TASTE THE CARIBBEAN LIFE
Right in the heart of the Caribbean lies the stunning Dominican Republic. A blend of indigenous and Latin American cultures has created a perfect cocktail of Caribbean life here. The Dominican Republic is the picture-postcard of the Caribbean, so why not jump in and experience it for yourself? There is a massive choice of luxurious all inclusive hotels on the beachfront so you can kick back with a cocktail whilst the warm Caribbean waters are just a few strides away.
WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SEA
Punta Cana is a popular choice for holidaymakers to the Dominican Republic. The area in the easternmost tip of the country is where the North Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea and it has fine white sand, shallow blue waters and calm marine pools.
One of the main contenders for the best beach in Punta Cana is Playa Bavaro. Covered with palm trees and sandwiched between golf courses and lagoons, it’s the perfect place to make the most of your time in the Dominican Republic.
SHOP TIL YOU DROP
Indulge in a bit of retail therapy by the sea in Punta Cana’s oceanfront market. Selling everything from hand-crafted gifts to local food produce–a great way to get your souvenir shopping done without leaving the beach.
SWIM WITH DOLPHINS
Manati Park is seriously good and an absolute must for you and your family where you can swim with dolphins! The theme park in Bavaro is a great opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the island. Set within a garden of tropical plants and wild orchids, you can see so many different animals that are native to the Dominican Republic. The parrot and sea lion shows are a lot of fun, and the animal experiences are even better.
MAKE A SPLASH AT THE WATER PARK
Want more of an adrenaline rush? Then you have to go to Sirenis Aquagames! Great for kids and adults alike, it’s definitely one of the best things to do in the Dominican Republic. The massive water park is packed with thrills like toboggans, twisters, kamikazes, a 4-lane aquaracer and more. There’s also a children’s area with water jets and sprinklers, a toddler’s pool and a nursery, so the whole family really can have an amazing time.
TAKE A DIP IN THE CENOTE
Fancy a dip in a beautiful blue lagoon? Hoyo Azul (blue hole) is a cenote in the middle of the jungle not too far from Punta Cana. With a wooden staircase leading down into the crystal clear water, you can walk right in and wade in the majesty of it all.
TEE OFF WITH AN OCEAN VIEW
I bet you won’t mind hitting a bunker or two on one of Punta Cana’s picturesque golf courses. The views are simply sensational, and the greens are pristine, which makes this one of the highlights when planning your to-do list in the Dominican Republic! With palms rustling in the sea-breeze and the Caribbean waves gently kissing the fairways, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a video game. It just doesn’t seem real when you are putting for par and a few metres beyond the green is the ocean. Maybe bring a snorkel and mask so you can look for your ball when it goes out of bounds.
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