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Luxury Dominican Republic Holidays

Caribbean cool; Latin American charm

Dominican Republic

Columbus declared the Dominican Republic to be 'the fairest land under heaven'. Once you clock its dreamy beaches and tropical forests, you'll understand what he was talking about. The flour-white beaches roll on for miles, while the warm waters teem with colourful creatures – ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.

There's plenty to keep you busy here. Skim across the waves on a catamaran, head out on a whale watching trip (humpbacks cruise the waters of Samana Bay), or play a round at one of the island's top-notch golf courses. Further inland, the landscape becomes a patchwork of forested mountains, waterfalls and rolling countryside. Take a trip to one of the national parks, or tackle the Rio Yaque del Norte in a white-water raft.

Save time for a day trip to the historic city of Santo Domingo, said to be the first city Columbus established in the New World. Its old quarter's cobbled streets are filled with colonial churches and buildings, and you'll hear the infectious sounds of merengue music drifting from lively backstreet bars.

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Beautiful Caribbean beaches coupled with Atlantic surf make the Dominican Republic a great destination for families and more adventurous visitors.

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Our pick of the top hotels in the Dominican Republic
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Excellence El Carmen

Dominican Republic, Uvero Alto

Excellence Punta Cana

Dominican Republic, Uvero Alto

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana
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Destinations in Dominican Republic
Punta Cana
Punta Cana settles on the very eastern tip of the Dominican Republic. It’s the poster child for luxury Caribbean holidays – think pale sands, palatial hotels, coconut palms and private marinas.
Uvero Alto
Uvero Alto is the laid-back northern district of Punta Cana. The hotels really spread out up here, so there’s plenty of elbow room for plush beach cabanas and honeymoon-friendly restaurants.

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Family holidays in the Caribbean

Whatever you choose to do, our family holidays in the Caribbean offer plenty of fun in the sun, whatever age your children are. 


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Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to the Dominican Republic is around 8 hours 30 minutes.

When to go

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.

Visa Information

British citizens will require a tourist card (US$10) – you can get these on arrival at the airport.  

Tipping

Most hotels and restaurants add a 10% service charge to the bill. Taxi drivers will expect 10% of the total fare.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Dominican Republic is Spanish. English is widely spoken around the resorts of Playa Bayahibe, Punta Cana and Uvero Alto, too.

Health

Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid vaccinations are recommended. Please speak to your GP for more information. 

 

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