5. Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic offers a landscape of huge contrasts from golden white sand beaches and clear blue seas to inland rainforests and waterfalls – not to mention the deserts, lakes and mountains. The list of things to do is exhaustive. Get your culture fix by learning the merengue, explore colonial streets and buildings or sample the amazing local food and art. Out of town you can play on one of many championship golf courses, scuba dive, go whale-watching, windsurfing, fishing or sailing. For the eco-conscious, there are some stunning areas of natural beauty and nature parks too!
Best for: Nature, Watersports & Golf