Holidays to Uvero Alto, a little-known resort in the Dominican Republic, are about as unspoilt as they come. And the perfect white sand beach stretches for 50 kilometres./p>
A tropical fantasy
This remote resort on the Dominican Republic’s northeast coast delivers a real get-away-from-it-all break. You won’t find much here, and that’s the point. The place really is all about the desert island-standard beaches, where coconut groves rub shoulders with untamed forest. Buildings can’t be taller than a palm tree, so there’s little to spoil the untouched-by-man feel.
If it’s secluded, powdery, white sand beaches you’re after, look no further – Uvero Alto’s sands stretch for a jaw-dropping 50 kilometres. The turquoise waters are calm and shallow, and the unflappable waves are ideal for gentler watersports. You’ll find loungers and palm-fringed umbrellas around the hotels, where they’ll make sure you’re fully loaded up with drinks and snacks.
Lots to do
The hotels lay on plenty of activities away from the beach, with tennis, volleyball and exercise classes to keep you busy. And if you’ve always fancied galloping along the sands, a nearby ranch offers horse-riding on the beach. Golfers, too, are well catered for – the region’s a major golf destination, and there are a couple of top-flight 18-hole courses within reach of the resort.
Daytrips to the Del Este National Park
About an hour south of the resort is Del Este National Park, made up of unspoilt jungle, mangroves and saltwater lagoons. These are good places to spot the 100-odd species of birds that live here, including the Hispanolian parrot and the brown pelican. You can also hike to the caves, where you’ll see 2,000-year-old drawings by the Taino tribe, the island’s first inhabitants.
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