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November 22, 2009updated Feb 07, 2013

Rockresorts Heats Up The Caribbean

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

RockResorts continues to expand its international hotel portfolio with the announcement of its second Caribbean resort, Balcones del Atlántico, A RockResort. Scheduled to open in early 2010, Balcones del Atlántico will embody island elegance and undiscovered natural beauty, blending the Dominican Republic’s local flavor and Latin flair.

The multi-room villa-suite resort is ideally situated along the sparkling waters of nearly a mile of white-sand beaches in the small fishing village of Las Terrenas on the Samaná Peninsula of the Dominican Republic. The resort will feature four private spa treatment palapas, two pools with swim-up bars, a three-meal-a-day beach restaurant and bar, and gourmet deli shop. With 86 two- and three-bedroom villa suites, Balcones del Atlántico will offer a stylish and comfortable design with a strong emphasis on the natural surroundings.

“Building on the tremendous success of The Landings St. Lucia, A RockResort, which opened two years ago, we were eager to expand in the Caribbean region,” said Paul Toner, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality. “We look forward to managing this island resort and sharing with our guests the iconic beauty of the Dominican Republic, and the exceptional guest service that RockResorts is known for at all of our properties.”

The Samaná Peninsula is easily accessible from a number of international airports, offering direct air service from New York, Miami, Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia. In addition, the Samaná Peninsula has been blessed with tremendous natural attractions like Los Haitises National Park, El Limón Waterfalls, Rincón Bay, Cosón Bay and the vibrant village of Las Terrenas. Located on the north coast of the Samaná Peninsula, Las Terrenas brings together a myriad of cultures including French, German, Italian and Spanish influences and offers resort guests additional options for dining, shopping, nightlife and other activities within a short walk along the beach.

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