Sick and tired of the winter already? You don’t have to remain indoors and endure the freezing temperature when you can head somewhere a little more sunny and delightful. There are many destinations across the world that offer a warm holiday, and they have lots of attractions also.
In spite of the possible jet lag, the Dominican Republic is one of the beautiful places on earth with a hot climate any tourist would absolutely enjoy visiting. From its pristine beaches to its magnificent resorts and incredible culture as well as delicious cuisine, Dominican Republic has something for everyone. Here are some of the things to see and do when you visit this Caribbean country.
Aquamundo Sambil Santo Domingo
Visit this aquarium in the capital to get up close to a vast variety of marine life. There’s a shark tank in this aquarium from which you can see many species of sharks when you take a walk through the shark tunnel. Don’t forget to also check out the coral garden and other exhibits before you leave.
Paradise Island and the Mangroves
Picture lines of palm tree leaning over stretches of pristine white sand surrounded by blue waters and you will have a good idea what to expect from Paradise Island. The island is part of National Park of Montecristi in the northwest corner of Dominican Republic and is a great place to visit.
What is a sunny holiday if you can’t have a great time at a beach? Thankfully, the Dominican Republic is home to some of the nicest beaches in the world. You can visit Alicia Beach around Puerto Plata on the north shore for a wide range of water sports like kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and more. Other gorgeous beaches include Playa Dorada, Long Beach, and Playa Sosua.
Located in the 19th-century Villa Bentz in Puerto Plata, Amber Museum has the finest collection of amber on the island - one of the world's foremost sources of the stuff - and one of the best in the world. You can take a guided tour to learn more about the prehistoric origins of amber and then buy amber jewelry from the on-premises shop.
Hacienda la Esmeralda
If you consider yourself a lover of chocolate, then you have to visit the Dominican Republic because some of the best in the world is produced here. Visit Hacienda la Esmeralda in San Francisco de Macorís outside Santo Domingo and get set to enjoy some delicious bars of chocolate and hot chocolate drink before you see how it is produced from the farm to the factory.
Things to Pack for a Sunny Holiday
Wondering what travel essentials you need for your sun holiday? Don’t worry – we have done the hard work for you. Here are the top things to pack:
• Trainers/Runners/Tennis Shoes
• Shorts/Flowy Trousers
• Microfiber travel towel
• Jumper/Hoody/Cardigan (light option)
• Sun cream
• Compact Travel Humidifier
You can add other essentials you feel you might need as the list above is meant just to give you an idea of what you need as you plan for your sunny holiday.