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Two sun loungers and a parasol sat on an envious location on a white sand beach with panoramic views of turquoise sea and sky in Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic Holidays


If you are looking for beautiful beaches and some of the best all inclusive value in the Caribbean then the A holiday to the Dominican Republic could be just the thing for you.

A raft of luxurious new resorts combined with direct scheduled flights has resulted in the south east of the island opening up to a more discerning clientele; of course, they still enjoy the warmth and vitality of this welcoming Caribbean gem.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

PUNTA CANA A luxury resort development stretched over 50km of glorious white sand beaches, coves and limestone bluffs. As well as resorts, there is a Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf course and a marina encircled by chic boutiques and fine restaurants. Guests can also enjoy a 15km nature trail and beaches which are considered to be amongst the finest in the Caribbean.

SANTO DOMINGO Founded by the younger brother of Christopher Columbus in 1498, the charming original capital is the oldest city in the New World. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic centre is amongst the best preserved in the Americas. Often described as a ‘living museum’, the old cobbled stone streets of the Zona Colonial will never fail to charm.

SAONA ISLAND An idyllic island set within the spectacular Parque Nacional Del Este boasting crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches.
INLAND Be sure to explore the lush interior of the island with its sweeping sugar cane, coffee and cocoa plantations and picturesque mountains.

OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
5 star

Dominican Republic

Located along a stretch of sugar-white sand on beautiful Juanillo Beach, this sophisticated adults only hideaway redefines the all inclusive experience with world-class amenities, gourmet cuisine and unsurpassed personal service. Eight gourmet restaurants provide a culinary journey around the world. Himitsu serves a modern pan-Asian menu, Bordeaux specialises in elegant French fare, Portofino offers delectable Italian cuisine whilst the laidback Market Café boasts a casual atmosphere evocative of a farmers market. There are six bars ranging from a swim up bar to a music lounge; they all serve premium brands included in the price of your stay. The 457 suites are adorned with sophisticated Caribbean furnishings and feature a marble bathroom with rain shower, private balcony or terrace and either tropical garden, pool or ocean views. Golf: 3 x 18 hole championship course nearby. Green fees vary, approx USD 125 - USD 395 depending on course and golf club rental approx USD 31 (payable locally). Please Note: Children 17 & under are not permitted at this resort.
Now Larimar Punta Cana
4 plus star

Dominican Republic

Situated on idyllic Bávaro beach, this recently renovated hotel offers something for all the family with a multitude of activities and an extensive choice of dining options. Children aged 3-12 are kept entertained at the free Explorer’s Club and teenagers can escape to the Core Zone Teens’ Club. There are 10 dining options ranging in style and ambience (1 exclusively for Preferred Club guests). Enjoy à la carte Mexican cuisine at Tamarindo or Asian dishes in the elegant Spice restaurant. After dinner relax in one of the 11 bars (1 exclusively for Preferred Club guests). The 553 rooms feature luxurious amenities, a stylish Caribbean décor and a private balcony or terrace. For more space and guaranteed interconnecting rooms upgrade to a Deluxe Family Room – please ask your Trailfinders travel consultant for more details.
Now Onyx Punta Cana
5 star

Dominican Republic

Situated on a secluded stretch of palm fringed beach, this all suite resort offers something for all the family with a plethora of activities and extensive dining options to suit everyone. Children aged 3-12 will love the Explorer’s Club for Kids complete with outdoor splash zone, games room and daily activity programmes. Teenagers can hang out in the Core Zone Teens’ Club, enjoy the abundance of non-motorised watersports on offer or try out the brand new waterslides and lazy river. Babysitting can also be arranged locally. With 11 dining outlets including a beach grill, a late night burger bar, sophisticated Italian fare at Capers and Teppanyaki tables at Spice there is something to suit all palates. There are 11 bars all serving premium brand drinks plus a café and ice cream parlour to enjoy. The 822 spacious suites are elegantly furnished using natural materials and have a pop of colour adding a tropical flair.
Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
5 star

Dominican Republic

Nestled on a secluded stretch of beach on the striking north east coast, this all suite property offers something truly unique in the Dominican Republic. The resort provides a sanctuary of harmony and relaxation, as well as a comprehensive all inclusive package. Each of the four à la carte restaurants offers a diverse gourmet dining experience by blending an assortment of organic foods with local ingredients. The 3 bars serve a range of premium drinks and coffee lovers will enjoy the Coco Café. Afternoon tea is served daily and 24-hour in-suite dining is included. The 96 suites are luxuriously appointed and successfully combine rustic and contemporary styles. French doors lead out onto a private terrace or balcony furnished with sunloungers and the spacious bathroom offers a deep soaking tub, separate shower and luxurious Bvlgari® bath amenities.
Casa De Campo
5 star

Dominican Republic

Spreading across 7,000 acres, this expansive, oceanfront resort offers a perfect blend of luxurious relaxation with a plethora of exciting activities. From its award-winning Championship golf courses and secluded private beaches to Altos de Chavón, a replica 16th Century Mediterranean village, this resort has something for everyone. The equestrian centre is great for all the family - saddle up and enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful surroundings. The Toddlers ‘N’ Casa and Kidz ‘N’ Casa programs entertain kids aged up to 7, whilst the Casa Tweens program and the Bonche 4 Teens zone cater for older children. Babysitting can also be arranged locally. The 10 dining options offer a superb range of culinary delights. From classic Dominican cuisine to fine Mediterranean dining or even Mexican street food, there’s plenty to keep everyone happy. There are also 6 bars across the resort. Enjoy a refreshing drink at The 19th Hole bar or treat yourself to a cocktail at Coco Mar. The 220 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with a terrace or balcony and even include a complimentary 4 passenger golf cart for accessing the resort’s facilities. Golf: 3 x 18 hole championship course. Green fees vary, approx USD 118 - USD 177 depending on course, mandatory caddies fee approx USD 25 and golf club rental approx USD 75 (payable locally).
Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana
4 plus star

Dominican Republic

Ideally situated on the lovely white sands of Bávaro beach, this newly renovated adults only all inclusive resort offers quality accommodation along with extensive facilities and impressive dining options. Indulge in a romantic escape amongst swaying palm trees and turquoise seas at this stunning resort. The resort offers a choice of 7 restaurants and 11 bars, including a swim up bar and a beach bar. Take in the nightly entertainment at the hotel’s theatre or simply relax in front of a movie on the beach. All 641 Junior Suites are furnished with a contemporary Caribbean décor and boast a balcony or terrace. Upgrade to the Preferred Club to benefit from additional privileges including preferential room location, club lounge access and upgraded amenities. Please Note Children: 17 & under are not permitted at this resort.

Top Tips From Our Experts

Expert Travel Consultants
Jennifer Richmond

Enjoy a few rums and a beach barbeque on the idyllic Island of Saona, a great day trip from Punta Cana!

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Dominican Republic Fast Facts

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Time Zone

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Flight Time to Dominican Republic

Approx
9¼ hours

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Currency

Dominican Peso

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Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster
Cholera
Hepititis A (vaccine recommended)
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