When choosing your next beachside destination, why not consider something with a Caribbean twist? With everything you’d expect from stunning Caribbean beaches, a holiday in Bavaro has so much more to offer. With its laid-back vibe and easy charm, this resort in the Dominican Republic really has a character unique unto itself.
One of the town’s biggest selling points is its picture-perfect beach, with pure, untouched white sand, a seemingly endless supply of both coconut trees and mangroves as well as a crystal clear ocean; it’s easy to see why it’s such a big draw for tourists all over the globe. Sun-loungers and parasols litter the length of the papery sand and provide the perfect excuse for relaxing whilst topping up your tan. Paradise Beach, as it’s known by the locals, not only offers complete solace for those looking to kick back and soak up some rays, but it also caters to those adrenalin junkies among you, looking to get their next fix. With water sports, jet skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving all on offer, your itinerary is sure to never be short of a few activities.
Between the R&R you’re sure to partake in, the resort’s many luxurious hotels also offer some sporting activities that take place out of the water, with tennis courts, golf courses and horse-riding trails aplenty around this bustling resort. And when you’re finished, the same hotels of course offer many options in order to unwind, like spas, hot tubs and saunas so you can pamper yourself the way everybody deserves to be when on holiday.
Although many could be forgiven for never wanting to leave the sand and surf, those wanting to experience an alternative side to Bavaro should take a daytrip to Del Este National Park. Located just an hour’s drive from the resort, the Del Este National Park is an uninhabited subtropical forest populated by over 100 species of bird, including the rare Hispaniolan parrot and the brown pelican. Aside from the impressive ornithological inhabitants, the park is also a great place to see 2,000-year-old drawings left by the ancient Taino tribe in the tunnels and caves here. So whether you’re a sun-seeker looking to achieve that perfect shade or a culture vulture seeking looking to bulk up your history knowledge, Bavaro offers something for everyone.