The Dominican Republic is a small piece of paradise that is shared with Haiti, the island called "Hispaniola". It is the second largest island in the Caribbean, after Cuba. Described as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the Dominican Republic has forged its reputation across the globe, thanks to its incredible landscapes. Beautiful beaches of white sand, turquoise water: the whole country is a seaside resort. It is the ideal destination to rest and refuel.
The Dominican Republic is not limited to its own natural wealth. The cities of the country especially, its capital Santo Domingo, convey the past of the colonial empire and its history. Indeed, the Dominican Republic is the first country to have received Christopher Colombus, and its traces are visible on the entire island. The island is full of history.
For this destination, we chose to take you to 3 different paradisiacal locations on the island.
The most popular seaside resort in the Caribbean. It is located at the western tip of the island. A postcard landscape.
Puerto Plata is the second town we have chosen. It is also very popular with tourists from around the world. It is located in the North of the country, along the beach Dorada.
The Samana Peninsula is one of the most beautiful corners that the Dominican Republic can offer. Indeed, it is a part of the island where the climate is a little wetter than the rest of the island. As a result, nature is much richer and voluminous, mixing mountains, forests, wild beaches and authentic villages. It is a less touristy area than Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.
Region of Samana
Viva Wyndham V Samana
The Viva Wyndham V Samana is a beautiful 4-star beachfront resort. The resort is fully accessible for adults only. The hotel has an outdoor pool and 5 restaurants and several bars. You will have the opportunity to practice nautical activities and to enjoy the sea, thanks to the private beach of the hotel. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Poolside service and in-room amenities are available (24 hours for room service). The rooms are spacious and equipped with bathroom, tv, safe, mini fridge, air conditioning...
Grand Bahia Principe el portillo
The Grand Bahia Principe el Portillo, is a large complex of more than 600 rooms, 3 stars. Located by the sea, this resort has nothing to envy to the large 5-star resorts. With 2 pools, 6 restaurants and 8 bars, you can fully enjoy your All-inclusive package. The hotel also has a spa, a gym and a nightclub. Access to water activities in the All-Inclusive formula. The rooms of the hotel are spacious. They are equipped with bathroom, tv, balcony or terrace, and air conditioning.
Grand Paradise Samana
The 4-star Grand Paradise Samana is located in the middle of nature, right by the sea. It has 6 restaurants open day and night as well as 5 bars. The hotel also has 3 swimming pools including a children's corner. It will be possible from your hotel to exercise many water activities (diving, kayaks ...) and various (volleyball, tennis, badminton ...) The rooms are modern and very well equipped (bathrooms, tv, patio or balcony with garden view or ocean, minibar, air conditioning).
Remember to bring a European adapter for electrical outlets. The rooms are all non-smoking.
The hotels have been chosen to suit for all possible budgets. They are all ideally placed near the beach, combining comfort and proximity.
You can book your room with or without breakfast, or All-Inclusive for the hotels concerned.
The climate in the Dominican Republic is tropical and has a constant sunshine all year round. Note that it is possible to experience a little rain during the months of May-June and September-October (nothing really bad). The Dominican Republic is a little piece of paradise, with an average temperature of 30 degrees throughout the year!
The language spoken in the Dominican Republic is Spanish. However, English is spoken in most major hotels.
The currency used in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso. It is advisable to always have cash to avoid as much as possible the withdrawals at ATMs and thus limit credit card fees. The current exchange rate, as of September 2018 is: 1 € = 57 DOP 1 $ = 50 DOP
To make a call
From the Dominican Republic to France: 011 + 33 + phone number
From France to the Dominican Republic: 00 + 1 + phone number
Check with the consulate of the destination country if a visa is required to stay, but also to potential crossed countries if a transit visa is required.