Dominican Republic – Things to do

Dominican Republic Attractions

This mountainous country occupies the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola and is one of the most bio-diverse places in the Caribbean. For you, that means remarkable diving opportunities, superb bird-watching and wondrous whale-watching opportunities off its breathtaking coast. There are plenty of opportunities to relax too. After all, you’re in the Caribbean - this island promises almost 800 miles of sugar-white sand.

Santo Domingo

When you visit the Dominican Republic you may not think of a city and beach holiday combination. If you are visiting, a few nights in Santo Domingo is a must - it's a thriving cosmopolitan with gleaming skyscrapers, shopping malls neighbouring 15th century cathedrals, fortresses and plazas. Recognised for its heritage, we recommend spending a few nights in this fascinating city exploring before heading to the beach resorts of Punta Cana or Playa Bayahibe for a relaxing end to your trip.

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Explore Dominican's natural beauty

The Dominican Republic is known for its stunning white sand coastline, however it is also home to a wide selection of natural beauty that is just waiting to be explored. From the mountains in the east, the humpback whales that migrate pass, to tiny islands dotted along its coastline - there is so much to see and do across this vast country.

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Isla Saona

Take a day trip to an island that is postcard perfect, board a catamaran and depart from Playa Bayahibe and head across the waters. As you approach you will see the inviting white sands and towering palm trees. A trip here is a day of relaxation, enjoy a massage on the beach, a cocktail that comes inside a pineapple or swim in the crystal blue waters. Part of the protected East National Park, it is government protected ensuring this stunning island is protected for generations to come.

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Taste the Cuisine

Like all islands in the Caribbean, the Dominicans are passionate about their food. If you are in downtown Punta Cana, Bavaro or Santo Domingo, venture into a family-owned and run restaurant and try one of their signature dishes such as la banderaa. The cobbled streets of Santo Domingo are home to some of the best restaurants in the country, take a stroll and see if you can make the difficult decision of which restaurant to eat in - there are so many great ones to choose from.

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