With stunning mountain scenery, colonial architecture, beaches galore and some incredible resorts, there’s every reason to love to the Dominican Republic. Whether it’s a first-time visit, or it’s an old-time favourite of yours, there’s always something new to discover. So, take a look at why we think it’s worth a trip there, what will be waiting for you on your arrival and where we recommend you stay.
There are hundreds of kilometres worth of coastline in the Dominican Republic – and each white-sandy beach offers something different to the next. While some offer gorgeous rows of palms trees and the opportunity to relax, others have dramatic rocks and striking views. There are plenty of secluded bays and coves too – some of which were the temporary homes of migrating humpback whales which has contributed to today’s efforts in preserving and safeguarding the country’s natural heritage.
Beyond the beaches you’ll find cows and horses grazing along the roads, rivers winding their way through jungle and our favourite – gorgeous waterfalls in some of the most remote settings. What’s more, if you’re a keen hiker, the Dominican Republic’s the place for you – there are more peaks here than neighbouring islands, offering incredible views from above!
It’s well worth exploring the local towns while holidaying in the Dominican Republic to get to grips with its rich history and heritage. Beautifully restored monasteries and cobblestone streets are mixed with crumbling gingerbread homes, giving you a sense of its roller-coaster past and scars from previous decades – but visit in carnival time, and you’ll find the local communities are all about celebration and positivity!
The wintertime (mid-December to February) is the perfect time to jet off to the Dominican Republic. Whilst the weather stays warm all year, temperatures are at their most comfortable in the winter months…and you’ll have more space and choice too! And where to stay, we hear you ask? There are plenty of four- and five-star resorts in the Dominican Republic offering an excellent service and opportunity to unwind, but we’ve got a particular favourite that caters for everyone and anyone looking for that extra special getaway…
A favourite resort of ours is 5* Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda. Nestled between a turquoise ocean and tropical jungle, its eco-chic vibe is perfect for families and couples alike. In fact, there are four boutique villages within the resort: Archipelago, Caribbean Paradise, Emerald Jungle and Explorer Cove – giving you a smaller feel within a larger resort.
Of course, relaxing and indulging is high on your priorities when on holiday – and there’s plenty of opportunity for that here! With a range of pools to choose from, and an in-resort beach, there’s no excuse to not come home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. And did we mention that it’s all-inclusive so you can eat and drink all day long? In fact, there are four restaurants and six bars to choose from – which in itself will be sure to keep you busy, morning noon and night.
If you’re not sold already, there’s a range of exciting activities to get stuck into for all ages; from water sports including kayaking and snorkelling to land activities like mini golf, beach volleyball, dance lessons and much more, there’s no time to stop!
And if you’re bringing little ones, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda has a range of kid’s clubs for children of ages so you can enjoy a little time away for yourselves.
To inspire you even more, take a look at their video – you’ll want to go in no time!
To find out more about the Dominican Republic and Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, we’ll be more than happy to help and share our expertise. Simply pop in store, give us a call or email us today.