If you are seeking miles of white sand beaches, palm trees that stretch to the horizon, and turquoise waters to play in, the island paradise of the Dominican Republic is a fabulous choice.
The two areas that offer the most attractive luxury vacation options,- including villa rentals, five star hotels and resorts - are Punta Cana and La Romana, both on the easter side of the island.
Punta Cana - “tip of the white cane palms” - is a resort town with 40 miles of beaches facing both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The area is almost as pristine as when Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1492.
La Romana at the southeast end of the Dominican Republic is the island's seventh largest city. Fields of sugar cane march down to the white sand beaches. Fresh-water springs and Taino rock art are found in caves in the forests inside Cotubanamá National Park.
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Browse All Dominican Republic Villas
WIMCO Villas represents a portfolio of private villas in the Dominican Republic, many of which are situated along the beach. Picture yourself laying in a hammock under swaying palm trees, beside your beach house villa's private pool, watching the clouds float by, with a cool drink close at hand.
We will listen to your requests and help you find the perfect beach house rental for your vacation. Whether it's a villa where you can step right out on the white sand or one that's nestled in a picturesque jungle setting for more privacy and seclusion. Many villas on the beach have large private swimming pools, a big plus for families.
Plan Your Dominican Republic Vacation
The Dominican Republic is home to some of the most exclusive and extraordinary luxury resorts in the Caribbean. WIMCO Villas's seasoned reservations team can research the best option and secure the best rates for you, call them for details for these exceptional luxury resorts.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in La Romana has the distinction of being the oldest resort in the Dominican Republic - and the finest. Situated on 7000 acres in a private gated community, this luxury resort has three Pete Dye golf courses (with a golf cart for every guest), and your choice of rooms, suites, and luxury villas in which to stay.
Take your pick of 60 fabulous vacation rentals when you stay at Eden Roc at Cap Cana in Punta Cana. There are beachfront suites, boutique villas with private pools, and four new oceanfront villas that offer complete privacy.
Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club is a gorgeous property with miles of private beaches. It is a AAA 5 Diamond Awards hotel designed by the late Oscar de la Renta. The 30 rooms are located within a 1,500-acre ecological reserve.
Accommodations at Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge in Barahona consist of a suite and 12 guest rooms. The property, the former summer home of the Schiffino family, was designed by architect Rafael Selman. Each room has views of both the Sierra Barahuco Mountains and the Caribbean Sea.
Choose from among one and two-bedroom lofts, three-bedroom apartments with private plunge pools and spacious terraces, and four-bedroom penthouses at the Gansevoort Hotel in Playa Imbert. Available activities include sailing, ocean swimming, fishing, water sports, and eco tours.
The island paradise of the Dominican Republic is located in the north-central Caribbean region. Puerto Rico lies to the north of the island, and Jamaica and Cuba are to the west. It's location affords it a temperate climate year round.
There are two principal airports serving the island, Punta Cana International Airport or La Romana International Airport, and between them they host nine airlines offering direct flights from the United States to the Dominican Republic - American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, jetBlue, LATAM Airlines Group, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines. Sun Country Airlines, and United.
Whether you are in New York, Atlanta, Miami or Boston, it's easy to get to the Dominican Republic.
The primary language spoken in the Dominican Republic is Dominican Spanish. English is spoken in the tourist areas. The only currency that is legal tender is the Dominican Peso - RD$. The standard voltage in the Dominican Republic is 110 volts and the frequency is 60 hertz, the same as in the United States. Outlets accept the standard U.S. two- and three-pin plugs
Citizens of North America will need to present a passport that is valid for at least six months after the arrival date. This is fairly standard for travel abroad. The Dominican Republic does not require visas for citizens of North American countries, or most countries in general in fact. It is a friendly and welcoming country.
The best time of year to travel to the island paradise of the Dominican Republic is in the November to May time frame, when the island enjoys temperatures in the 80's while countries far to the north are enduring long winters. If you are looking to stay at a 5-star resort or rent a luxury villa, the months of December through April are a better choice.
Vacationing in the Dominican Republic affords you access to a wealth of fun activities and experiences - from ziplining through the jungle to skipping across the water in all manner of boats to playing golf on one of their world class courses.
A great way to see the tropical coastline of Punta Cana is from the water. Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures offers private tours for up to seven people. The company will take your group in one of their catamarans to snorkeling reefs, lagoons, and deserted beaches. They provide lunch and drinks as well as transportation from and back to your luxury hotel or private villa.
If you want a dose of Vegas-style fun while on vacation, many of Punta Cana's resorts have casinos that remain open all night long. If you are an enthusiastic foodie, many of the best restaurants in the Domican Republic are located in the luxury 5-star hotels.
If you like to play golf, visiting the 72-hole Jack Nicklaus signature Punta Espada course in Punta Cana is a must. The course is the site of the PGA Champions Tour and other top tournaments.
If you are vacationing in Casa de Campo in La Romana, you might enjoy playing the “Teeth of the Dog” golf course, ranked the “number one” golf course in the Caribbean and the 39th best in the world. It's one of three golf courses on the property.
Enjoy the resort's polo and tennis facilities and world-class shooting center. Explore Altos de Chavón in La Romana, the city's most popular attraction. You'll find a cultural center, amphitheater, and archeological museum in this re-creation of a Mediterranean style European village.
Decide when you want to travel and whether you want your family to stay in adjacent rooms in a 5-star luxury resort or in a 3- or 4-bedroom private villa. WIMCO's travel specialists will take care of the details for you. Our Travel Services department will book your flights, airport transfers, hotel or villa, and rental car. Our Concierge team will arrange for grocery delivery, a private chef, spa and massage appointments, boat charters, golf dates, tennis matches, babysitters, and whatever else you might need.