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Dominican Republic

Best Hotels in Dominican Republic

White sands and warm waters stretch along the 800-mile coastline of the Dominican Republic, setting off its stunning mountain scenery. Experience the thrill of its waterfalls and rivers carving through lush jungle, see migrating whales off the coast, marvel at amazing amber on display in the museum and enjoy an array of water sports from white-water rafting to parasailing. And as the first Spanish settlement in the Americas, 500 years of history is captured in its evocative colonial architecture.

Riu Republica Hotel

Dedicated to adults, this beachfront hotel with crisp white rooms full of luxuries has eight pools and nine restaurants to greet you. With palm trees that seem to disappear in the sky, you can enjoy the sea views all day long while sipping cocktails in the swim-up bars on the edge of the sand, or make a splash on the slides at the waterpark. Later, evening shows and a nightclub will keep the buzz alive through the night.

VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

Winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, this stylish resort sits on the Playa Dorada Beach just around the corner from the shops, bars and restaurants of Playa Dorada Plaza mall. With lofty coconut palms and airy, open-plan spaces, you'll soon find yourself relaxing as you swim up to the bar in the huge pool, and enjoy food from around the world in elegant restaurants that include a sea-view grill. And as the sun sets, enjoy saxophonists, karaoke and live shows.

Riu Bambu Hotel

Shrouded in tropical gardens, the private Riu Bambu is located in a popular part of Punta Cana's coast. The hotel brings you delicious food across seven restaurants and lively entertainment is laid on throughout the day and into the evening. Everyone will find their own piece of paradise here, with five pools and two kids' pools to choose from. And if you fancy a spot of adventure, a reef not far from the shore and local shipwreck makes for great snorkelling.

Dreams La Romana

If you are looking for indulgence this hotel exudes it with contemporary rooms, an infinity pool and an impressive restaurant count. Seven a la carte restaurants serve everything from traditional Dominican dishes on beach front to spicy Mexican cuisine, and there's even a sushi bar. All the family will love its designated areas for adults as younger ones enjoy kids' clubs. As well as a great line-up of activities, relive island life in the 16th-century replica Mediterranean village nearby.