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Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is known the world over for its endless stretches of stunning beaches. Often referred to as the Coconut Coast, no resort is higher than the tallest palm tree and there is no shortage of things to do along it’s 40 miles of pristine white sand beaches. LaRomana is an upscale paradise offering of the Caribbean’s best beaches. There is championship level golf, excellent cultural activities, world class food options and excellent nightlife in the area. Samana is an natural paradise with breathtakingly raw scenery, lush tropical mountains, rivers and secluded beaches abound in this hidden gem. Puerto Plata is surrounded by mountain ranges, two-miles of crescent powdery amber sand and the sparking waters of the Atlantic.

 

No matter how you prefer to travel, the Dominican Republic will satisfy any desire you might have.

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Since we are a full service and independent travel agency we can sell any property in the Dominican Republic but below are some of the resorts that we recommend


 

Secrets Resorts & Spas

offer adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in exquisite luxury settings. Immerse yourself in Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included: Elegantly appointed rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room services, multiple gourmet restaurants and lounges serving top-shelf spirits and endless day and evening activities, all in spectacular settings.

 

The Unlimited-Luxury® experience includes:

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
24-hour room service
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
All taxes and gratuities
And much more!


 

Dreams Resorts & Spas

provide a high level of luxury and ambiance for couples and couples with children, in ideal beachfront settings. Guests will experience Unlimited-Luxury® inclusions with elegant accommodations and endless amenities. Countless daytime activities and nighttime entertainment will amuse you. An array of gourmet dining options and exquisite bars serving unlimited top-shelf spirits will satisfy you. Beautiful and exciting destinations provide an ideal setting for a destination wedding, a romantic honeymoon or anniversary, or a family vacation.

 

The Unlimited-Luxury® experience includes:

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
24-hour room service
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
All taxes and gratuities
And much more!


Now Resorts & Spas

offer guests vibrant beachfront settings where both excitement and relaxation await for friends, couples and families with teens and kids. Guests will experience Unlimited-Luxury® privileges with luxurious accommodations and endless amenities. The Now brand is considered a collection of family-friendly resorts, which attract guests who are looking for an active vacation experience. These resorts provide guests with gorgeous destinations and with plenty of activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. Fun and excitement are only a few steps away from peace and quiet.

 

The Unlimited-Luxury® experience includes:

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
24-hour room service
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
All taxes and gratuities
And much more!


 

Breathless Resorts & Spas

brings a new kind of all-adult vacation experience for sophisticated singles, couples and friends offering a place to meet people from around the world. Awaken your senses with ultra-contemporary rooms and suites, complete with private and scenic terraces set on pristine beaches. Unlimited-Luxury® brings a multitude of trend-setting restaurants and lounges, bedazzling amenities and spirited activities focusing on entertainment, relaxation and a vibrant social lifestyle; all included of course. Embrace life at the highest level of luxury and personal service with our xhale club. As the sun sets, mix and mingle amid many styles of live music, gala parties and spectacular shows.

 

The Unlimited-Luxury® experience includes:

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
24-hour room service
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
All taxes and gratuities
And much more!


Riu Hotels & Resorts

Offer an array of resorts with their own characteristics and flourishes, in theme from whimsical and fun, to elegant and upscale. Those seeking top-of-the-line will love the RIU Palace Resorts. Enjoy the fitness center, spa services and shops. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a fun-filled family vacation or a dreamy destination wedding, RIU resorts has something for everybody!

 

The All Inclusive resort includes:

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
Non-motorized watersports and land activities
All taxes and gratuities
And much more!


 

IBEROSTAR Resorts & Spas

are 5-star All Inclusive resorts that strive to enhance, not overpower, the natural beauty in their locations. The laid-back atmosphere at IBEROSTAR resorts is perfect for spending free time with family or for taking in that rustic, welcoming experience. IBEROSTAR resorts will help rejuvenate your mind and body through a variety of activities, engaging shows, tranquil beaches and spa treatments that will have you wishing you’d never have to go head home.

The All Inclusive resort includes:

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
Unlimited drinks, including alcoholic, juices and sodas
Non motorized watersports
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
All taxes and gratuities
And much more!


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Dominican Republic Travel Information


 

Entry requirements

Passport

A valid passport is required. You may also need a tourist card (US$10 or €10) or a visa.

 

Tourist Card

Citizens of countries who are legally able to enter the European Union, Great Britain, the United States of America or Canada may enter the Dominican Republic by presenting a Tourist Card.

The Tourist Card is valid for a year from the date of purchase and is valid for an up to 30-day visit for one person who will only be able to use it once. The Tourist Card can be acquired at point of sale locations in land, air or sea ports in the country. It is also sold at Dominican embassies and consulate offices overseas and by tour operating companies.

Driving in the DR

Traffic in the Dominican Republic moves on the right side of the road. Speed limits vary from 25 mph in the city to 60 mph on rural roads. Drivers are required to carry liability insurance. Seat belts are required by law, and those caught not wearing them will be fined. There are no child car seat laws. The law also requires the use of hands-free cellular devices while driving.

Language

Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic. However, you’ll be surprised how many hotel and tourist destination employees speak English, French, German and Italian. If you decide to venture out of the tourist areas, it is helpful to learn some basic phrases in Spanish.

Currency and money matters

The Dominican Peso (RD$) is the official currency of the Dominican Republic. Major credit cards are accepted at most tourist locations, but it is best to check in advance at small hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs are located in almost all of the Dominican Republic’s cities, as well as at most resorts. Large supermarkets have ATMs that are open until late.

Electricity

In the Dominican Republic, electric outlets are 110 volts, the same as in the United States and Canada. Because of this, visitors from other countries needing power adapters are advised to bring their own.

Tipping

Restaurant bills already include a ten percent tip. It is customary to give an additional 10% for good service. Most people do not tip taxi drivers, however if you feel so inclined for good service, a tip will certainly be appreciated.