Dominican Republic

Luxury wellness holidays in the Dominican Republic

Local currency

Dominican Peso (DOP)

time zone

GMT-4

Best months to visit

Although deliciously tropical all year round, the best time to visit the Dominican Republic is between December and April, during the dry season, when humidity is low and the temperatures are comfortable.

One of the most diverse countries in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic’s magically divergent environments will capture and enthral the imagination. Discover 250 miles of the world’s best beaches, with picture-perfect white sand edged by turquoise waters, mangrove lagoons and beautiful mountains. Explore the island’s rich biodiversity with crocodile and flamingo spotting in Barahona, national parks in Constanza and diving in Bayahibe. Samaná Peninsula, well-known for its luscious jungle, is home to some incredible spots for whale-watching, while adventure seekers can hit Puerto Plata’s surf ready waves or explore the Cabarete Caves. Health Travel invites you on a luxury wellness retreat in the Dominican Republic like no other. Our expert guides open up a world of possibilities, from horseback riding and exploring the Salto El Limon waterfall to navigating the mangroves by kayak.

Top places to visit in the Dominican Rebpulic for wellness

Punta Cana

Punta Cana

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo

Saona Island

Saona Island

The beaches of Punta Cana perfectly encapsulate our idea of heaven, with soft, white sand and warm, cerulean waters. Whether you choose to plunge into the crystal waves to explore the marine life beneath, get active with water sports, or simply relax and breathe in the beautiful beaches, Punta Cana is truly the jewel of the Dominican Republic.

Take a break from the beaches at Santo Domingo. A dynamic metropolis which effortlessly contrasts old and new, the essence of the Caribbean pulses through the Dominican Republic’s lively capital. Colonial architecture populates the city’s historic core, the Zona Colonial, on the Río Ozama. A cultural hub, Santo Domingo is home to many of the country’s best restaurants, bars and museums.

With its palm-fringed beaches and gloriously azure waters, it’s easy to see why Saona Island is one of the Dominican Republic’s must-see spots. Part of the East National Park, this island paradise is one of the country’s most important turtle nesting sites, while starfish and coral reefs can be found in the iridescent shallows.

Luxury wellness hotels in the Dominican Republic

 
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Learn to sail with a professional

Learn to sail with a professional

The Dominican Republic’s magical blue waters are just waiting to be explored, even more breath-taking up close than they are from the land. Set sail with an experienced professional, learning the ropes on a boat with revitalising ocean breeze in your hair and fresh sea air in your lungs.

Dive in Salto Alto waterfalls and Hoyo Azul lagoon

Dive in Salto Alto waterfalls and Hoyo Azul lagoon

Two unmissable hidden gems of the Dominican Republic. Immerse yourself in the calming rush of water at Salto Alto waterfalls; a quiet, crystal clear basin surrounded by dense, tropical greenery, then hike through an orchid garden and rich jungle to reach Hoyo Azul, a cenote so electrifyingly blue it must be seen to be believed.

Picnic in the secluded beaches of Playa Rincón

Picnic in the secluded beaches of Playa Rincón

Take a picnic in paradise at Playa Rincón, ranked one of the top ten beaches in the world at over 5km long. Fringed with gently swaying palm trees, the untouched sandy shores kiss the still, turquoise water, coming together in a post-card perfect tropical scene. Enjoy a meal of freshly caught fish, eaten sat on the sand for the perfect taste of island life.