Travel Agent was recently on site for an event hosted by Oasis Hotels & Resorts, in which the company with an already strong Mexico presence announced it will be operating properties in the Dominican Republic's most popular destinations.
Grand Oasis Marien Beach Resort & Spa
This resort has 325 rooms and sits just a short distance from Puerto Plata, which continues to revitalize since Travel Agent first toured the rebuilding island nearly a year ago. Its location near some popular dive spots makes it a good choice for couples and families who enjoy a little soft adventure. The hotel is 20 minutes from the International Airport of Puerto Plata and less than an hour from the city of Santiago de Los Caballeros, which is well known for its cigars and rum factories. The resort has something for every member of the family, with amenities including an InSense Spa, a nine-hole mini-golf course and a Kidz Paradise Club with a children's swimming pool. The best rooms are Junior Suites, which are close to the beach and have full living and dining areas, bedrooms with king size beds connected by an archway, and bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs.
Oasis Canoa Beach Resort & Spa
On a white-sand beach fewer than 30 minutes from the La Romana International Airport and within walking distance of the Eastern National Park, which is home of the country's biggest archaeological site, this resort has 532 rooms and suites. Like Grand Oasis Marien, it also has an InSense Spa, a nine-hole mini-golf course and a Kidz Paradise Club with a children's swimming pool. The best rooms are Junior Suites in the corners of the building blocks. There are also four villas with garden views in the middle of the property. These are basically oversized Junior Suites with a sunken living room area and large bathrooms with Jacuzzis on the patio.
Grand Oasis Punta Cana
Commanding one the destination's best beachfront locations, complete with coral reef, this resort on the East Coast of Punta Cana has 460 rooms and suites. Also on property are four restaurants, seven bars, a fully equipped spa, a theater with nightly live entertainment, horseback riding, a casino, tennis courts, four swimming pools, a fitness center, water skiing and scuba diving lessons. The best rooms are the newly constructed Master Junior Suites, which have bathrooms with large showers and large Jacuzzi tubs. All suites have a garden or pool view and Jacuzzis on their balconies.
Oasis Hamaca Beach Resort, Spa & Casino
This property rests on Boca Chica Bay, one of the Dominican Republic's well-known beaches. It has 589 rooms and suites and is just a few minutes from the International Airport of Las Americas and 20 minutes from Santo Domingo. It also has nightly entertainment, a fitness center, swimming pool, a Kidz Paradise Club, a game room, and an InSense Spa. The best rooms are the Executive Floor rooms; most have full ocean view from the balconies. Rooms were recently redecorated with a light ivory and green color palette.
Who to Call
All Oasis Properties offer a 10 percent commission. For more information, contact TravAmerica, Inc., which represents the company, at 800-44-OASIS or 770-448-7700 or visit www.oasishotels.com . Agents may also contact Robyn Mitlitsky, director of sales for Trav-America, Inc. at 718-353-6214.