If you are looking to experience Latin American warmth with Caribbean charm, look no further than Dominican Republic. Located on Hispaniola - the second largest island in the Caribbean, you can be sure to find fine white sand, swaying palm trees, crystal clear waters and the seductive sounds of the meringue wherever you go.

Whichever resort you choose, there is no getting away from the sun, sea and sand that Dominican Republic is known for. You will find a variety of hotels in both Punta Cana and La Romana. Punta Cana is a favourite for those who want to combine tropical getaways with luxurious comforts, friendly service, beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. La Romana, only a 40 minute drive from Punta Cana Airport is ideal for those looking to enter an enchanted world of palm-lined beaches and turquoise sea, which is home to fascinating marine life.

Whichever area you choose, you will soon see exactly why Christopher Columbus called Dominican Republic ‘the fairest land under heaven’.

Top 5 Experiences

  • With 1000 miles of unspoiled natural beaches, why not explore the waters’ coral reefs, caves, shipwrecks and multi-coloured fish. If visiting between January and March, we recommend a trip to Samana on the northeast coast to get a clear view of humpback whales in the wild.
  • With dozens of world-class designer golf courses surrounded by magnificent unspoiled nature, breath-taking coastlines and lush green fairways, Dominican Republic is the new ‘in’ destination for golf.
  • Dominican Republic is home to the best rum in the world, so be sure to visit the Rum and Sugar Cane Museum in Santo Domingo.
  • For a fun-filled day or two, why not visit Manati Park, Animal Adventure, Zipline Adventures or Dolphin Island Park in Punta Cana; or, great for families, take a trip to the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve.
  • If you’re after traditional Caribbean souvenirs such as rum, cigars and jewellery, then Punta Cana has a number of local craft shops to choose from.