A wedding day is unforgettable, emotional and is one of the most special days of your life. However, whilst it’s an incredible experience, there’s a lot of hard work leading up to that point.
Once the wedding day is out of the way, what’s there to look forward to (other than spending the rest of your life with your beloved of course!) – an incredible honeymoon of course!
If you are considering where to go in the Caribbean for your honeymoon, look no further than a Dominican Republic honeymoon.
Of course, you can stroll hand in hand with your favourite human over the soft and silky sand and dip your toes in the jewel-hued lapping waters and swoon-worthy silk sands, but the Dominican Republic offers so much more for honeymooners!
From where to stay and where to eat to where to hike and sunbathe, if you are looking for the ultimate Dominican Republic honeymoon, then look no further.
When to go to the Dominican Republic
Whilst there’s never really a bad time to visit this Caribbean gem, we personally think that the best time to take a Dominican Republic honeymoon is between December and March.
It’s the best time of year to maximise the island’s hot tropical climate; taking advantage of stunning sun-kissed days and balmy evenings.
May is also a great time to enjoy a Dominican Republic honeymoon, you can expect sunny skies, low rainfall and warm water making it an ideal time to enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities like horse riding, snorkelling, hiking and diving.
Why opt for a Dominican Republic honeymoon?
If dreamy destinations that offer palm-fringed soft white beaches, majestic forest-covered mountains and inviting bays, then the Caribbean is probably for you.
More specifically, a Dominican Republic honeymoon is one of the top places for couples to enjoy their first days as a married couple together, plus it’s one of the most visited islands in the Caribbean.
Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities or favour lounging with a delicious cocktail on a white-sandy beach under a swaying palm tree, the Dominican Republic certainly has something to offer every desire for honeymooners.
From instagrammable luxury resorts and cute restaurants to unparalleled shopping, stunning natural attractions, intriguing historical sites and fun water sports, your reasons to take a Dominican Republic honeymoon will be off the charts!
Where to stay for your Dominican Republic honeymoon
Whilst the island is a stunning place all over, the top destinations to take a Dominican Republic honeymoon includes the key resorts of Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, and the Samana Peninsula (where you can even go whale watching at certain times of the year)
Punta Cana is probably the most obvious choice for a Dominican Republic honeymoon.
Situated along the far eastern shores of the country, it offers some of the best hotels in the Caribbean and is also well known for its all-inclusive resorts where you can eat and drink to your heart’s content.
The region of Punta Cana is also one of the most beautiful locations in the country. The beaches here are expansive with silky white sand and you can paddle and swim all year-round thanks to its calm, smooth, shallow waters.
The scenic town of Puerto Plata on the north coast is also a superb contender, it’s not as famous as Punta Cana, but it’s home to 15 all-inclusive resorts, a great golf course and a fantastic shopping centre.
Then of course, there’s the whale-watching destination of Samana where you’ll find one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes.
This is a great location for those wanting a more authentic Caribbean experience and are craving an uninterrupted honeymoon experience.
Think remote beaches, waterfalls, tropical forests and more.
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What to do on your Dominican Republic honeymoon
From fishing and horse riding to catamaran sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling, if you are looking to be the couple that plays together, you will find it in abundance on your Dominican Republic honeymoon.
If you prefer to be more horizontal (on a superb stretch of sand of course!) and garnering some serious R&R, then why not do a little tour of your resort of choice’s beaches.
Whilst the beaches of Punta Cana and Bavaro are ideal for grabbing lunch or a drink and have an excellent selection of shops, restaurant, clubs and beach bars to choose from, there’s something rather special about Playa Rincon on the Samana Peninsula which offers one of the finest strips of sand in not just the Caribbean, but the entire world.
It makes for a mesmerising backdrop with the majestic cliffs, glossy turquoise waters and a real sense of remoteness that makes you feel like you are the only couple in the world.
For the ultimate Dominican Republic honeymoon experience, why not try a his and her massage under the moonlight, or a gentle trot under the stars on horseback?
If all the posing for your wedding photos has whetted your appetite, why not hire your very own photographer for a very special photoshoot in one of the most beautiful places in the country?
Not only will you have lots of fun doing it, but you will have a much-treasured memory of the day, the entire honeymoon and of course the Dominican Republic to take home with you that will become an enduring legacy of your trip.