This is hands down our favourite Caribbean destination for 2014. The place that Christopher Columbus first landed in 1492 makes the most of its natural beauty and history. Yet there are parts of the Dominican Republic that remain virtually unspoiled by tourism and if you leave one of the luxurious resorts to explore the island, you might be blown away by the little corners of paradise that you find on the island.
About the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic
is located on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola which it shares with Haiti. Located between Cuba and Puerto Rico, the country is bordered by the Atlantic on the North and the Caribbean on the South. As a holiday destination, the Dominican Republic gets more visitors than any of the other Caribbean Islands, which is welcome news for its 8.5 million inhabitants, most of whom depend on the bustling tourist trade.
In this post we have come up with (very easily) 5 reasons why we think the Dominican Republic should be on your list of places to visit this year. Along with the fact that the island is extremely affordable, whatever type of holiday you are looking for, whether it is activity-based or just relaxing by the pool, the Dominican Republic is a great destination for both families and couples alike.
1. Perfect weather
The Dominican Republic gets warm, tropical weather all year round. Depending on where you go on the island, the weather gets cooler in the mountainous regions so you can always find a cool pocket to warm down. The weather is just about perfect for every preference and every type of Irish skin. But don’t forget to bring your sun block all the same!
2. Pristine beaches
The Dominican Republic is home to one of the most impressive beaches in the world, the beaches at Punta Cana
go on for approximately 30Km. The sands are golden and clean, the water is warm and safe for swimming all year round. Many water based activities in the Dominican Republic include snorkelling and diving to see corals—the warm, gentle waters of the Caribbean make for a very inviting environment to explore life under the seas—and the chance to swim with dolphins. The warm, gentle waters of the Caribbean make for a very inviting environment to explore life under the seas.
3. Playing Golf
If golf is one of your interests, the Dominican Republic has become one of the top golfing destinations in the world. The island is host to 26 golf courses, one of which, “The Teeth of the Dog” at the Casa de Campo Resort was voted to be in top 100 courses
in the world. With golf courses designed by the famous Pete Dye and Robert Trent Jones, the island is also host to the Cana Bay Golf Course designed by golfer Jack Nicklaus, which was host to the inaugural season of the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica
The people of the Dominican Republic are some of the warmest and friendlies people in the world. They are extremely proud of their history and heritage and are very welcoming of guests to the island. It is worth getting out of the resort to explore and meet some of the local people. Make sure to dress appropriately as Dominicans place a lot of emphasis on appearance. Trying local cuisine
is also highly recommended. The infusions of Africa and Spain can result in a unique dining experience.
Whatever floats your boat as regards landscape, the DR has it all. Think alpine forest, mountains, lakes, beaches, waterfalls and rainforests. There is even a day trip to Paradise Island off the North Coast, so called because of its stunning beauty. Day trips depart from Puerto Plata and can include a host of fun water activities.
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