The most popular resort on the island, Punta Cana offers a wide range of resorts, perfect for groups, families and couples.
Holidays to the Dominican Republic should be on everyone's hitlist, with its stunning white sand beaches, lined with palm trees. Most of the top resorts are located on the east coast near Punta Cana and Bavaro Beach and there are lots to choose from depending on the sort of holiday you are after, whether that's a cheap family friendly holiday or a luxury, all inclusive escape.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dom Rep is a top spot for golf in the Caribbean. Courses like The Lake Barcelo and Cocotal Golf and Country Club offer a great combination of challenging holes and relaxing beaches.
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.