One of the biggest Caribbean countries, the Dominican Republic is a hugely popular getaway destination. Its long coastlines dotted with white-sand beaches and laid-back resorts are the biggest draw, with mountains and rainforests adding drama and a sense of exotic wilderness. Holidays to the Dominican Republic are perfect if you enjoy a balance of relaxation and adventure. Here, you can do as little or as much as you like during your trip. The resort of Cap Cana has become one of the country's top holiday spots. It's all about luxury here, and enjoying the very best of everything.
San Pedro De Macoris
Holidays to the Dominican Republic go beyond powder-white beaches. San Pedro de Macorís is an intriguing destination on the Dominican Republic's south-east coast, an area packed with beaches, coastal savannahs, rum tasting and magical caves. This miscellaneous continent also serves up mountains, colonial towns and jungles galore. Known for its colourful buildings and authentic Caribbean atmosphere, San Pedro de Macorís holidays make a great choice for anyone seeking an escape from the country's big resort areas. That said, there's more than enough to keep holidaymakers busy, such as shopping, exploring caves, and golf.
The calm resort of Uvero Alto lets its long, tropical beach provide both relaxation and activities, such as snorkelling and horse-riding. Staying at one of its upmarket hotels, you can make the most of our Dominican Republic holidays deals and enjoy lively entertainment and high-end dining, or frequent the village's beach bars and casual restaurants..
Colourful coral reefs, tropical coconut trees, pristine beaches and inviting clear water make Samana and its surrounding peninsula a popular destination. There are whale-watching opportunities and sublime restaurants here. Samana is a peaceful retreat, yet still has plenty of vibrancy on offer.
As one of the longest-established holiday resorts in the Dominican Republic, the coastal destination of Playa Dorada is a firm holiday favourite. Enjoy excellent shopping and miles of beach as well as casinos and bars to spend evenings in.
Once a sleepy fishing village, Las Terrenas is now a dreamy Dominican Republic destination. Its white sandy beaches, pastel-coloured boats, swaying palm trees and sparkling sea make it the travel destination of choice for holidaymakers. Add to that some of the best beaches in the world and gourmet cuisine, and you've got a holiday location that's near enough unbeatable. Las Terrenas holidays are suited to families looking for fun and adventure, as well as couples and friends who want momentous experiences and relaxing days in the sun. From whale watching to sipping cocktails, you'll never have two days the same in Las Terrenas.
A visit to La Romana brings with it the most beautiful beaches and warm waters. If you're planning to take your holidays to the Dominican Republic here, you can go on a safari trip or wander around the reproduction Medieval village. Just along the coast from Santo Domingo, La Romana's laid-back atmosphere is never too far away from the action.
Going on holiday to Cayo Levantado in the Dominican Republic is like taking a trip to paradise. This beautiful island is awash with white sandy beaches, blue skies and azure seas. For 300 days of the year, the sun shines on this tropical hideaway, which offers the best in water sports, authentic Caribbean cuisine and luxury hotels. Sip a cocktail on 'Bacardi Island', where an iconic Bacardi advert was filmed, or hop on a boat and go whale watching in Samaná Bay. Whatever your fancy, you'll love staying on this laid-back isle.
A staggering 10 kilometres of beach to call its own is just the start for beautiful Bavaro. Move inland and the palm trees make way for an adventure park, vibrant clubs and a world of food. For even more to do, Punta Cana virtually joins on to Bavaro, so if you're deciding where to head on your holidays to the Dominican Republic, this might be the place for you.
Bahia Maimon might just be made up of two hotels, but this waterfront complex also has a pretty gorgeous beach on its doorstep. And with those luxury-heavy hotels comes a staggering array of watersports, restaurants, evening entertainment and some show-stopping pool scenes to enjoy on your Dominican Republic holidays.
Sitting on the edge of tropical forests, the charming old fishing village of Bayahibe has long sandy beaches and a tranquil, relaxed pace. The coral reefs and old shipwrecks along the Caribbean shoreline here also offer you some of the best diving and snorkelling experiences for your Dominican Republic holidays.