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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic luxury holidays

Introduction

Situated on the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti, the Dominican Republic is a world away from its neighbour. Stable and welcoming, the country is the most geographically diverse in the Caribbean. Consequently, Dominican Republic holidays are full of colour and contrast as the country boasts both the highest peak and lowest point in the Caribbean, vibrant cities and sleepy villages, all-inclusive resorts and activity centres.

The capital Santo Domingo retains much of its original charm and is a bustling multicultural hub. San Cristobal draws the most visitors due to its association with the dictator Trujillo, whilst Bayahibe is gaining in popularity due to its eco credentials and protection of endangered turtles and iguanas.

Just off the southern shore of Bayahibe lies Isla Saona, a castaway island with 45-square miles of white coral sand beaches and lagoons lined with mangroves.

There are plenty of options for watersports enthusiasts, who can swim at magnificent beaches or dive to explore reefs, wrecks and caverns. Cabarete has excellent sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing; the Peninsula de Samana is the place to watch humpback whales congregate. Elsewhere there's white water rafting, canyoning and fishing.

Inland, climb Pico Duarte, the Caribbean's highest mountain, or head to the towns of Jarabacoa or Constanza for an alternative Caribbean holiday experience.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
9 hours

Time zone
GMT -4

Currency
Dominican Republic peso (peso) = 100 centavos

Language
Spanish

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

Special offers in the Dominican Republic

Zoëtry Agua, Dominican Republic

Contemporary resort from £2,295 pp incl. flights

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Early booking offer - save up to 30% of accommodation cost
Book by: 31 December 2017

Quietly tucked away amidst palms and pools in a secluded oceanfront setting, Zoëtry Agua is a stunning resort dedicated to creating harmony and spiritual wellbeing.

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Top places to stay in the Dominican Republic

Occidental Grand Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Contemporary hotel

Located on the Dominican Republic's beautiful Bavaro Beach, one of the finest stretches of sand on the island, the Occidental Grand Punta Cana offers a tranquil atmosphere, Spanish-style architecture and lush tropical gardens, tailor-made for families and couples seeking rest, relaxation and a wide…

Paradisus Palma Real, Dominican Republic

Accommodation

Set on pristine Bavaro Beach on the beautiful holiday island of the Dominican Republic, this all-suite resort offers an all-inclusive luxury holiday experience with exceptional service, a vast array of first-rate facilities and fabulous dining, with no fewer than seven à la carte restaurants to cho…

Zoëtry Agua, Dominican Republic

Contemporary resort from £2,295 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer - save up to 30% of accommodation cost
Book by: 31 December 2017

Quietly tucked away amidst palms and pools in a secluded oceanfront setting, Zoëtry Agua is a stunning resort dedicated to creating harmony and spiritual wellbeing.

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Dominican Republic articles

Best Beaches in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is synonymous with beach holidays and there are exceptional examples of pure white sand and crystal clear waters throughout the region, meaning that wherever you touch down, you'll be able to find space on which to kick off your shoes and throw down your towel.

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