This gorgeous Caribbean jewel has plenty to tempt visitors, but where should you stay?
Many of the hotels in the Dominican Republic work on an all-inclusive basis and large, well-known chains such as NH, Iberostar and Barcelo all operate here. Whatever your taste, you're sure to find accommodation to suit you.
Most visitors to the Dominican Republic come for the stunning, world-class beaches and you will have a variety of resorts to choose from such as Costa Dorado, Cayo Levantado, Bavaro and East Bayahibe.
Samana Town is another resort you may want to consider and is one of the more untouched areas of the Dominican. Book accommodation here and enjoy rainforests, wildlife, outstanding beaches and the colourful seafront town.
Alternatively, you may choose to stay at Playa Dorada. There are a number of luxury hotels here, and snorkelling, watersports and golf courses are in abundance. If that sounds too energetic, you can enjoy relaxing in the resort's bars, restaurants and shops.
Spectacular Bahia Maimon is another option which has an outstanding beach and mountain backdrop. From here you can also take part in various activities including day trips to Puerto Plata, the island's capital, where you can take a cable car up Mount Isabel, visit a cigar factory, take in a rum distillery or go on an outback safari which will take you through sugar cane fields.