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Dominican Republic Holidays

The luxury of endless possibility

If you're looking for more than just a beach holiday, but don’t want to compromise on the setting, a Dominican Republic holiday is just the ticket. From stunning coastlines to the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has something for everyone, be it old fashioned R&R or high octane watersports.

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

5* out of 5 stars

Indulge your inner rock star in paradise settings at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. This exciting hotel caters for all with 11 swimming pools, kids-friendly and adults-only areas, nightclub and casinos.

7 nights All Inclusive including British Airways flights from £2,015 per person

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Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

5* out of 5 stars

Your ideal all inclusive holiday of relaxation, strictly for adults only. No matter what the occasion, there's plenty enough to keep you happy.

7 nights All Inclusive including British Airways flights from £1,694 per person

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Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

Unwind on one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular beaches and discover Unlimited-Luxury with endless activities and facilities, five-star service & unlimited a la carte dining.

7 nights All Inclusive including British Airways flights from £1,567 per person

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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

5* out of 5 stars

Practically an oceanfront town in its own right, multi-award-winning Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is a 7,000-acre dream, featuring top golf courses, an equestrian centre, beach and incredible spa.

7 nights Room Only including British Airways flights from £1,491 per person

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Dreams Onyx Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

This new beachfront retreat offers guests an Unlimited Luxury® holiday experience which includes limitless gourmet cuisine, top shelf spirits and more.

7 nights All Inclusive including British Airways flights from £1,497 per person

Dominican Republic Holidays

Dominican Republic Holidays offer a high degree of variety in every aspect of your relaxing time in the Caribbean. Even the land speaks of these contrasting possibilities: the interior offers an extensive mountain range and the highest peak in the Caribbean (Pico Duarte); yet you’ll also find the lowest point too, in the saltwater lake of Lago Enriquillo. Travelling from ocean to interior, you’ll see the intensely modern urban sprawl give way to huge plantations and small villages. Both the rural and urban here are intriguing and beautiful.

The Dominican Republic is a land of significant historical importance, and any time uncovering its colonial history is time well spent. The island that the Dominican Republic shares with neighbour Haiti is Hispaniola which was the site for the first European colonies in the new world. The capital, Santo Domingo, has the distinction of being the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas. On a Dominican Republic holiday you will find numerous fascinating 16th Century buildings throughout Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, which include the beautiful Catedral de Santa Maria la Menor and the impressive Fortalez Ozama, the oldest surviving military fortification in the Americas.

Luxury Holidays to Dominican Republic

This history is there for all who wish to explore it, but for many, holidays to the Dominican Republic offer a near definitive set of Caribbean catch-alls. The beaches are long, white, sandy, palm-trimmed and lashed at softly by an azure sea of outstanding beauty. If you want to do nothing more than find a secluded beach, to indulge in some healthy sunbathing and relaxation, you’ll find the Dominican Republic more than sufficient.

Interesting Facts about the Dominican Republic

  • Area – 18,704 sq miles
  • Population – 9,378,000
  • Capital – Santo Domingo
  • Official Languages – Spanish
  • Currency – Dominican Peso (DOP)
  • Time Zone – UTC-4
  • January - Whale watching in Samana
  • Weekends, February – Santo Domingo Carnival
  • March – La Vega Carnival
  • July – Merengue Festival
  • October – Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Important Events in the Dominican Republic

The real luxury of the Dominican Republic is that anything is possible. Wind surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, romantic strolling, mountain hiking and even vibrant nightlife: it’s all here and with Kenwood Travel, you could be too for your 2024 / 2025 holiday to the Dominican Republic.

Good to Know

An arrival tax of $10 is payable and not included within the cost of your holiday. This can be done on arrival. 

The Dominican Republic has introduced a mandatory electronic entry and exit form for all arrivals and departures: The form needs to be filled out 72 hours before your trip and once completed should generate a QR code to present to the airline authorities. If you require further information, do not hesitate to ask your Kenwood Travel representative.

Top Picks

Dreams Dominicus La Romana

5* out of 5 stars

Enjoy a wealth of activities offered by Dreams Dominicus La Romana, from a PADI-certified diving centre to a tranquil spa to a gorgeous white-sand beach.

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

5* out of 5 stars

A family friendly venue set on the beautiful shores of Juaniliio Beach. With stylish bedrooms and an onsite waterpark, what more could you ask for in a Caribbean holiday?


Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-4)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • Language English
  • Location North-central Caribbean
  • Flying time 8 hours & 30 minutes

Things to do

Hoyo Azul

Hoyo Azul

Hoyo Azul is a natural gem of Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. An utterly stunning attraction, this huge swimming hole, or cenote, bedazzles with its bright blue waters, dappled light, and dramatic, 75-metre-high cliff drop. Visitors at Hoyo Azul are invited to swim in the refreshing pool, reaching the water via a footbridge and staircase.

Even the journey to Hoyo Azul is majestic - passing through verdant rainforest and even an orchid garden. Your hike will reveal a world of beautiful flora and fauna, which your guide should be able to point out for you.

Sirenis Aquagames Punta Cana

Sirenis Aquagames Punta Cana

Definitely one for the family-friendly Dominican Republic holiday hitlist, Sirenis Aquagames Punta Cana is a huge waterpark spread over an area of 12,000 square metres. Fully-equipped to ensure visitors can splash out all day long, Sirenis Aquagames has all sorts of pools, rides, and slides, as well as plenty of other facilities.

When you’re done with spills and thrills, pause for lunch at the restaurant area, complete with menu options to suit even the fussiest of eaters. There is even a nursery area for those visiting the waterpark with very young children.

Whale Watching in Samana

Whale Watching in Samana

Samana, a town on the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic, becomes the temporary home each year for around 2,000 humpback whales as they come to mate in the warm waters. This, of course, is a spectacular sight as these huge creatures perform acrobatics, splash their fins, and even sing ‘songs’.

Nearby, the Whale Museum houses a huge whale skeleton, whilst the waterfront promenade - the Malecón - is lined with restaurants and bars. There are also plenty of nearby beaches and secluded bays for you to explore on your visit to Samana.

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