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caribbean & bermuda The Punta Espada Golf Course at Cap Cana. GREENS dominican republic C stacey zable Amongst the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic sit 25 golf courses flanked by top resorts. Its East Coast has especially become a golf mecca in recent years, with 10 courses having been opened between 2001 and 2010, and more being planned. cap cana THE PROPERTY: A gated community on an area of 30,000 acres, Cap Cana will have numerous five-star properties. The 175-suite Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa opened in 2007. Many suites have their own private pools and all offer private balconies, jacuzzi tubs, plasma TVs and more. The all-inclusive property features five restaurants, five bars, a spa and day and evening activities including onsite casino. The Golden Bear Lodge offers 91 studio, 1- and 2-bedroom suites with marble bathrooms, double jacuzzis, kitchens, private terraces, and private pools in some suites. The resort has three restaurants, a freeform infinity pool, fitness center and a meal plan option. The 40-villa Eden Roc Cap Cana is expected to open this year and AMResorts is spending $400 million to open 1,100 suites with the “Gems at Cap Cana” hotel project by the end of 2012. THE GREENS: The 18 holes of the par 72 Punta Espada Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus signature course, have ocean views, with eight that are oceanfront. It has been ranked as the number one course in the Caribbean and Mexico by Golfweek magazine for three consecutive years, including 2011. A second Jack Nicklaus course, Las Iguanas Golf Course, is 70 percent complete. More courses are planned in the coming years. continued on page 22 20 may 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend May 2011

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk: Autograph Collection by Marriott
Tour Talk: Avanti Destinations
10 Amazing Golf Resorts
Dominican Republic Greens
Tee off, Barbados-Style
Teeing Up in Bermuda
Mexico Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Planner
A Quartet of Courses
Portugal & Spain Serve Up a Banquet of Great Golf
Touring the U.K. With Rail Europe
Uniworld's New "Super Ship" Antoinette
Savoring Exotic Asia
Coming Back to Egypt

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