Dominican Republic ticks all the right boxes when it comes to choosing the perfect tropical island destination. With the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, the holiday island has nearly 1,000 miles of coastline and some 250 world class beaches where visitors can enjoy all-year round sunshine and an average temperature of 19-34ºC. The island is famous for its choice of resorts and hotels, while a host of designer golf courses has made DR the top golfing destination in the Caribbean. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the island is home to stunning colonial architecture, boasts a fascinating history and has a rich and diverse culture. Whether you dance the merengue at one of the nightspots in the buzzing capital Santo Domingo, or explore the lush interior of national parks, mountain ranges, and rivers, you’re sure to be captivated by the Dominican Republic.