- Dominican Republic Luxury holidays
Despite many people's misconceptions, the Dominican Republic is not an island in its own right, but occupies the easterly part of the island of Hispaniola, with Haiti taking about two fifths of the island at its western end - one of only two Caribbean islands to be shared in this way. Despite this, the Dominican Republic is still one of the largest nations in the Caribbean, and ranks second only to Cuba in terms of its population and its land area.
Join the trend in the Dominican Republic
Luxury holidays in the Dominican Republic are very popular - it ranks as the most frequently visited destination in the Caribbean. Most international visitors are from Europe, including Spain, Germany and Italy, while Canada and the US account for much of the remaining tourism market. Key destinations are found along the northern coast and on the south-eastern coastline - and the climate varies depending on which part of the country you visit, so time your trip carefully. No matter when you visit, the fairly consistent climate should allow you to play a round on one of the world-class golf courses, if you wish.
Dominican history on display
The population of the Dominican Republic are referred to as 'Dominicans' - the same term used for those who live on the island of Dominica in the Lesser Antilles, and the two should not be confused. Across the Dominican Republic part of Hispaniola, there are museums celebrating the local history and culture, with at least nine in Santo Domingo alone, including the Columbus Lighthouse. This contains what are claimed to be the remains of Christopher Columbus - although the explorer's body was moved several times after his death, and a second set of remains also exists in Spain.
When should I visit the Dominican Republic?
Surprisingly for an island, the climate in the Dominican Republic varies quite a lot, even in areas adjacent to one another. Across the country, the average temperature is around 25°C, but this rises to 28°C in the warmer coastal regions. Like much of the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures peak in August and are at their lowest in January to February - which is also the wet season for the northern coast. May is actually the wettest month elsewhere in the country though, and rainfall is higher throughout May to November, so it's worth checking the local climate for your specific destination before deciding when to time your visit.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays to the Dominican Republic are all about you. If your heart’s set on a champagne breakfast, your luxury hotel will provide it, and if you want a spectacular view of this beautiful part of the Caribbean, they’ll arrange that, too. Paying a little extra for a luxury package is a smart move in the Dominican Republic, and remember to let your hotel know exactly what level of pampering you desire. The Dominican Republic offers luxury of the highest standard, and while you definitely won’t be anywhere near a ski-slope, you will have miles of incredible coastline to explore, and the meticulous attention to every detail for which the people of the Dominican Republic are renowned.