The Dominican Republic encompasses two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, the second-largest island in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic has eight international airports and three main tourist hubs: Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, and Santo Domingo. The Puerto Plata area is home to Cabarete, the windsurfing capital of the world. Here you’ll find the majority of the island’s luxury villa rentals along with a few secluded luxury resorts. (Read about our recent visit to one of the island’s top luxury hotels here)Punta Cana is famous for its long stretches of white sand beaches, and this is the area of the Dominican Republic most travelers visit. Santo Domingo, the capital city, offers visitors a glimpse into the beautiful cultural mix of the island with its Spanish Colonial history.
The Dominican Republic is a fun and active island, and we always recommend that our clients schedule at least one exploratory adventure. From visiting a working coffee farm, to indulging in a farm to table dinner at a restaurant perched on a side of a mountain, and all things water-related, there are plenty of opportunities to get a real feel for the Dom Rep.
Known for its wide assortment of all-inclusive resorts, the Dominican Republic is also home to hotels that don’t have mandatory meal plans. Our Caribbean Specialists will guide you in selecting the best hotel for your vacation plans based on our in-depth knowledge of what’s included and what’s not. We are big fans of the 7000 acre Casa de Campo resort. Read about our stay in one of their top luxury villas and the day we spent at Altos de Chavon on our Caribbean travel blog.