DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Relax in paradise
Dominican Republic holidays offer total relaxation mixed with a hint of Latin spirit. The year round sunshine and consistent temperatures make this an excellent winter destination.
Mix soft white sandy beaches, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and party atmospheres with the wonderful warm welcome from the Dominican people, and you have a magical atmosphere in which to enjoy yourself in the Caribbean sun.
Holidays to the Dominican Republic offer a vast range of accommodation from good value hotels to all inclusive luxury ensuring there is something for every budget. With temperatures staying high all year round, travelling to the north is advisable between June and September and the south between November and April to avoid the rainy seasons.
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1496, located just to the south east of Cuba , the Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with its neighbour Haiti. The Spanish influence of Columbus can still be seen on the island today with some fine Spanish architecture, especially in its capital San Domingo .
If relaxing in paradise tires you out, then its time to go exploring, and what better way than by booking a helicopter trip or jeep safari. Take to the water on a deep sea fishing expedition, go whale watching in search of hump back whales or swim with dolphins on your Caribbean holiday. A visit to Cabarete with its picturesque curved bay may even give you the chance to see international windsurfing competitions while on your Dominican Republic holidays.
Quick Dominican Republic Tips
The currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso also American dollars are widely accepted
A tourist visa is required for the Dominican Republic purchased on arrival, you can also apply online before travel
A departure tax is payable from the Dominican check with your agent at the time of booking if its included in the holiday cost
The time difference between the UK and the Dominican Republic is GMT -5 hours
Flying time between the UK and the Dominican Republic is approximately 8 hours 30minutes
Relax in paradise
Travel to the north of the island to Bahia Maimon and settle into the laid back Caribbean lifestyle, popular with families, groups and golfers. The nearby Playa Dorada offers a livelier alternative, with shopping, casinos, bars, restaurants and an 18 hole golf course.
To the east of the Dominican Republic lies Punta Cana , with its offshore coral reef stretching over 30km. Punta Cana offers great opportunities to try snorkelling and scuba diving, or swim amongst dolphins, nurse sharks and rays. The Punta Cana Nature Reserve lets you discover the realities of a rural tropical jungle.
Bavaro is a quieter alternative where you can forget about the real world and indulge yourself in some true Caribbean charm. The north east of the island brings you to Somana , with its recently opened airport this area is still less commercial than some of the other resorts. With unspoilt beaches and a multitude of tropical rainforests, coconut groves and waterfalls, relaxation is certainly on the menu.
The snorkelling paradise of Isla Catalina is just off the coast in the south east region on Bayahibe . A romantic location; ideal for all the family, close to La Romana airport so transfer times are kept to a minimum. This whole area offers peace and tranquillity with the option of a livelier choice of bars, restaurants and nightlife if you need it.
Holidays to the Dominican Republic will be ones never to be forgotten, infact if you read the small print, it demands that you leave all your troubles behind and discover your own little piece of paradise, so book your holidays in the Dominican Republic at Latedeals.co.uk
Top Places To Visit
The Caribbean’s largest city and capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo will transport you back in time to the days of Christopher Columbus with its cobbled streets, colonial castle and the oldest cathedral in the West Indies.
Join an excursion to Saona Island for a beach barbeque but not before you’ve stopped off on a nearby sandbank for a swim and chance to play with the giant red starfish that call this their home.
Puerto Plata City
Sample the islands nectar at the Brugal Rum Factory before moving on to the world’s best amber collection at the Amber Museum and San Felipe Fortress, built to defend the island from pirates!