The Dominican Republic offers a number of the most cost-effective and best-value beach holidays within the Caribbean. Most guests stay in all-inclusive hotels. Dozens line the splendid long beaches within the far east at Punta Cana, the country’s ideal resort and more can be found in different less isolated resorts, notably on the north coast close to Puerto Plata.Over the past decade, more upscale hotels have opened, particularly within the Punta Cana area, providing wonderful facilities and gourmet eating. Golf courses have additionally proliferated – the country currently has nearly thirty. Kite-surfing and windsurfing are the other activities, especially for independent travelers.Being double size of Wales, the Dominican Republic has tons to explore, although excursions from resorts will be lengthy. Highlights embody the capital Santo Domingo – the New World’s oldest colonial town – and bold activities like white-water rafting within the island’s mountainous center.