A nation on the island of La Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic is a stunning island paradise in the heart of the Caribbean. Renowned for its over 1500 km of fabulous sun drenched beaches, which draw visitors from all across the globe, the Dominican Republic is also home to verdant mountain ranges, glistening lakes, and tropical lagoons. The country boasts 9 distinct ecological zones, with 25 percent of its area protected in the form of national parks, reserves and marine sanctuaries. A conservation plan outlines 83 distinct areas including 19 national parks, 15 natural reserves, 6 scientific reserves, 32 natural monuments, 2 marine sanctuaries and 9 areas of protected land with breathtaking panoramic views. The Dominican Republic also has the highest and lowest peaks in the Caribbean: Duarte Peak, which rises to a height of 10,560 ft within the Cordillera Central Mountain chain and Lake Enriquillo, which rests 15 feet below sea level. With a varied topography of mountains, valleys, and beaches, the Dominican Republic offers awe-inspiring backdrops for those looking for the ultimate Caribbean vacation.
The island is renowned for its wide pristine sand beaches that are lapped by the warm azure waters of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Stretches of silky sand, swaying palms, and calm, clear seas make this gorgeous country the ideal destination for an all inclusive beach vacation. RIU Hotels and Resorts is fortunate enough to offer several outstanding all inclusive resorts in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, two of the Dominican Republic’s most popular beach destinations
Punta Cana offers stunning beaches that have consistently been ranked as some of the world’s best. Romantic settings, world class golf courses, and family friendly activities also make this destination a perfect getaway for all. Signature Vacations’ exclusive RIU collection offers 5 remarkable properties along a stretch of Punta Cana’s finest beach. Choose from the all new 5 star plus Riu Palace Bavaro, the 5 star plus Riu Palace Punta Cana, the 5 star plus Riu Palace Macao, the 5 star Riu Bambu, and the recently renovated 4 star Riu Naiboa. All properties lie within a sprawling beachfront complex enveloped by lush tranquil gardens and kissed by a gorgeous white sand beach.
Puerto Plata, nicknamed “the Amber Coast” for its rich amber deposits, offers 100 km of beautiful beaches dotted by charming coastal villages. Nestled between the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic Northern Cordillera mountain range, Puerto Plata is the perfect destination to explore natural wonders, a rich cultural heritage, and thrilling activities, and an array of adventures. RIU Hotels and Resorts offers 3 all inclusive resorts in this area of the Dominican Republic. The 5 star Riu Bachata is the perfect hotel to enjoy a secluded beach vacation, while the 4 star plus Riu Merengue offers idyllic village-like settings surrounded by lush, green rolling hills, golden sands, and brilliant waters.
With an extraordinary fusion of spectacular natural settings and a plethora of activities and entertainment, RIU Resorts offer visitors a fabulous playground for a dream Caribbean vacation. Book your Dominican Republic vacation with Signature Vacations and let the warm and hospitable people welcome you to this impressive island paradise.