Dominican Republic Travel Information

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Dominican Republic Scene The Dominican Republic delights visitors with its mix of white-sand beaches and "gingerbread" Victorian architecture. Nine hundred miles of Caribbean coastline make the Hispaniola Island country a beach-lover’s paradise. Day-trip to Puerto Plata and ride the cable car up Mount Isabel de Torres, or groove to the steel drum beats of Cabarete nightlife. The breezy palms and sparkling waters of Punta Cana make it a true tropical paradise.

Things to do in Dominican Republic: Zona Colonial • Saona Island • Lake Enriquillo • The 3 Eyes National Park • 27 Charcos (Waterfalls) of Damajagua • Ocean World Adventure Park

Highly rated hotels in Dominican Republic: Villa Ribera Mar • Tortuga Bay Hotel • Iberostar Grand Bavaro • Sea Horse Ranch • CHIC Punta Cana • Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana • Royal Service at Paradisus Punta Cana • The Grand Reserve At Paradisus By Melia Palma Real • Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa • Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort • Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar • Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana • Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana • TRS Turquesa Hotel • Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana • Excellence El Carmen • Majestic Elegance Punta Cana • Le Sivory Punta Cana By PortBlue Boutique • Casa Colonial Beach & Spa • Xeliter Caleton Villas Cap Cana • Unique Club at Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort • Bahia Principe Luxury Bouganville • Premium Level at Barcelo Bavaro Palace • The Reserve at Paradisus By Melia Punta Cana • The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club • Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana • Eden Roc Cap Cana • Excellence Punta Cana • Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda • Paradisus Punta Cana Resort • Bahia Principe Luxury Samana • Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado • Casa de Campo Resort & Villas • El Embajador, A Royal Hideaway Hotel • The Reserve At Paradisus Palma Real • Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences

Dominican Republic's electricity is 110V 60Hz and uses plug types A & B
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Las Américas International Airport is 4,340 miles. Dominican Republic's IATA airport code is SDQ. One World Lounge Details Here.

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Heathrow to Las Américas International in Red

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Climate: The Dominican Republic, the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola, has a tropical climate, hot all year round, with a hotter and muggy season from May to October and a relatively cool season from December to March, while November and April are intermediate months. As regards to the rainfall, along the eastern and southern coasts, there is a rainy season between late April and October, while the northern coast, exposed to the trade winds, is rainy throughout the year, although the north-western coast experiences a decrease in rainfall from June to September. Temperatures in the Dominican Republic are high throughout the year, at least in the plains, however, during the summer season, from May to October, the heat is sweltering, while it is more pleasant, but still a bit humid, in winter. Because of the north-east trade winds, which blow from November to March, the north facing slopes are usually wetter than those exposed to the south. However, the presence of mountain ranges can increase or decrease the effect of the trade winds, so much so that some areas have a very humid climate and a lush vegetation, while others are nearly barren. Every now and then, from December to March, the country can be affected by some frontal systems from the United States, which can bring clouds and rains, and also a cool wind, able to lower the temperature by a few degrees. In these cases in the inland hilly areas the temperature can drop below 10°C.

Covid-19 Data for Dominican Republic

Data (updated daily) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

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BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(per Leg)
Tier Points
(Total)
Economy 35 70
World Traveller Plus 90 180
Business 140 280
First 210 420


Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Santo Domingo

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy16,25025,000
World Traveller Plus32,50050,000
Club62,50075,000
First85,000100,000


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