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Why Dominican Republic?

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The Dominican Republic represents one of the most fascinating Caribbean venues thanks to the friendliness of the Dominican people and its unspoilt natural resources. Due to an exponential growth of tourism, the authenticity of the region has been conserved and the special Caribbean touch can be felt everywhere.

  • Dominican Republic boasts an infrastructure of international airports, impeccable hotels and leisure facilities of world-class standards.
  • Unsurprisingly, the destination has also experienced a remarkable growth as a preferred groups & conventions destination.
  • World class golf courses, breathtaking unspoilt beaches, reefs, paradise islands, wildlife and water activities, history and culture, and of course state-of-the-art technology for meetings/incentives and large-scale congresses make the Dominican Republic a dream destination.

Regions for Meetings and Events

Santo Domingo

Discovered by Columbus and the first capital of the new world, Santo Domingo is today an exciting mix of extraordinary historical attractions and modernity. Santo Domingo is considered the true metropolis of the Caribbean, ahead of Kingston, La Havana and San Juan. The city attracts many international firms and franchises due to its geographic location, stability and growing economy.

  • Santo Domingo is a lively and exciting city of museums, culture, art, international cuisine, pulsating nightlife, casinos, shopping opportunities, top class hotels and ideal venues for meetings and incentives.
  • General costs are lower than the rest of the Caribbean capitals.
    In addition to its historical and natural treasures, its privileged location overlooking the Caribbean Sea and proximity to famous beaches, the city is a centre of economic activity in the Dominican Republic.
  • There are plenty of choices for congress and meeting planners in Santo Domingo. Hotel Dominican Fiesta & Casino has a 2850-person capacity convention center, and hotels such as Inter Continental V Centenario, Barceló Gran Hotel Lina, Meliá Santo Domingo, Renaissance Jaragua Hotel, Sheraton, among others, offer space for meetings and conferences for 400 to 1,200 attendees.
  • Santo Domingo is served by two international airports with connections worldwide. The largest airport, Las Americas International Airport is the busiest in the country handling more than 2.5 million passengers per year. The other airport, La Isabela, principally serves domestic and civil flights.

Average temperature: 30.5°C / 22.7°C – 87 / 73°F
Time zone: GMT -4

Punta Cana

The vibrant destination of Punta Cana lies on the Eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, complete with its own international airport, and lined with over 40 miles of breathtaking “postcard perfect” beaches and clear blue ocean.

  • With more than 62 beachfront hotels, 34,700 rooms, a great choice of 8 world-class golf courses, endless water sports activities, and diverse dining options Punta Cana is one of the most popular and fastest growing destinations of the Caribbean.
  • Most resorts in Punta Cana can accommodate small to mid-sized meetings. For events with more than 300 participants theatre-style, the following resorts have the facilities: Dreams Palm Beach, Dreams Punta Cana, Barceló Bávaro Beach (which has a convention center), Iberostar Bávaro, Paradisus Palma Real, Meliá Caribe/Tropical Bávaro, Paradisus Punta Cana, Punta Cana Beach Resort and Moon Palace.
  • Punta Cana has an excellent variety of attractions and activities including countryside Jeep tours, Swim with the sharks and rays, Swim with the dolphins and cruise the coast on a catamaran.
  • The resorts also boast 8 famous designer golf courses, excellent scuba diving and certification, great deep sea fishing, snorkelling, windsurfing and Banana Boat, and a rich nightlife offering a variety of discos, casinos and restaurants.
  • Punta Cana is the “In Place” in the Caribbean to hold meetings and incentives as well as Team Building programs with a great variety of facilities, the perfect infrastructure and easy access combined with beautiful settings and lots of activities to choose from.

Average temperature: 30.5°C / 22.7°C – 87 / 73°F
Time zone: GMT -4

Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is located on the Amber Coast with 5 miles of unspoiled beaches on the north side of the island. Puerto Plata has its own airport, 19 hotels, a convention centre and a commercial centre, all located 15 to 30 minutes from the airport.

  • Playa Dorada hotel complex is located in Puerto Plata on 250 acres and is a self-contained area offering travellers the choice of fourteen resorts, malls, discos, casinos, restaurants and a beautiful 13-mile sandy beach.
  • Nestled within the complex the open-air mall “Playa Dorado Mall” offers grocery stores, medical supplies, souvenir shops, bars, a selection of food outlets, jewellery shops and banks.
  • The Playa Dorada Complex has facilities for meetings and conventions; The Grand Ventana and Playa Naco resorts offer meeting facilities for up to 800 persons.
  • The prestigious Playa Dorada golf course of 18 hotels was designed by Robert Trent Jones, one of the most recognised English golf designers.
  • More than 47 hotel restaurants, 3 casinos, spa’s, bars and discos complete the incomparable offering of Playa Dorada.
  • Nearby, the new Iberostar Costa Dorada can accommodate 400 persons and the RUI Hotel complex has accommodation for 1,200.
  • Further East, along the North Coast, Sosúa’s Casa Marina Reef has facilities for 378 persons and the Bahía Príncipe San Juan Resort has 1000 rooms and a convention center that can host up to 400 persons theatre-style.

Average temperature: 30.5°C / 22.7°C – 87 / 73°F
Time zone: GMT -4

La Romana

Southeast of Punta Cana and 100 km from Santo Domingo lies La Romana, one of the most important places in the Dominican Republic and a preferred destination amongst many travellers. With clear azure waters and endless white sandy beaches, it is no surprise that La Romana has attracted world-renowned hotels.

  • La Romana is the third-largest city in the Dominican Republic with a population estimated at 250,000.
  • The city is the capital of the southeastern province of La Romana, opposite Catalina Island. The name Romana comes from a balance that was used to weigh merchandise for export.
  • The modern La Romana International Airport was opened in 2000 and the city is near several other cities, such as San Pedro de Macorís and the national capital, Santo Domingo de Guzmán.
  • The city is a hub for a growing tourist industry with several nearby local resort spots, such as the beachfront Bayahibe, Dominicus, Casa de Campo, and the growing number of Golf Resorts that surround the area.
  • Casa de Campo has won several awards as a preferred place for meetings and incentives. The resort features two conference centers with flexible meeting space. The largest meeting room is 5 000 sq. ft. and it has a total indoor meeting space of 15 000 sq. ft. Also ranked as the “Best Golf Resort in the Caribbean” by Travel & Leisure, Casa de Campo offers three world class Peter Dye courses.
  • Dreams La Romana boasts a convention center with eight meeting rooms of which the largest room offers 7 975 sq. ft. and space for 750 people theatre style.
  • There are several other resorts that offer space for meetings and conferences including both the Wyndham Dominicus Beach and Wyndham Dominicus Palace with event space for 250-300 attendees, state-of-the-art equipment and other group facilities.

Average temperature: 30.5°C / 22.7°C – 87 / 73°F
Time zone: GMT -4

Contact Ovation Dominican Republic

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Your contact at Amstar, Ovation’s Strategic Partner in Dominican Republic is Michael Freedman. For all enquiries please contact Michael at mfreedman@amstardmc.com

 

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