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Discover Paradise in the Dominican Republic

Holidays in the Dominican Republic

Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic unfolds as a haven of sun-soaked beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and powdery white sands, this island paradise beckons Brits looking for a beach holiday with a vibrant difference. With its perfect blend of cultural richness and tropical allure, the Dominican Republic is not just a destination; it's an invitation to experience the Caribbean's enchanting spirit. From the historic charm of Santo Domingo, where cobblestone streets whisper tales of colonial history to turquoise oceans packed with marine life and flora-filled rainforests; immerse yourself in the vibrant colours, flavourful rhythms, and warm hospitality that make this island a true gem in the heart of the Caribbean.

When is the best time to visit? With a tropical climate, beach-friendly weather comes as standard in the Dominican Republic. November to April is typically the most popular time to travel, as temperatures are high, but humidity is lower. 

Where is the best place to stay? When people think of the Dominican Republic and its luxurious 5-star hotels, pristine beaches where no request is too much and drinks are free-flowing, the place they are often referring to is Punta Cana. With theme-park-level accommodations, this resort centre has everything you could want on a beach holiday. Although the most popular place to stay on the island, it is worth checking out Santo Domingo or La Romana if you want to escape the resort life and experience more island culture.

Travel guide

With over 300 days of blissful sunshine, the Dominican Republic is an ideal destination year-round for families and couples alike. Get ready to relax, reset, and explore in paradise. 

  • Best time to visit: December-March
  • Average temp: 27°C/81°F
  • Average flight time: 9 Hours
  • Most suited for: Couples, Families
  • Currency: Dominican Peso
  • Time Difference: -4 Hours

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Whales, Waterfalls, and Natural Wonderlands

Whales, Waterfalls, and Natural Wonderlands

For nature enthusiasts, the diverse landscapes offer a playground for exploration. From the dramatic peaks of Pico Duarte, the Caribbean's highest mountain, to the emerald expanses of Los Haitises National Park, the Dominican Republic is a tapestry of natural wonders waiting to be uncovered. 
Indulge in water adventures along the pristine coastline, where coral reefs teem with marine life and watching whales is an unforgettable pastime. Unearth precious stones from the island’s Gem Mines, explore the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua, hike the 3 Eyes National Park or ride the Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car and see the beauty of the island from the sky.

Action-packed Adventures

Action-packed Adventures

Want to release your inner daredevil? Well, look no further than the Dominican Republic! From rappelling waterfalls and leaping 60ft into emerald freshwater pools to launching yourself into the Dominican skyline, soaring above rugged mountain peaks and colourful villages- there are outdoor adventures for everyone to discover. If ziplining through jungle canopies at Anamuya Ziplines or scaling underground coves at the Ancient Taino Caves is too much for your first adrenaline experience, head to one of the many recreational parks and dip your toes in the daredevil way of life.

Culture & History

Culture & History

Known as the cradle of the Americas, the Dominican Republic is full of iconic sights born from its colonial history. Spend a day strolling the Alcázar de Colón and Faro a Colón in Santo Domingo or Altos de Chavón Regional Archaeological Museum in La Romana. Lose yourself in the rhythm of merengue music, echoing through colourful local markets and lively street corners. Or trade culture-packed cities and remote villages for a rum and cigar tour to discover the Dominican’s trading roots. There’s culture awaiting around every corner.

food and drink

Food & Drink

The Dominican Republic is not just a destination; it's a sensory journey where the rich aromas of local cuisine tantalise your taste buds and the warmth of the people embraces you like an old friend. With cross-cultural influences from African, Spanish and Taino traditions, food in the Dominican Republic is a fusion of flavours made to fulfil. Sample Sancocho, a rich meaty root vegetable stew for a taste of Caribbean flavours or snack on Tostones, deep-fried plantain. Washed down with some local rum or Mamajuana, you’ll be eating like a local in no time. But don’t worry, if you don’t want to try the regional delicacies there are plenty of familiar international favourites in restaurants and hotels to enjoy.


Average monthly temperature in the Dominican Republic (°C)

  • Jan 24°C
  • Feb 24°C
  • Mar 25°C
  • Apr 26°C
  • May 27°C
  • Jun 28°C
  • Jul 28°C
  • Aug 29°C
  • Sep 29°C
  • Oct 28°C
  • Nov 26°C
  • Dec 26°C
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