From unspoiled Caribbean beaches and azure waters to active holidays, colonial architecture and fantastic live music, a hotel break in the Dominican Republic has it all.

The Caribbean’s most popular tourist destination, the Dominican Republic (DR) offers a wonderfully diverse landscape that is ideal for adventure holidays and ecotourism. Situated on the eastern side of the island of Espaniola, a hotel break in the Dominican Republic is a true paradise for fans of the Great Outdoors, whether it’s nature-trekking or whalewatching at the lovely bay of Samaná, windsurfing or kitesurfing at Cabarete or a picturesque round of golf at one of the DR’s many year-round courses. Those looking for a more relaxing Dominican Republic hotel stay will find a wide range of beaches to suit every taste, from the golden sands and shady palm trees of the UNESCO-protected Macao Beach to the idyllic, secluded Eagle Bay Beach and the bustling resort atmosphere of Playa Dorado. Another major attraction is Santo Domingo, the multicultural capital of the Dominican Republic, which offers beautiful colonial architecture, atmospheric cobblestone streets and a vibrant street life, as well as a fantastic live music scene with plenty of venues in which to enjoy the local merengue and bachata dance music. Santo Domingo’s Old Town, the Zona Colonial, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features the first cathedral, castle, monastery and fort built in the Americas, as well as some of the finest restaurants, galleries and museums in the country.