A holiday to the Dominican Republic promises the opportunity to discover one of the Caribbean’s most attractive islands. This colourful, laid back country came late to the tourism party and is now developing itself as a tourist destination. This development has been led by local communities which brings an appeal and authenticity all of its own. A holiday to The Dominican Republic is still uncrowded, even on the most popular beaches, resorts are low-rise in that they are no higher than the palm trees, and streets are lined with small local cafes, bars and restaurants rather than international chains. Visitors to this stunning Caribbean Island can really experience something unique, a rare opportunity that may not last forever.
A visit to the Dominican Republic is all about fun and sun. A laid back, relaxed vibe runs throughout the island, from the local bars, restaurants and beaches to the resort hot-spots. We highly recommend a visit to Santo Domingo as one of the best things to do on a visit to the Dominican Republic. The historic centre has amazing architecture, world class museums and unique old-world charm. There is something for everyone to discover and enjoy. Santo Domingo is not all about history though, it also features great shops and restaurants and is famous for amber jewellery. Check out the Marcado Modelo for some great bargains.
Water sports are very popular and one of the top things to do in the Dominican Republic, with all those beautiful beaches and azure blue waters it’s no wonder! Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP), snorkelling, sea kayaking and diving are popular. There are some well populated reefs around the island with sharks, rays, tropical fish and lots of other colourful marine life to be discovered.
Dominican Republic - Known as the historic heart of Santo Domingo, the Zona Colonial is a maze of pretty streets and shade-covered squares. All the beautiful colonial-era buildings house shops, restaurants and cafes making it a lovely area to pass an afternoon in.