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Travel the Dominican Republic in style

30th September 2009 Print
Travel the Dominican Republic in style

The Dominican Republic is shrugging off its ‘poor man’s Caribbean’ image. Previously associated with mass market tourism and low-budget package holidays, in recent years much has changed to counter this impression.

Numerous luxury resorts have opened, particularly in and around Punta Cana to the east of the island, transforming the accommodation choices available with long-haul specialist tour operator, Tropical Sky.

What’s more, British Airways is offering a new direct twice-weekly scheduled service from London Gatwick to Punta Cana from 26 October 2009 with flights on Monday and Thursday. The arrival of BA opens the Dominican Republic to a whole new set of travellers attracted by its new luxury facilities and diverse experiences.

Book with Tropical Sky and discover the Dominican Republic’s treasures in style including a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage sites, award-winning championship golf courses, blue flag beaches, rolling dunes, mangrove swamps and an incredible biodiversity both on land in the National Parks and in the water where humpback whales come to breed.

Accommodation options include:

All-Out, All-Inclusive Luxury From £1,399 Per Person
For the ultimate in luxury, Zoetry Agua Punta Cana Wellness Resort & Spa opens November 2009. This boutique all-suite hotel takes the all-inclusive concept to the next level with its ‘Endless Privileges’ offering à la carte dining in three gourmet restaurants or 24-hour in-suite dining, a complimentary bottle of Champagne daily and a welcome bottle of rum, complimentary worldwide telephone calls, Bvlgari bathroom amenities, a pillow menu, a relaxing massage per guest per stay and excellent activities to name but a few.

Prices: From 1 November to 5 December, seven nights start from £1,399 per person to include scheduled flights, resort transfers, taxes and surcharges.

Caribbean Cruise & Beach Break From £1,269 Per Person
Tropical Sky is offering a new cruise and stay programme with a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise with Costa Cruises followed by three nights at the Dreams La Romana in the Dominican Republic. Stylish and comfortable, Costa offers smaller ships, excellent itinerary and good value whilst Dreams La Romana is a stunning resort bordered by a tropical jungle and magnificent palm-lined beach.

Prices: Available from 19 December 2009 to 3 April 2010, the cruise and stay package starts from £1,269 per person and includes flights from London Gatwick with BA, seven nights on a full-board basis on the Costa Mediterranea, departing La Romana in Dominican Republic, and three nights on an all-inclusive basis at the five-star Dreams La Romana. The cruise itinerary includes visits to Catalina Island, Tortola, Antigua, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, St Maarten.

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Travel the Dominican Republic in style