The dazzling Dominican Republic has been enticing tourists for years, but what did our Personal Travel Advisor Melissa think when she visited? (updated Jan 2021)
Jetting off to the sunny Dominican Republic, Personal Travel Advisor Melissa got the chance to discover all that Punta Cana has to offer.
Read her tips on how to see more on a multi-trip stay.
Over to Melissa…
“The Dominican Republic Has it All”
With a slogan like that to live up to I set off on a week’s adventure to explore what the Dominican Republic has to offer.
I flew direct with BA from London Gatwick which takes around 9 hours, landing into Punta Cana International airport.
The quick 20 minute transfer after leaving the airport is ideal after a long haul flight. A fun fact I learnt while staying in Punta Cana: the flight path into the airport is specially designed to cause no disruption to the nearby resorts. Which I think is amazing!
Next stop, La Romana
After staying the first couple of nights in Punta Cana move around the coast to La Romana. We I stayed at Casa De Campo Resort & Villas for two nights.
Casa De Campo is absolutely breath-taking, the perfect resort for any traveller! The resort has so much to offer. You can easily stay for 2 weeks and still have plenty to see and do. The hotel is set within the Casa De Campo complex set over 7 acres and includes things like: villas, a marina, an amphitheatre and even a horse ranch!
The resort has also hosted its fair share of famous faces including the Kardashians as well as Pitbull having his own restaurant near to the marina.
Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and has been named as one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean.
The old city walls only stretch around 1km so the city is perfect to get out and explore. Take the Trikke guided city tour to soak up some of the history and learn about the vast buildings and architecture.
While the hotels in Santo Domingo are extremely luxurious, they’ve also found a unique way to couple contemporary comfort with the city’s colonial style.
Twin centre stays in the Dominican Republic
Split your stay in the Dominican Republic by adding a few extra nights in Santo Domingo. It’s such a beautiful city with plenty to see and do. Enjoy the completely different feel to staying in a hotel complex.
Stop off in Santo Domingo and contrast your break perfectly after spending some time in one of the hotels along the coast from La Romana. The great thing is it’s only a 2 hour drive to the capital from La Romana. So you won’t lose a day of your adventure to travel.
Add on a few nights on to your stay in Santo Domingo to include a Sunday night. Then you can go and experience the folk music festival with live music, street food and amazing dancing!
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