Top 5 Dominican Republic Resorts

Dominican Republic resorts

Staying at one of the many Dominican Republic resorts is a great way to experience this nation on the island of Hispaniola that claims the distinction of being the Caribbean's top tourist destination. Year-round golf, warm waters, beautiful beaches and an average temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius), this tropical paradise offers enough amenities and activities to satisfy any visitor. Here's a few of the resorts that you might want to check out.

Dominican Republic Resorts:Iberostar Costa Dorada
Scuba divers and snorkelers rejoice: this Dominican Republic resort's staff includes a team of certified divers who will help guide you in exploring the world under the surface of the Caribbean. Located on the beach of Costa Dorada, the Iberostar resort also includes a pair of casinos, horse-riding stables, and an 18-hole golf course. The resort also includes plenty of restaurants and bars to add to the tropical island experience.

Dominican Republic Resorts:Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge
This 12-room resort on a hilltop facing Bahoruco Beach in the secluded southwest region of the Dominican Republic offers an intimate natural environment for its guests. Staff members at the family-owned Casa Bonita can arrange nature walks, a bicycle or horseback tours, or bird watching expeditions, if you are so inclined. And the beach boasts the biggest waves in the country, perfect if you're looking for a Caribbean surfing experience.

Dominican Republic Resorts:Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino
Dip into the Dominican Republic's city scene at this Marriott property in the country's capital and its largest city. The Jaragua Club offers a full menu of spa treatments, and there are plenty of nearby activities for grownups and families alike. Be sure to check the property's Navigator page to find current tips from locals about things to see and do.

Dominican Republic Resorts:Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Marlins Hotel & Golf Resort
There's plenty of room to spread out in the two-room suites and private balconies at this Dominican Republic resort. You can enjoy a complimentary breakfast before taking the kids to the on-site playground or hitting the pool, tennis court or golf course. Adults can enjoy a free drink at the Manager's Reception each night before dining at one of the nearby restaurants.

Dominican Republic Resorts:Caliente Caribe
You can shed your worries – and your bathing suit – at the only clothing-optional resort in the Dominican Republic. The uninhibited adult traveler can start the day with Spanish lessons and end it on the dance floor at the resort's Club Caribe. There's plenty to do in between, whether it's water volleyball, whale watching, relaxing on the private nude beach or a massage and mud wrap at the Susana Day Spa.

As you can see, Dominican Republic resorts are varied enough to appeal to seasoned travelers or families taking their first trip outside the United States. Be sure to jump on the Internet to check for deals on flights, car rentals and vacation packages as part of your planning.

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