Destination

Dominican Republic Holidays

Colonial cities, lush landscapes and beautiful beaches

When people picture the Dominican Republic, they see towering palm trees, powdery soft white sand beaches and luxury all-inclusive resorts. Whilst this is all true, we encourage you to step away from the beach and see this vast country that is waiting for you to explore. Head to the capital Santo Domingo where rich colonial history meets twenty first century skyscrapers in a thriving cosmopolitan, enjoy salsa dancing and great Dominican cuisine until the early hours. For those seeking adventure head to the mountain resort of Jarabacoa offering panoramic views, enjoy river rafting and mountain biking to name a few of the activities on offer.

Fly direct or via North America with regular connections from either New York and Toronto or experience a Dominican city and beach twin-centre with Santo Domingo and La Romana holiday. To make the most of this fascinating country take a look at our range of tours.

Destination Highlights
  • Head to the picture perfect Isla Saona, an island paradise
  • Walk the historic streets that Christopher Columbus walked in Santo Domingo
  • A thriving Latin scene, learn to salsa in Santo Domingo
  • Golf lovers head to Cap Cana or La Romana with an array of courses
  • Relax on Punta Cana's powdery white sand beaches
  • Spot humpback whales on a boat tour
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT -4 hours
  • Currency DOP - Dominican Peso
  • Visa Information Tourist card ($10USD) required upon arrival
  • Language Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood
  • Flight Time Approx 9 hours; direct flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required but Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended

Top Tips from our Experts

Martyn

Destination Executive

“Santo Domingo is a fantastic city rich in history and culture, which is waiting to be explored. Our two day Discover Santo Domingo tour showcases the best this metropolitan has to offer".

Emma

Destination Specialist

“Dominican Republic is one of the golfing capitals of the Caribbean. With many championship courses located across the island, it’s a golfer’s paradise with some properties featuring three courses”.

Holly

Destination Specialist

“In Santo Domingo take a Segway tour around the colonial zone. It’s fun, informative, and you get to see so much of this beautiful city off foot".

Types of Dominican Republic holidays

Dominican Republic

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to the Dominican Republic take approximately 9 hours and 15 minutes. British Airways currently offer direct flights from London Gatwick to Punta Cana International Airport at least twice a week and there are various seasonal and indirect flights from other UK airports.  

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

Dominican Republic

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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
Las Olas Bar

Excellence El Carmen

Dominican Republic

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Excellence El Carmen

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

Punta Cana

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Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

JW Marriott Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic

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JW Marriott Santo Domingo

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