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It all started in 1990. Phillippe Gillet visited the dreamy Dominican Republic and fell in love with the gorgeous weather and breathtaking beaches. But he also discovered something he was quite smitten with – cigars. Two years later, Gillet returned to the Dominican Republic impassioned and determined to “create a cigar brand” – and he did!

In 1992, the fun began: Don Lucas Cigars started rolling cigars with only two cigar rollers – making only 150 of these babies a day. Today, they have over 45 employees in their production line keeping their nimble fingers and hands busy creating 14 different cigar sizes with five different strengths. Take a look at these pros on the assembly line:


When the cigars are finished, they’re put in humidors to ensure optimal conditions so that they are full-bodied and smooth when you want to enjoy them. The company creed is “quality over quantity,” which is why they only produce a limited amount of cigars that meet the highest standards. In fact, Golf and Travel Magazine has ranked Don Lucas Cigars in the top 12 brands of the Dominican Republic. (Golf and Travel Magazine, March/April 2006 & Hunting Magazine, May/June 2010).

Cigar display, Don Lucas, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

(Cigar display, Don Lucas, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, photo by: one of our True Beach Lovers.)

Stop by Don Lucas cigars in Mundo Autentico (Authentic World) when you’re in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to get a taste of all the cigar goodness here. While you’re here, you can also shop for coffee, cocoa, rum and other products that you can take home to friends and family. Don Lucas is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. And they speak Spanish, English, French, German and Russian. For reservations please call us at +1.809.466.1212 / +1.809.844.3952 or by mail at

If this excursion sounds like something you could really get into, let us take you to Punta Cana, so you can explore all that this delicious destination has in store. Just call 1-800-915-3162 and one of our travel-savvy Beachologists will help you set up a Dominican Republic vacation package like no other. Or if you want to browse all the other amazing vacation packages to the Caribbean and Mexico we have, check them out here. This sweet spot for all you cigar-lovers in Mundo Autentico is just one of the many exotic, exciting locales in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, that we know you’ll love. Remember: life is short. It’s time to beach. We’re ready to roll when you are.

A True Beach Lover




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