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Punta Cana oceanfront villa

This stunning villa is located in one of the newest ocean front communities in Punta Cana, within the grounds of Arrecife gated community development. This resort style residential development is surrounded by P.B. Dye’s first inland golf course in the Dominican Republic.The 5 bedroom beachfront villa sits in a privileged position with having both ocean views and views across the golf course. The property sits on just over a home lot of just over an acre and 2 master suites which overlook the ocean as does the family room and the gallery. The villa has been finished to the highest standard.La Cana golf course designed by P.B. DyeCorales golf course designed by Tom FazioChoice of 9 restaurantsOn-site facilities such as tennis, kite-surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, deep sea fishing, ecological walks and much morePunta Cana International schoolChoice of stores, banks, supermarkets, ice-cream parlors, pizzeria minutes away in Punta Cana village15,000 acre siteVIP service at Punta Cana International airportMembership at La Cana Golf & ResortsChoice of stores, banks, supermarkets, ice-cream parlors, pizzeria minutes away in Punta Cana villageOther Caribbean villas within the Arrecife neighborhood range from a third of an acre to over one and a half acres in size. All homes are also conveniently situated near the pool, beach, and restaurants of La Cana Golf & Beach Club. This is your chance to own a piece of Dominican real estate! Contact us for more options available within this development.

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ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Series The Bachelorette Sets The Scene For Love In Dominican Republic | Nassau News Live

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, July 10, 2014 /Nassau News Live/ — Dominican Republic’s breathtaking coastline and rich culture set the stage for romance in the upcoming two-part season finale of ABC’s romance reality series The Bachelorette. The country’s stunning destinations of Punta Cana and La Romana will serve as the backdrop for the Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, and her final suitors as their journey comes to an end. The first episode of the two-part finale will air on Monday, July 14, with the second episode to air Monday, July 28, both from 8:00–10:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

To celebrate, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism invites you to enter for a chance to experience the breath-taking beauty of the country and win a romantic getaway for two to the luxurious Paradisus Punta Cana resort on Dominican Republic’s sophisticated east coast. The prizewinner will receive an eight-day / seven-night stay at the all-inclusive Paradisus Punta Cana to relive the romance and adventure portrayed on the season finale. To enter, fans can visit the GoDominicanRepublic Facebook page beginning July 14th at

via ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Series The Bachelorette Sets The Scene For Love In Dominican Republic | Nassau News Live.

Incredible Beaches of the North Coast

There is no denying that one of the major draws of a vacation in the Dominican Republic is the beaches.  The thought of spending your days relaxing with your feet in the sand with the sun warming your body interspersed with trips down to the shoreline to frolic in the surf, swim, and snorkel is certainly a tempting image.  A trip to the North Coast, which features miles upon miles of gorgeous and diverse beaches, allows vacationers to fulfill this fantasy without having to compromise on their chosen accommodations during their trip.


The small beach village of Cabarete is a unique environment, not only because it is quaint and quiet while remaining hip and desirable amongst a younger crowd of travelers, but also because of the lay of the land. The village is shaped in a semi-circle that surrounds the beaches which are laden with sun-kissed, golden sand. Just behind the village is a shockingly blue lagoon. The steady winds make the surf perfect for a number of watersports, but most especially windsurfing.


Though considered by many local islanders to be home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic, Cabrera is often overlooked in favor of some resort towns located nearby.  This bodes well for vacationers who are interested in enjoying their beach days without having to fight the crowds.  The beaches in Cabrera range from calm and shallow for quite a distance into the water, with soft sand on flat grounds, to small, shady coves sandwiched between striking cliffs.  Most of the beaches are safe for swimming, and snorkeling and diving can be done at Cabrera area beaches as well.

Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is the largest town along the north coast, which lends itself to being one of the largest tourist draws – and this extends to the areas beachfront.  The beaches in Puerto Plata are clean and feature white sands dotted with coconut palms and clear waters.  An off-shore reef formation makes this area a great choice for snorkeling, but other watersports are popular as well.  Despite their popularity, the beaches are relatively uncrowded compared to other top beaches in the Caribbean, especially if you head to Guarapito, which is one of the most quiet and peaceful beaches in the country.

Bavaro/Punta Cana

The Bavaro Punta Cana region curves around the north coast and into the eastern region of the Dominican Republic and remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.  The beaches are white sand and lined with coconut palms, and feature relatively calm waters.  Though these beaches are often crowded by vacationers, the real draw to the area is all the attractions and sites that the resort town has to offer, from bars and nightclubs to shopping centers which are all located along the beaches.

Samana/Las Terrenas/Las Galeras

The Samana region of the Dominican Republic, which is home to the small towns of Las Terrenas and Las Galeras is a great location for vacationers looking to escape the crowds.  Despite the snowy white sands, crystal clear waters, and gorgeous mountainous vistas, few tourists know about the area.  For this reason, visitors who do visit these beaches should be aware that the undertow can be dangerous, and lifeguards are rarely on duty.  The best way to experience the waters in this area is by participating in a whale watching tour.  Between the months of December and March, whales can often be spotted mating and calving.  Scuba diving is another popular past time in this region, for divers who are experienced in the sport.


Sosua is a charming fishing village that has begun to see quite a bit of development in recent years.  The beaches in this area are quite diverse.  Though all are beautiful, with their ubiquitous white sand beaches and clear waters, each is known for different pastimes.  Playa Sousa is popular amongst tourist for its calm swimming waters and beachside vendors, Playa Chiquita is quiet and perfect for a day at the beach when you don’t want to fight the crowds, and Playa Encuentro’s more aggressive surf makes it ideal for surfing, kite boarding, and windsurfing.

Dominican tourism industry’s 3.3% climb signals a promissory future

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- Despite the economic woes among the major international markets, Dominican Republic’s tourism industry  2010 and start of 2011 with encouraging signals including a 3.1% growth last year and a positive tendency that has continued in the first quarter this year, as evidenced by a climb of 3.3% in the arrival of foreigners by air.“We have a promissory future,” said National Hotels and Tourism Association ASONAHORES president Julio Llibre, to welcome the hoteliers, tour operators and journalists in the opening cocktail for the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange DATE-2011 held at the Hard Rock Hotel’s convention center, where the business rounds  take place.Tomorrow Thursday the event moves to the new Bavaro Barceló Palace de Luxe in the Barceló Hotels complex, where the Caribbean feast for the delegates goes into the night.Llibre said the tourism sector has entered a new phase “of consolidation of the product that has matured with an updated and diversified offer in keeping with the requirements of the most sophisticated markets.” He said the Dominican tourism which depends mostly on the modality of all included, of sun and beach, “has been perfected and progressively diversified.”“We’ve fomented parallel boutique hotels and tourist condos in the country, oriented to the latter, to new segments that increasingly demand prolonged stays and customized services,” the business leader said.Calling it “more good news,” Llibre said that thanks to tourism and other attractions, Dominican Republic is still the Caribbean’s most attractive destination for investors, with 37% US$2.2 billion of the region’s US$5.8 billion investment in the 2009-2010 period.

via Dominican tourism industry’s 3.3% climb signals a promissory future – DominicanToday.com.

The Americans are coming to the Dominican Republic

Beginning in 2010 and now extending vigorously into 2011 we are seeing a sudden resurgence in property buying interest from American buyers.  For a couple of years the American television media had many people convinced the sky was falling and economic health would take a generation to return, but as usual predictions of American economic failure have proven dramatically overstated.

In the past few months Canadians and European buyers have continued their steady, reasonable assessment of the north coast and contracts to purchase nearly tripled this past year over last.  Now, joining this enlightened wave of value conscious shoppers we suddenly see American interest showing enthusiastic revival, especially since for years most Americans rarely looked past Punta Cana when considering Dominican destinations—the north coast has now been re-discovered.

The reason for this shift is two-fold:  1) buyers from The United States now feel more confident today than in the past couple of negatively hyped years; and 2) the message has finally reached mainstream US interest that the DR north coast (Cabarete and Sosua) is the best place to acquire part time tropical residency properties.

2011 will show shrinking inventories due to conservative building over the past two years, but prices at this current moment still offer a genuine value buying window of opportunity.  Smart people looking to diversify assets out of mere paper holdings are staking a claim to the Baby Boomer influence now enriching Caribbean real estate markets. The attractive pricing, accessible international airport of Puerto Plata, and continued infrastructure investment here by the Dominican government are validating the wisdom of that strategic investment vision as interest surges.

To those of you making the trip to the sunshine this winter to find your tropical paradise, congratulations; to those of you still deciding, it’s time To Do Something Soon.

Here are some ideas that are getting lots of interest right now:

Dominican Republic Condos:

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NOTE:  Here are the three complexes featured in our recent House Hunters International Dominican Republic episode

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Dominican Republic Villas:

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Hope to see you soon in our little corner of paradise. Feel free to contact me for more real estate options in the area.

Arthur Byrd