Dominican Republic | August 2015 Featured Destination

The Dominican Republic is more popular than ever among RTX members, and we are happy to offer even more options for accommodations in the coming months and into 2016. Just two hours south of Miami and less than four hours south of New York, the Dominican Republic is an easy flight from the U.S., and has the perfect blend of history, Caribbean culture, lush tropical scenery and top quality attractions.

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Golf: The Dominican Republic has 25 designer golf courses with lush green fairways against the backdrop of breathtaking coastlines and stunning mountains. Tee off any time of year in the ideal Caribbean climate. Punta Cana alone has 11 golf courses, making your stay at the Presidential Suites an ideal base for a vacation on the greens.

Adventure & Ecotourism: National parks and scientific reserves cover 25% of land in the Dominican Republic, and most have visitor facilities. With its tropical climate and both the highest and lowest points above and below sea level in the region, geographic and biological diversity are abundant. River rafting and tubing, canopy and zip line tours, whale watching and bird watching and much more are readily available to visitors.

History & Culture: In addition to countless museums, monuments, sports arenas and other cultural attractions, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone is home to the first cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in all of the Americas. From fine arts performances at the Centro de la Cultura to the Santiago Carnival, the local art and culture scene is thriving.

Family Activities: The Dominican Republic is ideal for families with miles of unspoiled beaches, plenty of adventure activities and water sports and excursions for all ages. Learn how to surf, swim with dolphins, visit the Butterflies of Jarabacoa and explore the Cave of the Wonders.

Nightlife: With world class dining, gaming and nightlife, the Dominican Republic is always entertaining after dark. Punta Cana boasts 18 of the casinos in this premier gaming destination, so you’ll never be far from a slot machine or game of blackjack. Food from around the world is represented here, with the freshest of fruits in local markets, decadent ice cream at the beloved Helados Bon shops and the special “dish of the day” served up for lunch, the biggest and most important meal for locals. Dance the nights away at clubs, concert venues and outdoor bars.

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