With a dazzling terrain that offers rainforest, savannah, highlands, and pristine beaches, The Dominican Republic has something for everyone.
Its capital city, Santo Domingo, houses Spanish architecture spanning 5 centuries of history.
The ever-popular Punta Cana forms part of the Coconut Coast lined with lush, all-inclusive resorts along a 32km stretch of beaches and crystal clear waters. Popular for zip-lining, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing, as well as energetic nightlife with casinos, multi-level clubs and outdoor beach bars.
Puerto Plata is another beach and golf-lover’s favourite, with an historic colonial-era center offering cathedrals, museums, and a cable car to take you to the scenic Isabel de Torres mountain peak.
Near La Romana lies Catalina Island, with beaches, coral reefs and William Kidd’s wrecked pirate ship.
And if whale watching is on your bucket-list, you’ll want to check out
Samaná, the main center for whale-watching tours in the Caribbean.