Dominican Republic Awards and Ranks 2011


Dominican Republic is a favorite getaway for those seeking exciting culture, delicious gastronomy, pulse-pounding merengue, effervescent nightlife and the world’s top resorts. Every year influential international media and tourism influencers honor this most popular and 2nd largest Caribbean country with accolades. The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is proud to share this annual list of awards honoring the majestic beauty of the island nation. From industry-leading guest service and luxurious golf, to pristine coastlines and dream wedding destinations, Dominican Republic continues to top travelers’ lists in 2011:

Award-winning Website

•  The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s website,, received two W3 Awards in 2011, including the 2011 Gold Award in the Government category and the 2011 Silver Award in the Tourism category.

•  The International Davey Awards recognized as the 2011 Silver Award winner in their website category. 
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•  Tortuga Bay Hotel, the Oscar de la Renta-designed hotel in the PUNTACANA Resort & Club complex, was honored with the AAA Five Diamond Award for 2011.

•  Casa de Campo received Island’s magazine 2012 Ultimate Family Award.

•  TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2011 honored IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro as the 9th best all-inclusive resort in the 
world and as the best hotel in Punta Cana.

•  TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2011 ranked Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana as the 2nd best hotel for relaxation in the Caribbean and Mexico, as well as the 8th most romantic resort in the region.

•  Dominican Fiesta Hotel & Casino in Santo Domingo received TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence 2011.”

•  Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace received the ITS Red Star Award in 2011.

•  Condé Nast Traveler ranked Peninsula House second in the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards.

•  Casa de Campo won five awards at the 2011 World Travel Awards (WTA) “Caribbean & the Americas” gala ceremony, including “2011 Caribbean’s Leading Golf Resort,” “2011 Dominican Republic’s Leading Golf Resort,” “2011 Dominican Republic’s Leading Spa Resort,” and “2011 Caribbean’s Leading Resort” categories.

•  PUNTACANA Resort and Club received the Global Vision 2011 award from Travel + Leisure. Living in the DR

• TripAdvisor ranked Punta Cana 8th on its 2011 “Top 10 World Beach Destinations.”


• Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana was named a “Top Beach in the Caribbean” by in 2011. Aquatic Adventures

• Ocean World Adventure Park in Puerto Plata received TripAdvisor’s “Award of Excellence 2011” and “Best Caribbean Entertainment Complex” by The Sunpost.

Teeing Off

GolfWeek included six Dominican golf courses on its “2012 Best Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico”: Punta Espada Golf Club, Teeth of the Dog Golf Course, Playa Grande Golf Course, Corales Golf Club, Dye Fore Golf Course, and La Romana Country Club.

Top Travel Destinations

• declared Punta Cana as one of their “Top 20 Winter Break Destinations” in 2011.

•  Arthur Frommer listed Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Samaná as the frontrunners on his list of 2011 “Top 15 Best 
Bargain Vacations” in The Toronto Star.

•  Travelocity named Dominican Republic as one of the “Top Ten Destinations for 2011 Summer Family Travel.”

•  Destination Weddings and Honeymoon magazine named Dominican Republic as one of the 20 “Best Honeymoon Destinations 2011.”

•  MasterCard Worldwide’s 2011 tourism destination forecast ranked Santo Domingo as 7th in “Emerging Markets that will Play a Bigger Role in Knitting the World Together.”

•  New York Post named Dominican Republic as a “Caribbean Favorite for Spring,” in 2011.

•  Houston Chronicle ranked Dominican Republic as the 4th “Best Budget-Friendly Spot in 2011.”

•’s “Top 10 Budget Caribbean Islands” listed Dominican Republic as 3rd in 2011.

• named Punta Cana as the “Top Spring Break Destination” in 2011.

• ranked Samaná, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana as 2011 destinations with “Top Bargain Value.”

•  SITE (Annual Analysis & Forecast of the Industry Motivational Events) listed Dominican Republic as one of the most popular and up and coming destinations in 2011.

•  Dominican Republic ranked as 2nd desired destination wedding location and 1st preferred honeymoon destination in Bridal Guide’s “Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Survey for 2010-2011.”

•  TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards 2011 ranked Bayahibe 9th in its “Top 10 Family Destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.” 
For more information, please visit the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website: 

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