Group Palmera Newsletter Sept. 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

What's New in the Dominican Republic

What's new in the Dominican Republic (DR)?

A recent report issued by the Dominican Ministry of Public Health shows that the Dominican Republic has extremely low numbers of Covid-19 infections in tourist areas.

In Punta Cana, the country's main tourist area, there were only 5 cases of the virus reported last week, according to the report. And tourist areas in the DR only account for 0.8% of all infections reported last week, showing a much lower level of risk in these particular areas.

Covid-19 cases: 112.209
Deaths: 2105 (1.88%)
Last 24h: +309

These numbers are subject to change without notice.

The Dominican government has also updated the national curfew - valid until Oct. 17, 2020:

Monday - Friday: 9 pm - 5 am.
Saturday - Sunday: 7 pm - 5 am.

During curfew hours, authorities will allow the transit of tourists moving to/from a port or an airport.

Last week, the PGA Tour was in town for the "Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship" tournament. 144 players spent the week in sunny Punta Cana, competing for a total prize purse of US$ 4 million. The tournament took place at the stunning Corales golf course (a Tom Fazio course) without any spectators due to Covid-19. However, the event was still a success and a big congratulations goes out to the winner, Hudson Swafford (-18).

Most of the players stayed at The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, while some opted for a private villa at Puntacana Resort & Club.

Travel to the Dominican Republic:

You may be wondering WHEN is the best time to travel to the DR? Well, most tourists come anywhere from November until April. These are months with the best weather - and the least amount of rain. So, you can look forward to sunny days with a calming ocean breeze... this is the perfect time to enjoy the beaches, the warm water of the ocean, the golf courses and everything that the DR can offer.

Christmas is coming...! Where to stay in the Dominican Republic:

Speaking of the best time to travel to the DR...! If you're thinking of taking a much-needed vacation this Holiday season, we have plenty of private villas available for you!

Some of the bigger villas available for a larger family or even several families traveling in "travel pods" include:

  1. Lake View Villa (8BR): US$ 3200 per night, incl. chef and maid
  2. Villa Paraiso (8BR): US$ 3800 per night, incl. chef and maid
  3. Villa Pandora (8BR): US$ 4000 per night, incl. chef and maid
  4. Caleton Villas 8 & 9 (8BR): US$ 7600 per night incl. chef, butler, maid and Eden Roc Beach Club (available for Christmas until 12/27)
  5. Villa Palma (6BR): US$ 2500 per night, incl. chef and maid
  6. Villa Blanca (6BR): US$ 3900 per night, incl. chef, butler and maid

And as a special offer to our newsletter subscribers, we are giving FREE airport transfers from Punta Cana International Airport to any of these 6 villas mentioned above when you book your stay for the Holidays! Just remember to refer to this newsletter when you make your reservation.

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Things to do in the Dominican Republic:

This week, our TOP 3 things to do in the DR include:

  1. Renting a private catamaran in Punta Cana
  2. Flying through the jungle tree tops on a Zip Line
  3. Becoming a certified scuba diver

For more things to do, please visit

See you soon!

We hope to see you very soon in the Dominican Republic. If you have any questions or would like us to help you plan your next great vacation, feel free to contact me at any time.

Best regards,
Anders Bogebjerg, owner

Palmera Luxury Vacations
Palmera Villas Vacation Rentals
Cell/WhatsApp +1 561 343 1005

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