As you might expect, the Dominican Republic is chock-full of some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches.
Whether you favour a deserted oasis of calm, a sandy stretch made for water sports or a party hot spot, you are in luck as there’s a little piece of the Dominican coastline that can satisfy every taste.
Sun worshippers will adore this stunning sun-dappled island, not only is it exquisitely beautiful, it’s also blessed with consistently year-round warm temperatures and waters, making it an ideal choice for a Caribbean holiday.
So, pack up that bikini, smooth on the SPF and get ready for our round up of the best so bring a boatload of lotion to avoid sunburn and your favourite swim suit and live it up.
Here are some of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic.
Boca Chica beach
Playa Boca Chica with its beautiful stretch of white sand is lapped by the sheltered waters of the shallow bay and is protected by a large coral reef.
An ideal beach for swimming and snorkelling and its shallow turquoise waters are often compared to a giant natural pool.
Below the waves, you’ll be certain to have an awesome aquatic adventure where you will find coruscating crustaceans and other vibrant marine life that nestle amongst sunken gardens and coral reefs.
There are also other sub-aquatic highlights which include several shipwrecks which can be found within the La Caleta Underwater Park.
Can you say you have been to Boca Chica if you haven’t feasted on some fresh fish from one of the locals’ shacks?
Unlikely, but there’s something to be said for enjoying a fish taco with your toes submerged into the lapping water as the sun beats down on your head.
One of the longest and widest stretches of white sand in the Dominican Republic, Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana is located on the easternmost tip of the island.
This part of the Dominican Republic is nicknamed the Coconut Coast as #spoileralert most of the beach is lined with coconut palms which nestle alongside the luxury and all-inclusive hotels and resorts, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
If expansive beaches with plenty of action are high on your best beaches in the Dominican Republic list, then you will be saying bravo to Bavaro as not only does it stretch for over 48km, but it offers plenty of things to do both on the sand and in the water.
From windsurfing and ziplining to sailing, snorkelling and kayaking, this is one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic to be if you want to be a smidge more active than just lazing on a sun lounger.
If you look up picture postcard-perfect beach then you might well see the intoxicating image of Playa Rincón beach which is not only one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic, but one of the best beaches in the world thanks to its glistening, pristine white sands, multi-hued waves and swaying palm trees.
It also has a protected cove at one end where there’s a calm bay for swimming, rolling waves for bodyboarding fun and a great selection of restaurant and food stalls, especially for fans of seafood.
Situated along the northside Amber Coast, Playa Dorada is one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic, and is also a fantastic place to stay thanks to its superb selection of all-inclusive beach resorts.
You can expect dazzling golden beaches, crystal turquoise waters and palm-fringed coconut trees and this is a fantastic beach for both couples and families.
As well as resorts and hotels, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars, cafes, restaurants and all the entertainment you could imagine!
This beach is made for some serious R&R, and if you are looking for something a little bit more high-octane when visiting one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic, then why not try some windsurfing, kayaking or water-skiing on the wild waves of Playa Dorada?
The clue is in the name! Kite Beach in the town of Cabarete, derives its name from the grand kiteboarding destination that it has garnered a reputation for. It’s also a wonderful location to take part in windsurfing too.
Every year, it’s THE place to witness some pretty stellar action from the ‘Master of the Ocean World Championship’ where participants from all over the world come together to partake in various water-based competitive activities such as kiteboarding, surfing, windsurfing, and stand-up paddle-boarding.
Inspired to take part? There’s several kiteboarding schools on Kite beach where you can learn the sport and take out the waves yourself.
This beach is one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic for water sports and has a real intimate vibe and the quaint town of Cabarete is also renowned for its fantastic nightlife and restaurants too, making it an ideal choice for staying there from sunrise to sunset.