Dominican Republic … luxurious white beaches, palm trees, huge green areas of hotels, gentle sea and “all inclusive” & # 8212; what else do tourists who miss the sun need? But in order for the vacation to become ideal for you, you need to take into account not only the peculiarities of the country, but also the unique features of the resort you are planning to go to. Otherwise, a family counting on a calm, relaxed vacation runs the risk of being in the very center of a bustling nightlife, and a company of young people — among European retirees who crave peace and quiet. Choose your resort and we will help you.
1. Santo Domingo
Resort, which is suitable for all categories of tourists. The capital is the business, political and historical center of the country. There are a large number of attractions, elite restaurants, nightclubs, wonderful shopping. George Washington Avenue (better known as El Malecon) is home to most of the hotels and tourist attractions. In addition to city hotels, here you can stay in hotels on the coast. In the vicinity of the city there are large national parks and reserves, of great interest are: Fort San Diego, Alcázar de Colón Palace (“Columbus Fortress”), Fort Concepción, Casa del Duarte and Casa Borghella palaces, the ensemble of colonial buildings Atarazana and the oldest cobbled street in the New World, Calle des las Damas.
2. Punta Cana
The most famous resort in the Dominican Republic, suitable for all categories of tourists, especially for families with children. Large coastline, 32 km long. The hotels, which are hidden in lush tropical thickets, operate on an “All Inclusive” basis, providing first-class service and an interesting entertainment program for vacationers. Eyes Ecological Park will be interesting for visitors of all ages, because the park boasts a vast territory and 500 species of exotic animals.
3. Boca Chica
It is believed that this is where one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic is located. This is an ideal resort for families with children, divers, windsurfers, for lovers of solitude and honeymooners. The sea is shallow and has a gentle entrance. In Boca Chica, you can also go tennis, rafting, participate in sailing regattas or go on a jeep safari. We recommend rafting to the islets of Los Pinos and La Matica. The first is famous for its rather dense thickets, and the second for mangroves, between which you can swim by boat.
4. Puerto Plata
For those who want to soak up the Atlantic Ocean, this is an ideal option. In this resort, surrounded by magnificent landscapes, the best hotels of the Republic are located. Here you will find excellent service and developed infrastructure. Hotels offer their guests a lot of entertainment, such as — golf course, restaurants, horse riding and much more.
5. Juan Doli
This is a seaside resort where three- and four-star hotels are located on the Caribbean coast. This is an ideal place for trips to the Capital, there are a large number of open-air restaurants. In Juan Doli, the water is always calm, as coral reefs protect the coastline well from waves. From entertainment, the resort can go diving, snorkeling and rafting, or go on a “jeep safari”. The only caveat is that on weekends there are a large number of Santo Domingo residents on public beaches.
6. La Romana
A resort for those who love a relaxing holiday, couples and diving enthusiasts. There are no special attractions here, but exceptional cleanliness is the main feature of local beaches. La Roman offers activities such as boat trips to Catalina Island, trips to Santo Domingo, Los Haitises National Park or the Samana Peninsula or Cayo Levantado, take part in a “jeep safari”.
7. Samana Peninsula
A wonderful option for lovers of individual recreation. Suitable for a relaxing family holiday, and for youth companies. Here, untouched nature and deserted beaches. Waterfalls, caves, coconut groves, wonderful beaches. It is on this peninsula that you can see dolphins and manatees, even humpback whales. As for entertainment, you can visit the Los Haitises National Park and get unusual sensations: swim in an underground lake with the squeak of bats, looking at ancient rock paintings on the walls of caves, go to the mountains.
A good option for couples who prefer a relaxing holiday, as well as diving enthusiasts. The sea here is completely calm, clean beaches and azure waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Beach of the same name (Bayahibe) — this is the resort's most popular beach and can get quite busy here. Dominicus Beach — ideal for lovers of silence.
Here you can go scuba diving, horseback riding, tennis, go hunting for big fish or boat trips around the islands, visit Santo Domingo and Los Haitises National Park.
9. Cap Cana
A brand new Dominican resort that is rapidly gaining momentum and developing due to investments in its development by Donald Trump. All entertainment, and everything that is in this resort, carry the prefix “Luxury”. There are also golf courses here, such as the first-class golf course Punta Espada, for three years in a row the pretentious PGA championship was held here and the yacht port. Accommodation in luxurious villas and bungalows with a private beach, sea water pools, first-class SPA and fitness centers are offered by Luxury hotels known all over the world — Villas Caleton, Fishing Lodge, Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa, Golden Bear Lodge and Eden Roc Boutique Hotel.