The Dominican Republic is the perfect destination for beach lovers, as half of the island Hispaniola with neighboring Haiti. Known in equal parts for its pristine beaches, beautiful resorts, and world-class golfing, visitors will find everything needed for a perfect vacation or destination wedding. Across the island, visitors will find endless beauty, Spanish landmarks, and a wide array of relaxation and adventure to partake in. In this blog post we’ll be covering our three destinations within the Dominican Republic, and offer some unique resort suggestions in each area.
Punta Cana is at the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Nicknamed the “coconut coast”, guests will find some of the world’s most attractive beaches in Bavaro, and it’s a popular area for kayaking, ziplining and more. Temperatures hang around 80 F annually, with the hottest temperatures yearly May through October. If the beaches aren’t a big enough draw, local sights include the colonial architecture of the capital in Santo Domingo (the oldest city of the New World), and the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park which features natural cenotes guests can swim in.
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park
Hard Rock Punta Cana
Located on the Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic rests tranquil La Romana, a serene city ideal for a romantic destination wedding. Wedding guests will love the opportunity to visit iconic Catalina Island, a protected natural park featuring starfish and the sunken pirate ship of William Kidd. Overlooking the Chavon River, guests can visit Alto de Chavon, a recreated Mediterranean Village full of shopping and artist’s workshops. The area provides something for everyone, from divers to golfers.
Alto de Chavon
Puerto Playa is best known for its beaches, which include golden sand, and the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress that now houses historical artifacts. Water lovers will rejoice at the opportunities available, from snorkeling to parasailing, to kite-surfing and paddleboarding. Downtown Puerto Plata features beautiful Victorian homes preserved for centuries, and nearby Ocean World Adventure Park allows for guests to get up close and personal with majestic inhabitants such as sharks, stingrays, tropical birds and more.
Fortaleza San Felipe
Sunscape Puerto Plata