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Fresh cocktails prepared by your own bartender!
Fresh cocktails prepared by your own bartender!

Best Staffed Villas in the Caribbean

The only thing better than staying in a Caribbean villa is staying in a staffed Caribbean villa. After all, who really wants to cook on vacation? Some travelers like the idea of grilling their own fresh-caught fish, but being wined and dined while watching a tropical sunset is…

Tipping in the Caribbean: An Island by Island Guide

Tipping can be one of the trickiest parts of travel— some regions won’t accept tips at all, whereas others will tack on additional fees until you’re bone-dry. The Caribbean is made up of several different cultures and islands, and our team at WhereToStay wants to clear up any misconceptions or…

You Don't Want to Miss These 5 Christmas Activities in Dominican Republic

A country that is ripe with Christmas traditions, the Dominican Republic is the perfect holiday getaway for those who still want to hold on to some of that Christmas spirit. Native Dominicans who’ve moved away often use Christmas as a time to go back and visit family, creating an atmosphere…

Don’t Just Vacation, Carnival!

Carnival celebrations are seemingly synonymous with the Caribbean. However, the tradition of Carnival began in the Catholic region of medieval Italy. Just before Lent, they held a huge costume festival. Since Catholics weren’t allowed to eat meat during Lent, they named their festival “Carnevale”, meaning “to put away meat”.


Dominican Republic shore with palm trees
Dominican Republic shore with palm trees

Top Five Reasons to Visit the Dominican Republic

Yes, there are WAY more than five reasons to visit this stunning destination. However, this is a blog, not a thesis. We had to narrow it down a bit.

1.    Diverse landscape.
DR boasts a seemingly endless stretch of white sand beaches – thousands of them, actually. Punta Cana /…

woman reading on Caribbean beach
woman reading on Caribbean beach

Top Ten Caribbean Themed Reads For The Summer

Summer will be here before you can say “cannonball!”.  You may not be headed to the Caribbean this summer (though you really should!). However, reading Caribbean-themed books by the pool or beach can transport you mentally – and that’s almost the same, right? Okay, so it’s not the same at…

Sleek lines and an endless infinity pool at Casa Kimball
Sleek lines and an endless infinity pool at Casa Kimball

Casa Kimball

If you want a secluded, luxurious vacation, Casa Kimball is for you. With a private chef, total seclusion, and a personal ocean view, you’ll feel totally pampered here.

Casa Kimball is an ultra-luxury vacation villa rental in the Dominican Republic, located within the prestigious community of Orchid Bay…

Riu Rolls Out Kids Program

Riu Hotels & Resorts has launched RiuLand, a children’s entertainment program, at some all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico.

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