Monte Placido Vacation Rentals – Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Author: , December 17th, 2016

Monte Placido Vacation Rentals

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Welcome to Monte Placido Vacation Rentals. This tropical hilltop paradise is a secure gated residence comprised of 6 individual rental homes. Each home offers breathtaking views of the ocean, the forested mountains and the coconut groves below.

Our elevated location offers constant soothing breezes and very few mosquitos. The homes have fully equipped kitchens to do your own cooking or a personal chef can be provided (maid and linen service included). Each home is especially designed with a verandah for privacy from neighbors. The homes are airy and spacious, comfortable for both inside and outside living.

Monte Placido Vacation Rentals’ tropical and botanical gardens are busting with an explosion of colorful flowers. Enjoy the infinity pool virtually cascading into the sea with its cabana and barbecue. From our pastoral setting we are just a short 15 minute drive from bustling and fun Las Terrenas with its beach bars and restaurants, late night Latin dancing galore.

We are located in Samana Province on the North East of the Island. It is still is a very well-kept secret with its pristine and undeveloped beaches, reefs, waterfalls, hiking, bird watching whales and more. SHIVA’S CAVE is our yoga retreat center that can also welcome Latin dance camps, special events and wedding parties up to 25 guests (see our website). Full catering for events/groups or a hired chef for a special individual lunch or dinner are optional and on request (inquire).

We offer complimentary continental breakfast on the 1st day. The owners live on site and they are always available to help out with every little detail and make sure that their guests enjoy their getaway.

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Five Caribbean Foods You Have to Try – Nomadic Boys

Author: , April 1st, 2016

Jerk Chicken - Nomadic Boys

Every traveler should stop by at least at one of the Caribbean islands. Their raw beauty, warmth and rich culture make them ideal for a romantic getaway or adventure seekers. But we think the national cuisine is yummy enough to convince you to book a flight and head over to the Caribbean right now! Here’s 5 Caribbean foods which may just sway you to head on over.

#1 Jerk Chicken

This spicy, hot and delicious meal originates from Jamaica. It consists of 2 parts: the jerk marinade and of course, the chicken. The jerk is made from a mix of spices, including soy, brown sugar, cloves, peppers and jalapenos. The jerk is then placed on the chicken and grilled, producing a really tasty dish. The Jerk Chicken must be cooked over coal or fresh green wood (usually the bark of the pimento tree) in order to give it its unique flavour.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Dominican Republic Begins Campaign to Welcome LGBT Tourists

Author: , February 4th, 2015

A Dominican advocacy group is working with government officials and travel industry representatives on a campaign designed to promote LGBT tourism and gay rights in the Caribbean country.

Members of the Center for Integrated Training and Research, a Dominican advocacy group known by the Spanish acronym COIN that has fought the AIDS epidemic in the country and throughout the Caribbean for more than two decades, on Monday will meet with representatives of the Dominican Ministry of Tourism and Tourism Police at the JW Marriott Hotel in Santo Domingo, the Dominican capital. Representatives from the country’s travel industry and a staffer from Human Rights First, a Washington-based human rights advocacy group, have also been invited alongside members of the media.

Bob Satawake, the husband of gay U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican republicepublic James “Wally” Brewster, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the meeting. – See more at:

By Michael K. Lavers – Full Story at The Washington Blade | Dominican Republic Gay Travel Resources

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Villa Amelia, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Author: , November 17th, 2014

Villa AmeliaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Luxury Living in Paradise: A 5 BR 6.5 Bath, handicapped access traditional villa with heated pool, jacuzzi and gorgeous gardens on 4,250 sq. meters of property. Designed by the most famous Dominican architect and designer team, William and Patricia Reid, it sits in the center of the Caribbean’s most complete resort – Casa de Campo.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Amour de la Mer Lifestyle Resort, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Author: , January 27th, 2014

Amour de la Mer Lifestyle Resort - Puerto Plata, Dominican RepublicPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Tell it Only to Your Best Friends Lifestyles: Nestled in the enchanting city of Puerto Plata, on the northern shore, this well kept secret steeped in European and New World history. Enjoy the sea and sand stroll the mansion houses, visit art galleries, gift shops, cafes. Fast becoming a destination of choice. A stay at Amour de la mer will quickly convince you.

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