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Dominican Republic Holidays

Looking for Dominican Republic Holidays? The Dominican Republic is the perfect place to visit if you are after some year round sunshine. Feel the Latin rhythms of this Caribbean island on an all inclusive holiday or a last minute hot deal. Take in the huge variety on offer in this jewel of the Caribbean. This island is so diverse it manages to fit in rainforests and wildlife as well as glorious white sandy beaches. You can even follow in the footsteps of Brad Pitt and Beyonce by visiting Punta Cana with Purple Travel, one of the best known resorts in the Dominican Republic. Get a great deal for a cheap holiday to the Dominican Republic from Purple Travel and save massively on flights and accommodation. Call our expert team now for more information and bookings or book instantly through our website.

Samana

The exotic haven of Samana is something reserved only for the ones to have holidays in the Dominican Republic. Walk along the endless golden sandy beaches adorned with palm trees and swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean. The right mixture of all-inclusive resorts, boutique and luxury hotels ensures that you have loads of options to choose from for your next Dominican Republic Holidays regardless of budget and dispositions. From the busiest to the quietest and secluded, Samana has everything.

Punta Cana

The famous Punta Cana is the holiday resort of choice for the world’s rich and famous. Host to some of the best all-inclusive hotels in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is bustling with life. The stunning sandy beaches that reach as far as your eyes, activities and nightlife make it the go to destination for most people who visit the island. Shopping and dining is also well represented through a huge variety of shops and restaurants to choose from. Whatever your Dominican Republic holiday plans may include, you will definitely be covered.

La Romana

The magnificent resort of La Romana is home to a variety of things to do and places to stay. Being the 7th largest city of the Dominican Republic, the centre and resorts are full of life and keeping more in line with their traditional character than the more developed spots around the country. Visit the Altos de Chavon and admire the traditional architecture, shop around in the traditional markets, laze by the beach or discover a huge variety of things to see and do nearby, making your holidays in the Dominican Republic an event to cherish.

Nature

The Dominican Republic is blessed with some of the best settings around the Caribbean. Combining stunning white and golden sand beaches, caves, waterfalls and unspoilt natural parks, Dominican Republic holidays can easily be considered as a short trip to paradise. Visit the numerous tropical beaches dotted around the Dominican Republic or raft in the stream of Rio Yaque del Norte if you feel more adventurous. The surrounding area of Cordillera Central is home to the highest peaks in the Caribbean and as such a must visit destination for eco-tourism and hiking, biking or exploring. The Eastern National Park which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to 112 species of exotic birds and other animals and is surrounded by stunning beaches and huge coral reefs. A must visit destination if you want to admire the Dominican nature in all its glory.

Activities

Beside lazing on one of the numerous beaches around the sunny Dominican shores, the activities available are also widely varied. Visit Bavaro and play on some of the best golf courses worldwide or live it up in the casinos around the area. If you want to enrich your Dominican Republic holidays with some unforgettable cultural activities visit Altos de Chavon or dive and explore the stunning Catalina island located off the coast of la Romana. The possibilities are truly endless in whatever you choose to do and this is also represented in shopping as the goods on offer range from lively street markets to high end shopping malls.

Family Attractions

The all time family favourite Waterparks are well represented in most resorts with Punta Cana taking first place with the magnificent Sirenis Aquagames. Make a full day of fun for you and your family by embarking on a safari tour exploring the nature of the mainland and bring out your inner cowboy riding horses with HorsePlay Punta Cana. The beautiful settings of the island play host to many zipline courses, providing the perfect mixture of fun for all the family during your holidays in the Dominican Republic. Whenever you want to explore the deeper waters and nearby islands, hop on a boat tour and take a day off the shores, exploring the idyllic Caribbean Sea settings.

Nightlife

From small and traditional local places to crazy mega clubs, Dominican Republic holidays have it all. Go all out in Coco Bongo or relax with a perfect cocktail at any of the beach clubs and bars around the area. Discos and karaoke bars will keep you entertained throughout the night and due to the local party spirit, most party nights carry on until the morning.

Food and Drink

The Dominican Republic is home to various local delicacies. Traditional restaurants will treat you with some of the best Dominican dishes whereas the international cuisine on offer will satisfy even the fussiest eaters. Originating from the phrase “Man, Good!”, the local dish Mangu is a must try meal if you want to get a proper taste of the local cuisine while on holidays in the Dominican Republic, usually accompanied by fried salami and cheese. Wash it all down with some locally produced rum and enjoy one of the best rum cocktails while lounging by the endless white sand beaches.

With an average of 25 degrees Celsius, the Dominican Republic is an all year destination. The southern parts are often a bit rainier than the northern between May and November but the overall high temperatures are always inviting to book flights to the Dominican Republic.

New Year's Eve

Santo Domingo is the place to be for this occasion as the Av. Washington lights up with colour and the party vibes keep going strong throughout the day and night. Book for holidays to the Dominican Republic and live New Year’s Eve like never before.

Santo Domingo Carnival

Arguably one of the biggest if not the biggest event, the Santo Domingo Carnival is something that can hardly be described with words. Stunning, Spectacular and Fun are the first words that come to mind but you can only picture its immense vibe if you witness this explosion of colour, music and dancing for yourself.

Merengue & Caribbean Rhythms Festival

Speaking of dancing, the Merengue and Caribbean rhythms Festival taking place each July, is a Caribbean and Latin music extravaganza. Live music events and dancing shows are hosted throughouτ the island and the maracas and dancers are on fire, providing a spectacle second only to the massive February Carnival. Definitely one of the best occasions to be having holidays in the Dominican Republic.


 
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Reviews for Dominican Republic

Rating so far
3 reviews
(4.3/5)
12/10/11
Sandra
Great holiday
The hotel was so great, we didn't really leave it. Perfect airport trasnfers, quick check in. You'd prob need a car to do some exploring but we loved it.

10/09/11
Mel
Have been back twice
I've been to this area of the Dominican Republic twice in the past ten years and it never fails to impress. From the friendly locals and great staff, to the absolutely stunning scenery. It's a beautiful country with great people.

08/09/11
Stacey
Lovely place
Holiday was lovely, the resort was really nice, but there wasn't really much else apart from those, plus a few shops where we got a bit of hassle. Was great weather though and we found an English bar!

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