If your goal is to relax and enjoy the sand and sea, then a vacation in the Dominican Republic, known to most as simply the DR is the ideal choice.
The DR is famous for its incredible beaches, championship golf courses and its outlying coral reefs. Occupying the eastern half of the Island of Hispaniola, the beaches here can stretch for miles. The DR is a great option for those new to the Caribbean vacation scene.
With an abundance of all-inclusive resorts here it will be important to choose the right one for you and your crew. But beyond the resorts and beaches here you’ll find super friendly local people, untouched tropical rainforests, some of the Caribbean’s highest mountains, stunning national parks and secret underground rivers that lie within deep caves.
Things to do
- Santo Domingo City Tour
- Playa Rincon
- Visit Dominican House to experience Local Hospitality
- Damajaqua Cascades, 27 Waterfalls
- Luxury Yacht Charter
- Horseback riding, golf or Deep Sea Fishing
- Dune Buggy, Zipline, ATV or Catamaran Adventure
- Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
- Eden Roc at Cap Cana
- Tortuga Bay Hotel
- Excellence El Carmen
- Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana
- Secrets Cap Cana
- Dreams Onyx Punta Cana
Located on the easternmost coast of the Dominican Republic, this location is known for its resorts, gorgeous beaches, and tropical, laid-back vibe. Punta Cana is one of the best locations in the Caribbean for all-inclusive resorts, housing a range of top-rated resorts to suit any trip’s needs.
Visitors can go out on the sea for a sunset cruise, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, or even an interactive dolphin experience. Onshore, visit an adventure park for whole-family fun, take a trip to an ecological reserve to learn about the rich history of the land, or even interact with monkeys and Monkeyland.
The first custom built tourist destination in the country, Puerto Plata is idea for budget-conscious travelers. It is known for its numerous tourist attractions and large concentration of resorts. Pick a resort situated one of the area’s beautiful white sand beach for a unforgettable vacation that won’t break the bank.
Onshore, take a trip to Damajaqua Waterfalls, a series of waterfalls and rock pools that draws in tourists from across the world. On tours of the falls, visitors can climb up slide, swim, or jump down them. Take a zipline over the lush forestry on the island, learn about the history of amber on the island, and learn about the local culture and history on a day trip from your resort.
For a fun-filled nights, the resorts in the area have their own nightclubs and live entertainment, and much of it. For an even wider variety of nighttime entertainment, resorts offer day passes to visitors who are not staying at the hotel .
One of the oldest colonial settlements in the New World, Santo Domingo today is the most populous city in the Dominican Republic and the place to go to experience Dominican culture and learn about the rich history of the country.
In the historical center of the city, the UNESCO world heritage site Cuidad Colonial, experience a mix of old and new. Walk among a high concentration of historical structures (the highest in the Caribbean) and stop at a café or restaurant serving local or international cuisine.
Home to a lively nightlife scene, Santo Domingo is a unique spot to interact and enjoy time with locals that can’t be found in the resort towns of the country.