Looking for an Island get away that is away from the crowds? It’s time to take a closer look at the Dominican Republic. The Dominican offers a taste of the authentic island lifestyle and friendly local people who enjoy nothing more than bachataing (dancing) the night away.
Let’s talk about Punta Cana. If you have looked into a Holiday in the DR, chances are Punta Cana is on your radar. Tourists flock here and it’s no surprise, the beaches are Instagram worthy and the sun seems to shine nonstop. Apart from the sun and sand, Punta Cana has been acknowledged as one of the best golfing destinations in the world! With golf courses designed by professional golfers, it draws the sun seekers and golfers alike.
Located in Damajagua on the north coast of the DR the 27 waterfalls are a must see sight if you’re bored of beach days and looking for something slightly more adventurous. Guided tours will lead you through the waters and up the waterfalls. Most tour groups go start at waterfall 1 and go to 7 which are all pretty tame. If you are looking to climb all 27 you will have to ask if your tour goes all the way to the top. Guides provide you with safety helmets and life jackets so feel free to be daring and jump! Some of the bigger jumps are almost 10m high. The waterfalls are beautiful and you will have some of the best views that the Dominican Republic has to offer.
If you are tired of tanning and looking to find something more active to do with your day seriously consider Cabarete beach. Cabarete is the kiteboarding capital of the world. It gets a constant wind that makes it a kiteboarders paradise. If however, you have never seen a kiteboard in your life but fancy giving it a go there are kite schools all along Cabarete. You can spend the day learning the basics and rent out the equipment, who knows you may be a natural! Cabarete is full of restaurants and bars that line the beach and look out over the water so if you feel that kiteboarding isn’t your thing relax on the beach with a drink and watch the best kitesurfers in the world as well as the beginners. At night, the beachfront turns into the best party scene on the north coast, there is no shortage of music and entertainment. Happy hour at the Mojito bar is a great way to get your evening going.
After a night Dancing and drinking in Cabarete, you may be in the mood to just plop on the beach with a good book. 15 minutes down the road is the neighboring town of Sosua where you can find Waterfront beach. With white sand and picture-perfect turquoise water, It is one of the best beaches along the north coast. If you feel like venturing into the water there is also the option of renting a glass bottom kayak so you can paddle around the bay and spy on the fish. However you decide to spend the day at Waterfront beach you are sure to enjoy yourself. If the Dominican Republic was on your bucket list before you may just want to make some room for it.