Dominican Republic Holidays 2015

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Paradisiacal Vibes in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic, found in the heart of the Caribbean, is a beach lovers’ paradise and an absolute must for those craving all things exotic.

If you are looking for some laid-back, Caribbean relaxation, then Dominican Republic holidays are ideal for you. White sand and crystal-clear waters make this a true haven for any sun, sand and sea worshipper. Situated in an archipelago of islands, the Dominican Republic continues to be one of the most popular long-haul destinations due to its stunning beaches, rejuvenating atmosphere and immense national parks.

Luxury by the Shore

Nothing screams relaxation like a beachside abode in the Dom Rep. Fall asleep to the crashing of waves and wake up to brilliant sunshine and glorious temperatures in places like Juan Dolio, whether in 5-star luxury and all inclusive indulging or self-catering digs and wallet-friendly beds, holidays in the Dominican Republic have the accommodation to suit everyone. Find your dream hotel in La Romana, the epitome of Caribbean beauty. Serving up a mix of colonial heritage, beautiful architecture and even better looking beaches, it’s a sure-fire way to facilitate your holiday of a lifetime.

For a beach break at its absolute best however, Boca Chica is a complete knock-out. Endless white-sand shorelines meet sapphire blue waters – all you’ll need to do is pick your spot and settle down, whether on the sand, a sun lounger or in a beachside bar sipping on a fruity cocktail in the shade – order some traditional grub to go with that drink!

A World of Natural Wonder

From the beautiful beaches to the jaw dropping lagoons, waterfalls and mountainous terrain, the diverse landscapes define this stunning country, all of which are awaiting your exploration. You’re likely to begin your Dominican Republic holidays however in the engaging capital city of Santo Domingo. Explore the incredible Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest European city in the Americas. Get your fill of culture and history in the form of colonial buildings, churches and engrossing museums, the perfect warm up before your outdoor adventures.

Get to grips with nature during your holidays to the Dominican Republic, whether taking to the inland landscapes or ducking below the waves. Numerous water sports opportunities will allow you to explore the world beneath the water, with some fantastic diving and snorkelling trips giving you the chance to meet some of the Dominican Republic’s most charming inhabitants.

The country is home to nine fantastic national parks, offering exploration through a variety of landscapes including highlands and mountains. There are some great hiking trails to be enjoyed across the inland areas of the Dominican Republic – keep an eye out for National Park of the East and Lake Dudu for some particularly rewarding treks and trails. If you fancy a little bit more culture, hop over to the neighbouring island of Cuba for some more discovery and intrigue in a Caribbean paradise.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Spanish
Currency: Peso (DOP)
Local time: Atlantic (UTC -4)

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Things to Do

The Dominican Republic has a massive amount of attractions and activities for you to get involved with, scattered all over the country from the sandy beaches of the south coast to the mountains of the north. A holiday in Dominican Republic can be as action-packed or as relaxing as you choose.


Whether your preferences lay with exploring the nature of the Punta Cana Ecological park, uncovering the history and culture of the island of La Hisiola, getting in touch with your inner child at the Samana Zipline theme park or simply exploring the beaches and the countries wonderful historical capital of Santo Domingo, there is something to suit everyone.