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Caribbean cool; Latin American charm
Holidays in the Dominican Republic bring you the soft white sands and glittering clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. It’s the ideal place for couples wanting to enjoy the ultimate romantic break, whether that’s for an anniversary, honeymoon, or just a special holiday. Families will find amenities as well, with 5-star hotels offering all inclusive deals, which encompass fantastic watersports and activities.
The Dominican Republic’s beaches are picture perfect, while its interiors are ideal for those who want to explore. Here you’ll find luscious rainforests and mountains for hiking, as well as crystal clear waterfalls where you can swim and jump. For some of the best beaches on the island head to Punta Cana, where you’ll also find historical towns, iconic strips of sands backed by coconut trees, luxury hotels, and fresh local produce. Alternatively, Uvero Alto is known for its fresh seafood, tropical rainforests, and pristine beaches.
Luxury holidays in the Dominican Republic are all about relaxing. Its beautiful coastline is full of upmarket hotels, bars, and restaurants, as well as the white sands and azure waters the Caribbean is famous for. Book all inclusive holidays and make the most of the fresh local produce, including coconuts and mangoes, as well as spices and succulent seafood options. If you want to explore some of the island’s history, head into Puerto Plata where you can tour rum factories or visit Bayahibe, which is a small fishing village.
At Sovereign we’ll help you get the most from your luxury holidays in the Dominican Republic. Little details include selected airport lounges and private transfers, while our travel experts have carefully curated a list of the island’s best hotels. Stay at the Zoetry Agua Punta Cana for fantastic amenities, rustic décor, and an island paradise where you can fully immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere. Excellence El Carmen is an adults only property right on the beach, while Excellence Punta Cana has beautifully landscaped gardens and a choice of over 10 restaurants.
Whatever you choose to do, our family holidays in the Caribbean offer plenty of fun in the sun, whatever age your children are.
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.