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    Dominican Republic Hotel Travel Guide

    Welcome to Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic is often overlooked as a vacation destination, but those who have visited it have loved it. Experience it for yourself by booking a trip today using Expedia. Take a tour of the capital, Santo Domingo, or enjoy a serene visit somewhere quieter. Expedia will help you find the right trip for you. See just how simple it is to visit the country of your dreams, begin your search right now.

    Eager to reserve a room at an exquisite retreat in Dominican Republic? Take your pick. We've got a massive range of budget lodges also. And there are a wealth of choices in between. It's simply based on what you're in the mood for and how much you'd like to spend. And as far as location is concerned, you can choose a room in any part of the country you'd like. You'll locate an assortment of accommodation options at the center of the action, as well as private lodges on the border of Dominican Republic. When you browse our catalog of accommodations in Dominican Republic, you're certain to find cheap rates and shocking packages on any type of lodge around.

    Quick facts about Dominican Republic:

    • With 10.1 million denizens, Dominican Republic ranks 132nd in population compared to other countries
    • The currency in Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso
    • Don't forget to stop in Punta Cana , Puerto Plata , and Santo Domingo while you're in the country
    • Haiti is right next to Dominican Republic, so you can easily add a second country to your trip

    Looking to educate yourself about the nearby hotels in Dominican Republic? Here are a few stats you should know:

    • 18 people have reviewed this country on Expedia, and 15 of them wholeheartedly recommend taking a trip here.
    • Average hotels here receive a ranking of 4 on a scale from 1 to 5.
    • The average room has a cleanliness rating of 4.
    • Service at local hotels have received a rating of 4 on average.
    • Comfort levels at local lodges garnered a score of 4.

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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 Puerto Plata (and vicinity)

    VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort - All Inclusive - Puerto Plata Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort - All Inclusive

    Playa Dorado, Puerto Plata - Map
     
     
    Very pleasurable stay. Close to the beach. The food was good with plenty of variation. The drinks were also very. I recommend the mix drinks. The local beer wasn't as good as it would be in bottles since they only serve draught beer. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Check in was fast with no delays. I will stay here again.
    A Traveller
    Located in Puerto Plata, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Playa Dorada Golf …More
    Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive - Puerto Plata Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars

    Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive

    Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata - Map
     
     
    "Bang for the $$$"
    This is a pretty resort for a great price, they do a good job with the all inclusive on a budget. The staff is happy and mostly smiley 😊 It has a beautiful spa with reasonable prices. Lots of options for pool and beaches and overall a nice mix of family and adult areas. Saturday checkins seem to be the busiest and a bit chaotic, it took quite a long time to have my room ready,however while waiting I had full access to the resort. I would recommend this hotel for a vacation.
    A Traveller
    Popular with budget-minded European and American vacationers, this beachfront all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata is on …More
    Iberostar Costa Dorada All Inclusive - Puerto Plata Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Iberostar Costa Dorada All Inclusive

    Carretera Luperon, Km 4, Puerto Plata - Map
     
     
    "early May vacations at Iberostar"
    Pros: nice pool, variety of foods at buffet, rooms kept very clean, nice entertainment Cons: beach I was a little disappointed by the beach, which had a lot of seaweed and actually a lot of plastic garbage floating around. Found via walking the beach that there was a small rubbish dump near the water about 800 feet to the left of the resort.... someone should clean that up and keep it cleaned. There were usually very few people actually in the water. The strong wind on the beach was an issue too to make it uncomfortable, although later in the week I realized it was only like that in the afternoon... in the morning it was pretty calm. The pool was great, with the 2 major areas between 4.5 and 5 feet deep, swim up bar, and embedded Jacuzzi (not heated though) and plenty of lounge chairs available throughout the day. Although I didn't participate in the games at the pool during the day, they were lots of fun to watch.
    A Traveller
    Overlooking the Costa Dorada Beach, an ideal place for water sports, just 20 minutes from the airport and the bustling city …More

    Hotels in Punta Cana (and vicinity)

    Majestic Colonial Punta Cana All Inclusive - Punta Cana Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Majestic Colonial Punta Cana All Inclusive

    Punta Cana- Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana - Map
     
     
    "Best Vacation ever!"
    Majestic Colonial Resort has the BEST ENTERTAINMENT CREW EVER!!! They made my vacation unforgettable. They were so friendly and funny. "Coca Cola and Mini me were awesome!!! Food was good and overall the resort it's beautiful. I highly recommend this Resort!!
    A Traveller
    This All-inclusive resort is located on the shore of one of the Dominican Republic's most beautiful beaches, Bavaro-Punta …More
    Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive - Punta Cana Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive

    Playa Bavaro - Punta Cana, Punta Cana - Map
     
     
    It is a beautiful resort and staff was very nice!! Loved it!
    A Traveller
    This beachfront property is located in Punta Cana a white sandy beach surrounded by astonishing landscapes all Jr Suites & …More
    Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive - Punta Cana Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive

    Playas De Bavaro, Punta Cana - Map
     
     
    "Great place to stay , "
    I love the restaurants . the activities , and I would like to thank all the staff, like Jose Mateo, Resti Egora, Wilkiln Lopez, Manuel Medina, Barbarita Leonardo, Melvin Valera, Soranlly Jimenez and to the Guest Service Anibelka Baez, Luz Sarmiento, They were very nice , professional and helpful.
    Traveller from West Palm Beach, FL
    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 (and vicinity)

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

    BelleVue Dominican Bay - All Inclusive

    Juan Bautista Vicini s/n, Boca Chica - Map
     
     
    "It didn't fulfill my expectations."
    Housekeeping, bar attendants, kitchen staff , front desk staff , security were wonderful. sales staff were annoying. always waiting outside restaurant trying to sell timeshares. Disk Jockey was disrespectful . Music was excessively high and I asked him respectfully to low the volume a little bit and after giving me an evil look he refused. All attendants preferred to speak outside due to way too loud music inside disco. I never had hot water .I took cold showers most of the time, and water was always dripping from shower spout,
    Traveller from florida
    This family-friendly Boca Chica resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Nautical Club of Santo Domingo and …More
    Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden - All Inclusive - Boca Chica Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars

    Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden - All Inclusive

    Calle Duarte #1-A, Esq. Caracol, Boca Chica - Map
     
     
    The beach has a wave break so if your looking for waves not the place. If you want a area where you can float it is. Didn't really get bothered by people selling stuff. It is an old hotel but events keep you busy.
    A Traveller
    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
    Be Live Experience Hamaca Beach - All Inclusive - Boca Chica Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Be Live Experience Hamaca Beach - All Inclusive

    Calle Duarte #1-B Esq. Caracol, Boca Chica - Map
     
     
    "The best hotel in boca Chica."
    We had a good experience and glad we picked this hotel. The staffs we're very good and friendly. We were not really able to enjoy it as much we would like to because we were sick. We were not sick due to anything there. We were already getting sick on our way there. Thank you.
    Traveller from Boston
    The hotel has an oceanfront location at Boca Chica, beach with crystal clear waters and white sands, and is located only 30 …More