Come and Explore It! Destination Spotlight: Dominican Republic

By: Jennifer Brown with Vagablonde Travel

With some bad publicity over the last year, Dominican Republic as you all well know has taken a hit and it has really hurt their economy. These amazing countries depend on the tourism industry and this is the sole way the feed their families! As an advocate of travel in general and this gorgeous country, I can tell you confidently, that the DR is back and stronger than ever!

I have had the privilege to visit two times in the last 3 months, both times enjoying great food, great beaches, great golf, great service, and great hospitality! Not for a second would I question sending my clients to this country, in fact it’s on the top of my list right now! Fresh new resorts like the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara have recently opened to accommodate families and couples and give the destination a fresh new look!

Side note: I have to give credit where credit is due and Hyatt new property blew me out of the water with their STUNNING beach, 14,000 sq ft gym, waterpark that competes with Hurricane Harbor Splashtown (ok maybe it’s not that big), a combined 18 restaurants with unique options to cater to everyone in the family. You really cant go wrong staying here!

So, lets talk more about the DR. It’s nestled alongside Haiti, the Dominican Republic is the second largest nation in the Caribbean. This country is a beach goers dream, boasting over 1,000 miles of pristine coastline. The scenery doesn’t stop there with their lush rainforest, soaring mountain peaks, and rugged desert landscapes. This dynamic scenery paired with the welcoming people and rich history gives you plenty of reason to visit this gorgeous country!

Where should you go? Here are some of our favorites other than Hyatt Ziva/Zilara

• Tortuga Bay Hotel

• Amanera

• Secrets Cap Cana

• Excellence El Carmen

• Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts

• Hard Rock Punta Cana

Be sure to follow our next adventure to Turks & Caicos where we stay on a private island.

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