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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, Dominican Republic, Receives Prestigious OK Kosher Certification

Only Resort in the Caribbean to Provide Year-round Kosher Vacation Experience

Hotel News Resource Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort (LHVR), located in Puerto Plata on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, has been honored with the distinction of receiving the prestigious OK Kosher Certification, one of the most respected global symbols of kosher approval in an era of soaring demand for kosher food.


“It means we are held to the highest standards in offering this very specialized vacation experience.”

LHVR's complete year-round kosher vacation experience features a full kosher kitchen with kosher chef in residence, a kosher restaurant with a buffet and an a la carte menu, an orthodox synagogue, rabbinical services, and a kosher villa environment planned. The kosher kitchen and kosher restaurant operations will be under the strict rabbinical orthodox supervision of OK Kosher's Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, Rabbi Gornish and Rabbi Dovid Golowinski, and LHVR kosher chef Dani Ohana with a mashgiach on site following the Kashruth Jewish Dietary Laws for Glatt kosher, Chalav Yisroel and Pas Yisroel. A variety of Sephardic, Ashkenazi and international menu items will be offered.

"We are honored to receive the OK Kosher certification and designation," said Fadi Hamad, Corporate Food and Beverage Director, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort. "It means we are held to the highest standards in offering this very specialized vacation experience."

Upcoming holidays during which appropriate kosher foods will be served at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort include Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Each and every Shabbat there will be a Friday night Meal and Kiddush served early Shabbat afternoon. Later on Shabbat day, Seudah Shlishit will be available.

Under the leadership of Rabbi Don Yoel Levy and his father, Rabbi Berel Levy, consumers have come to equate the OK symbol with elite kosher standards since 1935. Operating on six continents and supported by more than 350 of the world's leading kosher experts, OK Kosher certifies more than 500,000 products, produced by over 2,500 companies, and a select few resort properties.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, located on Cofresi beach and with majestic mountain views, features luxury accommodations, gourmet restaurants, cafes, swimming pools, daily activities, and concierge services for destination tours. LHVR encompasses six distinct developments which all offer the Kosher Vacation Experience, including The Tropical, The Crown Suites, The Crown Villas, The Residence Suites, The Presidential Suites By Lifestyle and the new Royal Suites.

Guests and their families have a wide variety of activities available to them in the Dominican Republic’s North Coast. Next door is the Ocean World Adventure Park with its daily animal and aquatic shows and casino. Other activities in the area include a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Isabel de Torres, white water rafting, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, boating, snorkeling, monster truck safaris and city tours of Puerto Plata.