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Island hopping?

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Island hopping?

Why is it almost impossible to hop to other islands from Punta Cana?

What are my options? I'm looking at a few weeks, and would just love to have a few days in Jamaica, and/or Barbados.

But simply, unless you go via America (and the ghastly Miami airport) and lose a day you have no real options.

Any help or advice, as to what you could combine with Punta Cana?

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1. Re: Island hopping?

Get a travel agent to check out British Airways. They did have (not sure if they still do) have a stop in Antigua before going onward to Punta Cana.

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2. Re: Island hopping?

The only flights to islands that I see in and out of PUJ are to Puerto Rico and Antigua. It's easy to check the official PUJ website where they list all arrivals and departures by destination as well as time, airline, etc.

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3. Re: Island hopping?

So you go via PR.

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4. Re: Island hopping?

and after American Eagle stopped their services between DR and Puerto Rico the only option to fly Puerto Rico from here is via JetBlue from Santo Domingo, 1.300.- US$ per roundtrip and you need the long transfer from punta cana to St Dgo airport Las Americas.

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5. Re: Island hopping?

Copa Airlines you can get to Jamaica through PTY airport (Panama)

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6. Re: Island hopping?

Jim, so that means Punta Cana-Santo Domingo-Panama-Jamaica for the first part of the roundtrip? sounds lengthy and sure will be quiet costy, too.

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7. Re: Island hopping?

Mike,

No Santo Domingo from what I see online. Checking one quickly is as followed.

Depart PUJ 6:47am arrive in Panama at 8:20am

Depart Panama 12:16pm arrive in Jamaica 2:12pm.

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8. Re: Island hopping?

JetBlue has arriving flights today from San Juan, Mike. No mention of via Santo Domingo.

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9. Re: Island hopping?

during early may we could only get flights from St Dgo to go from here TO San Juan/PR.

anyways, the outrageous price for the 25 minutes flights let change the basic travel plans, we buy some things elsewhere instead of PR and stop spending weekends in San Juan/PR.

Mike

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10. Re: Island hopping?

Don't waste your time on Janine M - she's a well known troll - will be gone in no time