Dominican Republic

Moon Palace coming to Punta Cana

Palace resorts is one of the most popular all inclusive companies for families. When you ask someone to name a Palace property - Moon Palace in Mexico is usually the first one people name. They expanded Moon Place to Jamaica a few years back and now they are going to expand once again. This time to the Dominican Republic. For this new build it will be over $600 million, with over 5000 jobs for construction and 4000 once operational. With 2,149 room expected, it will bring in an additional 250,000 tourists to the Dominican Republic.

Moon Palace Punta Cana

Dominican Republic Travel Update

The Dominican Republic is one of the hot spots for Caribbean travel.  Price wise it is comparable to flying to Cancun, which is a huge draw for many.   The only thing additional we had to do to was purchase a "tourist visa" to enter the country.  It was a minimal cost of $10 per person but you had to either pay for it when you arrived along with the other passengers or until couple of years you could prepay it online then print it out to take on your trip. 

It was just announced a few weeks ago that a change was made when it came to the tourist visa.  Effective April 25, 2018, the Dominican Republic government allowed the cost of the tourist visa to be included in the ticket cost.  You still need to show documentation but it has been advised that you will get your "paperwork" when you check in for your flight at the airport.  So make sure that on day of departure you stop by the ticket counter to make sure you have your paperwork in order or you may be stuck back in line twice before you are allowed to leave the terminal.