With over 70 000 hotel rooms spread across the island, no wonder the Dominican Republic has become a vacation hotspot for people all over the world. As the most visited Caribbean island, the beaches are definitely its main attraction. You will find high quality resorts for any budget, and cheap flights from Europe and the U.S to get you there. It is a great place for a family vacation, and a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons. The southeast coast is home to some of the world’s most luxurious resorts along the white sanded beaches of Punta Cana. The northern side of the island is home to the country’s other resort area: Puerto Plata. Nearby is the city of Santiago, where you can see the “monumento” and visit the cigar factory. On your way back to Puerto Plata make sure to visit the Brugal rum factory, and get a little taste. The capital, Santo Domingo, is located on the south coast. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets of the zona colonial, then enjoy the vibrant nightlife and dance some merengue and bachata with the locals. So next time you need a break from your daily routine, take a trip to the Dominican Republic!