Dominican Republic Holidays

A treasure in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic epitomises the quintessential tropical paradise. Distinguished by its shimmering beaches, serene blue waters and captivating mountains, the Dominican Republic caters to a broad spectrum of travellers, from families seeking a relaxing beach holiday, couples longing for a serene getaway, to thrill-seekers in pursuit of their next adventure. From all-inclusive packages to affordable exploration, this island offers an array of choices to suit many budgets. The Dominican Republic is also replete with activities and sights, including exploring lush national parks, diving into the exhilarating world of watersports or basking in the rich cultural and historical offerings.

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Whether you are voyaging to the Dominican Republic for the first time, or it's a favourite holiday haunt, there are a plethora of vibrant destinations to choose from. Read on to explore some of these destinations.

Santo Domingo

Not merely the capital but the commercial and cultural hub of the Dominican Republic, is an intriguing blend of modern cosmopolitan charm intertwined with historic remnants. The city's encapsulating tableau of bustling markets, rich heritage sites, and swanky urban attractions, make it an exotic choice for holidaymakers.

Punta Cana

A haven for sun-seekers and beach aficionados, is abounding with lavish resorts and myriad watersports to indulge in. Perfect for a sun-soaked lazy, or an adventurous holiday, Punta Cana never fails to delight.

Puerto Plata

Set on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, offers sandy beaches, an assortment of watersports and an authentic taste of local life, including striking historical landmarks.

La Romana

Sitting on the Caribbean side of the country, is home to opulent resorts, serene beaches, impressive golf courses, and rising tourism developments.


In the north of the Dominican Republic, offers a tranquil getaway with low-key towns, unspoilt beaches, and access to remarkable wildlife, notably the migrating humpback whales between January and March.

Where to Stay

Whether you're planning a family holiday, a romantic break or a trip with your best mates, the Dominican Republic presents a diverse range of accommodations and destinations to make your holiday wishes come true.

Santo Domingo for Families

For a family holiday, Santo Domingo, with its wealth of attractions and vibrant food scene, offers a mixed bag of experiences that would keep everyone entertained. For a more relaxed atmosphere and beach fun, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata are prime choices, with Samaná providing a more peaceful retreat.

Punta Cana for Couples

For couples, the tranquil beaches and luxurious resorts of Punta Cana provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. For a mix of beach and city getaway, Santo Domingo's vibrant life combined with excellent accommodation options will set the stage for a memorable holiday. For a unique experience, consider a retreat to Barahona and its stunning natural attractions.

Punta Cana and Puerto Plata for Friends

For a gathering of friends, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata are favoured destinations with robust nightlife and a range of activities. More eclectic options include Santo Domingo, with its rich tapestry of attractions and nightlife, La Romana for its luxurious resort life, or the rural landscapes and stunning beaches of Constanza and Bayahibe.

When to Visit

Situated in the tropical climes of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic basks in year-round warmth, making it an ideal holiday destination all year. The best time to visit is during the high dry season from December to April when the weather is most splendid. Keep in mind, however, that the hurricane season from June to November may bring stormy weather, with August and September being the height of the season. However, those willing to travel during these months might score some fantastic off-peak deals.

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