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Where to stay in the Dominican Republic

This beautiful Caribbean destination has a great number of experiences to offer beyond the lure of its sun-kissed beaches.

If you're looking for an authentic encounter with Dominican culture and you want to connect with this unique country up-close, we help you find the best places to visit so that your holiday dreams can be fulfilled right down to the last detail.

When it comes to the best Dominican Republic hotels, our experience has shown insider knowledge is invaluable. All you have to do is tell us what you're looking for and we'll recommend the best resorts, hotels and locations to suit you and your budget.

Best resorts in The Dominican Republic include:

Punta Cana

Regarded as the country's number one holiday destination, Punta Cana is known for its swanky resorts, vibrant nightlife and stunning beach - considered by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful in the world. The resort is also fringed by coral reefs and has a championship golf course.

Bavaro

Bavaro is one of the most tranquil beach resorts in the Dominican Republic, ideal if you're seeking pampering and sheer relaxation. You'll find less nightlife here, but the bars and clubs of Santo Domingo, are just a short ride away.

La Romana

To enjoy urban culture as well as beach life, stay near La Romana - the third largest city in the Dominican Republic. With a stunning beach, it's a favourite holiday hotspot and offers access to the famous Teeth of the Dog golf course, as well as picturesque villages and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Cap Cana and Puntacana Resort and Club

In the far east, Cap Cana and Puntacana Resort and Club are two of the Dominican Republic's most exclusive and lavish beach resorts – extremely popular among the rich and famous. We think this is one of the best places to come for an utterly indulgent escape.

Puerto Plata

On the Atlantic Coastline, Puerto Plata has plenty going on, from great nightlife and museums, to shopping and salsa beats, as well as easy access to unspoilt beaches, surf spots and nature reserves. This beach resort also has more local flavour as it's where the Dominicans head for some time in the sun.

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Places of interest in Dominican Republic

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

Choose from our selection of handpicked places and be based right at the place that's most ideal for you and your travelling party

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