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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Sun, sea and sand - perfect!

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic with its stunning beaches, waterfalls and vast array of exotic plants and animals. With a great choice of beach resorts, you’ll be sure to find a hotel to suit your requirements whether you’re a honeymooning couple or a family seeking an all-inclusive vacation.

Beyond the beaches, you’ll find this is a place of great diversity with lots to explore including mangrove lagoons, colonial cities and mountain peaks. The capital of Santo Domingo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and showcases some stand-out colonial architecture including Ozama Fort and Columbus Palace. While in this area, we would recommend visiting the 3 Eyes National Park which has stunning caves, amazing views and underground lakes.

Punta Cana lies on the eastern tip of the country. This lively resort has idyllic shores and a wonderful selection of five-star hotels. Bavaro is a great choice for those seeking an all-inclusive holiday stay. For a more relaxed pace, choose the sleepy resort of Bayahibe which is located on the south coast. This charming town has lovely beaches, a few hotels and pastel coloured houses.

For a day trip to remember, head to Saona Island – a beautiful retreat located off the south eastern tip of the Dominican Republic. Here you will find coral reefs, unspoiled beaches and shallow waters which are home to flying fish, sting rays and starfish. It’s the perfect place for a spot of sunbathing and snorkelling before enjoying some perfectly BBQ’d fish and a cooling drink.

Contact Designer Travel to arrange your dream holiday to the Dominican Republic. We listen to you to find out what you want from your holiday and we work within your budget to seek out the best options for you.  We have Travel Experts that know the Dominican Republic inside out and, as we are independent, we have the ability and dedication to search through the hundreds of flight and accommodation choices that are out there. We can build you a bespoke holiday for however long you want and exactly to your tastes. Add to that the fact that we are ABTA bonded and offer a full after sales service and you can see why people are choosing to book with Designer Travel again and again.

So, let us take the stress out of arranging your next luxury break. Simply complete the enquiry form or give us a call – we’ll be delighted to help.

Key Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed capital of Santo Domingo
  • The Samana peninsula is a top-spot for whale watching
  • Take the cable car up to Mount Isabel del Torres
  • Visit the picture perfect island of Saona
  • Explore the caves and underground lakes of the 3 Eyes National Park
  • Bayahibe is recommended for those seeking a peaceful resort
  • Santo Domingo has a good metro and bus system
  • Taxis and motorcylcle taxis are a common way to travel around the resorts
  • Renting a car is a great way to get to see some of the more isolated spots
  • Party like a rock star at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
  • For a top-notch, all-inclusive break, take a look at the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT -4

Currency: Dominican Peso

Climate Information

The Dominican Republic is warm and sunny throughout the year with temperatures sometimes reaching 32°C in the summer months.

The highest months for rainfall are traditionally May to November.

Leisure & Activities

Punta Cana
A popular choice for guests seeking idyllic beach life is Punta Cana on the eastern edge of the island. Known as the Coconut Coast, there are a fantastic selection of quality hotels in stunning locations.

Dumajagua & the rainforests
An absolute must-see in our opinion are the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua. Follow that with an exploration of the lush rainforests and you'll feel you have truly seen what this magical island is all about.

Santo Domingo
If you like to explore the island's history and culture, head to the capital, Santo Domingo. It's the oldest European settlement in the Caribbean and has a wealth of museums, historical buildings and beautiful parks and gardens.

Hotels in Dominican Republic