Dominican Republic Highlights

Get a new lease of life on the sunny shores and colourful streets of the Dominican Republic

• Lively Caribbean island with a big heart and colourful culture
• Home of the Merengue and the Bachata dance styles
• Catch a baseball game at Estadio Quisqueya
• Go whale spotting off the Samana Peninsula
• Fly through the Dominican jungle on a zip line...

Vibrant culture

The Dominican Republic is fantastic for family holidays and Caribbean getaways, thanks to its colourful culture, idyllic beaches and year-round tropical climate. For a real taste of the island, visit the colonial buildings of Santo Domingo, catch a baseball game at Estadio Quisqueya, then dance the Merengue at an authentic Dominican dance hall.

Tropical adventures

Venture outside the resorts and you’ll discover a picture-perfect tropical paradise, from the hidden forests and caves of the Three Eyes national park to the magical blue waters of Hoyo Azul. Hike up the majestic Mt. Pico Duarte, fly through the jungle on a zipline, or explore the caverns of Cueva de las Maravillas or “Cave of Wonders”.

Golden beaches

After exploring cities and jungles, there’s nothing like a lazy day on the beach at your all-inclusive resort – though how lazy is up to you. The warm clear waters of the Caribbean Sea are perfect for water sports from surfing to stand-up paddle boards. For something different, enjoy a crayfish cruise, explore a coral reef or go on a family-friendly whale watching!

Facts about the Dominican Republic

Direct Flying Time: 9 hours
Airport: Punta Cana International Airport
Time Difference: -5 Hours
Currency: Dominican Peso and US dollar
Best months to visit: Dec - Mar
Well Known for: Tropical paradise & Beautiful beaches
Languages: Spanish & English

Our resort in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is famous for beautiful beaches, tropical forests and the majestic Mt. Pico Duarte. You can learn the merengue in the dance halls of Santa Domingo, explore a piece of the country’s history at La Aurora Cigar Factory, or savour some ...

Punta Cana is the ultimate Club Med experience for an all-inclusive holiday in the Dominican Republic. Cocktail by the pool, siesta under the palm trees, circus and games for the kids - absolutely everything you could wish for to ensure you of that holiday magic.

Caribbean charm comes as standard during your stay in the Dominican Republic

From tropical excursions to lobster tasting on the beach and the rhythms of bachata, there’s everything you need to take the time to sit back and relax. Plan your stay in the Dominican Republic at your own pace.

Catedral Metropolitana Santa María de la Encarnación

As you look up at this imposing building, you’re standing in front of the oldest cathedral in the New World, where Christopher Columbus lay until 1992. Built in the 16th century, the site’s architecture takes you to the heart of the Spanish Renaissance, a...

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Chinese Farmer’s Markets

Gourmets and food lovers from the Dominican Republic are familiar with Avenida Duarte of Santo Domingo, just 2 hr 15 from your Punta Cana Club Med resort. In the heart of Chinatown, you’re transported into the middle of teeming Asian life. It’s an opportu...

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Corales Golf Course

The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular destinations for golf enthusiasts. On site, close to your Punta Cana Club Med resort, put your skills to the test on this technically demanding course. In the kind of setting only the island can offer, tak...

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El Limon waterfall

A horseback excursion to this natural site takes you into the heart of the rainforest, 300km from your Punta Cana Club Med resort. At the end of your hike, you reach a lush setting where the cascade flows in a truly spectacular curtain of water: a unique ...

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Playa Punta Cana

Once you’ve settled into your Punta Cana Club Med resort, you’re just twenty minutes from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Its translucent water and white sand will dazzle you as you lay your towel in the shade of a palm tree. It’s what ma...

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Punta Cana Salsa & Bachata Festival

17 August 2019 - 19 August 2019

Romance and sensuality are what’s in store at this artistic event that’s open to everyone, just 1 hr 45 from your Punta Cana Club Med resort. With its international appeal, the festival attracts hundreds of festival-goers who come to learn or pass on thes...

Drink in the exceptional landscapes of the exotic Caribbean coast

During your family holiday in the Dominican Republic, enjoy both the sun and the turquoise sea together on the island of Sanoa by taking a boat trip out to visit the amazing natural pools and enjoy the fine sandy beaches and the crystal-clear water.
Then swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Island water park nearby. If you haven't had enough of the water just yet, in Bayahibe, keen snorkellers can admire moray eels and lobsters in their natural environment.

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It’s a great way for your children to learn: culture is always at the heart of your holiday in the Dominican Republic

The Club Med Punta Cana resort is the perfect base camp for an adventure to discover the origins of the New World as you stroll through the streets of Santo Domingo. Deep in the heart of the colonial district, take your family to discover the first church built in America: the cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation.
During your family holiday in the Dominican Republic, lose yourself in the heart of Altos de Chavón. The kids will be fascinated by this reconstructed medieval Italian village. Cobbled alleyways, majestic fountains and a large amphitheatre make it a full-scale playground.

Drink in the exceptional landscapes of the exotic Caribbean coast

During your family holiday in the Dominican Republic, enjoy both the sun and the turquoise sea together on the island of Sanoa by taking a boat trip out to visit the amazing natural pools and enjoy the fine sandy beaches and the crystal-clear water.
Then swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Island water park nearby. If you haven't had enough of the water just yet, in Bayahibe, keen snorkellers can admire moray eels and lobsters in their natural environment.

It’s a great way for your children to learn: culture is always at the heart of your holiday in the Dominican Republic

The Club Med Punta Cana resort is the perfect base camp for an adventure to discover the origins of the New World as you stroll through the streets of Santo Domingo. Deep in the heart of the colonial district, take your family to discover the first church built in America: the cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation.
During your family holiday in the Dominican Republic, lose yourself in the heart of Altos de Chavón. The kids will be fascinated by this reconstructed medieval Italian village. Cobbled alleyways, majestic fountains and a large amphitheatre make it a full-scale playground.

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