial, the Casas del XVI recently added a fourth home to its collection of high-end renovated Spanish conquistador era homes. The new addition, Casa del Diseñador, includes the Royal Suite, a two-bedroom presidential suite. Featuring Spanish Colonial charm, the new house mixes modern amenities with the romantic architecture of the European-influenced old town of Santo Domingo. Continue reading below the photo of the Royal Suite. 

Royal Suite Outdoor Lounge Area at Casas del XVI

Guests of the Royal Suite have complete and full access to the entire Casa del Diseñador. The suite opens its doors to a private courtyard with a plunge pool and outdoor lounge area. Continue reading below the photo of the courtyard.

Royal Suite Pool at Casas del XVI

The master bedroom has a king size bed and spacious bathroom with a shower and soaking tub. The second bedroom has a two queen beds, plus a full bathroom. Both bedrooms have entertainment systems with flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. Read more below the two photos.

Master bedroom entrance in the Royal Suite at Casas XVI

Bathroom of the Royal Suite at Casas de XVI

The suite includes a private butler and a private chef, along with a fully-equipped dining room and living room, making for an ideal setting for one-of-a-kind entertaining experiences. Continue reading below the dining room photo. 

Royal Suite Dining Room at Casas del XVI

The Casas del XVI is set in the heart of Santo Domingo's Colonial City. Spread throughout four historical homes, the luxury hotel offers a romantic and private setting, with dedicated staff, a collection of heirloom and modern art, and in-room spa treatments. Within walking distance of shops, restaurants, casinos, and historic attractions, the hotel provides a central location for exploring the Colonial City. 

Five Star Alliance Perk: Guests that book through Five Star Alliance receive a bottle of wine. 

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Situated within the 15,000-acre PUNTACANA Resort & Club, the Westin Puntacana offers three miles of Caribbean white-sand beaches, along with a range of activities including golf, tennis, voluntarism, and water sports. Guest rooms and suites feature modern, ocean-inspired decor with sleek dar wood furniture, marble floors, balconies with sitting areas, and Westin Heavenly Beds. There are three on-site restaurants: Anani Restaurant with international cuisine, Brassa Grill & Bar with a beachside setting and traditional American fare, and the Cigar & Rum Bar. The hotel offers an Activity Program that includes a range of daily offerings for guests ranging from yoga on the beach to Latin Mix cardio at the swimming pool. Discover more of the resort's top amenities below the photo.

Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

Top Reasons to Stay at Westin Puntacana Resort & Club:

Six Senses Spa

Recently revitalized, the spa offers an internationally influenced revitalization experience with a variety of treatments including a special spa menu for kids and teens, along with in-room spa treatments. The spa features a relaxation area, along with a sauna, steam bath, and ice bucket shower. Plus, an array of wellness activities including yoga and meditation. 
 

Two Golf Courses

The seaside resort offers guests 45 championship holes of golf, including six ocean front holes and 14 holes with views of the ocean. The Corales Golf Club is a Tom Fazio-designed course that culminates at the Devil's Elbow, while La Cana Golf Club is an eco-friendly P.B. Dye-designed course wtih 27 holes. After golf, guests have access to La Cana Golf & Beach Club's 19th Hole Terrace designed by island native, Oscar de la Renta. There's also golf pro shps with a range of upscale golfing apparel and gear, plus tournaments and professional advice. 

Oscar de la Renta Tennis Center

The resort's tennis center has nine clay courts, and one Har Tru court. Guests can scheduled lessons on a daily basis, and there are tennis summer camps offered from June to August. 

Water Sports

Guests have access to the Blue Vision Adventures and Kite Club Punta Cana water sports and activities, which include PADI, kayaking, snorkeling, waterskiing, and private cruises. 

Voluntarism

The resort provides oppportunities for visitors to give back to the local community with a variety of volunteer positions. Available for groups, students, and individuals, some of the experiences including educational days teaching english and music and the community center, medical missions, games sports exchanges, assisting with daily activities at the Childcare Yess Kinder and La Milagrosa Maternal and Child Center, as well as supporting the Nuestra Senora del Carmen Nursing Home, and Coral Reef Restoration Programs. 

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Westin Puntacana Resort & Club Guest Room


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CASA-22 is a luxury boutique hotel located in a residential area of Sosúa (Puerto Plata). Featuring a Bed & Breakfast formula that ensures complete privacy with personalized service in a stylish and modern environment. There is a private beauty institute at the property where guests can enjoy massages, detox and slimming programs, or other treatments. CASA-22 offers a daily continental breakfast to start another Caribbean day. For a healthy lunch or a romantic dinner, guests are welcome to dine at the terrace of the exquisite restaurant or we can recommend other restaurants with local flavors. The authentic atmosphere of the Caribbean can be explored at Sosúa Beach, less than 5 minutes walk from CASA-22, or at Cabarete. CASA-22 is only 15 minutes drive from the international airport of Puerto Plata. 

CASA-22 Pool and Guest Suites

CASA-22 welcomes its guests in a very spacious lounge architecture with an open bar/terrace to relax next to the private swimming pool including a fantastic romantic roof top lounge with a stunning view where they can watch together the sunset while zipping from a refreshing home made cocktail. Perfect setting to put the sparkle back into the life.

Guests can choose between spacious and luxurious suites, each with private terraces (one has a private Jacuzzi tub integrated in the terrace) and standard suites. Each room is unique and individually decorated according to a specific theme like romance, glamour, and cocooning. The spacious suites are perfect for couples, groups of friends, families, and weddings.

Interior of CASA 22

Our luxury Boutique Hotel in a Bed & Breakfast formula is not comparable with the big “All Inclusive resorts”. We have no animation team, no slides for kids, no mass people around you making every time again a raid on the "all you can eat"-buffet but a lot of privacy, tranquillity and personal assistance, perfect for romance or quality time with friends and family. Also for adventurous types, the hotel has a fitness area, and are a variety of activities nearby including diving, snorkeling, zip lines, surfing, kiting, mountain biking, catamarans, rafting, canyoning, horseback riding, and whale watching. Or visit cities like Santo Domingo, Santiago, La Romana, and Samana.The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer beyond its beaches, and Casa 22 offers personalized assistance to help clients make the most of their visit.

Exterior View of CASA-22

The authentic atmosphere of the Caribbean's can be explored at SOSUA Beach, less than 5 minutes walk from the CASA-22. The kite and surf paradise Cabarete is only 10 minutes away from CASA-22. And there are so many other discoveries to explore on this beautiful island. Nature, adventure, beach, sports, culture, scuba diving…the Dominican Republic has it all. Guests can easily hire a car and drive around to visit the beautiful beaches of Las Terrenas and watch the whales, spend time at Laguntimea grigri, get some adrenaline while riding on the zip lines at Monkey Jungle, or just jump on a catamaran and sail away.

The luxury boutique hotel, CASA-22 offers personalized service in English, Spanish, French and Dutch, along with an on-site restaurant, in-house beauty institute, stylish architecture, and the stunning roof top lounge in the Dominican Republic.

Contact CASA-22 for an unforgettable holiday. The CASA-22 team will be very happy to welcome you.

Pool at the CASA 22

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Westin Puntacana Resort and ClubIf you are fans of aquatic adventures, you'll want to check into Westin Puntacana Resort and Club. The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is conveniently located in the Playa Blanca area of the magnificent 15,000-acre PUNTACANA Resort & Club. 

Located on 3 miles of white sand beaches along the Caribbean Sea, this luxury resort is the perfect home base for a water-filled active vacation. The 87,000-square-foot Punta Cana Aquatic Center at Puntacana Resort & Club offers a range of water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, and water skiing. 

It also offers:

Boating: The resort has boats suitable for romantic cruises for two or a family adventure.Westin Puntacana

Kiteboarding: The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club offers kiteboarding lessons through the Kit Club Punta Cana, the first and only fully IKO certified kite school on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. Playa Blanca is an ideal location to learn how to kiteboard thanks to the flat, waist high water and steady winds. Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels in both private and group sessions. 

Scuba Diving: Whether you are a seasoned diver or this is your first step toward certification, The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club is the perfect place to begin your next underwater adventure. The resort offers PADI certification classes as well as underwater tours of nearby sunken ships.

Deep Sea Fishing: Full and 1/2 day deep sea fishing excursions are a great way to enhance your vacation. The resort's boats range in size from 37 to 54 feet, and it is known worldwide for its big game fishing.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Professional instructors can get all ages and sizes up and paddling in just a few minutes. The resort also hosts Paddle Surf Eco Tours through the Puntacana Marine Reserve. 

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Eden Roc at Cap CanaEden Roc at Cap Cana presents a special package for mothers-to-be looking for the ultimate maternity retreat experience. 

Benefits include:

50-Minute Mom-To-Be Therapy- Relieve and eliminate any stress common at this special moment in a woman’s life with a hydrating facial and delicate soothing massage that will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed.

50-minute Quirogolf Massage For Daddy-An exclusive and ground-breaking deep body massage performed with golf balls using maneuvers based on four pillars that act in synergy: relaxing, warming the muscles, therapeutic massage and improving flexibility.

Island Manicure For Her-Indulge in a manicure experience like no other that will leave your hands with an undeniable silky feel.

Island Pedicure For Him-Eden Roc at cap canaEnjoy an unprecedented pedicure experience that includes a gentle exfoliation, cocktail mask, and pressure point massage.

Guests will enjoy delicacies from the Gourmet Cravings Menu, which was designed and inspired by the Mediterranean diet both to meet nutritional needs and satisfy usual cravings.

In addition:

-Daily access to Wet Area facilities (sauna, steam room, whirlpool, relaxation area) during your stay
-15% discount on the purchase of any other SPA treatments
-10% discount on the purchase of any retail product

All of the nightly rates are quoted in USD and include round-trip airport transfers to the Punta Cana International Airport, daily Full-American breakfast, exclusive use of electric golf-cart, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet and access to Eden Roc Beach Club. Rates are subject to 18% taxes and 10% legal service charges. This offer is available for a limited time, and additional terms and restrictions may apply.

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Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Eden Roc at Cap Cana
has gone pink for a good cause. The luxury Dominican Republic resort has created a Pink Inspiration Package to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This incredible package includes private luxury accommodations in one of the resort's hot pink free-standing suites, which each feature private courtyards, personal pool, outdoor rain shower, an exclusive golf cart plus the following: 

-Transportation to and from Punta Cana International Airport

-Pink welcome roses and a handcrafted souvenir in the suite Eden Roc at Cap Cana

-Daily breakfast served at Mediterraneo Restaurant 

-Special themed spa treatments including paraffin and a Flamenco Pink gel manicure

Guests may imbibe and give back at the same time when ordering the Pink Situation cocktail served at the resort's oceanfront La Palapa restaurant. During the entire month of October the Mediterraneo Restaurant will present special dishes designed by the Chefs, incorporating organic cancer fighting ingredients. 

A portion of the proceeds from the Pink Inspiration Package and Pink Situation Cocktail will be donated to a cancer institution in the Dominican Republic. 

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Nightly rates starting at USD 795, subject to tax and service charges. the offer requires a minimum 2-night stay in double occupancy. This package is valid for travel through October 31st, applies to new bookings and cannot be used with any other promotions. Additional terms and conditions apply. 


Guests at Gansevoort Dominican Republic can bask by a three tiered cascading infinity pool with unobstructed views of the ocean and a serene sea breeze to set the island vibe in motion. Playa Imbert's crescent-shaped beach can be admired, while lounging on oversized pool cabanas.  

Gansevoort Dominican Republic

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Check into Gansevoort Dominican Republic and enjoy impeccable service matched with mouthwatering dishes authentic to the island and Italy's traditional cuisine. Baia Lounge + Restaurant is just a short stroll away from guest rooms. Feel the sweet ocean breeze, while indulging on savory culinary creations or find comfort in the warmth of Baia's indoor dining. 

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The Zoetry Agua Punta Cana pool runs the length of the resort. It twists and
turns and give you the opportunity to relax anywhere on the property. The pool
also has private lagoons built in so if you wanted to have your own getaway you could.

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

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Redefining luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel in the island, consists of 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views. At the resort's Solaya Spa, the free-form swimmping pool is surrounded by lagoons and lush local flora. 

Eden Roc at Cap Cana 

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