Holiday to the Dominican Republic for an All Inclusive dream trip
Sipping on tropical cocktails and lounging by a large, sea-facing pool is a fantastic way to start any Dominican Republic holiday – if you’re flying from the UK, this can be you in just nine hours.
The Dominican Republic’s All Inclusive scene is thriving across all of its gorgeous regions. In Bahia Maimon you’ll find All Inclusive hotels located smack dab on the beach. This 800-metre curve of white sand is great for holiday goers wanting to take up snorkelling or just eager to deepen their tan. If you want to venture out of the hotel, the streets here are full of local shops, restaurants and bars featuring cabaret acts for your evening entertainment.
But Bahia Maimon has tough competition when it comes to neighbouring Bavaro. This resort has its own range of fantastic All Inclusive holidays, with 10 kilometres of beach, adventure parks and souvenir shops right at your finger tips.
Meanwhile, tranquil La Romana lets you immerse yourself in Caribbean culture – every All Inclusive boasts colonial-style buildings and delicious buffets and restaurants serving up local seafood favourites.
One of the best things about an All Inclusive holiday is scoring a hotel with a private beach, and in the Dominican Republic there are plenty of those to go around. Playa Bayahibe in Bayahibe has been awarded a Blue Flag for excellent visitor facilities and cleanliness, and is an ideal coastline for relaxing under a palm tree or taking a dip. This beach also has an active environmental management and education programme, so you can learn more about the wildlife and sea life in the area.
Uvero Alto is also famous for its beautiful expanse of white sand and coconut palms. Quieter than others in the Dominican Republic, but well known for its coral reef, it’s the perfect place to spot tropical fish as you snorkel or scuba dive.
What's included in your holiday
All Inclusive holidays in the Dominican Republic include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks in between. Some a la carte restaurants will also be included in your stay, while others will have a once-weekly basis. Beverage-wise you’ll have soft drinks and some alcoholic drinks available throughout the day, varying depending on your hotel.
Almost all Dominican Republic resorts are located right on the beach, so you’ll also have free access to activities like snorkelling and beach volleyball. As with any holiday, it’s important to check the hotel information before you book, so you know exactly what’s included in your stay.
Other popular holidays in the Caribbean
The Dominican Republic is one of many destinations with a range of All Inclusive hotels. If you’re interested in other Caribbean hotspots, check out the likes of Antigua, Aruba and St Lucia. But if your heart is set on the Dominican Republic, take a peak at our travel guide for more information. Here’s a list of some of our top All Inclusive hotels in the Dominican Republic to get you started.
At this 5* hotel, you'll have everything you need plus a large amount of added luxury, with four large, lagoon-like pools and seven gourmet and casual dining restaurants. This hotel also boasts a fantastic beachfront location, so you'll be lounging on that white stretch of sand in no time. All the rooms are decked out with contemporary furnishings and little extras including air conditioning, a smart TV and an iPod docking station.
Only a five-minute walk from this All Inclusive hotel is a stunning 22-kilometre stretch of beach. You can spend your days soaking up the sunshine on this gorgeous coastline or in the hotel's own pool, surrounded by palm trees and the ultimate in tropical vibes. Kids will love the hotel's waterpark and children's splash area, with an array of slides and fun climbing zones to jump into the pool.
Surrounded by tropical gardens, this colonial-style offering comes with all the All Inclusive trimmings. You'll be right on the beach, with stunning sea views from the large central swimming pool. Any children will be well taken care of in the hotel's kids' club for ages four to 12. There's also plenty of places to eat including the buffet restaurant and three a la cartes specialising in Italian and gourmet seafood.
This luxurious resort is ideal for any water lovers. There's lots of choice when it comes to cooling down, including four pools, and a beach just outside the front door. There's also a pool bar with waiter service if you're feeling extra decadent. When it comes to food, this hotel goes all in, with seven a la carte restaurants as well as a World Cafe international buffet. Entertainment-wise, there's always something going on from live shows and discos to big screen movie showings right on the beach.