Temptation’s Expansion to the Dominican Republic Leads Latest Caribbean All-Inclusive News

Punta Cana
Temptation resort is slated to expand to Punta Cana by late 2019. // Photo by Joe Pike

An all-inclusive brand made popular by Millennials vacationing to Cancun is making its way to the Dominican Republic, and that’s not the only hot Caribbean all-inclusive news we have for you.

Read on for more details of Temptation resort’s planned expansion to Punta Cana as well as other hot all-inclusive happening in the region.

Popular Cancun All-Inclusive Brand to Expand to Dominican Republic

The new project is in addition to the brand’s forthcoming, multi-million-dollar renovation of Temptation Cancun Resort, scheduled to reopen this August. This expansion is the beginning of a global growth plan to bring the brand and its mission to new audiences.


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The new resort in Punta Cana will be located on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic and will maintain the topless-optional, adults-only, all-inclusive concept, which put Temptation on the map in the Cancun resort scene.

Scheduled to open in late 2019, the Temptation resort in Punta Cana will have 496 guest rooms and suites and will be set on 62 acres of landscaped grounds. 

And it sounds as though the industry can expect more Temptation locations and projects to be announced soon. 

“Our new resort in the Dominican Republic, set to open at the end of 2019, is the first part of our ambitious plans to continue expanding and establishing ourselves as the leaders of the adult travel industry worldwide,” said Rodrigo De La Pena, CEO of Original Group, which owns the Temptation brand, in a written release.

Currently undergoing a significant revamp, Temptation Cancun Resort will will have a seven-story multicolor facade, 430 newly designed rooms and suites, as well as restaurants and bars.

Temptation Cancun Resort is an all-inclusive resort in the Mexican-Caribbean for the free-spirited world traveler 21 and older. 

Visit www.temptation-experience.com

The Royal Suites by Palladium in the Caribbean, Mexico to Become TRS Hotels

Palladium Hotels & Resorts just announced that it is rebranding its adults-only luxury resorts known as The Royal Suites by Palladium to TRS Hotels. 

The rebrand includes a new look as well as an updated marketing campaign and logo. TRS Hotels, which are located in the Dominican Republic and Mexico, will become an independent entity from Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts.

TRS Hotels' revamp, according to officials, will include an increase in staff and an in-depth training program, along with upscale amenities like swim-up guest rooms, dinner-and-a-show-themed restaurants and beach clubs to highlight this elevated concept. 

“As the adults-only market in the Caribbean and Mexico continues to grow and expand, Palladium Hotels & Resorts looks to differentiate itself by evolving its adults-only brand, TRS Hotels,” said Jacques De Paep, the Palladium Hotel Group’s commercial director for North America, in a written release.

In addition to the rebranding, TRS Yucatan in the Riviera Maya will be undergoing various upgrades and renovations from July 1 until November 15. These upgrades include completely renovated guest rooms, swim-up rooms, additional exclusive a la carte restaurants, a new infinity pool, and integration of the entire room stock of the former Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa, along with a signature beach club. 

TRS Turquesa in Punta Cana will also be undergoing changes with the addition of a signature beach club, which is scheduled to open by December 1.

TRS Yucatan and TRS Turquesa will begin their rebranding online in July featuring a simple and refined logo to represent the new and improved adults-only hideaways. On property rebranding will be completed by late fall.

Visit www.palladiumhotelgroup.com

Sandals Resorts Reveals More Details About its Latest St. Lucia Hotel

Sandals Resorts International has announced plans for its newest resort in St. Lucia, the all-suite, all-inclusive Sandals LaSource St. Lucia.

Located along Pigeon Island Beach and adjacent to Sandals Grande St. Lucian, it will be the fourth Sandals Resorts property on the Caribbean island.

The resort, which will break ground later this year, will introduce three new restaurants to the brand: American-inspired Tavern, Greek restaurant Eros and an authentic noodle shop.

There will be 10 restaurants on the property but with the Stay at One, Play at Four program, guests have a total of 37 dining options. 

According to the company, Sandals LaSource will have St. Lucia’s first rooftop infinity edge sky pool and Jacuzzi. The rooftop water features will provide 360-degree views of the island’s north coast.

There will be two more pools on the resort, including a 9,000 square foot, curved glass-fronted infinity edge pool with swim-up bar. It will also be the first Sandals Resorts property to have continuous winding river pools surrounding every room as well as offer easy access to the main pool. The resort will also house an entertainment facility featuring a four-lane bowling alley, game rooms, and bar. 

There will be 330 suites including Sandals’ Skypool, Rondoval, and Swim-Up suites, as well as the recently introduced Over-the-Water Bungalows. Other amenities include a Red Lane Spa, wedding lounge, beauty salon, and departure lounge with lockers and showers so guests can take full advantage of the resort up until the moment they leave.

Visit www.sandals.com

Beaches Turks & Caicos Rolls Out New Live Entertainment Programming

Beaches Resorts, Sandals Resorts International’s family-focused brand, has partnered with Canadian-based production company Creativiva Caribbean Inc. to introduce “Voilà”, a series of live cinematic entertainment shows, at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort, Villages and Spa. 

Launching this month, Creativiva Caribbean Inc. will perform four weekly live productions on the resort’s main stage: Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Jungle Book Live and Dolce Vita.

Created and produced in Creativiva’s studios in Canada, the multi-genre shows offer innovative set design that includes projections, intricate costumes, vibrant makeup, talent, witty dialogues, catchy songs, choreography, and circus acts.

In addition to the four shows, a family favorite and Beaches’ staple event, Beach Party Night, will be completely revamped by Creativiva’s cast of entertainers from across the globe. The Creativiva entertainers will add onto the extravagant celebration with a whirlwind of carnival vibes, folklore dance and cultural performances.

Visit www.beaches.com and keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for all your latest travel news. Be sure to follow Travel Agent’s Joe Pike on Twitter @TravelPike and Instagram @pike5260.

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