The Dominican Republic is one of the most accessible Caribbean holiday destinations for families and couples, with great value beach holidays on offer in the Dominican. Both Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, two of the most popular tourist resorts, are lined with all-inclusive resorts that allow visitors to enjoy the spectacular beaches, palm trees and watersports. However, to label the Dominican Republic as just a budget beach destination would be an injustice to the island and its people. In terms of entertainment, the island's locals had a strong passion for bachata and merengue music and this, combined with their love affair with rum, makes for very entertaining evenings in the local bars! In the day time, away from the beaches there's plenty for active visitors and even adrenaline junkies too. Whether it's windsurfing, mountain biking, climbing or whale-watching, there is something to cater for all tastes. The scenery you'll see en-route on your outdoor activities is something else too, ranging from tropical rainforests to semi-arid desert.