From enchanting fishing villages where locals go about their lives in peaceful tranquillity to dramatic rocky cliffs that teeter and tumble into aquamarine waters where pirates once roamed, the Dominican Republic offers a myriad of delights and attractions allowing you to walk in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus as you discover historical ruins and traces of the ancient Taíno people carved into time-worn rock walls.
Lounge to the never-ending tunes that drift through open windows and across public piazzas in the birthplace of the merengue and bachata as you savour a true taste of a nation that dances to its own unique rhythm. A destination bursting with life, the Dominican Republic offers a multitude of ways for you to let your hair down as you dance to the sounds of endless carnivals across the country offering a colourful insight into this Spanish-infused nation.
Overflowing with wildlife in abundance, the Dominican Republic is home to unbelievably-sized pelicans, maze-like mangroves and the occasional sighting of thousands of migrating humpback whales. Further inland, four of the five highest peaks in the Caribbean rise majestically from the cascade of varied terrains bursting with jungle-lined rivers and verdant peaks from which breath-taking waterfalls tumble. Wander hundreds of kilometres of dream-inspiring coastline in this wonderland of turquoise waters and sugar-coasted beaches as you find the perfect nook to relax with a good book under the shade of a sleepy palm tree.
Nestled on the Eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana has everything you need for a truly indulgent stay. From the AAA Four Diamond resort of Eden Roc at Cap Cana to the gourmet cuisine and swim-up luxury of Sanctuary at Cap Cana, the enticements of Jack Niklaus Signature golf courses and captivating marinas ensure a pampering selection of sights and amusements in the surrounding beauty, with a range of luxury pursuits to suit every type of traveller. Adorned with lush forests, pristine beaches, towering cliffs and a bustling marina, the surrounds of these award-winning resorts are second to none as they sit bathed in the serene Caribbean sun.
Indulge in the historical and natural sights of a destination as varied as it is captivating. From the atmospheric attractions of Altos de Chavon, a 16th century Mediterranean village replica, to the shore-line coral beauties of Isla Catalina, La Romana offers a multitude of memorable experience and picturesque locations. Home to the number one golf course in the Caribbean, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas offers a heavenly retreat set on its own private beach with an extensive marina to explore. Boasting an array of past times from an equestrian centre and polo to unending water sports, the resort allows you to relax in style with everything you could need at your fingertips.
Allow the colourful sights and tranquil waters of the Dominican Republic to fill your holiday as you bask in a range of luxurious resorts. Click ‘Discover the Dominican Republic’ to find your next escape, or, click here to see more from Xclusivity.