I have overlooked the Dominican Republic as a viable beach destination for my family for many year because I assumed all the destination had to offer was massive all-inclusive and cheap packaged vacations. Well, it turns out I just didn’t know where to look. It turns out there is much, much more to the Dominican Republic than package tours and all inclusives. Here are 5 reasons why you should check out the Samana Peninsula (before everyone else does!)

I have overlooked the Dominican Republic as a viable beach destination for my…

Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Photo Essay: Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic

Top fun things to do in La Romana, Dominican Republic on vacation - tours and activities - Cruises, snorkeling, Ziplines, Parque Nacional del Este, Bayahibe and other activities

Best Things To Do In La Romana - Activities And Tours

Top fun things to do in La Romana, Dominican Republic on vacation - tours and activities - Cruises, snorkeling, Ziplines, Parque Nacional del Este, Bayahibe and other activities

From mega resorts to luxury villas, the extremely diverse landscape and experiences of the Dominican Republic make it the perfect Caribbean Destination  #dominicanrepublic #caribbean #puntacana #puertoplata #travel #familytravel #island #vacation #beach #samana

Dominican Republic: Discovering your Idyllic Corner of this Caribbean Island

From mega resorts to luxury villas, the extremely diverse landscape and experiences of the Dominican Republic make it the perfect Caribbean Destination

Puerto Plata shore excursions: Damajagua Waterfalls, Rancho Don Fernando, Amber Cove, Horseback Riding, Waterfalls, and more acivities off a cruise ship

Puerto Plata Shore Excursions From Cruise Port

Puerto Plata shore excursions: Damajagua Waterfalls, Rancho Don Fernando, Amber Cove, Horseback Riding, Waterfalls, and more acivities off a cruise ship

Luxury Boutique Resort: Casa Colonial on the north coast of the Dominican Republic

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa is one of the most stylish and luxurious resorts in the Dominican Republic, with beachfront accommodations and unparalleled service.

The Dominican Republic is one of my all time favorite places to go!!  Cap Cana is amazing!

So I just booked my next gettaway! And this is probably my most to date weeks from departure!

Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata Province, Dominican Republic

Located on the exotic north coast of the Dominican Republic, the sleek and spacious Gran Ventana is the best all-inclusive Puerto Plata beach resort.

La Veranda - beach dining in Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic

Casa Colonial in Puerto Plata boasts two delicious restaurants. Lucia provides an upscale, gourmet experience, while Veranda has a relaxed, casual setting.

Do you love traveling with a knowledgeable friend? One that knows the ins and outs of a place? I do - it's the surest way to have a better, more enjoyable journey. Let me tell you about one of my favorite guidebook authors, Lebawit Lily Girma.

What You Need to Know Before Visiting the Dominican Republic

Do you love traveling with a knowledgeable friend? One that knows the ins and outs of a place? I do - it's the surest way to have a better, more enjoyable journey. Let me tell you about one of my favorite guidebook authors, Lebawit Lily Girma.

Spend a weekend in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

A Quick Stop In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

7 reasons to visit samana dominican republic

6 Reasons to Visit Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic

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