Written by Amie O’Shaughnessy, 08/25/2016

Miles of gorgeous beaches with powdery white sand and brilliant, warm blue water. Top-rated resorts and golf courses. The Dominican Republic has all of these things, but so do other Caribbean islands. What makes the Dominican Republic really stand out for a family beach vacation?

Good Reasons to Head to the Dominican Republic with Kids


We absolutely fell in love with the Dominican people. From the hotel staff to paddleboarding instructors to drivers, the level of genuine warmth toward tourists is astounding. Friendly people at every turn enhance a vacation experience.

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When you are going away for just a week, the length of time it takes to get there makes a difference. The Dominican Republic has seven international airports, and at least two of them have regular flights to/from major U.S. hubs. Even travel from the West Coast felt easy; our trip was long, but only involved one seamless change of planes in Atlanta. Californians don’t go to the Caribbean — we have Hawaii, which is much closer. But I’d go back to the Dominican Republic again in a heartbeat.

The driving distance between the Punta Cana airport and the area’s accommodations, such as Puntacana Resort and Eden Roc Cap Cana, is short. You can rent a car but you don’t really need to, which is also nice perk from a budget and hassle standpoint. (…)

Why Go to the Dominican Republic with Kids

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