Dominican Republic

Bespoke and Tailor Made Weddings & Honeymoons to Dominican Republic

In the heart of The Caribbean, with the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, the Dominican Republic is the righthand half of the island of La Hispaniola (or Santo Domingo) which it shares with Haiti.

This is the second largest island of the West Indies and sits in the centre of the archipelago close to the Tropic of Cancer.  The country has 650 km of sandy, palm fringed beaches which can be enjoyed all year round. Golf is big business in The Dominican Republic with some spectacular views from the greens across the water.

The East Coast is the most visited for beach resorts and Punta Cana and Playa Bavaro are some of the most beautiful white beaches surrounded by tall coconut trees, calm waters and interspersed with colourful village shacks. Around Puerto Plata to the north is a more local vibe, and the gateway to many activities such as hiking, golf or snorkeling. Wind and kite surfing are also popular here.   Puerto Plata was named by Christopher Columbus as the waters turn colour at dusk. This was the scene of historical events after the Discovery of America and the construction of Christmas Fort using rescued wreckage materials from the Santa Maria. The city has plenty of Victorian style buildings, colourful facades and a lively seafront full of cafes and bars.

The North-East of the island is an area of extreme natural beauty and here you can hike for days, watch whales, go horse riding and visit national parks packed with hundreds of species of tropical birds and flowering plants.  In January – March each year about 4000 Humpback Whales up to 18 metres long arrive here from Greenland to have their young in Banco de la Plata. At Rio San Juan, a small colourful fishing village you can meet the friendly people and explore the nearby caves and lagoons.  Take a boat trip through mangroves, full of bird life and strange geological formations.  The south west of the country is the most wild and untamed with cloud and rainforests and beautiful beaches.  The lowest point in the Caribbean is also found here.

This Spanish speaking country has a vibrant culture, stunning beaches and plenty to see and do all year round.  The main produce here includes coffee, rum, beer and music – they love to dance!

 

Thank you for booking our French Caribbean self guided walking holiday to Guadeloupe and Martinique Travel With Jules adapted the original itinerary by Headwater (the operator) to suit our travel needs from Edinburgh and resolved a ridiculously unnecessary booking on a very early transfer flight at no extra cost to us when Headwater had raised a charge. It […]
Ian & Andrea Rollo – French Caribbean (Jan 2017)
February 22, 2017

All I can say is AWESOME!!!!!! The staff and other visitors at The Body Holiday were so friendly, I didn't feel uncomfortable as a solo traveller (after the first fifteen minutes of watching others obviously!) at all. The hosted communal evening meals were lively, friendly, interesting discussions with perfect strangers, several of whom I subsequently spent meal times with. The service was fantastic, the staff were friendly and I will definitely be looking to travel there again. I would also like to say thank you for putting me on to such a wonderful spot and I would love it if more places were so open to solo travellers and accommodating to different needs. All in all I would score it 10 out of 10!
Sarah Legg – St Lucia (May 2016)
August 10, 2016

Our holiday to Dominican Republic was a huge success, thank you! We loved the beautifully conceived "travel packs" that added a "wow" factor! The holiday was also a cloak-and-dagger operation for me to propose to Sophie. The hotel excelled itself on providing 10 restaurants with a la carte offerings - food was superb. Thank you for all your help in making this special holiday happen!
David & Sophie – Dominican Republic (May 2016)
June 4, 2016

Everything was spot on. The second hotel was excellent - well recommended. Shirley heights on Sunday and the excellence 360 island trip are brilliant.
Dan Marsden – Antigua (Aug 2015)
December 6, 2015

Cuba – what an amazing country ... the noise and bustle of Havanna, the cars, the history, the people, a place stopped in time, interesting scenery, history and culture and the most beautiful beaches!
Trish and Stephen Hicks – Cuba (Feb 2015)
July 24, 2015

Julie gave us an excellent service for our holiday to Barbados. She listened to our requirements, gave informed advice and provided more than we had asked for! We will use her again and will recommend her to family and friends.
Ian & Helen Isaac – Barbados (Jan 2014)
February 21, 2014

Our Caribbean holiday to Antigua was fantastic!! The Inn at English Harbour was really beautiful, quiet and tranquil. Did some excellent snorkelling and a couple of tours as well. Absolutely perfect, certainly one of the best holidays we've had. Thank you so much for organising it, we'll be back for more!
Iain Chessell – Antigua (August 2013)
September 4, 2013

It was lovely to have Jules to sort everything out for us, and it certainly meant that we could relax and get on with organising the other parts of our wedding safe in the knowledge that our honeymoon was being taken care of for us. Everything went as smoothly as it could be from start to finish, we had zero problems throughout.
Lisa & Iain Hale – St Vincent & Grenadines (December 2012)
January 12, 2013

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