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Caribbean, Bermuda & Mexico / Dominican Republic

There’s more than meets the eye to this mid-ocean paradise. The Dominican Republic is scattered with a collection of cultures as well as the celebrated laid-back Caribbean vibe. Covered with coconut-palm-scattered beaches, exotic rainforests and the highest mountains in the Caribbean, this diverse landscape hosts a number of surprises. To discover the rural beauty on offer, venture to the centre of the island. Draped in lush foliage and fertile valleys, the cloud-blanketed mountains of Constanza are an untouched treasure straight from Europe. Infused with a Spanish flavour and infectious buzz, the capital, Santo Domingo, is renowned for its charming cobbled streets, saccharine buildings and colonial architecture. The first city of the New World; it isn’t any wonder why it’s recognised as a World Heritage Site. Guests seeking adventure can head to Puerto Plata to explore canyons and partake in watersports; while Punta Cana is ideal for golf-enthusiasts, hosting 11 exceptional courses. Punta Cana is also a popular choice for honeymooners and families, and is home to modern, Caribbean-cool resort, Eden Roc at Cap Cana. A top-tip for first-timers, visit the Avenida Venezuela in Santo Domingo for authentic Latin music and dancing.

Dominican Republic Essentials

Approx. Flight Times 9 hours and 15 minutes from London to the Dominican Republic
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Dominican Republic Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Dominican Republic.

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Top 5 things to do in the Dominican Republic

  1. As well as icing sugar beaches, there are quaint fishing villages to visit for a more authentic taste of local life
  2. Immerse yourself in the exquisite nature on offer on the island, such as the spectacular wonder that is Samaná Falls
  3. There are plenty of local festivals to join in with, including music, food and religious festivals
  4. Take a helicopter flight to rum distilleries and chocolate factories as well cigar factories like Babunuco's in Cabrera
  5. Learn how to merengue dance, which is a style of Dominican music and dance and is at the heart and soul of the island

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