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Dominican Republic Holidays

A beach in the Dominican Republic

Prized for its lush countryside, handcrafted cigars, music festivals, year-round sunshine, spectacular beaches and friendly people, the Dominican Republic is spirited, energetic and thoroughly entertaining. A colourful mosaic of influences, from Spanish to African, suffuses the island to create a unique cultural experience. Cosmopolitan Santo Domingo contains great nightlife, dining and historical sites, while Punta Cana and Puerto Plata offers the beaches of your dreams.

Popular Dominican Republic Holidays

Known for Cayo Levantado, the island paradise that once iconically featured in a Bacardi advert, the Dominican Republic is perhaps the most accessible country in the Caribbean. It’s also one of the most diverse – it offers paradisiacal beaches on the Caribbean side and then, on the Atlantic side sits the Samanà Peninsula, where humpback whales come to migrate every year. Whichever side you opt for, our range of beach holidays called Escapes offer ultimate relaxation, combined with hand-picked hotels and flights. Chat to one of our Travel Experts about finding an Escape to suit you.

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Where to Go in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Holiday Types

With its jungle-clad, hilly landscapes, epic marine life and beautiful beyond belief beaches, the Dominican Republic is the perfect Escape. Think sugar plantations, cigar factories, whales, sugar-sand beaches and more – all discoverable with our range of holidays. Check out some of our types below to get inspired:

More about Dominican Republic

Capital city: Santo Domingo

Currency: Dominican peso

Language: Spanish, English

Vaccinations: We recommend visiting your doctor or our Travel Clinic four to six weeks before you are due to travel. Recommend vaccinations for the Dominican Republic include typhoid and hepatitis b.

Getting there

Flight time: London to Dominican Republic flight time is around 9 hours and 15 minutes

Visas: British Citizens do not a visa to visit Dominican Republic

Top 3 Things to Do in Dominican Republic

  • Look out for humpback whales in Samana from December to March
  • Laze on the beaches of Punta Cana
  • Visit the El Limon waterfall

When to Go to Dominican Republic

Although it can get stormy, the Dominican Republic really is beautiful year-round. The hurricane season impacts the east between June and November, but there is still plenty of sunshine, fewer crowds and better details. Expect more rain in the shoulder season (March to July) and the driest weather between December and February.

Why Book Your Dominican Republic Holiday with Flight Centre

Dominican Republic Escapes Holidays: At Flight Centre we have designed a range of Dominican Republic resort and beach holidays called Escapes, offering flights, hand-picked 4 to 5-star accommodation, transfers as well as fantastic extras and our signature service.

Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Dominican Republic holiday from our Escapes range you’ll benefit from our concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service.