Honeymoons in the Dominican Republic
A vibrant and lively island that is full of history and culture as well as stunning scenery, the Dominican Republic may be the perfect honeymoon destination for you. With endless opportunities for relaxation as well as excitement, there is plenty to see and do. Why not stay on one of the islands hotel resorts to experience all that the Dominican republic has to offer.
With a year round summer climate, powder white beaches and lush mountainous rainforests, why not consider the Dominican Republic for your honeymoon location. With regular flights from South Africa, you'll soon be able to relax and unwind on this fabulous island. Once you tire of the beach why not explore the old town of Santo Domingo which is full of Spanish history and culture. Take a step back in time when you visit Altos de Chavon, a re-created 16th century Spanish village full of terracotta coloured buildings housing art galleries, artisan studios, shops and restaurants. Spend the day on a riverboat cruising Chavon River as it winds its way through lush countryside. Follow an alpine trail to see the spectacular waterfalls at Jarabacoa as they plunge some 196 feet. Or take a cable car to the top of Mount Isabel des Torres where you'll be rewarded with views of the whole island. With so much to see and do, memories of your honeymoon in the Dominican Republic will stay with you forever.
Dominican Republic Overview
Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination is all about finding somewhere that is suited to both of your personalities and aspirations. If you're after a lively island where music and culture feature heavily, alongside sun and sand, then the Dominican Republic could just be the location for you. Stay in one of the hotel resorts or hire a private villa and enjoy all that this friendly island has to offer.
If you're looking for an island with great all year round weather, gorgeous beaches and lots of history and culture, then why not consider the Dominican Republic. With direct flights from Canada, a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic is a great choice. Wander around Santo Domingo with its cobbled streets lined with a historic treasure trove of churches and monuments. Head inland on a Dominican safari and explore the lush countryside. You'll see small villages and sugar cane fields and stop for lunch on a secluded beach. Put on your snorkelling gear and explore the coral coves and ship wrecks, relaxing afterwards with a rum punch at a beach side cafe. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on board a catamaran and spend the evening feasting on tangy braised snapper and learning to dance the merengue.
Key Facts for the Dominican Republic
Capital: Santo Domingo
Flight time: 10 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in the Dominican Republic
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The Dominican Republic boasts a tropical climate and temperatures stay pretty much the same throughout the year. Expect temperatures of between 25 and 28°C over two seasons; the wet season (May to November) and the dry season (December to April).
Continental Airlines, Delta and Iberia fly from the UK to the Dominican Republic frequently with 1 stop on the way.
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Getting Married in the Dominican Republic
If you're dreaming of getting married on a tropical island in the Caribbean then why not consider the Dominican Republic. With soft powder white sands fringed with palm trees, coral coves teeming with colourful fish, quaint fishing villages and large seaside resorts, weddings abroad in the Dominican Republic are the choice of many couples. Whether you want to get married in church, at a hotel resort or away from it all in the lively town of Cabarete, your dreams can become a reality in the Dominican Republic. With lots of stunning venues all with spectacular views, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Couples can get married without having to wait and no blood tests are needed. They will, however, need individual single status affidavits in Spanish, valid passports and full birth certificates. The cost is between US$60-100 depending on the judge. Once you have been married you will receive a document proving that fact and you can then make a request to the local Justice of the Peace for a Marriage Certificate. For more information visit http://www.islandbrides.com/destination/Dominican+Republic/requirements/15/
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