Beach Nation—Why we love the D.R.

Sheila’s Picks for the Dominican Republic 
 /_uploads/authors/33/images/Erica-Stagg-2017.jpg Erica Stagg
Travel Consultant
Labrador City, NL

Ask Erica

“The Dominican Republic is such a diverse destination. Samana, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and La Romana could not be more different from each other. They really could be four separate islands and each offers a wonderful array of accommodation choices.”

It’s not so much whether the Dominican Republic is the right tropical escape for you this winter. Rather, it’s which part of this delightful beach-fringed nation suits you best.

The long-time getaway for the value-conscious visitor has morphed into one of the most diverse destinations in the Caribbean, with no fewer than four distinct hotspots—La Romana, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Samana—from which to choose.

Here’s the skinny on two of our top recommendations for sunny escapes to the Dominican Republic, as suggested by Erica Stagg and her LeGrow’s Travel colleagues. For more detailed information, plus a detailed overview of the whole island, check out our own LeGrow’s Travel Recommended Resorts in the Dominican Republic, available in-store or online at

Erica’s Personal Pick!
Destination: Breathless Punta Cana
Recommended for you by Erica Stagg, Labrador City

“Breathless Punta Cana is great for both relaxation and partying. The décor is very modern and stylish and the rooms are nice and spacious and come with a private whirlpool on the balcony or terrace.”

One of the trendiest resorts in Punta Cana, Breathless Punta Cana offers luxurious accommodations, a great beachfront location and the fabulous Xhale Club (featuring upgraded accommodations and special services).

Destination: Majestic Elegance Punta Cana
Recommended for you by Lois Follett, Manager, Marystown

“Perfectly sized, meticulously clean and very lush–Majestic Elegance delivers a wonderful ambiance for that romantic adult getaway. The service around the resort is wonderful and there are activities and entertainment for every taste.”

A sister property to the Majestic Colonial, this luxury all-inclusive comes highly recommended for couples in search of a high-end retreat. Family services, including supervised kids activities are available next door at the Majestic Colonial.