Eye on Travel

Eye on Travel — Puntacana Resort & Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — January 25, 2020

Locations in this article:  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This week’s episode of Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Puntacana Resort & Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I have more reporting on the Boeing 737 Max story and the possibility that there may be criminal cases filed. And a real world, real time update on personal safety and crime for travelers to and in the Dominican Republic. Joining me on this week’s show is Jake Kheel, who explains the work by Grupo Puntacana to not only preserve but rebuild the country’s coral reef system, and a remarkable but true story of why you should thank the Parrotfish for the white, sandy beaches in the Dominican Republic. Cruise Critic Managing Editor Chris Gray Faust reports on a new parade of cruise ships entering the market (how, why and where) — and why the cruise lines are building/developing their own islands in the Caribbean. Margarita González-Auffant, Director of the Alcázar de Colón Viceregal Museum in Santo Domingo, shares the historical background of Santo Domingo, including the real story of Christopher Columbus. And yes, Peter makes his own cigars (photo here) and enjoys an unexpected smoke. There’s all this and more as Eye on Travel broadcasts from Puntacana Resort & Club in the Dominican Republic.

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