This Dominican Republic Beach Vacation combines the classic grandeur of Santo Domingo with the pristine sands of the Samana Peninsula. Whale watching, kayaking, waterfall chasing, and resort luxuriating — all are possible with Ker & Downey.

Dominican Republic Beach Vacation

Suggested journey at a glance: 7 days / 6 nights in Santo Domingo and Las Terrenas

This suggested Dominican Republic Beach Vacation is just one way to see the Dominican Republic on your own customized Ker & Downey trip. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. So contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.

dominican republic beach vacation

Santo Domingo

Begin your Dominican Republic Beach Vacation in the country’s capital of Santo Domingo. From your centrally located colonial accommodations, your private guide will lead you through the Old City. Proclaimed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this city was the first European colony in the Western Hemisphere. Here you will find the first monastery, the first university, and the first hospital built in the Americas.

Santo Domingo

Samana Peninsula

Journey next to Las Terrenas situated on the Samana Peninsula. From your luxury resort, you will have a wealth of maritime wonders at your fingertips. Indeed, the highlight is a private cruise to one of the largest and best humpback breeding sanctuaries in the world. During your journey, your expert naturalist guide will teach you all about their behavior and biology.

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Then immerse yourself in local life with a visit to a rubber plantation, local house and school, and traditional cigar factory. You will also have the chance to spend time at a nearby ranch, dining on a typical Dominican lunch and horseback riding to one of the most stunning waterfalls in the country.

Finally, conclude your Dominican Republic Beach Vacation with a private kayaking excursion through the sea and river. Glide along the coastline and into the mangrove swamps. Of course, you will have plenty of time to soak in the setting with leisure time at the beach, resort pool, or spa. 

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