Dominican Republic travel tips to make your holiday unforgettable
Our Caribbean queen Orlagh recently graced the beautiful Dominican Republic with her presence, 17 years after her first visit. What has changed in that time and does she have any advice for future holiday-makers? Read on to discover her top Dominican Republic travel tips…
How the Dominican Republic has blossomed
A lot can happen in 17 years. And in the Dominican Republic a lot has definitely happened. What was once an exotic third world country is now a fantastic holiday destination, one I would happily recommend to any Travelmood customer. Since 1998, food, hotel, sanitation and beach standards have improved drastically and there are no longer any worries about safety. It’s fair to say that the Dominican Republic, with its stunning mountains, golden beaches and impressive colonial architecture, is hot, hot, hot right now!
Dominican Republic travel tips – Perks of all-inclusive
I’d definitely recommend going all-inclusive on your Dominican Republic holiday. This ensures you get the best cuisine and don’t have to worry about opening your wallet while you’re away. From family-friendly hotels to adults-only resorts, you’re sure to find something to suit your needs and budget. I recently stayed in the fabulous Dreams Palm Beach Resort – the ultimate haven of tranquility, luxury and relaxation. If you’re more of a party animal, head to Breathless Punta Cana, which boasts regular pool parties, talent shows and exciting activities.
Perfect for budget travellers
The Dominican Republic is a fantastic option for those who want to experience the jaw-dropping landscapes and vibrant culture of the Caribbean, without breaking the bank. It’s easy to find accommodation that’s exceptional value for money – a steal in comparison to some of the other Caribbean islands. Plus, activities and excursions won’t set you back much, meaning you don’t have to miss out on all that this exotic destination has to offer.
Nightlife in the Dominican Republic
And now for one of our top Dominican Republic travel tips! Outside of your resort, the best entertainment on the island will be found at Coco Bongos. Already a massive hit in Mexico, Coco Bongos offers non-stop partying in a truly idyllic location. Sip delicious cocktails and let your hair down, all the while taking in fantastic shows and performances. Bettlejuice, Catwoman and Batman and Robin all make an appearance – it really is too good to miss!
Combine your Dominican Republic escape with a stint in New York, Las Vegas or Miami for the ultimate mix of multi -centre honeymoon destinations. Let’s face it – after the stress of wedding planning you probably fancy nothing more than lying on a white sandy beach for a few days. Once you’ve chilled out, why not take in the bright lights of the Big Apple or try your luck on the Las Vegas Strip? A multi-centre getaway offers you relaxation and adventure, ensuring you’re both completely happy from start to finish!
There’s no way I’m waiting another 17 years to enjoy the beauty and splendour of the Dominican Republic. There’s never been a better time to visit this tropical destination – what are you waiting for? Take heed of our Dominican Republic travel tips and you can look forward to an unforgettable adventure!