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Honeymoon in the Dominican Republic

A honeymoon in the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean classic with a stunning coastline and lots to do…

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With swaying coconut palm trees, a warm Caribbean sea and picture-perfect white sand, a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic is the perfect choice for any couple looking for a tropical paradise.

Sharing the Caribbean’s biggest island, Hispaniola, with Haiti, the Dominican Republic was one of the first islands of the “new world” colonised by Europeans. The colourful capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Santo Domingo, has centuries-old history and is a worthy stop on your honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. Some of the architecture in the Zona Colonial stretches back to the 16th century. 

Many couples start their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic by flying straight to the resort town of Punta Cana, where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, on the east coast of the island. The beaches in the region stretching from Bavaro to La Romana are some of the best in the Caribbean.

If you’re looking to just kick back and relax in newly wedded bliss by the pool and take leisurely strolls along the beach, the Dominican Republic’s all inclusive luxury resorts are perfect for doing nothing in your own honeymoon hideaway. However, this large Caribbean island has activities and adventures in spades. Go horseback riding, hiking or zip-lining through the mountains and valleys of its lush rural interior. It’s one of the best Caribbean islands for adventure activities.

Take a catamaran trip to the coral reefs of the stunning islands off the coast. We love Saona Island and Catalina Island. Go snorkelling, diving, sea kayaking or jet skiing. Looking for nightlife? You’ll find plenty of bars and even an outpost of Cancun’s famous Coco Bongo.

With multiple world class golf courses, the DR is one of the best destinations for golfing. Spend the day at the spa having a couple’s treatment. A Dominican Republic honeymoon is ideal for tropical island lovers who want to do more than lie on the beach all day-every day!

Opt to stay on the lesser explored Samaná Peninsula in the northeast. Here you’ll find coconut plantations, lush jungles and beautiful beaches like Playa Rincon. You can go whale watching (from January to March). Take a horseback ride to El Limon waterfall or go hiking in Los Haitises National Park.

With its beautiful beaches, exciting adventure activities, and fascinating ancient ruins, there’s something for every couple in this Caribbean paradise.

If you want to combine a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic with another destination to make a beautiful multi-destination honeymoon, there are lots of options. Punta Cana airport mainly serves arrivals and departures from Europe, the USA, and Canada. This means it’s perfect for a city stopover in one of North America’s cities. Think Toronto or New York with a beautiful week on the beach.Theme parks in Orlando combined with a relaxing week in a luxury all-inclusive resort.

You could do a romantic honeymoon road trip in the Deep South or down the Atlantic Seaboard of the USA with a week on a paradise afterwards. Want to explore more of the Caribbean? You can fly to and from Santo Domingo to Cuba, Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Martinique or Turks & Caicos (to name a few).

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Best time to visit the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a tropical destination that is warm all year round and experiences ‘rainy’ and ‘dry’ seasons. The rainiest months are from June to October when you can expect occasional heavy downpours. During the rainy season, hurricanes can sometimes occur, particularly from August to October. The best time to honeymoon in the Dominican Republic for a honeymoon is from December to April.

Honeymoon in the Dominican Republic | The Honeymoon Guide

Honeymoon in the Dominican Republic FAQs

Is the Dominican Republic good for a honeymoon?

Yes! A honeymoon in the Dominican Republic is perfect for couples looking for an idyllic tropical beach honeymoon destination with plenty of activities, too.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic?

We recommend at least 7 nights for a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. However, the ideal duration of a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic can vary depending on personal preferences and budget. 7 nights will allow you some time to recover from jetlag and have time for activities and relaxing.

A honeymoon in the Dominican Republic is best for:

  • Beach
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • History
  • Watersports & Diving
  • Nightlife

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