Dominican Republic

When people picture the Dominican Republic, they see towering palm trees, powdery soft white sand beaches and luxury all-inclusive resorts. Whilst this is all true, we encourage you to step away from the beach and see this vast country that is waiting for you to explore. Head to the capital Santo Domingo where rich colonial history meets twenty first century skyscrapers in a thriving cosmopolitan, enjoy salsa dancing and great Dominican cuisine until the early hours. For those seeking adventure head to the mountain resort of Jarabacoa offering panoramic views, enjoy river rafting and mountain biking to name a few of the activities on offer.

Fly direct or via North America with regular connections from either New York and Toronto or experience a Dominican city and beach twin-centre with Santo Domingo and La Romana holiday. To make the most of this fascinating country take a look at our range of tours.

Destination Highlights
  • Head to the picture perfect Isla Saona, an island paradise
  • Walk the historic streets that Christopher Columbus walked in Santo Domingo
  • A thriving Latin scene, learn to salsa in Santo Domingo
  • Golf lovers head to Cap Cana or La Romana with an array of courses
  • Relax on Punta Cana's powdery white sand beaches
  • Spot humpback whales on a boat tour

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

Dominican Republic

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Guide Price

€1,699 pp

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

Secrets Cap Cana Resort and Spa

Dominican Republic

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€2,339 pp

Secrets Cap Cana Resort and Spa
Las Olas Bar

Excellence El Carmen

Dominican Republic

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€1,869 pp

Excellence El Carmen
Aerial view of the resort

Eden Roc at Cap Cana

Dominican Republic

H&J Rating
Eden Roc at Cap Cana

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights from Ireland are available

Currency

DOP - Dominican Peso

Visa Information

Tourist card ($10USD) required upon arrival

Language

Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood

Health Information

No vaccinations required but Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended

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Average weather in January

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26ºC
72mm

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26ºC
47mm

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27ºC
63mm

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27ºC
78mm

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28ºC
140mm

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28ºC
102mm

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28ºC
144mm

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28ºC
172mm

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28ºC
161mm

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28ºC
149mm

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27ºC
130mm

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26ºC
74mm
  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    “Santo Domingo is a fantastic city rich in history and culture, which is waiting to be explored. Our two day Discover Santo Domingo tour showcases the best this metropolitan has to offer".

  • Emma, Destination Specialist

    Emma

    Destination Specialist

    “Dominican Republic is one of the golfing capitals of the Caribbean. With many championship courses located across the island, it’s a golfer’s paradise with some properties featuring three courses”.

  • Val

    Destination Specialist

    “In Santo Domingo take a Segway tour around the colonial zone. It’s fun, informative, and you get to see so much of this beautiful city off foot".

Types of Dominican Republic holidays

Isabel de Torres Mountain cable car

Dominican Republic Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

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