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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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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

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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 2017 holiday to the Dominican Republic.

Please note: UK passport holders need a tourist card, it costs US$10 dollars and can be purchased online or on arrival at the airport.

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