7 Family Fun Activities on a Dominican Republic Excursion

With its beautiful beaches and warm, tropical waters, the Dominican Republic welcomes more than 6 million tourists per year.

Hotels like the Dreams Resort and Spa can provide you and your family with a wonderful beach-front break. When booking your next vacation, you will no doubt want to look at some amazing Dominican Republic excursions.

For some inspiration, let’s take a look at 7 activities that are fun for everyone.

Dreams Dominicus La Romana

Located just 19 km from the La Romana International Airport, Dreams La Romana is a family-friendly resort that offers a number of indoor and outdoor activities, along with several water sports. An airport transfer is easy to book and will have you beachside in under thirty minutes.

Choose from tropical or ocean views, larger rooms, and even swim-up suites with direct access to the pool. Each room has a private balcony, air conditioning, cable TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Between the coffee maker and 24-hour complimentary room service, you and your family can make yourselves at home.

From a variety of pool games and dance lessons, there is something for everyone at the resort. In addition, they provide fishing trips and even movies on the beach. Their nighttime activities will keep you entertained with a number of live shows.

The resort boasts a fully equipped gym on their beach-front property and offers weddings, Scuba certification, and a world-class spa. They cater to all ages for some fun in the sun.

As if all that isn’t enough, they are close to 4 amazing golf courses and even offer to babysit for those nights you want some alone time.

Depending on how long your trip is, you may be interested in exploring the Dominic Republic with tours and excursions. We’ve compiled a great list of fun things to do outside of the resort for the whole family.

Dominican Republic Excursions

From boat trips and zip lining to shows and horseback riding, we’ve found some of the best excursions in the Dominican Republic. The great news is that all of these tours are easy to book online before you go.

1. Saona Island Excursion – Day Trip to Paradise

Taking a boat across the crystal waters of the Dominican is an unforgettable experience for all. They will stop near a natural lagoon in which you can cool off and swim. On the island, you can explore the lush jungle and see the beautiful flora and fauna that you won’t see back home.

Lucky visitors may also see turtles, manatees, and even dolphins.

This tour will pick you up and drop you right back at your hotel, after a fun day on Isla Saona. Snacks and lunch are provided.

2. Dolphins Punta Cana

Swimming with dolphins is a once in a lifetime experience. Safe for even beginner swimmers, you can spend 30-60 minutes in the water as a group.

From shaking fins to a wet kiss, the whole family will be left in awe of these beautiful and playful creatures.

The only thing to be aware of is that there is an age restriction. Guests under 2 are not allowed in the water and guests under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

3. Monkeyland and Zip Line Adventure

This full-day excursion includes more than 12 lines between 18 platforms, taking you across 2 miles of zip line. With some incredible views over the Anamuya river, you won’t soon forget this adrenaline-filled morning.

After this, you will be provided with lunch before heading to Monkeyland. Here you will see these adorable monkeys in their natural habitat. Hold on to your hats!

4. Horseback Riding in Punta Cana

This 3-hour tour is a great way to explore the Dominican Republic. Your guide will lead you through the tropical trees and along the stunning coastline.

Before setting off, you will receive a safety briefing and the guides will be with you throughout. Once ready, you will be shown some secluded spots that most tourists are not privy to. You can even take a break for a swim in the ocean before heading home.

5. Santo Domingo City Tour

Exploring the city is a wonderful way to get to know the local culture and people. Over the course of a few hours, you will visit such monuments as the Alcázar de Colón, the Plaza de España, and more!

You can try the local cuisine serving traditional Caribbean food and pick up some authentic souvenirs to bring home.

6. Punta Cana Buggies for Two

If you’re looking for a thrill ride, this tour has you covered. Following a local, you will be taken on an off-road adventure. Over the course of 4 hours, you will get to see so much of the countryside.

Not only will you get wet and dirty taking the back roads and dipping into the water, but you will also be taken to sample real Dominican coffee and chocolate. But don’t worry, they will give you a break on the beach.

The youngest you can be for this excursion is 5, but you must be over 18 to drive the buggy.

7. Bavaro Splash Speed Boat Tour Punta Cana

Sitting on the beach and enjoying the view is one thing, but racing across the glistening water and jumping in with a mask is such a thrill. This tour will give you 3 hours to explore the water and relax on the ocean.

After an exhilarating ride in the speed boat, a guide will take you into the water to explore the beautiful coral and tropical fish.

For even more fun, they offer a SNUBA adventure. With this option, you are equipped with a helmet that is attached to an airline, allowing you to walk underwater and explore without having to come up for air.

This tour has an age restriction of over 8 years.

Explore the Dominic Republic

With so many incredible Dominican Republic excursions, it will be hard to pick between them! No matter what you choose, it will be a fun-filled family day out.

The Dominican Republic is home to a number of fantastic resorts, including the Barcelo Bavaro and the Secrets Playa Esmeralda Resorts. With so many beautiful options, let us help you find the perfect place for your next Caribbean vacation.

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