Caribbean family vacation has every activity, sport and adventure imaginable. All available for you to have the time of your life during your family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean - Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Bahamas, of Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete, Cabrera ...
Geographically the island is extremely varied with impressive mountain ranges hugged by beautiful rivers and waterfalls, set amongst mangrove forests all teeming with wildlife. One of the most spectacular sights of the island is the annual migration of humpback whales to Bahia de Samana - they come here and put on impressive shows as they try to woo females in a time honored mating ritual.
The primary attraction, apart from the year round sunshine and excellent beaches and amenities is a variety of places intended for renting - you can rent rooms in all inclusive complexes, villa complexes and private developments which are springing up in the major resorts.
What are the main activities offered for you and your family while staying in the Caribbean?
Windsurfing. The Dominican Republic boasts some of the best windsurfing in the world. With crystal clear Caribbean waters and strong tropical breezes, the north coast of the DR has become famous for windsurfing and a host of other great water sports.
Kiteboarding. For extreme water sports, there's no better place than the Dominican Republic. Kiteboarding is one of many great water sports available. Just bring yourself. All the necessary gear is readily available as well as expert instruction to help you get your age!
Snorkeling. The crystal clear blue Caribbean offers some of the best waters in the world for snorkeling. Spend with children all day discovering beautiful underwater sea life and colorful tropical fish of all shapes and sizes.
Scuba. If you're a scuba diving novice or seasoned professional, this is the place to explore. Take scuba lessons with children and go on tours to view spectacular underwater attractions.
Horseback Riding. Horseback riding is available on the beach or take a horseback riding tour through the mountains for breathtaking views of the mountains, beaches and beyond. See some of the interior of this island paradise where tropical plant life mixes with incredible rock formations, waterfalls and freshwater pools.
Hiking, Canyoning and Jumping Waterfalls. Share with your family an extreme adventure! From hiking to the top of mountains to jumping off of waterfalls, the Dominican Republic is a tropical paradise waiting for you. Explore caves, swim under waterfalls, walk through canyons and let the adventures begin.
Tips: Spanish is the main language though most people in the main resorts also speak good English and German. Make sure and take a Spanish phrase book with you, particularly if you are exploring some of the more remote regions where the locals will only speak Spanish.
Main festivals: Meringue Festival - Santo Domingo, Last Week of July & First Week of August, Puerto Plato Cultural Festival - October, Holy Week celebrations in Sosua, Latin Music Festival in Santo Domingo
Times not to go: June to September is Hurricane season in the Dominican Republic and although they are very infrequent it is best to stay away during this time as a hurricane, no matter the size, would completely ruin your break.Have a good family vacation in the Caribbean!