An explosion rocked one of the kitchens at the All Inclusive Resort Grand Paradise Bavaro near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

5 workers were hospitalized and 16 kitchen workers hurt by the blast that destroyed one of the kitchens on the property. The restaurant was closed at the time and none of the hotel guest were hurt. The hotel has several Restaurants including the Taino which serves Dominican food, La Cana which is the resorts steak house, the Sea Scape a seafood restaurant, Michelangelo an Italian restaurant, Asia with Oriental food and the resorts buffet restaurant La Laguna. There is no word at this time which restaurant was damaged by the gas explosion.

Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts

The Grand Paradise Bavaro was recently bought by Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts who is in the process of taking over the management of the all inclusive resort. The change over of the management is expected to be complete on April 30 of 2013 at which time the resort will be closed down for 6 months while the resort is brought up to Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts’ 5 star standards and Blue Diamond’s “Memories Resorts” specifications.

The Grand Paradise Bavaro is located on the beach in Bavaro and is about 35 minutes from the Puta Cana International Airport and about 90 minutes from La Romana’s International Airport.