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Dominican Republic Holiday

Tropical beaches, surf breaks, magnificent mountain landscapes and a friendly welcome await visitors to this island destination in the heart of the Caribbean Sea.

Situated in the Caribbean Sea, the Dominican Republic shares its idyllic island setting with Haiti. Find striking mountain peaks, verdant rainforests and colonial heritage cities bordered by gorgeous beaches. It is believed that the Taíno people inhabited the island since the 7th century. In 1492, Christopher Columbus established the Americas’ first European settlement here.

Santo Domingo is the Dominican Republic’s fascinating capital. Explore colonial landmarks, shop for semiprecious stones, visit museums and watch passionate baseball games. Stroll along the waterfront in Malecón, home to cafés, live music bars and traditional “merengue” clubs. Just under a 2-hour drive from the capital is Concepción de la Vega, a city famous for hosting the country’s liveliest carnival.

Many visitors go directly to the beach resorts, with good reason. On the southeast coast are Bávaro and Punta Cana, both home to white-sand beaches, all-inclusive hotel complexes and superb golf courses. Visit the Jaragua National Park, on the island’s southwest Barahona Peninsula, to discover secluded beaches.

On the north coast you’ll find Playa Dorada, a complex of hotels, swimming pools, restaurants and bars. Nearby, find Puerto Plata, where the beach meets Victorian-era architecture. The beaches of Cabarete present excellent windsurfing and kite-surfing conditions. Some of the island’s most appealing coastline is at Samaná Peninsula, including the palm-fringed Playa Rincón. Spot humpback whales from the peninsula in winter or swim with the majestic mammals at Silver Bank.

There’s more to the Dominican Republic than beaches, though. Hike to the summit of Pico Duarte in the Cordillera Central mountain range. Spot crocodiles and iguanas at Enriquillo Lake. Ride on horseback to the waterfalls of Jarabacoa.

Reach the Dominican Republic via one of six international airports on the island. Get around using public buses or taxis. Cars, scooters and bicycles are available for rent. The country has balmy average temperatures of 77°F (25°C), although hurricanes are possible from August to September. Adventure, history and relaxation with year-round sunshine make the Dominican Republic a popular vacation choice.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Dominican Republic?

A: If the plan is to go and take in the region of Peravia or even farther afield, a rental car is a smart idea. Roll down the windows and find all of the attractions and landscapes that this amazing place has to offer. Sticking to the cities of Santo Domingo or Santiago de los Caballeros? Your own set of wheels is a great way to step off the beaten track. Whenever you need Cheap Car Hire in Dominican Republic, we can help.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Dominican Republic?

A: Dominican Republic has a number of airports of varying sizes. International flights generally arrive into and depart from:

  • Santo Domingo (SDQ-Las Americas Intl.): 1,500 international flights per month.
  • Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.): 1,474 international flights per month.
  • Santiago (STI-Cibao Intl.): 592 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Dominican Republic?

A: There's no shortage of choice when it comes to accommodation in Dominican Republic. The most popular style are apartments. But if that doesn't suit, you can also pick from hotels, villas, all-inclusive hotels and much, much more.

Q: What does a Dominican Republic holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Experiences and activities close by? Check. Flights? Sure thing. A cool set of wheels? You bet. And after a day of travelling, you'll be longing for a stylish room where you can unwind. We've got them all covered. Lock in what you want and get ready for a memorable Dominican Republic adventure.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Dominican Republic?

A: Save precious dollars (and time) by bundling your bookings with us. From Flights to Experiences, Expedia will help you pull together an incredible Dominican Republic getaway. The more you sort out now, the more you stand to save. You'll also have less to do when you finally get to your destination.

Q: What are the best things to do in Dominican Republic?

A: You'll have ample options — Boca Chica, Parque Colon and Cathedral of Santo Domingo are some you could start with. These well-liked landmarks are located in Santo Domingo.

There's adventure for everyone in Santiago de los Caballeros — head straight for Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration, Centro Leon and Estadio Cibao.

Lastly, head straight to Playa Dorada, Ocean World Adventure Park and Fort San Felipe if you intend to stay in Puerto Plata.




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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive AU$446
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive

Boulevard Turístico Del Este Km 28, #74, Macao, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    We enjoyed our stay. They only offer local beer.

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    Carettera Arena Gorda, Playa Bavero Higuey, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
       
      4.0 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Stay at ambar!!! Amazing staff, restaurants, entertainment, pool. We had our own swim up room. It was amazing. Well worth the money. The beach was perfect with pure white sand and no big rocks to walk around. Each and every staff member made us feel like we were their favorite guest. Ambar allows ...

      Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana - All Inclusive AU$672
      Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020
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        4.3 of 5
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        All the activities, that is has for children and families

        Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive
        Reviewed on 24 Apr. 2020
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        Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive

        Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive

        Carretera El Maca, Punta Cana, Punta Cana
           
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          It was our first time to book in an all-inclusive resort; did not have high expectations but we were so very gladly surprised! The staff, the service, the variety of food, the location, the tropical beauty and weather all were excellent. Especially the fresh fruits and freshly grilled fish for lunch, ...

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          Majestic Mirage Punta Cana - All Suites - All inclusive

          Majestic Mirage Punta Cana - All Suites - All inclusive

          Bavaro, Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
             
            4.5 of 5
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            The rooms were fantastic with 2 separate baths. Staffs were very friendly and polite. Beach was so clean. The foods were excellent, especially for Christmas Eve in the Buffett. There are only 2 tiny negative points. First: There is no regular rectangle or deep swimming pool. Second: Although every ...

            Playabachata Resort - All Inclusive AU$298
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            Playabachata Resort - All Inclusive

            Playabachata Resort - All Inclusive

            Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata
               
              3.6 of 5
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              Loved everything. Food , people and location very nice

              El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel AU$207
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              El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

              El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

              Ave Sarasota 65, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional
                 
                4.4 of 5
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                Excellent location, service 1A+. Highly recommended!

                Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive
                Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2020
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                Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

                Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

                Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana
                   
                  4.1 of 5
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