Caribbean cool; Latin American charm
Flight time from the UK to the Dominican Republic is around 8 hours 30 minutes.
The Dominican Republic benefits from a year-round tropical climate. The driest months on the island are December through to April, when average highs are around toasty 29 degrees. May through to November are the hottest months, with highs in the low 30s, however with the heat comes rainfall - rain storms do pass quickly, however.
British citizens will require a tourist card (US$10) – you can get these on arrival at the airport.
Most hotels and restaurants add a 10% service charge to the bill. Taxi drivers will expect 10% of the total fare.
The official language of Dominican Republic is Spanish. English is widely spoken around the resorts of Playa Bayahibe, Punta Cana and Uvero Alto, too.
Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid vaccinations are recommended. Please speak to your GP for more information.