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Dominican Republic Holidays 

From the rainforests and mountains in the west to the beaches and diving in the east, the Dominican Republic has loads to offer for your next holiday. The capital, Santo Domingo is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must see for history buffs or anyone with an appreciation of architecture. It's not just for culture lovers though, Dominican Republic holidays offer you the chance to see humpback whales swimming just offshore and a visit to one of the world’s top windsurfing spots on the northern coast.

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The Dominican Republic has very stable annual temperatures between 20°C and 30°C with little changes between the months. 

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Punta Cana International Airport: Close to Punta Cana and Bavaro resorts.

 

Book a cheap holiday to the Dominican Republic with Airtours and enjoy blissful beaches, a unique history and lots of merengue music and dancing. 

Featured holidays in Dominican Republic

Be Live Collection Canoa

Bayahibe, Punta Cana

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Six restaurants
  • Located on Bayahibe beach
  • Hotel kids' club

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What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 759

IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa

Bavaro, Punta Cana

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On-site shopping centre
  • Beachfront
  • Choice of restaurants

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Based on 5425 reviews

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Based on 3 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 788

Be Live Collection Punta Cana

Bavaro, Punta Cana

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Eight swimming pools
  • Seven restaurants
  • Hotel-run kids' clubs

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 9168 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 819

From Cabarete and Puerto Plata in the north, to the tropical beaches of Punta Cana and Bavaro in the east and historic Santo Domingo in the south, there are plenty of great places to stay in the Dominican Republic. Check them out with our fantastic range of holidays and find the best place for you. 

With such a varied landscape and a strong history of welcoming tourism, the only thing you won’t be able to do in the Dominican Republic is get bored. There’s something here for everyone, of every age and every style whether you like sunbathing and snorkelling or jungle zip-lining and cave exploring. 

If you like activity holidays, the Dominican Republic is perfect. With a tropical climate and cool winds, the weather here is great and the geography will excite any adventure lover. Go deep into the jungle to see exotic animals like spider monkeys, abseil into limestone caves, swim in waterfalls and tear around the landscape in a dune buggy.

 

If you like activity holidays, the Dominican Republic is perfect. With a tropical climate and cool winds, the weather here is great and the geography will excite any adventure lover. Go deep into the jungle to see exotic animals like spider monkeys, abseil into limestone caves, swim in waterfalls and tear around the landscape in a dune buggy.

No trip to this tropical island is complete without spending some one-on- one time with the beaches. Beach holidays in the Dominican Republic are second to none with beautiful palm tree beaches and clear seas. If its beach relaxation you’re after, holiday deals to Bayahibe or Bavaro and Punta Cana will be your ticket to paradise.

The Dominican Republic is best for

Water sports lovers: On the north coast east of Puerto Plata is Cabarete, one of the world’s greatest windsurfing spots. Take a short course or simply get an ice cream on the beach and watch the pros. If you prefer to be under the water, the whole east and north coasts from Bayahibe to Puerto Plata are fantastic for snorkelling and SCUBA diving. Grab a mask and jump in. 

Culture and history buffs: Dating back to the late 1400s, Santo Domingo was the first European city in the New World. With a fortress, cathedral and winding streets, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is great if you love exploring the local history. 

Beach goers and sunbathers: The eastern tip of the Dominican Republic is home to great beaches with miles of white sand and beach bars. This beautiful region has luxurious All Inclusive resorts, great restaurants and palm tree beaches.


Fast facts

Currency: Dominican Peso. 

Language: Spanish.

Population: 8,900,000. Santo Domingo has the largest population of any Caribbean city.

Landscape: With mountains, rainforests and hot beaches, the Dominican Republic has a varied landscape.

Time Zone: The Dominican Republic is 4 hours behind the UK (GMT).

Flight time: Around 9 hours from London Heathrow.

Fly to: Punta Cana and La Romana airports are both close to the eastern resorts of Bavaro and Bayahibe. Or fly straight to Santo Domingo for city exploring.


Weather and climate

Temperature: The Dominican Republic has average temperatures between 20°C and 30°C all year round. 

Best time to visit: November to April is considered the dry season and rainfall during this time is much lower than the summer. With a diverse landscape however, the south eastern region of the island tends to see much less rainfall year round than inland, and the mountains can see freezing temperatures. Whatever the weather though, the majority of the Dominican Republic is generally sunny. 


Getting around

By hire car: Cars can be easily hired from airports, booked in advance or arranged through hotels.  

By taxi: Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced.

By bus: Long distance buses are more like coaches and can be booked ahead of time if you want to explore further.

By boat: Some of the charm of this country is its abundance of whales and dolphins. From the east coast, boat and catamaran tours are easily arranged to see these extraordinary creatures in the wild. 


Events

For party lovers: A countrywide festival culminating on the Dominican Independence Day, Carnival takes place throughout the entire month of February. With military displays, street food, dancing, music and parades, Carnival is a fun time to visit.  

For dancers: To really get into the spirit of this country, experience the merengue in the last week of July/first week of August. Specific to the Dominican Republic, this style of music and dance is celebrated at the Santo Domingo Merengue Festival each year and you can enjoy artisan fairs and food too. 

For music and festival fans: The Jazz Festival takes place every November in the beach towns of Cabarete, Sosúa and Puerto Plata, filling the area with music. This is a real must visit for jazz lovers, and takes place by the beaches and many All Inclusive hotels of the area.


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