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    Dominican Republic Hotel & Resort Travel Guide

    Get on island time in the Dominican Republic. This tropical destination shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and offers year-round balmy weather for the ultimate retreat. Whether you’re craving warm temperatures or searching for adventure, the Dominican Republic belongs at the top of your list. Book cheap flights to the Dominican Republic today to kick start your getaway in the Caribbean.

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    Geography

    The Dominican Republic is a slice of paradise that features a little bit of everything: mountains, rainforests, deserts, and beaches. Four mountain ranges sprawl across the island, one of which is the Cordillera Central, the highest range in the West Indies. In some areas, rainforests cover these mountains, while drier, more desert regions are located in the valleys. As for the coast, the Atlantic Ocean borders the northern shores, and the Caribbean Sea lies to the south.

    Best and Worst Times to Visit

    The Dominican Republic is blessed with warm weather year round, making any month a pleasant time to visit. The temperature usually lingers in the 80s F during the day and only slightly dips in the evenings. Although the weather barely changes throughout the year, vacationers often flock to the island during high season, from December to April. It’s drier during this time, and even warmer weather tends to roll in around May.

    The rainy season differs depending on the region, but the eastern and southern regions usually see rainfall in September, October, and May. This doesn’t mean it will be wet all season though as there is still plenty of sunshine during these months. When planning your trip, keep in mind that hurricane season spans June to the end of November, but satellites can predict these storms in advance.

    Lodging

    Whether you’re venturing to the island for a destination wedding or a family reunion, you’re certain to find lodging that matches your preferences.

    All-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic are a popular option on this island, especially in Punta Cana. Many of these feature several on-site restaurants and bars, along with private beach access, full-spa services, and activities. Some provide multiple pool areas, while others boast casinos. With so much taken care of, it’s tempting not to the leave the resort’s premises.

    The island also provides more traditional Dominican Republic hotels with standard amenities, such as pools, fitness centers, and lounges. These hotels may have fewer on-site services than resorts, but they still cover your basic needs.

    Things to Do

    Punta Cana is the hot spot on this island. Known as the Tip of the White Palms, it sits on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic and is home to some of the most picturesque beaches. Bundle up all your travel needs with one of the Punta Cana vacation packages, and then bask on the shores of this resort area. Soak up the beach life as you snorkel just off the coast in the Marinarium, kayak around Playa Juanillo, and take surf lessons at Playa del Macao. The island also flaunts a number of tranquil beaches on other sides of the coast, including Boca Chica in the west and La Romana to the south.

    The Dominican’s diverse terrain offers endless opportunities for excursions and extreme adventures. Raft along the country’s only whitewater river, Rio Yaque del Norte, go caving in the caverns at Fun Fun Cave, or soar through the country’s largest zip line in Samana. Hike to the waterfalls at Jarabacoa and mountain bike the trails at Cabarete.

    After bumming it at the beach and hitting the trails, get a sense of the past in the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo. This historical district in the heart of the capital dates back to the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Officially founded in 1498, the city features some of the oldest buildings in the New World. Take a walking tour through the cobblestone streets and discover the Catedral Primada de America, or visit the Alcazar de Colon, which was once a palace belonging to Columbus’ son. You may even find travel guides who will give tours and provide you with the insider scoop on these destinations.

    Culture

    The Dominican is more than just inviting shorelines and swaying palm trees. This island was home to the original Spanish colony in the New World, and it still maintains much of that history. The first hospital and Catholic church still stand today amongst other ancient attractions and museums dedicated to the country’s history, art, and culture.

    When it comes to culture, the Dominican people dance to the moves of their own choreography. They take pride in the merengue, a fast-paced dance they created, along with the bachata, which originated in the rural areas of the country. As for music, Palo is a genre usually reserved for religious ceremonies, while salsa music and Dominican rock are everyday go-to beats.

    Baseball is also deeply rooted in the culture. America’s favorite pastime was taught on the island in the late 19th century, and by the early 20th century, four teams were formed that still exist today: The Tigers, Eastern Stars, The Eagles, and The Lions of the Chosen One. The island takes the game seriously as there are baseball fields scattered around almost every town.

    Food

    Prep your taste buds for the Spanish-, African-, and Caribbean-infused concoctions served up on this island. La Bandera is the most common meal, which is a plate of rice, beans, and meat, while plantains are another staple often incorporated in meals or served on the side. Sancocho is a meat stew that will warm your heart and soul, and mangu is a combination of boiled plantains, red onions, and fried cheese. When it comes to quenching your thirst, jugo de chinola is a popular passion fruit juice, and Presidente is the cerveza of choice.

    From tasty stews to serene beaches, you won’t want to miss this tropical destination. Sort through our vast selection of lodging to find cheap deals on resorts and hotels in the Dominican Republic for your next trip to the Caribbean.

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    Hotels in Punta Cana

    Catalonia Royal Bavaro - Adults Only - All Inclusive - Punta Cana Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Catalonia Royal Bavaro - Adults Only - All Inclusive

    Cabeza De Toro 1 Playas De Bavaro, Punta Cana - Map
     
     
    "Nice Hotel good staff"
    I went with my partner for four days, had a good time. employees treated us very well always aware that we needed. but some things were not what we expected as the Disco air conditioning did not work, there was only WiFi in the lobby area and only sometimes.
    Traveller from Orlando
    This all-inclusive property is situated in Punta Cana, near Catalonia Caribe Golf Club. Another area point of interest is …More
    Catalonia Punta Cana - All Inclusive - Punta Cana Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars
    $419

    Catalonia Punta Cana - All Inclusive

    Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana - Map
     
     
    "Close to beach "
    Too many people trying to sell you excursions. Staff are friendly. Food is ok. Not great but the restaurants are great. Do not recommend bringing pesos. They prefer US currency. I wish I would have known that.
    A Traveller
    Situated on the Dominican Republic's easternmost beach just north of where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, this …More
    Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive - Punta Cana Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars
    $434

    Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive

    Playas De Bavaro, Punta Cana - Map
     
     
    "Wifi"
    This was our second time going there and I must say, it's the best place for a perfect vacation, an island is an island and so are the palm trees and beaches, but by far what really makes this place unique, and the friendly staff that not only makes you feel welcome but they go far and behond. The only 3 things that are a bad ratings are as follow: 1) poor WIFI.. Specially on the rooms. 2) I no longer can make diner reservation as I did 2 years ago. ( this creates a long wait, and unsastified tourist, some even blaming the poor hostess, as they tried hard to please us but their hands were tight) and final a very important " a place like this with such I great level, how come there isn't a in house doctor??... My mother in law got really sick and she was send out side the premises to get help, and the place it was on such a bad shape that she even turn around... EXTREMETLY bad shape!!!!! But again... The staff is what makes this place better than other places!!!! Will I come back?! .... ABSOLUTLY!!!!!!!!😀
    Traveller from Virginia
    Located on the island's eastern tip, the Melia Tropical All Inclusive faces Bavaro Beach, famed for its white sands and …More

    Hotels in Santo Domingo

    BelleVue Dominican Bay - All Inclusive - Boca Chica Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars
    $169

    BelleVue Dominican Bay - All Inclusive

    Calle Juan Bautista Vicini 1, Boca Chica - Map
     
     
    "Lovely hotel for me, but maybe not for all."
    This is an older hotel, but the grounds are lovely. Very nice lobby area. Beautiful mature trees and flowers everywhere. 2 nice pools. Very nice staff. The rooms are older, for example shower tile was patched and matresses were OK but not great. The room balcony had lovely view of the grounds. Very nice landscaped walkway to the beach. The beach is beautiful. We took a kayak to the mangroves one day - so cool! There is a private beach area for the hotel, but you need to walk out of the private area to the public beach to swim in the water. There are plenty of security guards and we always felt safe. The Animation Team members were fun and friendly. The thing that surprised me most: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are quiet and tranquilo, but this is a popular vacation place for local Dominicans, so many Dominicans were there starting Thursday through Sunday. It was probably 90% Dominicans and 10% foreigners, which is fine by me but the pool areas and dining rooms were very crowded these days and hard to find a seat sometimes. The private beach was fine with finding chairs. The public beach was very crowded on Saturday and Sunday. This is probably also because we were there in July, the hot part of the year. The beach is probably less crowded during cooler months. Overall I liked this place, and did not mind the crowds of people later in week, but if you're looking for a tranquil place, you'll not like it on the weekends.
    Traveller from United States
    Situated near the beach, this all-inclusive resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nautical Club of Santo Domingo and Boca Chica …More
    Boutique Hotel Palacio - Santo Domingo Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars
    $110

    Boutique Hotel Palacio

    Calle Duarte 106, Santo Domingo - Map
     
     
    "Perfect restored colonial mansion hotel"
    Great people, food and drink in the old Colonial Zone, which is full of unique historical sites. Had a wonderful time, though being the end of July, the tropical sun was hot, tradewinds notwithstanding. We'll return to the Dominican Republic.
    Traveller from Detroit
    This family-friendly Santo Domingo hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Convento de los …More
    Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden - All Inclusive - Boca Chica Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars
    $254

    Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden - All Inclusive

    Calle Duarte #1-A, Esq. Caracol, Boca Chica - Map
     
     
    "Nice hotel"
    Second time at this resort; the food is not bad. The rooms are better in beach area.
    Traveller from Puerto Rico
    Nestled on the beach, this Boca Chica resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Boca Chica, Caucedo Port, and Nautical Club of Santo …More