The Dominican Republic occupies the east side of the island which it share with Haiti . The beautiful south coast of the Dominican Republic has incredible diversity, from its capital city, Santo Domingo, to the golf courses and beaches around the resorts.
With such a perfect outdoor climate, the beaches are the main attraction for visitors staying in holiday homes and apartments in the Dominican Republic South. Swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling and watersports can be enjoyed in the warm clear blue waters. Diving and sport fishing are also available on charter boat trips. The locals love strolling along the malecon - boardwalk. In the evening, Caribbean steel band music can be heard or more popular Latino tunes and merengue dancing is enjoyed as part of the lively nightlife scene. Locals also enjoy the national sport of baseball which can be watched at the Estadio Tetelo Vargas Stadium from November through February. Golf lovers will enjoy a round on the La Romana Golf Course, rated one of the best in the Caribbean.
If you have a rental car, take a scenic drive from your holiday home in the Dominican Republic South. Head east to the Boca de Chaon Valley, passing through the towns of Boca Chica and La Romana. At Bayahibe you can take a boat trip to the small island paradise of Isla Saona. Visit the cultural capital of Santo Domingo for shopping, restaurants and markets. Further east the towns are more developed for tourism and are well worth visiting for a day out.
Dominican Republic South holiday rentals enjoy a tropical climate with average daytime highs always around 31°C (88°F). The year is divided into the rainy season from May to October, and the dry season through the winter months. The island may have a tropical storm in late summer with heavy rain showers. The best time to visit is the winter, when the climate is dry and sunny. It makes the perfect time to escape the cold winter weather further north.
The nearest main airport to Dominican Republic South holiday rentals is Las Americas International (SDQ) Airport. It is located about 15 miles from Santo Domingo, which is on the central south coast of the island. The Dominican Republic is served by many airlines, the main ones being American Airlines, Air France, Copa, Delta, Spirit, US Airways and Taca. The easiest way to get around the island is by car, so you can pick one up at the airport to take you to your apartment. However, be aware that roads are not particularly well maintained and basic driving laws are not enforced. Taxis are always available and are fairly cheap.