If you're considering a honeymoon to the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic could be the ideal destinantion for you. From food and drink to activities and entertainment, this article takes an in-depth look at the island and is a must read for all those considering a Dominican Republic honeymoon.
On this island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic can be found. Sharing the island with its neighbour Haiti, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba with just under one million inhabitants.
Approx flight time to the Dominican Republic from the UK
Language spoken in the Dominican Republic
Spanish and English
Currency used in the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic Pesos, although US Dollars are widely accepted
Best Time to Visit the Dominican Republic
December to April are the most popular months for couples looking to get married in DR or for those after a Dominican Republic honeymoon, although visitors in December and January can catch the tail of the lightest of the two rainy seasons (May to October bring the heaviest rains and potentially hurricanes also).
It is generally warmer of the coast than it is inland, with average annual temperatures fluctuating between 18 and 27 degrees. Like most of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is said to have only one season – Summer!
For Activity Lovers
You may fancy trying your hand at the national sport of baseball, but more likely you will want to hit the greens and play one of the country’s superb golf courses. As you would expect from somewhere with an abundance of beaches, watersports are available around the island with snorkelling, sailing and kitesurfing readily available. If you fancy heading inland, you could always try your hand at hiking through one of the National Parks.
Local Flavours of the Dominican Republic
Dominican cuisine blends local tastes and flavours with Spanish influences to create an array of exciting dishes. Pork, goat, chicken and seafood are perhaps the most popular meats used in cooking and when washed down with locally produced Presidente Beer or Brugal Rum taste great. If you want to sample local delicacies, try ‘La Bandera’ (which comprises rice, red beans, meat, salad and fried green plantain) or Chicharrones de Pollo (small pieces of fried chicken).