The awards were issued to local hotels on various categories: quality of its facilities, excellent services provided or through votes issued by their guests. These awards certify that the Dominican Republic is by far the Caribbean’s leading tourism destination. The hotels and resorts that have received awards include boutique hotels, large all-inclusive resorts and golf courses.
The “Coral” and “La Cana” golf courses were included in the list of the 20 best golf courses in the world, according to the list prepared by the magazine Celebrated Living, published by American Airlines. The list also includes the Bavaro Hotel as one of the Caribbean’s top 20 resorts.
The Peninsula House Boutique Hotel, situated in the northeast province of Samana, was included on the list of the top hotels and resorts in the world. The Tortuga Bay and Casa de Campo appear in the list that features the Caribbean’s top resorts, according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
The famous tourism guide published by the American Automobile Association (AAA), in its 2013 edition, gave the Tortuga Bay a five-diamond rating. In the four-diamond category: Casa de Campo, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Hotel, The Bannister Hotel, Catalonia Royal Bávaro, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dreams Punta Cana and Hard Rock Hotels & Casino Punta Cana, Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Paradisus Punta Cana, Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel y Zoetry Agua Punta Cana.
Casa de Campo was recognized as the “Best Golf Resort 2013,” and was issued the Magallenes Awards by the U.S. magazine U.S. Travel Weekly.
Casa de Campo was selected for a seventh consecutive year as “The Leading Golf Resort in the World” by the World Travel Awards, considered the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry and global tourism by the Wall Street Journal. It was also distinguished as the Leading Golf Resort in the Caribbean and Leading Resort Dominican Republic.
Casa de Campo also received the 2013 Gold Tee Award from the Meetings & Conventions Magazine Resorts to extraordinary conditions for golf and adjacent facilities for business meetings.
The Club Med Punta Cana is rated as one of the best hotels for family vacations in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean in the 2013 Travelers Choice Awards, given annually by the TripAdvisor travel website.
The Secrets Royal Beach, the Iberostar Dominicana, Iberostar Bavaro Suites and the Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus were included on the list of “99 Favorite Hotels in the World” by the 2013 Holiday Check Award.
The Club Hotel Riu Bamboo, in Punta Cana, was included in the ranking of the “Top 10 All- Inclusive Hotels” by the Thomas Cook Northern Europe Tour Operator.
The Tortuga Bay Hotel at Puntacana Resort & Club, the Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel and the NH Punta Cana were chosen among the “Top 25 Hotels” in the Caribbean. The Club Med Punta Cana was included on the list of “Top 10 Hotels for Family Trips” in the region, by the 2013 Traveller’s Choice Awards. The Velero Beach Resort, in the north coast town of Cabarete, and the Bahía Príncipe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection, in Samana Bay, were also selected among the “Top 25 Hotels” in the Caribbean.
The Casa de Campo resort won the “CSF Award 2012” for “Best Hotel Zone South –East,” awarded by the British firm Glass Dominican-British company “Cristal America.” Others who received the “CSF 2012 Awards” were the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Hotel and the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana.
The Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro Catalonia Royal Bavaro and Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus were listed on the Insiders ‘ Select list issued by Expedia as “Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Hotels” in 2012. The Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro was included on the list of the Best Caribbean Golf Hotels and the Catalonia Royal Bavaro on the list of the Best Casino Hotels in the Caribbean region.
The Tortuga Bay Boutique Hotel, the Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Boutique and the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando appear on the list of top hotels in Punta Cana , Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo, respectively. The list was compiled by the magazine U.S. News & World Report. The Tortuga Bay, in turn, was included on the list of the “Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2013.”
The Casa de Campo resort was awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” for 2013, awarded by the TripAdvisor website.