Dominican Republic

Lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Dominican Republic offers so much more than its 1,000 or so miles of coastline. For nature lovers, there’s rainforest and national parks. For adventurers, there are mountain ranges and rivers to explore, while fans of history, culture and architecture can discover colonial towns.

There are lots of accommodation options on offer too. You can stay at cheap Dominican Republic hotels or rest your head in the lap of luxury at 5 star Dominican Republic hotels - as well as everything else in between.

This destination is popular with all sorts of travellers, from family holidaymakers to groups or couples, and there are Dominican Republic hotels to match the tastes and budget of everyone. At around 8 hours’ flying time from the UK, it’s relatively easy to get to this lush Caribbean island too.

Dominican Republic resorts vary in what they have to offer. Bavaro in Punta Cana is a busy spot with a glamorous beach and a chic vibe, while the Samana peninsula is more laid-back, featuring quieter resorts and barefoot beach life. The Puerto Plata region has several resorts, a few of which are serene and have beautiful beaches. Playa Dorada, meanwhile, is full of restaurants, plus a casino, while in the main town you can explore the old quarter, visit a rum factory, and take a cable car ride up into the mountains.

Many hotels in the Dominican Republic are positioned right by the coast, where the white sands are fringed with coconut palms - this is why the area is often known as the ‘Coconut Coast’. On this Carribean island, you can choose from a great range of high quality accommodation.

The Dominican Republic makes for a happy holiday if you love food, as there is some fabulous cuisine to enjoy. Freshly caught local fish and seafood are of course very popular, and hotel and town restaurants offer various international dishes too.

Wherever you are based in the Dominican Republic, this Caribbean island has lots to discover. As well as the wonderful beaches, the town of Puerto Plata has a fascinating history and wonderful architecture to explore, particularly in the old town area. Adventure and nature fans can take a hike into the mountains or a trip into the lush rainforest, looking for native flora and fauna along the way. Water sports are also very popular on the island.

If you fancy holidaying in a Caribbean paradise, why not take a look at our Dominican Republic hotels?