Agent Tools & Info - Dominican Republic

GENERAL INFO

Time Zone - Dominican Republic is 14 hours behind AEST, does not observe daylights savings time

Seasons
Dry Season (May - November): Dry and warm
Wet Season (December - April): Hot and humid with afternoon thunderstorms

Peak Travel Seasons - January, April, May

Key Booking Period - January, February, August

Average Length of Stay - 3 nights

Visa Requirements (Australian Passports) - Visa exempt for a stay of up to 30 days with a tourist card

Events to note Virgen de Altagracia: Virgin of Altagracia (January), Carnival (February), Espiritu Santo (June)

Key Airlines - American, Delta, United, Jetblue

Top selling properties
Riu Bambu
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
Now Onyx Punta Cana

INSIDER TIPS

You can only get Dominican Peso in the country, some tourist resorts may take US Dollars but it's not common

Mamajuana is worth a try: a potent mixture of herbs, cured tree bark, rum, red wine and honey. According to locals it has a long list of health benefits including curing colds, digestive aid and most infamously as a 'natural viagra'

Larimar is a semi-precious bright-blue stone that is only found in the Dominican Republic, you can buy it much cheaper there than back at home