The Dominican Republic is fantastic for family holidays and Caribbean getaways, thanks to its colourful culture, idyllic beaches and year-round tropical climate. For a real taste of the island, visit the colonial buildings of Santo Domingo, catch a baseball game at Estadio Quisqueya, then dance the Merengue at an authentic Dominican dance hall.
Caribbean charm comes as standard
during your stay in the Dominican Republic
From tropical excursions to lobster tasting on the beach and the rhythms of bachata, there’s everything you need to take the time to sit back and relax. Plan your stay in the Dominican Republic at your own pace.
• Lively Caribbean island with a big heart and colourful culture
• Home of the Merengue and the Bachata dance styles
• Relax in luxury tropical gardens, zen pools and dedicated boutique areas
• Go whale spotting off the Samana Peninsula
• Fly through the Dominican jungle on a zip line
• Visit in February to celebrate Carnival
What to expect in the Dominican Republic
Venture outside the resorts and you’ll discover a picture-perfect tropical paradise, from the hidden forests and caves of the Three Eyes national park to the magical blue waters of Hoyo Azul. Hike up the majestic Mt. Pico Duarte, fly through the jungle on a zipline, or explore the caverns of Cueva de las Maravillas or “Cave of Wonders”.
After exploring cities and jungles, there’s nothing like a lazy day on the beach at your all-inclusive resort – though how lazy is up to you. The warm clear waters of the Caribbean Sea are perfect for water sports from surfing to stand-up paddle boards. For something different, enjoy a crayfish cruise, explore a coral reef or go on a family-friendly whale watching!
Where to stay ? Spend your all-inclusive holidays in the Dominican Republic at Club Med:
What to see and visit in the Dominican Republic
Must see in the Dominican Republic:
Enjoy nature at its most luxuriant during your all-inclusive holiday in the Dominican Republic. From fine sandy beaches to tropical forests, the country’s landscapes are as different as they are fascinating. In the South-East, venture amongst the exotic foliage of Cotubanamá National Park and explore the exceptional marine fauna with its manatees and dolphins. Just opposite, on the island of Sanoa, you can play at being a modern-day Robinson Crusoe on the white sandy beaches, lined with coconut trees. The clear waters are all yours along with a tranquillity that will truly make you feel like a castaway. Finally, to round off your adventure, take a horseback ride through the forest and cool off in the refreshing waters of the El Limon waterfall, 50m high.
After recharging your batteries in the heart of nature, take a walk in the footsteps of the first inhabitants and go back in time in the Indigenous Eyes ecological park of Punta Cana. Its dozen clear-water lakes make this site a paradise on earth.
Continue your all-inclusive holiday and set sail for a cruise aboard the Club Med 2 to discover the cultural mix of the Dominican Republic. In Santo Domingo, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation, which dates back to the time of the conquistadors.
Conclude your all-inclusive stay in the Dominican Republic as you relax to the beat of bachata or merengue. Born here on the island, you’ll love these dance rhythms with their enchanting cultural mix.
An all-inclusive holiday in the Dominican Republic means taking it easy and slowing down the pace. After a swim in the turquoise waters of the Hoyo Azul cenote, head for Punta Cana beach and enjoy a tasty plantain banana soup called sancocho, or a marinated lobster. With renewed energy courtesy of your tasty meal, treat yourself to a round of golf at Corales, while enjoying the calming sound of the waves that meet the shore just a few metres from the green.
Take a family holiday in the Dominican Republic: adventures guaranteed!
Between the waves and coconut palms, discover the secrets of this paradise island on a family holiday.
Ease yourself into complete relaxation when you visit our majestic, family-friendly Dominican Republic destinations. Our luxury all inclusive Dominican Republic holidays are completely hassle-free and are perfect for all the family, all year round. From beach holidays on the coast, to activity holidays in Punta Cana, our Dominican Republic holiday resorts have it all. Browse our all-inclusive Dominican Republic holidays & get yourself ready for the sunshine!
Things to do & visit as a family
During your family holiday in the Dominican Republic, enjoy both the sun and the turquoise sea together on the island of Sanoa by taking a boat trip out to visit the amazing natural pools and enjoy the fine sandy beaches and the crystal-clear water.
Then swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Island water park nearby. If you haven't had enough of the water just yet, in Bayahibe, keen snorkellers can admire moray eels and lobsters in their natural environment.
Club Med Punta Cana resort is the perfect base camp for an adventure to discover the origins of the New World as you stroll through the streets of Santo Domingo. Deep in the heart of the colonial district, take your family to discover the first church built in America: the cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation.
During your family holiday in the Dominican Republic, lose yourself in the heart of Altos de Chavón. The kids will be fascinated by this reconstructed medieval Italian village. Cobbled alleyways, majestic fountains and a large amphitheatre make it a full-scale playground.
"Punta" or Miches?
Strong points of both Resorts to easy your choice (why not combine both and decide for yourself ?!)
Punta Cana, an all-time family favorite
with dedicated adults-only areas!
Punta Cana is one of the best spots for relaxing vacations but at Club Med, yet it is also an opportunity to get active, discover new sports and develop your skills!
At Club Med Punta Cana, discover a watersports galore featuring sailing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, paddle boarding and much more... In the air: experience CREACTIVE By Cirque du Soleil and become a flying trapeze expert!
Punta Cana has everything for sport lovers!
5 golf courses of a high quality, rated Best of Caribbean and Latin America and Top 50 worldwide - all a short distance from Club Med Punta Cana. A scenic golf experience overlooking the Caribbean sea awaits.
§ Top-notch facilities: training facility with pitch-and-putt course, practice bunker and practice nets
§ Get the kids into the game with a game of mini-golf
§ Dedicated concierge service: a dedicated onsite team for information about all the options for play and tuition, bookings for tee-times, private coaching sessions & transfers, equipment rental and sales.
Indulge in a brand new experience in Punta Cana.
Enjoy a brand new dining experience in gourmet buffet restaurants in Punta Cana:
§ Recently enhanced Samana restaurant with a newly redesigned area, offering international buffet with different specialty corners
§ Recently enhanced Hispaniola restaurant with a newly redesigned area offering buffet-style international breakfast, grill at lunch, and thematic buffet for dinner
§ New Indigo Beach Lounge oceanfront restaurant
An enhanced Wellness offer:
§ Zen Oasis: New Zen Oasis pool and newly renovated Jacuzzi
§ A newly renovated main pool & deck
§ Clubs for all ages: Baby*, Petit*, Mini Club, Passworld
§ Special amenities: baby welcome, pyjama club*, baby restaurant, baby corner in main restaurant, baby feeding room
§ Dedicated activities: a pool with water games, baby gym, petit soccer, petit tennis, petit hockey, petit circus, nature & discovery
*at extra cost
§ Over 30 recreational acrobatic & artistic activities for both adults and children, under expert staff supervision from our Gentils Circassiens trained by Cirque du Soleil and Club Med
§ Tiara Exclusive Collection Space: family suites + pool + exclusive services
§ Deluxe rooms with a room for the parents, separated from the children's bedroom by a curtain
§ Connecting Club rooms
§ Spacious Deluxe rooms for couples, with a spa-like bathroom
§ A large zen pool including swim lanes, and a Jacuzzi
§ A zen bar
§ A zen beach
§ Club Med Spa by L’Occitane* including couple palapas & couple VIP private spa overlooking the ocean
§ Pampering for both women & men with a recently renovated Beauty Salon*, and a new Barber Shop*
§ A fitness center of the future with state-of-the-art equipment and fitness classes inspired by the latest trends
§ Indigo Beach Lounge: oceanfront restaurant & bar lounge offering adult-only dining at night
§ La Cave*: a wide selection of the finest wines, champagnes & premium liquors, and a dedicated terrace
§ Hibiscus bar in the Zen Oasis: healthy smoothies, teas and light snacks
Michès Playa Esmeralda
a brand new Exclusive Collection Resort with something for everyone
Immerged in the tropical forest of the Dominican Republic, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is a brand-new all-inclusive resort that is out of the ordinary in every way.
§ It's the first resort on the northeast coast of Dominican Republic
§ With 2,000-feet of white sand beach
§ In a secluded area surrounded by a lush palm grove
Tucked away from the world, along the Dominican Republic’s pristine north shore in an area with limited tourist development, this strikingly beautiful property balances nature preservation efforts with exclusive experiences.
Looking for the ultimate luxury experience in the Dominican Republic? We have it for you.
Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is a place (un)like any other, a stunning, eco-chic resort featuring four boutique villages that rewards romantics, adventurers and wellness seekers with personalized attention and an (un)paralleled escape from the everyday.
Our Exclusive Collection, the highest level of resorts in our product line, gives you access to perfect escapes where dreams come true, where each and every whim is catered to with gracious hospitality and exceptional services.
During your vacations at Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda in the Dominican Republic, spend time to relax and indulge in a zen atmosphere.
From its unparalleled yoga classes on the beach or in the trees to the Spa or the healthy bar, this destination has a true extended wellness offer with professional coaching that you cannot miss!