Ever since the Dominican Republic was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, during his first voyage to the New World, its history has been exciting. Columbus described it in his journal as ‘a beautiful island paradise with high forested mountains and large river valleys’.
Home to both the highest peak and the lowest point in the Caribbean, along with magnificent beaches and resorts, vast expanses of white sand and clear, sparkling waters, the Dominican Republic is an intoxicating land. 1,000 miles of super fine sand and warm, clear waters beckon you. The incredible variety of beaches will satisfy everyone: the adventurous, those seeking tranquillity, and everyone in between.
Time difference: GMT -4 hours
Flying time: 11 hours (including stop en route) British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick to Punta Cana with a stop in Antigua.