A holiday to the Dominican Republic combines stunning beaches with the potential for rainforest exploration and a memorable cultural experience.
The Dominican Republic is known for its brilliant white sand beaches and luxury all-inclusive resorts, making it one of the prime Caribbean destinations for that luxury tropical holiday. The Dominican Republic also offer much more than that, though, with fantastic activities to entertain the active and sport traveller as well as rainforests and highlands inland and a fascinating Spanish colonial history. The Dominican Republic is a unique and varied destination offering a lot more than you would expect from simply a luxury Caribbean destination.
That being said, the resorts on the north coast of the island are of a genuinely world class standard. With a variety of resorts to choose from all with pristine pearl-white coastline draped with palms and set against the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Luxury holidays in the Dominican Republic do not disappoint. Offering fabulous facilities and a great range of activities and dining variety. The north coast of the island is one of the Caribbean’s best coastal tourist draws for beauty and opulence.
Playa Rincon is a famous beach a short drive from Samana. Consistently rated one of the top beaches in the Caribbean, Rincon is a three kilometre stretch of near perfect white sands set against a thick palm forest. A fabulous lazy day and some envy-inducing photo opportunities.
To the east, the resorts of Punta Cana are beginning to offer stiff competition. This fast-growing part of the island is also blessed with beautiful beaches and some great golf courses and is another prime location for that all-inclusive beach holiday perfect to relax and unwind.
For a more cultural experience, a trip to the capital of the island, Santo Domingo is a fascinating experience. The oldest European settlement in the Caribbean and the origin of the ‘New World’ this world UNESCO Heritage site offers a graceful mix of the modern and the past – a modern Caribbean city with a deep heritage. Cobbled streets and fantastic architecture in the Zona Colonial are abound. A trip to Santo Domingo is a great day out, and a must, while on the island.
The island is great for more rural adventure, also. The inland mountains are some of the highest in the Caribbean region and offer some fantastic hiking and exploring opportunities. A surprise to most visitors, the mountain vistas are a beautiful reason to explore and offer a great variety to a beach based holiday. The same can also be said for the twenty seven waterfalls of Damajagua. Holiday makers routinely describe a tour of these waterfalls as an absolute highlight of their time on the island, experiencing these numerous cascades and again offers some spectacular photo opportunities.
The Dominican Republic offers a variety that exceeds that of most Caribbean islands. With exceptional beaches and resorts, some fascinating towns and cities, and a lush and mountainous inland, the Dominican Republic is perfect for luxury holidays, family holidays and those seeking thrill and adventure. The Dominican Republic is an island of contrast that satisfies almost any holiday maker.
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The weather in the Dominican Republic has some variation. December and May is the high season when the climate is relatively comfortable and the weather is drier. June is the month with the highest rainfall, with an average of 12 rain days. Hurricane season is between June and November and there is a risk of tropical storms, even though the locals and hotel staff are extremely experienced at handling this weather. If there is no storms it is still a great time to travel to the Dominican Republic.