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.
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
• Relax in luxury tropical gardens, zen pools and dedicated boutique areas
• Go whale spotting off the Samana Peninsula
• Fly through the Dominican jungle on a zip line
• Visit in February to celebrate Carnival
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”.
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!
• 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 - May
• Well Known for: Tropical paradise & Beautiful beaches
• Languages: Spanish & English
Our resorts 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 delicious Dominican rum at one of the many distilleries. Venture outside the cities, however, and you’ll discover a picture-perfect tropical paradise, from the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua, to the hidden forests and caves of the Three Eyes national park, to the magical blue waters of Hoyo Azul.
Enjoy true luxury when staying in this Caribbean nirvana. When you’re not on our family dolphin adventure or enjoying the luxuries of our crayfish cruise, you’ll enjoy exquisite cuisine, world-class sports and sea activities, and excellent kids and teens’ clubs packed with fun. All this in the beautiful and serene surroundings of our family holiday resort where you’ll be treated like a Caribbean Queen or King!
First of its kind and first class in what it has to offer, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is a luxury eco-chic resort specially designed to be environmentally-friendly and sustainable. Set along a pristine beach, the resort is split into four boutique-villages catering for unique, stylish all-inclusive family holidays, wellness retreats, active breaks and romantic getaways in the Dominican Republic.
Club Med Punta Cana has the perfect festival atmosphere for an all-inclusive holiday in the Dominican Republic where every experience has been carefully crafted for your pleasure. With a Zen Oasis and smoothie & cocktail bar for adults, and a family pool and CREACTIVE acrobatics playground for the kids, this Caribbean resort has the best of both worlds.
Dominican Republic Weather
Monthly weather averages in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic has a beautiful tropical climate and enjoys glorious warm temperatures all year round. Even January, the coldest month, only experiences average lows of about 21°C, so you can safely leave your sweaters at home.
Summer and autumn can be wet and stormy, so the best time to visit the Dominican Republic is between December and May when the weather is drier and you can expect average highs between 29°C and 31°C.