Caribbean cool; Latin American charm
Sample classic Caribbean charm mixed with colonial history, golden sands and tropical forests on your holidays to the Dominican Republic. There is something for everyone here, with family friendly beaches, exciting nightlife for groups of friends, mountain peaks and waterfalls for adventurers, and romantic cities and coves for couples. It’s the perfect spot to relax and unwind, as well as explore a wealth of colourful sea life in the warm waters which are ideal for diving and snorkelling. If you simply want to unwind, you can relax on pristine beaches and catch some of the year-round rays.
Stunning national parks are home to exotic wildlife and beautiful botanical life, in addition to white water rafting adventures at Rio Yaque del Norte. Enjoy picturesque rainforests and the luscious countryside which can be take in from the majestic mountains. Punta Cana and Uvero Alto are glamorous resorts full of wonderful amenities, while you’ll still find pretty beaches and a relaxed feel.
Once the home of Columbus’ first colony, the Dominican Republic has a wealth of cultural, musical and culinary traditions in addition to an inspiring and rich history. The island’s capital, blends these elements together showcasing the merengue, its national music, exciting fiestas, and its fusion of African, Taino and Spanish cuisine. There are high-end restaurants alongside backstreet bars and authentic family-run commodores serving rich stews, plantain, steak and freshly caught seafood washed down with a glass of rum or two. The Dominican Republic’s history and culture is also displayed in the cobbled streets of Santo Domingo, which are lined with colonial architectural delights and quaint stores.
Away from the cities, take to the waters in a catamaran for exceptional views of the island, or join a whale watching trip to see these stunning creatures cruising the gleaming waters. Fairway fans will be delighted to know the island is also the home of first class golf courses. Wherever you stay you can relax, knowing you will receive the Sovereign stamp of quality and luxury in your deluxe accommodation and our ultimate customer service.
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.