With its tropical climate, offshore cays, and imposing mountain ranges, the Dominican Republic promises its visitors a luxury vacation abounding in impressive natural beauty. The country, which shares almost half of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti, offers postcard-perfect islands and beaches, exciting eco-destinations, colonial-era churches, and other structures rife with cultural and historical relevance.
The first destination you should include on your must-visit list is Santo Domingo, the country’s capital. This jewel is the oldest city in the New World. It houses the Colonial City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, excellent restaurants, cobblestone streets, and stunning architecture. It also has the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, the oldest cathedral in the Americas, and a plaza lined with a variety of museums.
You can choose to devote the majority of your time lounging at the luxury beach resorts. The Dominican Republic features numerous excellent shores that will please beach lovers. Alternatively, you can relax in a variety of luxury Caribbean resorts and luxury vacation homes, or explore emerging ecotourism destinations. Among the most popular is Jaracoba in the Cordillera Central, which features a full suite of expansive pine forests, waterfalls, rivers, and the highest mountain peaks in the Caribbean. Other equally captivating sites include Jaragua National Park, the pristine beach of Bahía de Las Águilas, and Lake Enriquillo, the lowest point and largest saltwater lake in the Antilles.
A luxury vacation isn’t complete without unforgettable mementos. Shopping for souvenirs is best done at Altos de Chavon. This distinctive area is a replica of a 16th-century artisans' village set in La Romana, a city on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. In addition to a vibrant shopping center, it also features resorts with landscaped gardens, polo grounds, tennis courts, and Teeth of the Dog, one of the top golfing destinations in the Caribbean.
To top it all off, the Dominican Republic welcomes guests with the friendliness of its people. Experience this warm hospitality yourself by booking a trip to this popular Caribbean destination and staying at Villaway’s plush villa rentals.
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