Popular with budget-minded European and American vacationers, this beachfront all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata is on Cofresi Beach, 5 minutes from Ocean ...
This Abreu resort is on the beach, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Playa Grande, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Playa Grande Golf Course and Gri Gri Lagoon. Playa Diamante ...
Located in Puerto Plata, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Playa Dorada Golf Club and Playa Dorada. Long Beach and ...
The hotel has an oceanfront location at Boca Chica, beach with crystal clear waters and white sands, and is located only 30 km from downtown Santo Domingo and ...
This Bavaro resort is on the beach, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from White Sands Golf Course, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Iberostar Golf ...
Located in Santo Domingo Financial District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bellapart Museum and Centro Olimpico. Quisqueya Stadium and National Palace ...
Located in Ciudad Universitaria, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Convention Center Ministry of Foreign Affairs and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centro Olimpico ...
A sugary-white sand coastline, sparkling bays and a lush, mountainous interior create a magical backdrop for a Dominican Republic vacation. Find "endless summer" weather and Merengue tunes wherever you land on this tropical island paradise.
From Punta Cana and La Romana to the pristine Samana and the capital of Santo Domingo, you can have your pick of world-class resorts and affordable hotels. The beaches are a favorite, but secluded prairies, rivers and high-mountain cliffs also make for remarkable stays. Go all-inclusive for family fun, choose something romantic and luxurious, or aim for adventure among nine ecological zones.
Our Orbitz travel guide will highlight the best time to go, top 10 highlights and hidden gems from Dominican Republic insiders.
With warm, tropical temperatures typical of a Caribbean island, the Dominican Republic weather has been dubbed "endless summer" because of the typically sunny and warm conditions. Some months are warm and sticky (August) while others promise rain and the threat of hurricanes (June through November).
Winter through Spring (December to April) is the most popular time to visit, as travelers flock here for winter and spring break. But if you're looking for the best deals, wait for September, October and May.
When choosing a hotel, don't be too focused on the distance or travel from the airport since many fantastic hotels (and deals) are a bit farther away.
Still somewhat untouched, Samana is recognized as one of the best bays in the world. The crystal clear beach at the islet of Cayo Levantado is a must see.
For a variety of great restaurants serving everything from French to Mediterranean, head to the center of Colonial City in Santo Domingo.
Price bargaining is a must when shopping from local merchants. Most items are overpriced at the start to allow for some marginal negotiation.
When visiting the Dominican Republic, be sure to at least try a local dish once, like a breakfast of Mangu (smashed plantains) with friend cheese and eggs.
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