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Posted on Dec 10, 2015

6 Places to Consider your Family Holiday to Dominican Republic

6 Places to Consider your Family Holiday to Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country situated on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. It is a popular tourist destination due to its extensive stretches of golden beach, clear seas perfect for water sports, and glorious sunshine. Its many exclusive holiday resorts mark it out as a perfect destination for your luxury family vacation. The Dominican Republic boasts a great many tourist attractions and activities suitable for all the family. Here are 6 good reasons to consider booking your luxury family vacation rentals in the Dominican Republic.

Learn to Scuba Dive in Punta Cana

The beautiful resort of Punta Cana is situated on La Costa del Coco on the Eastern coast, and is famous for its golden beaches. It is the ideal destination for water sports, with windsurfing and sailing proving popular here in addition to scuba diving. Scuba dive lessons for all abilities are available with multilingual instructors, and successful participants are awarded certificates.Many of the holiday resorts in Punta Cana are all-inclusive, which makes the resort ideal for a luxury family vacation, as it negates the worry of finding suitable places for children to eat.

Visit the Natural Phenomenon of Hoyo Azul

Hoyo Azul is a natural lagoon also known as the “Blue Hole“. Accessed through spectacular tropical rain forest, the trail encompasses ancient caves decorated by the Taino people native to the Dominican Republic. These lead you down to the lagoon itself, which is a rare phenomenon. It is a natural pool in which the water appears unusually blue due to the way in which the light is refracted. It is the perfect place for a relaxing swim in a magical location.

Swim with Dolphins at Ocean World

No luxury family vacation would be complete without a visit to a water park. Ocean World is a large aquatic family adventure park, where you and your children can swim with dolphins, sharks, and sea lions during the day. If you stay for dinner in the evening you will receive unlimited free drinks, and be entertained with a live show performed by professional singers and dancers in traditional costumes.

Dolphins at Ocean World

Ride the Teleferico Cable Car

The Teleferico Cable Car is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, carrying passengers from the port city of Puerto Plata to the top of the mountain Pico Isabel de Torres. Take in the breathtaking views at the top of the mountain, which also boasts an impressive statue of Jesus.Puerto Plata itself is a vibrant and welcoming destination for your luxury family vacation, boasting a great many family hotels and museums dedicated to the cultural heritage of the Dominican Republic. The city is also home to a bustling nightlife scene.

Relax in Beautiful Playa Dorada

The first working tourist destination established in the Dominican Republic, Playa Dorada is a dedicated, exclusive holiday resort filled with luxury hotels. It is the perfect spot for a relaxing, luxury family vacation, with its extensive golden beaches and clear blue seas. Horse riding and golf are two of the most popular activities here.

Playa Dorada

Brave the Zip Wire at Wacky Rollers

The Wacky Rollers Adventure Park is a great day out for fun-filled activities. The most popular attraction is a survival course in which participants have to cross a series of bridges suspended between trees. The course culminates in a thrilling zip wire ride across the Layou River. Kayaking and tube canoeing are also popular pursuits on the river.Please note that to take part in these activities, children must be at least 4 years old and 2 meters tall. There are also strict supervision rules; there must be no more than 3 children per 1 adult.

In conclusion, the Dominican Republic is the perfect destination for a fun and relaxing, luxury family vacation. Its child-friendly reputation makes it a great place to take the kids, but their safety must be paramount. It is vitally important that you check the suitability of activities and excursions for your children before you book them. Please take responsibility for their safety at all times.Please note also that the Dominican Republic is extremely popular with family holidaymakers, and therefore it is vital that you book your accommodation before you travel.Enjoy your luxury family vacation in the Dominican Republic!


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