Dominican Republic holidays boast pristine Caribbean beaches and stunning interior landscapes. The warm aquamarine sea that laps the shore houses large coral reefs for snorkelling around. With some of the most popular and luxury resort complexes in the Caribbean, there are abundant watersport opportunities.
Experience one of the Caribbean's most geographically diverse countries – the Dominican Republic. You'll get UNESCO sites, village scenes, and vibrant nightlife in the east and southeast, or a charming continental vibe on the Samana peninsula. For large All Inclusive resorts with loads to do visit the north coast with its cultural hub, Puerto Plata. With all this and more, there's a lot to take in.
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On a luxurious, secluded holiday to the hotel complexes at Bahia Maimon, you'll have restaurants, bars and a white sand beach just downstairs. The hotels here have their own private stretch of beach for you to enjoy cocktails and sunshine on, away from the crowds.
It might have started as Punta Cana's younger sibling, but Bavaro has moved out of the shadows and into the spotlight with its own beach, an amazing array of watersports and some seriously stunning scenery. And its proximity to Punta Cana means you'll have your pick of activities.
This tranquil village is a top destination for snorkelling and scuba diving with coral reefs, exotic sealife and old shipwrecks to explore. Located on the edge of Parque Nacional de Este national park it has a lush backdrop of tropical forests, mangroves, cliffs and caves and a wide range of wildlife.
This hidden treasure of the Amber Coast offers a quiet retreat, which is never too far away from the action at Playa Dorada and Puerto Plata. It has a Blue Flag beach and coral reefs offshore to dive around. Big and little kids will enjoy a trip to nearby Fun City.
Boasting the best beach in the Dominican Republic, or so the locals say, La Romana's crowning glory is actually a reproduction 16th-century Mediterranean village with a museum and amphitheatre. As well as relaxed days on the beach you can visit the nearby casino or Outback Safari.
In the gated resort of Playa Dorada you can relax and find all amenities close at hand. It has lots to choose from in terms of beaches, shops and watersports. Added to that, casinos and nightclubs make Playa Dorada a fun-packed holiday venue.
Part of the 50-kilometre stretch of Coconut Coast, Uvero Alto is a chilled out, high end resort. Here you can take a trip to the waterpark, go horse riding or beach buggying and snorkelling in the coral reef. Nearby golf courses and casinos add to the plentiful entertainment offerings.