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Emotions in Puerto Plata

Is it spring yet? You don't have to be a Spring Breaker to splash into spring this month. Everyone can head over to the new Emotions Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

With rooms starting at $99 per person, per night, Emotions beckons anyone looking to escape the cold and experience what I had the pleasure and absolute joy to wander into earlier this year.

A new beach oasis by the exquisite hotel brand Hodelpa Hotels & Resorts

Launched in December 2017, Emotions Playa Dorada offers an elevated full service, all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata with the largest beachfront location on its famed namesake beach. The resort is located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic just 15 minutes away from Puerto Plata International Airport. With 425 rooms (including swim out rooms) featuring chic modern design, on-trend restaurants and bars including a wine bar, a brew pub, Italian bistro, a Dominican fusion restaurant and more; multiple swimming pools; The Evolution Spa; nearby golf course, and recreational activities catering to couples, families and groups, you will live out your beachscape dreams and every happy emotion fulfilled at Emotions Playa Dorada.

While the property is family-friendly with a dedicated Kids Club and Teen Zone, there are areas of the property and accommodations exclusively for adults, and  yessss, it's here that you will find me kicked back, relaxed flipping through one of my favorites "This is How You Lose Her" by the 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction, Dominican born creative writer and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Junot Díaz who just released a book for children called IslandBorn - slip this in your child's carryon when traveling on a family vacation.

IslandBorn: From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Dominican-born Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.

Join me as we make memorable experiences in Dominican Republic. Read on below to find out more about Emotions Playa Dorada, gather your friends and family, order your favorite book to read on the largest beachfront hotel of Puerto Plata, and book your stay now at the new resort by Hodelpa!

Oh and may I add, with direct flights from major cities escaping the snowstorms, vacationing here is now super easy and convenient with the new itinerary from PIT to POP (Pittsburgh to Puerto Plata)! So, let's take a break from #NorEaster2018 and spring into Emotions. 

xxx A


 Video by World Hotel Guide


Emotions by Hodelpa

One of the resort's many restaurants features Dominican fusion cuisine based off recipes passed down from generation to generation.

Wines from around the world are available for purchase at Oak Wine & Cheese. Also for room service or at any of the restaurants.

With 425 elegant decor rooms, offering various services and facilities, that will assure you, your family and friends the dream vacations you all deserve.


Standard and Key Services Include:
Evolution Spa & Fitness (Gym - Spa - Beauty Salon)
Babysitter service upon request
Complementary high speed Wi-Fi
Sauna, Steam and Jacuzzi (at Evolution Spa)
3 outdoor Swimming pools. (Main pool, Sports pool and Kids pool)
Sunken Bar (Swim up Bar)
2 Jacuzzis
Caribe Gift shop
Teté Jewelry Store
European electric adapter on request
Kids Club
Teens Club (13 to 17 years old)
Water sports
Climbing Wall
Bow and Arrow range
Tennis Court
Soccer Field
Night Club
Handicap accessible rooms
Conference, meetings and Events halls
Social Events halls and Outdoor events spaces
Wedding celebrations
Destination Weddings services

    All images above courtesy of Hodelpa Hotels & Resorts

    STAY: Book your stay directly at Emotions Playa Dorada.

    TRAVEL: Ask your preferred travel agent for more information on flights

    STYLE: #WanderlistaFinds Larimar Ring

    Found only in Dominican Republic, Larimar brings patience, respect, and prevents negative emotions that can blanket your mood. Order this must-have travel accessory (ships in the U.S. only)




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