Tag Archives: Dominican Republic

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Beaches in the Caribbean

Magens Bay, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

For soul-warming sun, powdery sands and crystalline waters, the Caribbean offers thousands of beaches from which to choose. From secluded mountain-coddled coves and peaceful palm-lined stretches of sand to idyllic resort-fronted stretches and lively people-watching expanses, you’ll discover an abundance of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Choosing from which beach to enjoy the […]

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March 7, 2016 by | 4 Comments

Visiting the Caribbean on a Budget

San Juan2

There’s no doubt about it – the Caribbean is a long-standing bastion of sun, sand and that unmistakable rippling blue water. From tales of swashbuckling pirates to Jimmy Buffet’s rummy good times accompanied by a steel drum backdrop – if you’ve never been to the Caribbean, you’re in for the treat of a lifetime. The […]

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March 8, 2013 by | 3 Comments

Family-Friendly Caribbean Shore Excursions

Caribbean swim with dolphins

Caribbean shore excursions are tours and activities that are offered while in port during a cruise that make the day easier by providing transportation to and from the ship as well as guaranteeing you will be back before the ship departs. Onshore, however, there isn’t an easy divide of activities to separately entertain kids and […]

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October 1, 2012 by | Comments Off on Family-Friendly Caribbean Shore Excursions

A Walking Tour of Santo Domingo’s Old Town

Alcazar de Colon

Santo Domingo teems with Spanish Colonial History, and nowhere is this more evident than in the city’s Zona Colonial, the district that comprises Santo Domingo’s Old Town. Here, cobblestone streets reminiscent of the French Quarter in New Orleans wind their way through this historic treasure trove of monuments, churches, and museums. Here, you’ll stroll down […]

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April 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on A Walking Tour of Santo Domingo’s Old Town

Top 10 Things to See and Do in the Dominican Republic

Catamaran Cruise

Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, the Dominican Republic revels in its year-round summer reputation. On its perimeter are powdery sand beaches dotted with palm trees, colorful coral coves teeming with a kaleidoscope of fish flittering in warm, crystal-clear waters, and large seaside resorts and quaint fishing villages. Away from the beach is an […]

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March 25, 2011 by | 4 Comments

Suggested Dominican Republic Itineraries

The road from Barahona down the coast runs parallel to the beach, uninterrupted for more than 200km (124 miles) arching up and down the lush dramatic landscape that crests the sky-blue Caribbean ocean. Small villages of colourful houses that spread the various valleys lead to empty beaches frequented only by fishermen and children playing truant, […]

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March 6, 2009 by | 8 Comments