Top 5 Places to Visit in the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is a vibrant Caribbean nation with lush forested mountains, rich culture and history with Spanish, French, Haitian, and African influences, and scenic coastal towns. The Dominican Republic’s combination of unique cultural experiences and sun, sea, and sand make it one of the most sought after destinations for travelers seeking a much-needed getaway, honeymoon, and of course, wedding destination.

If you’re one of those people, or you’re just curious to learn more about this great destination, then check out these top 5 places to visit in the Dominican Republic.

Bayahibe is a small coastal town in the Dominican Republic where visitors can enjoy a relaxing vacation by the beach while also having the option to go and explore natural wonders, such as diving sites, trekking, and more. If you’re looking for a place to stay or a venue for your destination wedding, check out Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus.

Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus - Bayahibe 


La Romana
Not too far from Bayahibe is another beautiful destination in the Dominican Republic, La Romana. This area is home to endless resort options for families, honeymooners, couples, and golfers. La Romana is also a great gateway to Altos de Chavón, a must-visit cultural site with a picturesque 16th century Mediterranean village. Consider Grand Bahia Principe La Romana for a place to stay.

Grand Bahia Principe La Romana


The town of Samana is one of the Domincan Republic’s best kept secrets. Samana is situated in the northeast coast of the country with abundant natural beauty and pristine sandy shores. Nature lovers will love Samana’s rugged mountains, long stretches of white sand beaches, and crystal clear waters, which play host to humpback whales during mating season in the winter. Check out Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo if you want to visit Samana.

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo 


Puerto Plata
Our next Dominican Republic favourite is Puerto Plata, located on the north coast of the destination on the Atlantic side, this area is perfect for water sport enthusiasts. Cabarate, in between Puetro Plata and Sosua, is a less resort-dominated area, making it a great place for windsurfing, snorkelling, and scuba diving. All of the beaches in Puerto Plata is public, so expect an easy-going, laid-back vibe and atmosphere. Sounds like your type of destination? Check out Iberostar Costa Dorada for a place to stay.

Iberostar Costa Dorada - Puerto Plata


Punta Cana
Our last Dominican Republic destination is one you’ve probably heard of before -- Punta Cana. Don’t let its popularity discourage you from visiting this iconic destination. Punta Cana has gained recognition as one of the best places to visit in the Caribbean due to its romantic beach settings, affordable, yet luxurious resorts, and world-class golf courses. Time and time again, travelers are drawn to Punta Cana for their honeymoon, wedding, and vacations. If you want to learn more about Punta Cana and where to stay, click here. There are some beautiful properties to consider on our list, such as Occidental Punta Cana, Occidental Caribe, Barceló Bávaro Palace, and more!

Occidental Punta Cana


There’s so much more we want to share about the Dominican Republic, so if you’re seriously considering this destination for your vacation, honeymoon, or destination wedding, we’d love to help! Contact here to get more information.