Dominican Republic Holidays

Holidays To The Dominican Republic

Popular Dominican Republic Holiday Resorts

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Punta Cana

The most popular resort on the island, Punta Cana offers a wide range of resorts, perfect for groups, families and couples.

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La Romana

The most popular resort on the island, Punta Cana offers a wide range of resorts, perfect for groups, families and couples.

Popular Hotels In Dominican Republic

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort and Aquagames

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana ResortUvero Alto, Punta Cana

Hilton La Romana Family Resort Dominican Republic

Hilton La Romana Family ResortBayahibe, La Romana

Dominican Republic Destination Guide

Getting to the Dom Rep

Getting To, From And Around The Dom Rep

There are direct flights from the UK to the Dominican Republic, flying into Punta Cana with airlines like British Airways and TUI. There are also indirect options via the USA which may sometimes be cheaper than direct flights, and can also allow you to take advantage of twin centre holidays, such as the Dom Rep with Miami or New York. Holiday flights land into Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Once you've arrived, it's easiest to get an airport transfer which can be booked in advance or if you've booked a package holiday with the likes of TUI, this may be included in the price of your holiday. Taxis are another good option, however, hiring a car is a great way to explore the island in your own time (be sure not to cross the border into Haiti). Alternatively, an organised tour or excursion will allow you to see more of the country, with a knowledgable guide.

Holiday Brands

With several brands to book with, you should choose carefully and make sure your holiday is financially protected through the ATOL scheme. TUI Holidays can be a great option for this as they will package up everything, from your flight and hotel, right down to your check-in luggage and airport transfers. Compare prices with big brands through the likes of loveholidays, On The Beach or Ice Lolly, or if you have a more complex itinerary you want to talk through, it might be better to speak directly to a travel agent or Caribbean holidays specialist who can help tailor your escape to this gorgeous Caribbean island.

Things To Do in the Dominican Republic

Things To Do

For many, the Dominican Republic offers incredible beaches, turquoise blue waters and comprehensive holiday resorts, and that's all you need. Relaxing with a cocktail by the pool, or taking a dip in the sea to cool off, is all you might be after. After all, you've worked hard to get here, but there is so much more to the Dom Rep that its beautiful beaches.


With its lush landscapes, stunning coastal views, and world-class courses, this tropical haven is a golfer's dream come true. Swing your way through meticulously designed fairways and challenging greens at acclaimed resorts like Casa de Campo, Punta Espada, or Teeth of the Dog. Feel the warm Caribbean breeze as you perfect your game amidst breathtaking surroundings. Courses like The Lake Barcelo and Cocotal Golf and Country Club offer a great combination of challenging holes and relaxing beaches. So pack your clubs, practice your swing, and prepare for an unforgettable golfing adventure in the Dominican Republic. Fore!


For history buffs, a visit to the south coast and Santo Domingo, the country's capital and the oldest European settlement in the Americas, is a must. Wander through the cobblestone streets of the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and step back in time as you marvel at its magnificent architecture and historical landmarks, such as the Alcazar de Colon and the Catedral Primada de America.


If you're an adventure enthusiast, prepare for an adrenaline rush! Zip lining through lush rainforests, cascading down waterfalls in Damajagua, or exploring the underwater world while snorkeling or scuba diving are just a few of the thrilling activities that await you here. The Dominican Republic's diverse landscape offers endless opportunities for exploration and excitement.

Boat Trips

If you're seeking a thrilling and memorable experience in the Dominican Republic, hop aboard a boat and set sail for a nautical escapade like no other. Prepare to embark on an exciting range of boat trips that will make your holiday in this tropical paradise even more extraordinary!

Picture-perfect and pristine, Saona Island is a dreamy destination you won't want to miss. Hop on a catamaran or speedboat and cruise through the turquoise waters to this postcard-worthy island. Relax on the powdery white sands, snorkel among colourful coral reefs, and enjoy a delicious beach barbecue. Keep an eye out for starfish sightings, as these gentle creatures often grace the shallows of Saona's shores.

From January to March, the Samana Bay becomes the stage for an awe-inspiring spectacle, whale watching. Hop on a boat and cruise through the bay's tranquil waters to witness humpback whales in their natural habitat. Marvel at these majestic creatures as they breach and tail-slap, putting on an unforgettable show. Experienced guides will share fascinating insights into the whales' behaviours, adding to the magic of this unique encounter.

Where to stay in the Dominican Republic

Where To Stay

There are a number of key resorts that are most popular with holidaymakers such as Bavaro Beach and Cap Cana which are within easy reach of Punta Cana airport. Top hotels and resorts you should consider are the TUI Sensatori Punta Cana, Riu Palace Bavaro and the Iberostar Punta Cana. You'll find most of the self-contained resorts are dotted along the Bavaro coastline. Take a look at our hotels in the Dominican Republic.

Punta Cana

Known for its picturesque white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Punta Cana is a beach lover's paradise. You'll find an abundance of all-inclusive resorts that cater to every budget and preference. From luxurious beachfront retreats like the Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort to family-friendly resorts like the Iberostar Selection Bavaro or the Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort with its waterpark, there's something for everyone here.


Nestled within Punta Cana, Bavaro offers a vibrant and energetic atmosphere. With its lively nightlife, shopping centres, and water sports activities, it's a fantastic choice for those seeking a mix of beach relaxation and entertainment. Check out resorts like the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana for a rock 'n' roll experience or the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana for a touch of luxury.

Puerto Plata

Located on the northern coast of the island, Puerto Plata is another popular destination for beach holidays. The area boasts stunning golden-sand beaches, such as Playa Dorada and Cabarete Beach, which are perfect for sunbathing and water sports enthusiasts. The VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort and the Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa are excellent options for a memorable stay.

La Romana

Situated on the southeast coast, La Romana is known for its pristine beaches and upscale resorts. Experience luxury at its finest at the incredible Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, where you can enjoy world-class golf courses, a marina, and a private beach. The Dreams Dominicus La Romana is another excellent choice, offering a family-friendly atmosphere, with spacious family rooms and an array of activities for all ages.

Dom Rep Holiday Types

Types Of Holiday

All Inclusive

If you're looking for ultimate convenience and indulgence, all-inclusive holidays in the Dominican Republic are the way to go. Picture this: unlimited access to delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a wide array of activities, all included in one package that you've already paid for. From luxurious beachfront resorts in Punta Cana to exclusive hideaways in Puerto Plata, you'll be pampered from the moment you arrive. Lounge by the pool, enjoy water sports, feast on delectable cuisine in a la carte restaurants, and let the stress melt away as you soak up the sunshine and revel in the endless amenities.

Family Friendly

The Dominican Republic is a paradise for families seeking sun-soaked adventures and memorable experiences. With its abundance of family-friendly resorts and activities, you'll keep everyone entertained. Splash around in exhilarating water parks, embark on exciting zip line tours, or take a dip in the calm turquoise waters of Bavaro Beach. Resorts such as the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana and the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro offer dedicated kids' clubs, thrilling water slides, and entertainment options for children of all ages, ensuring a fun-filled holiday for the whole family.

Adults Only

If you're in need of some time without any kids, the Dominican Republic boasts adults-only resorts that provide a tranquil and romantic atmosphere. Indulge in the luxury of uninterrupted relaxation and privacy, enjoying serene beaches, spa treatments, and intimate dinners for two. The Excellence Punta Cana and the Sanctuary Cap Cana are just a couple of the many options where you can unwind and rejuvenate, all while basking in the beauty of this tropical paradise.

Golf Holidays

This place is a golfer's paradise, offering world-class courses set amidst stunning landscapes. Tee off in style at top-notch resorts like Casa de Campo, where you can test your skills on the renowned Teeth of the Dog course. The Puntacana Resort & Club is another must-visit destination, featuring breathtaking courses designed by golf legends like Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. With challenging fairways, picturesque views, and warm Caribbean breezes, these golf holidays in the Dominican Republic are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

Last Minute

If you're seeking a quick getaway and don't mind where in the Caribbean you visit, you can often find last-minute deals that fit your budget and schedule. Whether you're craving a relaxing beach retreat, an adrenaline-fueled adventure, or a cultural exploration, the Dominican Republic offers endless possibilities for a spontaneous escape. Airlines hate it when their flights are empty and empty hotel rooms don't make money so late deals can help you save money if you're looking for a long-haul budget break.

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