Recognised for its European influences and a medley of natural wonders the Dominican Republic is scattered with a collection of cultures as well as the celebrated laid-back Caribbean vibe. It may be off many people’s radar but it is actually the most visited island in the Caribbean. Geographically, the Dominican Republic is half of a big island called Hispaniola, and is a Spanish-speaking rich farming country draped in coffee, tobacco and cacao plantations; the other half is French speaking Haiti. It is covered with coconut-palm-scattered beaches, lush rainforests, mangrove lagoons, waterfalls and the highest mountains in the Caribbean. There are also 26 golf courses(including Aman’s first venture into Golf with the stunning Amanera Resort)!
Infused with a Spanish flavour and infectious buzz, the capital, Santo Domingo, is renowned for its charming cobbled streets, historic buildings and colonial architecture. It was the first city of the New World with the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress and the colonial zone is recognised as a World Heritage Site; it is the largest metropolitan city in the Caribbean with a population of around 3 million people.