Dominican Republic Holidays 2024/2025

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, perfect for those looking for a bit of adventure on their holiday to the Dominican Republic.

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Charming and cultural Dominican Republic

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 and so much more, there’s a lot to take in on holiday in the Dominican Republic.

Resorts

Escape the city

Dominican Republic holidays are ideal for all kinds of travellers, whether you love the hustle and bustle of city life or you’re looking for something a bit quieter. If you want to get away from the crowds, secluded beach areas nearby include gorgeous Cabarete with its red coral reefs containing a quarter of the world’s marine life, and Bahia Maimon, which has been ranked by Conde Nast as among the top 10 in the world, with a handful of hotels and beach-side restaurants.

Or try Sosua boasting a kilometre-long beach, with food and drink shacks servicing most palates. At one end of the beach is the El Batey neighbourhood, which is the main area with a nice selection of good restaurants and shops. It’s also home to a small synagogue and a Jewish Museum documenting the history of World War Two Jewish refugees who were the original settlers. Perhaps holidays to the Dominican Republic offer more than you knew?

UNESCO beaches and great nightlife

50 kilometres of coastline imbued with luxury hotels and resorts make up Punta Cana on the eastern-most tip of the country. Aside from Punta Cana beach, which is for private use of hotel guests, two other local beaches dominate the area, these are Macao and Bavaro. Their white shores are backed by coconut palms and mangroves, and offer the mandatory warm clear water we associate with the Caribbean – except these two beaches are considered to be superior.

Dominican Republic holidays offer so much more than just beautiful beaches – they’re UNESCO beaches. UNESCO has sited Macao as being the best for its fine sand and beautiful palm trees. This is a pretty quiet area but you can still have lunch at one of the small seaside eateries or dine at a restaurant atop the cliff at the southern tip of the beach. Dominicans like to come here on the weekends, hinting at its splendour.

Bavaro is a dazzling palm-lined stretch of beach. And it’s one of the most popular spots in Punta Cana and as such there are hotels, restaurants and gift shops here, where you can buy local cigars and other craft products or little keepsakes of your Dominican Republic holiday. There are also plenty of water-based activities from parasailing, to scuba diving and speed boating.

If you head to the northern end of Punta Cana you will discover Uvero Alto. This beach resort is considered the in-place to be right now and, although more remote and peaceful, there’s still lots to do. This area boasts good nightlife and you can enjoy dinner and a spectacular dance show at Coco Bongo, dance the night away at Munga Disco, or lay down a bet at Punta Cana Hard Rock Casino.

A natural mineral pool in the East

There are many excursions available from the Punta Cana area in the Dominican Republic, including to the nearby rock pools of Hoyo Azul at Scape Park. Surrounded by forest and incredible flora and fauna you will discover a 65-foot cave filled with clear-blue water. The fresh water pool is a sinkhole created by the collapse of limestone bedrock, exposing groundwater underneath. You can go for a swim and experience the sensation of the natural minerals, considered to be healing, left by the limestone. There are many other activities on offer at Scape Park including horse riding and zip wire.

Another great attraction in the East – its world class 18-hole golf courses. Punta Espada is regarded as the best golf club in the Caribbean and Mexico. Or try the oceanfront La Cana Golf Club – one of the first established and most frequented clubs in the area. It’s true that holidays to the Dominican Republic offer something for everyone.

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Frequently asked questions about holidays to the Dominican Republic

Whether you’re looking for an all inclusive holiday to the Dominican Republic in the summer or you’re wanting to escape for a winter sun holiday, you’ll find reliable weather that will make you forget about the unpredictable British weather all year round. Browse around your ideal dates and you’ll find deals and offers that could help you save some extra money.

June is by far the hottest month in the Dominican Republic. Indulge in average temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius and enjoy up to 10 whole hours of sunshine too. Consistent temperatures mean you don’t have to worry about a drab and dull day either. With very little rain, you’re sure to have the sunniest, warmest holiday possible.

Shop around for durations of your holiday and different resorts and bag yourself a bargain. Use our unique search tool to help find your ideal Dominican Republic holiday and be flexible with your departure dates, airport and duration of your holiday to discover the best prices.

You’ll find the best beaches along the western side of the Dominican Republic. Boca Chica, La Romana and Bayahibe boast the best beaches around with reflective waters, soft sand and amenities galore. Treat yourself to a beautiful beach holiday to the Dominican and unwind on the white sands of this amazing destination.

It always depends on what you’re looking for but if you are travelling with family then Juan Dolio is perfect as it hosts a fantastic family friendly beach area. For all inclusive holidays to the Dominican Republic then head to Punta Cana, the home of all inclusive resorts with stunning beaches and crystal clear waters.