The Dominican Republic is one of the top destinations in the Caribbean. The temperatures in the Dominican average 70-88 degrees making it a perfect place to visit for that mid-winter break. Dominican Republic is home to a thousand miles of gorgeous beaches, world class golf courses, great sporting adventures, and an incredible rich history. It definitely has something for everyone. My 5 best tips for visiting the Dominican Republic are below.
Where to stay? The most developed area is the area of Punta Cana. It’s here you will find your incredible beaches and some of the most amazing resorts. This is where you will find everything from boutique hotels to mega resorts. Punta Cana is home to many of the Islands top restaurants, numerous bars, and night clubs. A few hotels that stand out are the Sanctuary Cap Cana is a great 5 star property in Punta Cana a 331 room all inclusive resort catering to adults and couples who are looking to relax and lavish in luxury. A little adventurous? You can try the Pineapple Room at Nickelodeon Resort. This is definitely not for kids only as they also cater to adults. With 9 pools, a luxury spa, waterslides and 9 restaurants it’s perfect for active couples and families. Now with 7000 acres and world class golf head to Casa de Campo a 5 star property featuring a full service marina, 16-century styled village, full service spa, equestrian facilities, and a shooting center. To get around easier book a suite and you will have your own golf cart to visit those 7000 acres.
Getting around the Island is easy and I would recommend driving around the Dominican Republic while you are there. It is one of the best ways to see the different areas of the Island. There are 3 airports on DR and sometimes flying into Santo Domingo can save you a little money. You can rent a car and drive to your resort if you so choose.
All Inclusives are one of the ways to go in the DR as they are plentiful and the pricing over all is great. People think of all inclusives as just food and beverage but all inclusives even include things like entertainment and water sports. Every all inclusive hotel is different in their offerings as some can even offer you a round of gold. So when you think all inclusive don’t just think food and beverage.
What to bring? Yes you are going to have to pack your own sun screen and your own bug spray. These things on the Island are expensive and for some reason at times hard to come by. So definitely check the bag and pack both of these to save yourself some headaches.
Direct Flights are available to the Dominican Republic from places like Minneapolis, Detroit, New York, Boston, and Atlanta on Delta Airlines. Perfect for those cold winter climates to get a way for that mid-winter break. There are also various connecting cities available and of course other airlines. Santa Domingo can often have better pricing depending on the time of year you are traveling.
So if you have the Dominican Republic on your mind and are looking for that amazing Caribbean vacation I think you will be satisfied. With ideal weather, gorgeous beaches, world class golf, amazing restaurants, and easily navigable it’s ideal for that mid-winter or anytime getaway. As always if you find you would love to plan that next trip give me a call or drop an email and I would love to help you plan.