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Your Guide To 3 Gorgeous Beach Vacation Destinations


Dominican Republic

How could you go wrong with a vacation in the Caribbean? Highlighted by its beachfront attractions and mountainside scenery, the Dominican Republic is an exotic, other-worldly getaway. The warm welcome you’ll receive from the locals is as charming as the Dominican Republic’s slow-pace lifestyle and natural beauty. These locals know how to enjoy life, with each community being home to its own distinctive fiesta, or carnival.

Your Guide To 3 Gorgeous Beach Vacation Destinations

The outdoor restaurant at Palma Real Paradisus Resort in Punta Cana

Check out Samaná, the most popular whale-watching organization in the Dominican Republic. Samaná offers a chance to see one of the largest mammals on the face of the earth. Take the time to visit the natural scenery and history of the Santiago and Jarabacoa Waterfalls, where you can also visit a cigar and ceramics factory.

Your Guide To 3 Gorgeous Beach Vacation Destinations

This 35,000 sq foot private villa is part of Casa de Campo resort.

There are many places to stay in the Dominican Republic, but we recommend booking a private villa. Check out the resort style waterfront villas located in the exclusive Punta Minitas section of the five-star Casa de Campo resort. The villa pictured features approximately 35,000 square feet of luxurious living space, making it one of the largest homes in the Caribbean.

Weather: The temperature is steady at highs of ~85 and lows of ~75 year-round.

Go. Enjoy. Make Buddha proud.

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A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.


  1. Gayle Bishop

    So hard to decide… All these beaches are perfect! Thank you so much for the photos!

  2. Susan Schillinger

    I enjoy tropical drink in the sand while looking at the water. Hmmmm… which of these three should I try first?!

  3. Carlene Homes

    I want to enjoy the feeling of seclusion on my own patch of perfect beach. I wish you suggested more. At least, ten (maybe)…

  4. Kristi Ethier

    So excited!!! Thanks for the pictures!

  5. Lillian Ward

    I’m looking for a special beach that can become me and boyfriend’s ultimate getaway!!!

  6. Christina Herrera

    I want stunning beach with privacy and enough prestige! Write more about beaches, please?!

  7. Kristin Tiller

    Whenever I plan for a “beach vacation,” I always consider the sand, the water and the comfort. Your article is fantastic! Thanks!

  8. Jewell Pettway

    Spectacular beaches!!!

  9. Ruth Swift

    Perfect article! Admittedly, when I think of vacation, I always see soft, powdery white beaches in my mind.

  10. Clara Cote

    My mind’s singing (to the tune of Bruno Mars’ song): “Today, I don’t feel like doing anything, I just want to go to the beach…” LOL

  11. Elvira Taylor

    I think I’m going to find “soulful solitudes” in one of these. Thanks for the write up.

  12. Nicole Schmidt

    I have the impression that these beaches are hidden.

  13. Carol Wood

    I’d like to find perfection in these places where land and water meet!

  14. Stephanie Savage

    Whew! I’d like to enjoy these beaches and experience luxurious pampering afterwards! 😁 🌞

  15. Maria Lien

    These are all attractive, but I wish you should have added more. I mean, to me, these seems hard to visit. I’m coming from New York.

  16. Lorie Stewart

    Amazing list! Yeah, you had me drooling!

  17. Rita Boddie

    You reminded me of my fond memories at Crete

  18. Ashley Moore

    I really have to go to all of these places. so beautiful!!

  19. Esther Earl Harris

    Really God’s masterpieces! Thanks for having a chance to have even a glimpse of all of these.

  20. Lela House

    Incredible shots! Envious of anyone who’s ever gotten the chance to see these sights in person!

  21. Kimberly Vigil

    I’ve seen Dominican Republic with my fiance. Pretty amazing.

  22. Rosemary Robles

    Nice to see Greece getting some love here. (:

  23. Wendy Hearn

    Wow!!!! Such a wonderful beaches!!!! I wanna go there after reading this article!!!!! 🙂

  24. Christine Muchoe

    All of these places look like dreams. I’m in love!

  25. I got to Mustique a lot. I kinda hate that it’s getting more well-known, but it’s still -by far- the best island in the Caribbean.

  26. Just what I needed to read! My boyfriend wants to take me on a trip and I’m supposed to figure out where… these suggestions are perfect. Now to pick one of the three… I’m thinking either Mustique or the DR, because they’re closer… Hmmm…

  27. After my aunt gave me the series of Greek mythology books as a birthday present, it became my childhood dream to visit the Minoan palace at Knossos! Have been a history geek all throughout middle-school. It’s always a good idea to variate between touring sights and lazying on the beach. So of these three my choices would be the Dominicana and Crete. Going to be in Europe for work next month, so might as well take a couple of days off to visit some Greek islands.

  28. I adore Mustique. It’s a gorgeous spot filled with gorgeous people.

  29. I think I will definitely be checking out Mustique! I haven’t been to that part of the island yet and I can see that there really is something special about that place. I love discovering beach destinations and this one is sure to be on my list. 😀

  30. I’m shooting in Mustique next week! I’ll see if we can stay or shoot at Cotton House. Looks incredible!

  31. Francis Woods

    Firefly looks really fun! I’m going to see if I can convince one of my best friends who’s getting married to do her bachelorette there! It would be so perfect for that!

  32. I’ve simply GOT to plan a trip to one of these locations – ASAP!!

  33. I’ve stayed at Cotton House – it’s fabulous. Highly recommend it. Didn’t know about that city in Greece – looks interesting… same with the other resorts you mentioned. Good tips!

  34. Wow – Mustique looks incredible. Seems like a seriously stress-free and super-safe island, which I have been looking for. After getting mugged in Jamaica, I would much rather play it safe and vacation in Mustique or St Barths. I hadn’t heard of Mustique before, but I’m *definitely* going to go this year. 🙂

  35. I thought Mustique didn’t have casual / fun resorts. Thanks for letting me know about Firefly. I’m going to book a trip there ASAP. Looks amazingly fun and relaxing!

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