lolololol, I'm Dominican from NJ. During our week long stay last year we looked at property as we were mildly interested in a beach vacation home. We have been tracking the news on the Dominican government's increased infrastructure investments and the recent additions of airline routes from the U.S. to Samana. Social media is already seeing an uptick in postings so with all that it's only time before word spreads with the "influencers".
I've only been there once and I did hear more French spoken than any other language during my stay.