Dotted with tropical palms and lapped by warm, shallow waters, the beaches here are a sight to behold. Snorkel through some of the world-class Punta Cana Reef – home to spectacular aquatic life. This sun-soaked costal spot also offers an excellent range of watersport activities, ranging from boogie boarding to kayaking
The island has some thriving local cottage industries. So take a tour inland to explore plantations where cocoa, coffee, coconut oil and vanilla are produced. Visit the rural villages and you might also get a glimpse of the locals hand-rolling those famed cherry cigars – a key island export.
For those with a thirst for sport, the Dominican Republic has just your tipple. Sailing, catamaran cruises and kite-surfing here are all top-notch. And when your toes get wrinkly, return to dry land to take a whiteknuckle zip-lining ride through the jungle. Inner Tarzan fully well and truly unleashed.
It’s carnival season in March and Punta Cana will unveil a lively spectacle of vibrant costumes and masks. All sorts of merengue and reggaeton music acts fill the stage and international performers from Aruba, Curacao, Haiti and Saint Martin, wow the crowds. It’s a fantastic way to experience the culture.