Dominican Republic Holidays 2014

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De-stress 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 who like all things exotic.

If you are looking for some laidback, Caribbean relaxation, then holidays in the Dominican Republic are ideal for you. White sand and crystal-clear waters makes this a true haven for any sun 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 and cool, Caribbean charm. Sip a Pina Colada or two in this tropical paradise and enjoy some of the finest stretches of sand that the world has to offer.

Dynamite Dominican

Nothing screams relaxation as much as a beachside abode in the Dom Rep. Fall asleep to the crashing of waves and wake up to brilliant sunshine and glorious temperatures. From 5-star luxury and all inclusive indulging to self-catering exploring and wallet-friendly prices, Dominican Republic holidays 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 have a 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 for a holiday to remember.

Palm Tree Paradise

From the beautiful beaches to the jaw drop-worthy lagoons, waterfalls and mountainous terrain, this diverse country in the Caribbean is phenomenal. All you need to absolutely perfect all holidays in the Dominican Republic is fantastic weather – and guess what? The Caribbean is home to some of the bluest skies and brightest days in the world. Couple this with soaring temperatures that intermingle with a cool, sea breeze and you’ve got yourself everything you could need for a sensational getaway.

The Dominican Republic is, of course, ideal for couples. Those sublime beaches aren’t going to lie on themselves, so who better than you and your loved one, overlooking a pretty spectacular sunset together? Exactly. Families will also love the island though – with a range of activities from water sports and golf to whale spotting and hiking, there’s plenty to do and see for all to enjoy.

Overall, Dominican Republic holidays are ideal for beach lovers who are yearning for that must-have Caribbean charm. With glorious hot days and bright sunshine, it’s an idyllic location that’s nothing short of paradise.

Out and About in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic boasts a variety of standout activities and places of interest that are sure to put the cherry on top on your already perfect getaway. Whale Samana offer whale watching excursions, which are operated by sealife experts, and there’s nothing quite like seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. To continue the underwater theme, Ocean World is one of the Dominican Republic’s main attractions and is a great place to check out sharks, whales and manta rays, whilst keeping your feet firmly on dry land. Nature lovers should also visit the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, where beautiful coastlines and lush, green forests are awaiting exploration – there’s plenty of wildlife to discover here. The Santiago and Jarabacoa Falls are ideal spots for some sightseeing and photo-snapping – you’re sure to make everyone back home jealous with those photos! Beach lovers should head to Playa Grande, which is home to some of the Dominican Republic’s most stunning beaches and coastline.

Important Information

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

Our top hotels in Dominican Republic

Celuisma Playa Dorada Hotel

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Nh Real Arena

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Hard Rock Casino Hotel Punta Cana

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Casa Marina Beach

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Sosua, Puerto Plata

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Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort

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Cofresi, Puerto Plata

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Celuisma Paraiso Cabarete Hotel

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Cabarete, Puerto Plata

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Celuisma Playa Dorada Hotel

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Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata

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Bavaro, Punta Cana

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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.