dominican republic 2018

OUR ANNUAL FAMILY VACATIONS IS ALWAYS ONE TRIP FOR THE BOOKS. The family vacations are AN ADVENTURE AND WITH AN EXCITING FAMILY AS MY HUSBANDS, there is ALWAYS SOMETHING FUN & DIFFERENT TO EXPERIENCE WITH THEM.

LAST YEAR MY HUSBAND’S FAMILY HAD DECIDED ON A TRIP TO the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND MY INNER SELF SCREAMED FOR JOY. I LONG FOR PLACES WHICH ARE FILLED WITH CULTURE WHILE MY HUSBAND LONGS FOR BEACHES AND PALM TREES, SO THIS WAS THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR both of US! although we mainly stayed in a town called samana with our family of almost 30, my husband and I took a short & sweet little day out to santo domingo to really explore the culture that the Dominican had to offer, this hip city was full of the colonIAl architecture, historical sites, glimpses of local life, fruit vendors, courtyard cafes while watching the worlds best cigars being hand rolled at the local cigar shops.

our family vacations usually consist of boat excursions to different islands and sites for snorkelling or to see the best beaches, this time around, it was completely different, we ziplined, horseback hiked to a one of the samana’s best waterfall, we tried local cuisine by our amazing in-house chefs all while swimming in our indoor/outdoor pool. safe to say this vacation was ONE OF MY FAVOURITE TRIPS WITH THE FAMILY.

come explore with us to see what THE dominican republic had to offer!

there are no foreign lands, it is the traveler only who is foreign
— Robert Luis Stevenson

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traval is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness
— mark twain
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so much of who we are is where we have been
— William Langeweische

PLACES TO VISIT

culture, culture & culture is all i have to say about the dominican republic, what a vibrant destination!

here are some of MY FAVORITE places you must visit when in the dr!

SANTO DOMINIGO

colonial zone

ALCAZAR DE COLON

paletas bajo cero

coco de museo

la alpargatería

SAMANÁ

LOS HAITES NATIONAL PARK

SALTO EL LIMÓN waterfall

Samaná Zipline, El Valle

LAS GALERAS

LAS TERRANAS

playa rincon

playa coson

boulangerie française

LAGUNA EL DUDU

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SANTO DOMINGO

The Dominican’s republic capital is filled with culture, food & local life. The colonial Zone also known as the french quarter is filled with old french architecture. Santo Domingo leads towards churches, museums, shops and art galleries.

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LAS TERRANAS

Tucked away is a resort town in Samana in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic. Hidden gems of underwater caverns, coastal features, waterfalls & horseback riding.

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PALETAS BAJO CERO

PALETAS! Cool down when exploring the colonial zone while nibbling on a Spanish paleta also known as a Popsicle. This hip store in the colonial zone has a variety of visually pleasing unique flavored ice creams. Some of the ice creams are filled with nutella or dulche de leche for a tasty experience.

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LOS HAITES NATIONAL PARK

Crown jewel of the Dominican Republic.

One of the most ecological attractions of the Dominican Republic. A dense coastal wet forest in the Southern part of Samana.

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EL LIMON WATERFALL

In this case, it’s not about the destination it’s about the journey!

Go horseback hiking all through the Samana forest, journeying across amazing landscape features until approaching the tucked away Salto El Limon Waterfall.

Take a dip in the waterfall for a cool down feel.

Truly a spectacular experience.

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PLAYA RINCON BEACH

25 Kilo-Meters of pitch-perfect soft white sand beach. This stunning secluded beach Caribbean beach one of the most best beaches in the Dominican Republic.

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If you are a daredevil like my four year old toddler, this 12-line Zip Line through the tree tops overlooks the breathtaking jungle will be one adventure you won’t forget on your trip.

{I was too scared and only managed to do 2 zip lines while my toddler came back full of energy and excitement}

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BOULAN-G

ERIE

FRANCAISE

Local french bakery in the heart of Las Terranas town, filled with delicious pastries, beignets, fresh pain au chocolate and ofcourse, local Dominican coffee.

Easy walking distance to the shopping plaza and galleries.

IF WE WERE MEANT TO STAY IN ONE PLACE, WE’D HAVE ROOTS NOT FEET HE SAID
— Rachel Wilchim